Skip to main content

Weekly Music Video

This week it's a video by Sugababes. They're a British girl group who have had several line-up changes due to problems within the band. Sugababes started out with Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy in 1998. Mutya and Keisha were friends already. They released their first album One Touch in  2000 but Siobhan left in 2001 and later said that she was bullied by Keisha during her time in the group. She was replaced by Heidi Range, a former member of Atomic Kitten (another group that has changed its members a lot!). Sugababes then released their second album Angels With Dirty Faces, which is their most successful album so far. In 2005, Mutya left the group, due to personal reasons after having a baby. Her replacement was Amelle Berrabah and the girls re-recorded their fourth album Taller In More Ways. The line-up changes weren't over yet though and in 2009 Keisha left, saying that she was basically kicked out, since it wasn't her choice to leave. She was replaced by former Eurovision contestant Jade Ewen. The group haven't released anything since their seventh studio album Sweet 7. According to Wikipedia they began a hiatus in 2012. Heidi appeared on celebrity ice skating show Dancing On Ice last year and Jade was a contestant on celebrity diving show Splash this year. The girls are now working on an 8th album.

Sugababes have gone through so many line-up changes that they've lost their "essence" really, especially since there are now no original members left. Ironically, the original three members have reformed under the name Mutya Keisha Siobhan (MKS) and are working on their debut album. They can't use the name Sugababes because it's still in use by Heidi, Amelle and Jade.

My favourite Sugababes' incarnation was Keisha, Mutya and Heidi. I liked their music best in the earlier days when it was a bit more garage/R'n'B sounding, compared to the more recent pop sound. I also thought that Mutya, Keisha and Heidi's voices fitted together nicely. Here is one of my favourite songs, Freak Like Me,  from Angels With Dirty Faces. Freak Like Me is a cover of American singer Adina Howard's Freak Like Me and is mixed with Gary Numan's group Tubeway Army's song Are Friends Electric? It came out in 2002.







For more Sugababes video visit this link:  Official VEVO

And go here for news on MKS: http://www.mutyakeishasiobhan.com/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Love Lies by  Khalid featuring Normani (from American girl group Fifth Harmony). Khalid (full name Khalid Donnell Robinson) is an American singer who started out by posting music to Soundcloud and then featured on Alina Baraz's single Electric in early 2016. He released his debut single Location in July 2016, which is one of his biggest hits to date. His debut album American Teen came out in March 2017.

Khalid's other singles include Young, Dumb & Broke. Love Lies and OTW with rappers/singers Ty Dolla $ign and 6LACK.

Love Lies was released on Valentine's Day (14th Feb) and is from soundtrack of  the American film Love, Simon. I've only seen the video in the last month though). It's the first single Normani has released outside of Fifth Harmony, who are currently on hiatus.



For more on Khalid visit these links:

Official site: https://khalidofficial.com/

Offical FB: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatkhalid/

Capital Xtra feature: http://www…

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant

Earlier this month I did a post on the new series of Teen Mom UK. At the end of of the post I mentioned that a new show had started in America called Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. It's now due to start in the UK next week, so here's more about the programme. :)

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is the latest in the Teen Mom franchise which started with the 2009 series 16 and Pregnant. It follows 5 girls- Ashely, Brianna, Kayla, Lexi and Jade. Their ages vary from 17 to 21.


Lexi Tatman

The clip of Lexi was the first one I saw. She's 17 and  a cheerleader from Colorado. Her baby son's father is Kyler Lopez and she split-up with him before finding out she was pregnant. When you see Lexi cheerleading while pregnant it reminds me of Farrah Abraham (from Teen Mom OG) in her 16 and Pregnant episode!

Here are Lexi's social media links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexi_tatman

Instagram: http://www.thepictaram.club/instagram/achually


Brianna Jaramillo

Brianna is 18 and  lives in W…

So Sharp: Dance Squad

So Sharp: Dance Squad is an American reality TV series about the University of Louisville Ladybird Dance Team run by Todd Sharp. It's set in Louisville, Kentucky. As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a fan of dance reality shows such as Dance Moms and Bring It! So I was interested when So Sharp started in the UK a few weeks ago.

Todd is head coach along with Sheryl Knight, a former Ladybird herself. Todd has also coached the Floyd Central Dazzlers. The team have won 15 national championships so far.

As with the other dance reality shows, there's a lot of drama! Marissa Hall is close to Todd and describes him as like a father to her. She is considered one if the best dancers and her close relationship with Todd rubs some people up the wrong way, particularly Michelle Carpenter. Rose Crombie is one of Marissa's main rivals but according to the Decidr article about the team (see below) they're close. Gabrielle Iannone struggles sometimes with the choreograp…