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post Nov 9 2017, 12:54 PM
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We have quite a few Sugaversaries this month, so it's time to have a bit of reflection. cheer.gif

First up is the double A-side, Stronger/Angels With Dirty Faces (November 11, 2002) turning 15 - although, as much as the Xenomania-produced Angels is a pleasant enough track, Stronger was always the main single, wasn't it?. Released as the third single from Angels With Dirty Faces, it went Top 10 in the UK, Netherlands, Noway and Belgium, as well as attaining Top 40 positions in Ireland, Germany, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Switzerland and Denmark. It was also chosen for their Live8 performance in 2005, and is a clear favourite (both within the band, and with the general public) from their extensive back catalogue.

Next up is Easy's 11th birthday (November 6, 2006) - the lead single from the band's first compilation album, Overloaded (also turning 11 this month!) It's fair to say this track received a mixed response, with many fans expecting considerably more for the launch of Overloaded: the supposed 'celebration' of such an exciting discography. The track peaked Top 10 in the UK - closely missing out on a Top 5 position thanks to the staggered digital/physical release - and was a sizeable hit in Europe, peaking Top 40 in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. Easy was released during the same week as Mutya's duet with George Michael (This Is Not Real Love, #15 UK) - a fairly 'low-key' campaign, given the lack of music video or televised/radio performances.

Regardless of Easy's reception, however, Overloaded was a solid UK seller (x2 platinum). Although, it must be said that, had there been a stronger lead track, a second single, and a better appreciation of the former band members in their promotional campaign (that artwork...), it's likely that Overloaded would have far exceeded this performance (particularly in Europe, where it was largely unappreciated).

Finally, we have About A Girl (November 8, 2009), which turned 8 years old yesterday. Fans tend not to have the fondest memories of the Sweet 7 era, but of the 3 singles, I'd say this is the most tolerable (verging on rather enjoyable, in all honesty!). Scrap the RedOne shoutout, and you have a perfectly acceptable 'Sugababes' single. About A Girl managed a Top 10 position in the UK, but outwith Poland (where they had a mini promo campaign), it flopped in European markets. Had the original Keisha plans went ahead, I have no doubts that this would've been a much bigger hit. As things stand, it's not too far off 200k sales, which isn't that bad, considering the general disaster of Sweet 7.
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post Nov 9 2017, 02:16 PM
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I can’t believe how old some of these tracks are. Like it doesn’t feel like 11 years since Easy was released. I cannot believe it
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post Nov 9 2017, 10:09 PM
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Oh stop this is making me feel SO old now cry.gif
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post Nov 10 2017, 01:31 PM
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Scary stuff! I mean, Overload being 17 years old - I can sort of deal with that because it seems like 1.0 were soooo long ago. But when it comes to the more 'recent' stuff, I can't get my head around how much time has passed. Sweet 7 was almost 8 years ago!
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Am I right in saying Catfights is 10 years old today?
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Well not today but this year/time of year.
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QUOTE(Simon. @ Nov 12 2017, 10:36 PM) *
Am I right in saying Catfights is 10 years old today?


It was released in 08 which makes it 9 years old. I can’t belive it’s been just over 10 years since About You Now was smashing!!
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Sleazy is one of their worst track. I guess Get Shitty can compete for that honour.
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QUOTE(tommie @ Nov 15 2017, 08:57 PM) *
Sleazy is one of their worst track. I guess Get Shitty can compete for that honour.


I never really appreciated their work with The Invisible Men (besides Denial). They could've done much better producer wise, given it followed from the massive Taller era.
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