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> 'Bad Boys' vs. 'Fight For This Love' ● 10 years on
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MedellŪam
post Oct 24 2019, 02:50 PM
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It's 10 years since Alexandra Burke was replaced at #1 by her X Factor mentor Cheryl, both of whom had released their first proper debut solo singles.

Which did you favour at the time and which do you prefer 10 years on?
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:04 PM
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'Fight For This Love' both then and now - Cheryl's best song! I found 'Bad Boys' tacky at the time and now it also feels majorly dated.
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:20 PM
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Cheryl for both definitely
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:40 PM
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I'm almost tempted to say 'Bad Boys' now, but I think FFTL still just has it.

What a pair of pop BEHEMOTHS though. We didn't know how good we actually had it back then.
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post Oct 24 2019, 03:52 PM
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Loved both of these at the time, but it will always be Cheryl's 'Fight For This Love', with its sleek & powerful pop production with some cool synths & fantastic hooks. A great way to kick-start a solo career & really set the tone for some great things ahead.

Alexandra Burke's 'Bad Boys' was also great but feel that it hasn't aged as well (the electro-pop production dates it instantly), however its definitely one of the best post X-Factor winners singles & shame she never really bettered this and her success post first album was non existent.
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post Oct 24 2019, 04:16 PM
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Easily Fight for this love, what a first single to release! She really had a moment in time where she was the perfect popstar.
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post Oct 24 2019, 06:21 PM
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I cannot believe it's been 10 years, where has the time gone?

I've got to be honest here: I wasn't a fan of either track initially. More so in Cheryl's case because I was a hardcore GA fan, and I'd spent the last six or seven years being a fan of theirs when it wasn't cool to be, and really believing in them when everyone else I was at Sixth Form with were into dullard indie bands or hip hop.

So when all the universal acclaim and success and number ones came on the "Out of Control" album, whilst I was happy for them, my nose had been put out of joint a little bit because I felt like the general public was suddenly claiming ownership of "my" girl group and Cheryl in particular (I know that sounds weird now, but my 18/19 year old weird ass head worked out this was completely logical reasoning). So when they announced their break at the end of the OCC tour, I was not happy. I wanted another GA album damn it!

Also, I couldn't understand why everyone was hyped as hell about 'Fight For This Love' when in my eyes, she'd already done a solo thing the year before with will.I.am on 'Heartbreaker'. 'Fight...' wasn't an immediate song, nor was it produced by Xenomania. I wanted no part in it. Again, my 18/19 year old head was very weird. But I guess the turning point for me was when she performed on X Factor in her ripped soldier trousers. She nailed it. It was unquestionably a big pop moment, I was in my first year of uni and literally for all that semester, every time we went out to our SU or we switched on the radio it was there. I always think of uni whenever I hear it now.

And I watched it again on YouTube this afternoon and what's interesting now is seeing the wave of comments who can remember where they were when she released it etc. And it's held up so well, more than I imagined it would at the time.


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post Oct 24 2019, 06:50 PM
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This is genuinely, quite possibly, the hardest poll I've ever had to take part in on BJ LMAO. I genuinely feel about them both (then AND now) the same. Both absolute SMASHING pop songs and probably my favourite top 2 of all time. Back then I think Alexandra had the edge, but now I think it's Cheryl... JUST. Literally just. They're more or less 50/50 in my affections laugh.gif

WHAT A YEAR <3
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post Oct 24 2019, 06:58 PM
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I donít like the bias of this being in the GA forum x

ďBad BoysĒ for both EASILY, what a 10/10 pop moment. FFTL has been so overrated from the start, itís a 7/10 and Cheryl has done better.
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post Oct 24 2019, 08:09 PM
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Bad Boys in both.
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post Oct 24 2019, 08:42 PM
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Both aren't great imo, went with 'Bad Boys' as despite the fact it sounds very cheesy now and hasn't aged well, better than boring which I find 'Fight for This Love'. 'Promise This' was way better by Cheryl.
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post Oct 24 2019, 10:58 PM
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Cheryl has the edge for me, but Bad Boys is amazing too! Two of 2009's very best songs!
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post Oct 25 2019, 12:02 AM
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Bad boys for me.
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post Oct 25 2019, 10:44 AM
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QUOTE(TheSnake @ Oct 24 2019, 09:42 PM) *
Both aren't great imo, went with 'Bad Boys' as despite the fact it sounds very cheesy now and hasn't aged well, better than boring which I find 'Fight for This Love'. 'Promise This' was way better by Cheryl.


I can't disagree with that last part enough.
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post Oct 26 2019, 05:15 PM
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Neither song is brill 10 years on but both still sound good.
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post Oct 26 2019, 05:45 PM
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Cheryl for both but I adore both tracks!!! heart.gif
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post Oct 27 2019, 11:51 AM
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Bad Boys, and its not even close.

This poll should've been on the pop forum


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post Oct 27 2019, 06:53 PM
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Fight For This Love
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post Oct 28 2019, 01:56 AM
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Cheryl for both easily.

I canít bare Alexandra one of my all time least favourite acts and by far my least favourite X Factor Winner based off personality but she didnít get too good material either to be fair aside from Broken Heels.

Fight for this love is iconic though and had a massive impact it was a perfect solo non feature single to launch Cheryl who at the time was by far the most famous personality in the country.

I also feel like Fight For This Love hasnít really aged much but it was so well suited to Cheryl. Given her personal life at the time
It was released it honestly couldnít have been a better fit.

We got a few iconic performances of it too.

Cheryl easily. Itís genuinely one of the best female debuts ever.

I always remember when Dermot said ďsheís like a god In NewcastleĒ just before that performance.
She literally was at the time. It was like nothing Iíve seen before in my area when Cheryl came home that year with Joe for the X Factor homecoming.
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post Oct 31 2019, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE(Jordan Lee @ Oct 28 2019, 01:56 AM) *
I canít bare Alexandra one of my all time least favourite acts and by far my least favourite X Factor Winner based off personality but she didnít get too good material either to be fair aside from Broken Heels.

Gross. You're aware James Arthur exists, right?

I voted Alexandra for both options, although neither have aged particularly well. 2009 was a shitty year in general for me (JFC at it being 10 year though, yikes) so I don't have particularly fond memories of either. I do feel they both bested their leads later down the line. 'All Night Long' and 'Promise This' are both massively superior to these two.
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