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post Sep 22 2021, 12:01 AM
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We've already had the 'Girls Aloud' rankings & now lets have Cheryl's singles ranking from the same Tab website. Just like I did for Girls Aloud I'll post the link & the topic itself to make it easier to read.

Every Cheryl single ranked from great to greatest


12. Under The Sun
Okay, when I said not a single misstep, that might have been the die hard fan talking. Under The Sun isnít a misstep, but itís a liccle bit of a stumble.
What the Eliza Doolittle is going on here? The song isnít too bad, VERY 2012, it just doesnít really feel very Cheryl and even though itís going for a retro vibe it just feels dated. The music video is a bit perplexing and has Coronation St. energy.

11. The Flood
Donít ask me to explain this but The Flood has the same energy as when the Glee Cast used to do original songs.
Itís cringe beyond belief, but it IS great. This weird narrative where Cheryl lives in a lighthouse and is in some destructive romance is so funny to me, even if thatís not the intention. It really lyrically committed to the water theme (ďslipping through my fingers such / a natural disaster love!Ē) but kind of winds up drowning in it.
All that being said, itís still a bit of a late 00s power ballad relic that has merit.

10. Only Human
The fact that a song THIS great is coming in TENTH tells you everything you need to know about how good Cherylís singles run is.
This is so bloody beautiful. The vocoder production on the verses is so wow and was quite ahead of its time back in 2014. Itís a shame it underperformed so much because it deserved to be a big hit.
Vocally WOW. Cheryl Houston. Cheryl Carey. Cheryl Dion. Cheryl Grande. Voice of a generation if you ask me.

9. Crazy Stupid Love
You canít go wrong with a la la la la la song. Kylie proved it, Britney proved it and queen Cheryl proved it. And with the assistance of Tinie Tempah, it became her fourth number one (and the lowest placing Chezza number one on the ranking).
Crazy Stupid Love is a balls to the wall 2014 banger from start to finish. The verses are great. The prechorus is AMAZING (ďitís like a ROLLERRRRCOASTER but Iím only goingí up!Ē). Its only flaw? The instrumental chorus drop Ė a 2014 music fad that thankfully has pissed off.

8. Love Made Me Do It
Should have been a huge comeback hit and Iíll never forgive the evil British public for failing her here.
Fun production, good songwriting, infectious finger snapping baseline Ė itís great and we will have no Love Made Me Do It slander on this ranking.
Canít listen to this without quoting her saying ďLove made me do it, Ru!Ē when she guest judged on Drag Race UK.

7. I Don't Care
Cheryl might not care, but I do! This was her fifth number one and as soon as you press play itís clear why.
The second single from her 2014 album Only Human, its electropop production sounds fresher by todayís standards than Crazy Stupid Love does despite the latter being the lead. Itís so fun and carefree Ė and isnít that what pop music is all about!?
Feels so euphoric singing along to ďI donít care / and it feels so f***ing good to say I swear, that I donít care!Ē and absolutely belting your tits off. Not sure what she was up to with this weird Below Deck vibe music video but Iíll leave her to it ícause itís a bop.

6. Promise This
Completely left-field and wild. A French intro motif that doubles as the post chorus and then goes into a full en FranÁais outro? Okay, sure!
Another banger that reached the top spot of the UK Singles Chart Ė Promise This was the lead single from Messy Little Raindrops (her worst album by a mile, but lets not go there) and did an excellent job of solidifying Cherylís solo career success as something deserved and not just a fluke hit off the back of Girls Aloud fame.
Itís exciting, dramatic, a bit weird and has arguably her most cinematic music video.

5. 3 Words
The most avant garde song in her catalogue. Itís an alternative pop release from one of the most mainstream artists you could get in 2008.
Let it be noted that this EXCELLENT tune came off the back of her huge debut singleís success. This is the second glimpse the world got at what Cherylís solo output was going to be like. And itísÖ so unconventional. A huge risk.
Itís not the biggest hit in her discography, but itís arguably the bravest. Really well written, weird electronic production mashed up with an acoustic guitar that makes it sound like it would be right at home on Madonnaís Music album.
Says so much about her music taste and artistry that this got a single push. A slept on Cheryl wow!

4. Let You
If 2019ís Let You is the last note we ever hear Cheryl sing, at least we ended on a BANG.
If there was justice in the world, this would still be number one now. The production is amazing Ė pure ear slapping electro in the vein of Robynís early 2010s stuff. It suits her so much. She should permanently sing over beats like this.
Video is gorgeous, choreography is great, chorus ascends when you think its done with but then it flicks to the ďLET YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ON MY BODAYĒ. Itís classic Cheryl!

3. Parachute
Okay, turns out I previously lied. THIS is her best video.
Everything about the video here just amplifies the already great song to another level. Itís pure cinema, and Derek Hough is in it doing some gorg tango choreo with Newcastleís finest (they were mid-fling at the time, chemistry is FIZZING).
Back to the song Ė itís a complete classic from start to fin. Chorus is so catchy and her delivery being so staccato and one note feels so dramatic and iconic. The marching band drum beat that guides the whole song is so theatrical. Canít believe this didnít get to number one.

2. Fight For This Love
Itís actually quite hard to grasp how much of a cultural reset this song is.
It is so legendary that if you sang a few lines to your nan sheíd be able to sing along. The video is so iconic that you could dress up as any outfit from it and everyone would know you were doing Cheryl fancy dress.
If this song wasnít as good as it is, we may never have had any other entries on this list. Cheryl would have been written off as the latest in a long line of girl band members trying their hand at a solo career that flopped and then faded into obscurity. But not our Chez. She was the nationís sweetheart due to her tenure as judge on The X Factor, and released a song THIS GOOD at the most perfect time.
The melody is perfection. The prechorus is delicious. The star power is undeniable.

1. Call My Name
Can you think of a single person who wouldnít be ecstatic if Call My Name came on in the club? If you can, cut them out your life.
Call My Name is an unrelenting, Calvin Harris penned and produced EDM banger. It kicks in and doesnít stop kicking till youíve danced your arse off and sweat is pouring out of every orifice. Youíd be hard pressed to find a better workout song released in the last 10 years.
Cheryl sounds so at home on this track even though it was a completely new musical direction for her. The ahhh ahhh bits are so lush, the leg popping choreography in the video was imitated in the bedrooms of the girls and gays up and down the UK for months and the replayability is next level.
Her best. And thatís that.
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post Sep 24 2021, 09:59 PM
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Quite a good order! I would disagree with Love Made Me Do It being that high.

Great to see Let You getting praise wub.gif The song sounded so good in the videos from Hoopla... I'm sure if she'd had that song during one of her first 3 eras it would have been a Top 10 smash. I said what I said!
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post Sep 25 2021, 09:12 AM
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Not a bad list. However Love Made Me Do It and The Flood should be bottom two. Under the Sun is so underrated IMO.
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post Sep 25 2021, 03:12 PM
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A pretty steady list a part from I wouldn't put 'Under The Sun' that low, I personally really like it though when the likes of 'Sexy Den A Mutha' and 'Screw You' on the album I'd have probably preferred those as singles. Also I'd probably give the #1 to 'FFTL'.

Whilst on the subject of 'A Million Lights', If Cheryl didn't rejoin the girls for the reunion she said 'Screw You' and 'Sexy Den A Muta' would have been singles, curious where you'd rank them?

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post Sep 25 2021, 06:45 PM
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While not hugely popular here, i dont care is probably my most liked Cheryl single, parachutte and fight for this love would make up the rest of my top 3, the rest im not hugely fussed on.
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post Sep 25 2021, 08:43 PM
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Loved the write-up for 3 Words! An timeless piece of music cheeseblock.png
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post Sep 25 2021, 10:33 PM
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Whilst not my favourite I do really like The Flood.
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Love this. So many amazing singles. I like them all.

1. Fight For This Love
2. Parachute
3. Call My Name
4. Promise This
5. Under The Sun
6. Crazy Stupid Love
7. I Dont Care
8. 3 Words
9. Love Made Me Do It
10. Heartbreaker
11. Only Human
12. The Flood
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post Oct 8 2021, 07:54 PM
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^ Poor 'Let You' being paid dust!

GOOD:

1. Call My Name (I think I can now declare this my favourite as it's aged a lot better)
2. Fight For This Love
3. Let You
4. Only Human

GOOD-ISH:

5. Under The Sun
6. Crazy Stupid Love (in a "so bad it's good" kinda way)
7. Love Made Me Do It

AVERAGE:

8. Parachute
9. Heartbreaker

BAD:

10. I Don't Care

AWFUL:

11. The Flood
12. Promise This
13. 3 Words


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Incredible:
1. Fight For This Love

Great:
2. Call My Name
3. 3 Words

Underrated:
4. I Dont Care
5. The Flood
6. Let You

Meh - Overrated:
7. Parachute
8. Promise This

Alright:
9. Only Human
10. Heartbreaker

No thanks:
11. Under The Sun

Did someone forget to finish these? Shoulda left them in the trash.
12. Love Made Me Do It
13. Crazy Stupid Love
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post Oct 10 2021, 01:07 PM
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A MASTERCLASS IN MUSIC
1. Call My Name
2. 3 Words
3. Fight For This Love

AN ICONIC POP SONG
4. Promise This
5. Parachute

A LOVELY TUNE
6. Only Human
7. Crazy Stupid Love
8. The Flood

PRETTY DECENT
9. Love Made Me Do It
10. Under the Sun
11. Heartbreaker

MEH
12. Let You
13. I Donít Care


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GREAT
01. Fight For This Love
02. 3 Words (such a grower)

GOOD
03. Parachute
04. Call My Name

DECENT
05. Promise This
06. Heartbreaker
07. The Flood

EH
08. Only Human
09. Let You
10. Under The Sun
11. Love Made Me Do It

BAD
12. I Don't Care
13. Crazy Stupid Love
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I'm glad they gave so much praise to 'Only Human' but 10th is still criminally low!
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Most have these have really not aged well...
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post Oct 11 2021, 12:11 PM
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Happens when the songs are so cheaply produced.
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post Oct 11 2021, 12:19 PM
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1. Call My Name
2. Fight For This Love
3. Parachute
4. 3 Words
5. Let You
6. Promise This
7. Crazy Stupid Love
8. I Donít Care
9. Only Human
10. Under The Sun
11. The Flood
12. Love Made Me Do It
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post Oct 11 2021, 12:23 PM
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My faves:

1. 3 Words
2. Promise This
3. Call My Name

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post Oct 11 2021, 12:36 PM
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I wonder will cheryl do a greatest hits, it would prob be her best way of some album success.
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'the flood' is incredibly underrated.

'crazy stupid love' and 'love made me do it' are both awful, i forget what 'under the sun' sounds like.

I'd probably do this:

1. 3 Words
2. Call My Name
3. Promise This
4. Parachute
5. Fight For This Love
6. The Flood
7. Only Human
8. Let You
9. I Don't Care
10. Under The Sun
11. Crazy Stupid Love
12. Love Made Me Do It
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GOD TIER
1. Call My Name
2. Fight For This Love

AMAZING
3. Crazy Stupid Love
4. I Don't Care
5. Parachute

GREAT
6. Let You
7. 3 Words
8. Only Human

DECENT
9. Promise This
10. Under the Sun
11. The Flood
12. Love Made Me Do It
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