Play blew up among 2000s tweens when their songs were pumped through every Limited Too and featured in cult movies such as Mary Kate and Ashley’s “Holiday in the Sun.” Their fame wasn’t huge and was relatively short-lived, probably because they tried to bring back Dream Street by letting that guy feature in their song.
I spent many a night laying awake wondering what the LW stood for in 3LW. Most of their songs also featured equally as cryptic language such as “Baby I’mma Do Right” and “Playas Gon’ Play.” What does it all mean?? But then two of these girls went on to form part of the Cheetah Girls and thankfully became a little more literate.
3. Atomic Kitten
This band wasn’t super popular, probably because they mainly did covers of old songs such as this one. But, it was also featured in “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” so that pretty much made them the coolest group of 2003.
Dream inevitably inspired every preteen group of girl friends to make up a dance to this song featuring stolen moves from the music video along with pantomimes of every charadeable lyric. A must have performance for any talent show circa 2000.
I have no idea what this song has to do with Pokemon, the movie in which it was featured and caused it to become popular. It was pretty much the first girl group semi-ballad whose lyrics were grossly unrelatable to all young girls in the 2000s, but it’s not like we were really analyzing the words anyway. Also, when listening to the lyrics now it doesn’t seem plausible that this situation would ever actually happen but hey, it’s catchy and nostalgic as hell.
6. The Veronicas
These punky pop chicks had a couple hit songs but never really took off for some reason. I’ll be quietly waiting for their comeback.
Technically not a girl “group,” but definitely worthy of a mention. She also gained popularity after being featured on a movie soundtrack. I also had this song on hit clips and that’s pretty much the peak of musical success, so…
It took me longer than I’d like to admit to learn what “c’est la vie” actually meant, but I listened to this song on repeat after hearing it at a friend’s rollerskating birthday party, so it was basically the epitome of the early 2000s.
9. No Secrets
This cover song was made famous by the Jimmy Neutron movie and the sole reason for which I bought the soundtrack. No Secrets also had their own album which was popular among some of the other girls on the playground, but it never caught on too strongly.