Monday, 29 September 2008

Helen Of Troy Does Audience Participation

After a recent conversation with fellow blogging chum Adem – check out
Adem With An E - about the greatest female pop acts of all time, we thought it only right that we pose the pertinent question to you lovely people and ask for your insightful thoughts on the matter, while starting a wee debate in the process… hopefully! Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing our top three favourite female rock, hip hop, punk, electro and leftfield acts, and in return we’d like to know yours.

Anyhoo, after a few conversations with our friends and a little time for mulling over our choices, we both came to the conclusion that our top three female pop acts of all time are:

1. Madonna – needs no explanation.

2. Girls Aloud – we get a lot of stick for liking the might GA, but Biology is, quite simply, one of the best pop songs of all time. They’re the hardest-working girl group of the last decade; releasing five albums in as many years, not to mention the countless Arena tours and side projects, and have put out consistently good singles for longer than we can remember. They’re also extremely likeable, which is more than can be said for the super-surly Sugababes.

3. Janet Jackson – she may not be everyone’s cup of tea, what with the Nipplegate fiasco and her sometimes-sickly singing style, but songs such as Rhythm Nation, Nasty, What Have You Done For Me Lately and Black Cat, amongst others, are undeniably worthy of a listen to this very day.

So ladies and gentlemen, it's over to you...


Adem With An E said...

1) Madonna
2) Girls Aloud
3) Blondie

That is how it goes for me, even though Blondie has men in the group, they would have been absolutely NOWHERE without the power of Deborah Harry.

Helen of... said...

You're not wrong Adem. Hope you had fun at the festival :)

PoorlySketchedChap said...

Wot no Sophie Ellis Bextor?

Jordan said...

So far I have Annie Lennox in my list. Two to go.

Helen of... said...

Poorlysketchedchap - I hope you're joking!

Jordan - not a bad choice!

Thom said...

In terms of contemporary artists it would be Girls Aloud, Kylie and Sophie Ellis Bextor for me. Sophie Ellis is amazingggg.

I think Bonnie Tyler may deserve a mention somewhere ;)