G.R.L. ‘Ugly Heart’

It’s the dawn of a new era for female pop groups and G.R.L. is one that’s been slowly edging closer to steal the spotlight.

G.R.L. Ugly Heart

The American-Canadian five-piece recently rose to global prominence as feature creatures on Pitbull‘s hit ‘Wild Wild Love‘ but they have, in fact, been knocking about for a few years now.

The all-singing, gyrating and hair-flicking girl group was created by Robin Antin, the same woman who brought us the Pussycat Dolls, and we kinda had a sneaking suspicion that things were going to be huge when news broke on Twitter last year that G.R.L. was working with super producer Dr Luke.

The girls just dropped their new single ‘Ugly Heart’, which is produced by Dr Luke and Cirkut (who have carved monster hits for Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Britney Spears circa Femme Fatale).

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Melody Thornton “P.O.Y.B.L.” Mixtape Review

You might recognise Melody Thornton as the melismatic vocal vixen in the original Pussycat Doll pop group line up, but after six years of booty popping in Nicole Scherzinger‘s shadow, one must wonder if the girl’s capable of grabbing the wheel and driving her own success.

Melody‘s debut solo mixtape P.O.Y.B.L. (Piss On Your Black List, if you will) gives listeners a proper chance to hear this former Pussycat really roar and mark her territory as a fierce young soul chanteuse.

The concise collection of four original tracks and a handful of covers plays out like a passionate 60s/70s soul record – in short, miles away from the pop assembly-line results she was turning out with the Pussycat Dolls.

It’s raw, it’s angsty and gritty, telling stories of the battles Melody takes on in the music industry and in her relationships.

The new single ‘Lipstick and Guilt’ – a venomous track she wrote over Jay-Z and Kanye‘s ‘No Church In The Wild’ beats – burns with scorn.

“Bruised knees and scars on your sheen blades, baby. Lipstick and guilt written on your face, baby. See everybody knows how you get down, down. Everybody knows how you get around baby… ’cause if you make it out alive, don’t wanna be around to see your demise.”

Elsewhere, there are killer lines on another self-penned original ‘Hit The Ground Runnin” that hint at power struggles in her old pop group.

“I’m still here to remind you that your success is not determined by my demise. And just so you know, ’cause you tried to take for you what was rightfully always mine.”

It is this level of openness and this battle of the underdog story that makes P.O.Y.B.L. the most interesting solo PCD project to date.

Sonically, the mixtape also does a bona fide job in showcasing Melody‘s vocal chops – giving you more range and depth than just the Christina Aguilera-style trills you’ve heard her decorate some PCD tracks with in the past.

The explosive debut single ‘Sweet Vendetta’ serves some vocal fire and brimstone that takes to the funk-driven beats like a naked flame to gasoline. Other times it’s a rare glimpse at Melody‘s more laid back vocal stylings – see: the country blues track ‘Loving You Better’ and the acoustic cover of LaRoux‘s ‘Bulletproof’ with Bobby Newberry.

Positively brimming with passion and armed with nerves of steel, if the P.O.Y.B.L. mixtape is a sign of what’s to come with Melody Thornton‘s music then we might just be looking at one of the most exciting breaking talents of 2012.

Listen to P.O.Y.B.L. in full here:



Footnotes:

Melody Thornton‘s single ‘Sweet Vendetta’ is now out on iTunes but you can download the P.O.Y.B.L. mixtape for free.

Chart Feed – 15.08.11

Gotye and Kimbra‘s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ has risen to claim the top spot this week, making him the first Australian artist to go #1 here since Guy Sebastian‘s ‘Who’s That Girl’ earlier this year. ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is not only the indie pop purveyor’s first chart topper but his first single to crack the ARIA Top 50. Likewise for his partner in crime Kimbra, who has been the hipster community’s best kept secret up until now. It’s an amazing feat for the pair to rise to #1 in only five weeks, racking up platinum sales and earning the support of commercial stations, where they typically would only get rotation on Triple J. Gotye premiered his forthcoming Making Mirrors album on Triple J last night in full, ahead of its release this Friday. The album, in its pre-order state, is currently charting at #7 on iTunes Australia. Kimbra‘s own album Vows will drop locally on 2 September.

Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘Inescapable’ shoots up to #4 this week, making this her first Top 5 hit since ‘Burn’ ascended to #1 in 2009. I know, right? But it’s not like everything in between has flopped or anything. J Mally’s singles are always well-timed and mostly well-supported by Aussie radios, which naturally results in high charting positions. In fact, all her singles have gone Top 20 bar ‘Let Me Be Me’, which was the sixth and final single from Been Waiting (could we blame anyone for not caring?). Keep an eye on next week’s chart to see where the album peaks with the arrival of its deluxe incarnation. If you’re trying to decide if it’s worth your pennies or not, here’s a preview of some new Get ‘Em Girls tracks and my thoughts on the lot. In the two days that counted, Get ‘Em Girls Deluxe has managed to bring the album back to #19 on the Australian Urban charts.

Watch J Mally perform ‘Inescapable’ on Australia’s Got Talent:

 

Lady Gaga‘s ‘You And I’ is the most added new song to Aussie radios this week. The music video is set to premiere this Thursday. I know she’s always hyping up her latest video to be her best work yet but really, wouldn’t it be impressive if her best video truly was for the single nobody counted on? Elsewhere, Rihanna‘s ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ rises to #18 in Australia this week, making it her fifth consecutive Top 20 smash here. Every single off the Loud album – bar ‘Man Down’, which wasn’t even serviced to Aussie radios, was it? – has gone Top 20 in Australia, a feat no other RiRi album has ever achieved. Not even the mega Good Girl Gone Bad. Over in the States, ‘Cheers’ shoots up to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Marvin Priest and mah gurl Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ has finally cracked the Top 50 this week at #32 after a few weeks in the wilderness. The song is getting a bit more radio support so it’s fitting to see it do what it’s doing now. Wynter’s own single ‘Buy My Love’ is set to be released and issued to Aussie radios on 22 August – let’s pray the uptake on that is even greater than what it has been for ‘Take Me Away’.

Watch Marvin Priest and Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Take Me Away’ video. My gurl is looking absolutely smokin’ hawt in it:

 

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ cracks the Aussie Top 50 this week at #48. This is actually the Disney pop princess’s second time ever charting this high in our country – ‘Naturally’ made #46 last year. While she’s never really had the same level of radio support as she has in the States and around Asia, Selena’s latest album When The Sun Goes Down managed to debut at #14 here – signifying that she’s most definitely a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know about commercial stations turning the corner to embrace Godmez but Australian gay and lesbian station JOY 94.9 has certainly kept ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ on daytime rotation for a while now. The single also makes a huge jump in the UK, going from #141 to #72 this week. Get ready for the take over.

Boy & Bear‘s Moonfire debuts at #2 in Australia to become the highest selling new album this week, beating the almighty Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne which came in at #3. The Sydney-based indie rockers have been on the scene for a good year or so now and this is actually a pretty impressive debut for their first album. Last year, they probably piqued a few interests when they opened for Mumford & Sons on their Australian tour and the gang’s EP at the time With Emperor Antarctica managed to chart as high as #63.

Check out Boy & Bear‘s new single ‘Milk & Sticks’:

 

Zoë Badwi‘s Zoë album debuts at #35 on the ARIA chart and #22 on the digital side this week. I think that’s pretty much expected for an artist that has her heels firmly planted in the dance scene with one crossover single. I look forward to seeing our girl sustain the sales with some heavy touring over the next two months. What’s important is Ms Badwi taking her music out to the scene where it needs to be, where it was designed to be. I’m sure it’d be nice to have another mega radio smash like ‘Freefallin’ – queens, y’all know that I’m eyeballing the next single ‘Until You’re Over Me’ – but at the end of the day, the Zoë album was made to cater for dance audiences. It shall fulfill its destiny accordingly and anything beyond that would be a bonus.

Amy Winehouse and Adele continue their airtight reign of the UK Top 5 this week with the late Wino’s Back to Black still holding on to #1 and Adele’s 21 placed firmly at #2. Frank and 19 are holding down #4 and #5 positions respectively.

Jay-Z & Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne debuts at #3 in the UK, making it the highest selling new album there this week. Watch The Throne was definitely the most downloaded album in the UK and Australia this week, topping the digital charts in both territories. The hip hop moguls’ current single ‘Otis’ slips to #40 in the UK while their Beysus-annointed future single ‘Lift Off’ starts charting at #48. ‘Lift Off’ will be launched to American urban stations next Tuesday.

Cheryl Cole‘s 3 Words album has copped a surprise sale boost this week, re-entering the UK Top 100 at #80 after it had already sold over 900,000 copies in its prime. Nuhdeen will be steady sticking pins in her Chezza voodoo doll now. Speaking of the Geordie Goddess, there’s this delicious piece of goss that she has apparently recorded a will.i.am track originally intended for Cher Lloyd‘s album. What a sneaky ho. Do you see the way she’s thieving away at people’s opportunities? Trust me, she may be laying low after losing her X Factor judging seat but Ms Cole is planning something far bigger and more sinister than Nadine 2.0. We haven’t seen the last of this bitch. All of us stanning for a Girls Aloud reunion will have to topple Cheryl’s empire first.

Dub step duo Nero score their first ever UK #1 hit this week with ‘Promises’. They first caught mainstream media attention after making the shortlist for BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2011 in December alongside other lauded breaking talents like James Blake and Clare Maguire (the winner was Jessie J and look what a year it has been for her). Their chart-topping new entry could not have come at a more surprising juncture with X Factor pop acts JLS and Cher Lloyd having occupied the top spot in previous weeks. So what gives?

Check out the video for ‘Promises’ and rate it for yourselves:

 

David Guetta and Sia‘s ‘Titanium’ debuts at #16 in the UK and #31 in Australia this week purely off the back of strong digital sales. This epic dance number is already shaping up to be a real contender for Feed Limmy’s Top 10 singles of 2011. I honestly hope the label doesn’t tread too lightly on this success. ‘Titanium’ has the potential to go so much further if it receives the full backing of an official single launch. This needs to be impacting radios already. I’m not content with it being pitched as some digital promo teaser for the album, which I’ll probably hate anyway. ‘Titanium’ is actually turning on pop music fans who aren’t normally inclined to bump Guetta tracks because it’s one of his few singles that aren’t insipidly about getting crunk and picking up chicks. Sista Sia bringeth soul and a hurricane of emotions to the dance floor much in the way Estelle did for Guetta‘s last album gem ‘One Love’.

Jessie J‘s ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ cracks the UK Top 100 this week, entering at #37 after the video surfaced. Expect it to keep rising after the single gets officially released on 21 August. We’re expected to be treated to two new Jessie J tracks in no time, y’all. First up there’s ‘Repeat’, a track on David Guetta‘s forthcoming Nothing But The Beat album, then there’s ‘Domino’ – the Katy Perry-fashioned new summer pop jam slated to hit the States on 30 August (according to Idolator).

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Wet’ rises from #189 to #38 in the UK this week. With any luck, she’ll secure a fourth consecutive Top 3 smash there. Over in the States, ‘Right There’ makes a new peak of #15 on the dance/club play charts. Here in Australia, the single hangs tight at its peak of #8. It’s already charting better than its predecessor ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, which only made it at #17. We can’t really hold that against it, can we? ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ was most Aussies’ introduction to Nicole’s solo work. It was the perfect appetiser and now that local radios have taken the Scherzinger bait, here comes more.

While we’re on the subject of post-Pussycat Doll work, if you haven’t already inspected Jessica Sutta‘s A-grade new dance/pop single ‘Show Me’ – you absolutely need to. Like, right away. The chorus is giving me life:

 

Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am drops 10 places on the US Billboard 200 in its second week to chart at #13. I’ve clocked a couple of stans getting pressed because Kelendria has yet to issue a follow-up single. What is she waiting for? ‘Motivation’, as great as it was for her, has well and truly run its course. Everyone is looking forward to ‘Lay It On Me’ now but there’s still no date set for a radio impact and no sign of a video shoot either. To quote my Twitter friend and beloved pop music fan Richard Eric, ‘Lay It On Me’ is “exactly how Kelly Rowland should sound in 2011: brave, confident, and like somebody who could comfortably lead a group rather than be the second-in-charge like she was back in DC.” Trust.

Greyson Chance – the 13-year old YouTube sensation who rose to fame with his piano-based cover of ‘Paparazzi’ – sees his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night enter the US Billboard Hot 100 at #29 and digital charts at #14. The album, released through Ellen DeGeneres‘ label eleveneleven, managed to sell 16,185 first week copies in the States off the back of two singles.

Check out his adorable video for ‘Unfriend Me’. It’s the best prepubescent break-up song you’ll ever hear:

 

Dev‘s second single ‘In The Dark’ has finally cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 at #97. The rent-a-ho for Far East Movement and JLS‘s singles is still hustlin’ hard to get her solo material heard in the States but everything seems to be lining up for her just fine. She’ll gain further exposure as one of the many guests on David Guetta‘s forthcoming album Nothing But The Beat – she’s on a demure, prim and family-friendly track with Timbaland titled ‘I Just Wanna Fuck’. On top of that, Dev‘s debut album The Night The Sun Came Up is set to drop in the UK first on 5 September and later in the US on 20 September.

Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Put Your Hands Up’ shoots up to #2 on the US Dance/Club play charts. So close to reaching #1 and joining the constellation of Aphrodite dance chart toppers. Elsewhere, Britney‘s ‘I Wanna Go’ is the biggest gainer on the club play charts, taking it to a new peak of #3. Wynter Gordon‘s ‘Til Death’ holds tight to the Top 5 placement. Also on the get-go is the new pan-Asian girl band Blush with their debut single ‘Undivided’ featuring Snoop Dogg, ascending to #9 on the dance charts. I am not sold on these ladies, to be honest. But I’ll let you be the judge.

Check out Blush’s beige single ‘Undivided’:

 

The Wanted‘s ‘Glad You Came’ remains a hot contender on the UK Top 10 but it’s their 2010 debut single ‘All Time Low’ that’s starting to heat up now across the Atlantic. I nearly fell off my chair when I clocked ‘All Time Low’ rising to #21 on the US Billboard Dance/Club charts. I mean, really? Why that mess? I could say the same for Blush. Other surprising dance chart movers include Adele‘s ‘Set Fire to The Rain’ rising to #27 and Jennifer Hudson‘s ‘No One Gonna Love You’ cracking at #47.

Leona Lewis‘ euphoric new single ‘Collide’ debuts at #32 on the US Dance/Club charts this week. Although, I’m not so sure about its future now that Avicii has filed papers to the high court preventing her label, Syco, from releasing ‘Collide’ ahead of his version ‘Fade into Darkness’. To be continued.

Melody Thornton reveals debut solo single: ‘Sweet Vendetta’

The melismatic ex-Pussycat Doll is turning heads for all the right reasons up here.

Melody Thornton, best known as the Doll delivering decorated warbles on several PCD tracks, has finally unveiled her debut solo single. While it was clear from the get-go that Nicole Scherzinger was the lead singer of the group, Melody would always get a second mention because as far as we know, she was the only other one granted a singing part on the band’s records.

A lot of tea has been spilt after the Pussycat Dolls disbanded and while the girls have all been grateful for the opportunity, there was little denying that living under Nicole‘s shadow dwarfed all hopes and dreams of ever shining in the group.

Melody’s solo music direction is a lot less mainstream than what one would expect from a vixen birthed from some glossy, multi-platinum selling girl band. Where Nicole is still struggling to find her niche purveying predictable urban pop choons and Kimberly Wyatt‘s gone independent Eurodance/pop with Her Majesty & The Wolves – Melody is embracing 60s soul and Motown. Yes, child. She’s taking us back to an era of unbridled funk energy – think BB King and James Brown. In fact, to put it in a modern context, if you’re a fan of Solange‘s Sol-Angel & The Hadley Dreams project – you’ll probably adore this.

‘Sweet Vendetta’ is her official debut single and if you’ve clocked a leaked track of hers titled ‘Love Gun’ earlier this year, it’s pretty much the same story. The single is an independent project and I love that there was no hype or teaser leading up to it. Melody just simply posted it on her website, allowed her music to do the talking. And almost like a highly effective buzz track, the track took off in the blogosphere.

Take a listen to ‘Sweet Vendetta’ here:

 

“Just like a wild horse, my love is strong. I’ll be willing to fight for that love and carry on. Just like a phoenix, leaving my nest. I’ll be willing to draw blood in my own defense.”

The response has been amazing out here with many complimenting Melody’s bold solo direction. Her signature melismatic warbles are thankfully in check here as well. If she remains consistent to this sound, this album should definitely be the one ex-PCD record to look out for.

Footnotes:

Melody Thornton‘s ‘Sweet Vendetta’ is out on iTunes worldwide. Grab it here.

Her Majesty & The Wolves ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ Music Video

Ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt keeps hustlin’ well past her 15 minutes.

Here she is again under the guise of a dance duo Her Majesty & The Wolves and if their buzz single ‘Glaciers’ left you bleeding from the cochleas – don’t worry, ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ is arguably easier on the ears.

You can’t fuck up a cheesy brand of Europop, Kimmy knows that. And with that in mind, I trust that you’ll still watch this promo on mute.

Here are three screen-grabbing moments in Kimberly Wyatt‘s new video:

1) Her Majesty.

Seriously, once you escape the iron-fisted reign of Robin Antin you can do whatever the hell you want.

2) Colosseum.

Wait a minute. This dude is singing about being “serenaded on top of the colosseum”. Where exactly in the world does he think he is right now? [Editor’s note: Limmy, if you’re investing brain waves dissecting geographical references in this video, you’re obviously doing too much.]

3) Hold Up. There’s Another Ex-Pussycat Up In Here.

Kimmy pulls up her old bandmate Ashley Roberts for a little cameo and I’m sure she appreciated the sentiment. Friends don’t let friends wait in the welfare queue all day.

Footnote:

‘Stars In Your Eyes’ is Her Majesty & The Wolves‘ first proper single. Expect it to be serviced to radio and clubs in the UK soon.

Elsewhere, yet another ex-Pussycat is threatening a solo career. Check out the video for Jessica Sutta‘s debut ‘I Wanna Be Bad’ – you already know where this is headed.

Headlines – 20.10.10

Making headlines in pop this week…

Nadine Coyle has uploaded a four-minute album sampler and a remix of her new single ‘Insatiable’ free for all to download. The Girls Aloud warbler seems to be managing her own online previews a lot better than nemesis Cheryl Cole has with her Messy Little Raindrops ‘unlocking tracks’ campaign, which was contravened by her Soundcloud page already offering free – and mind you, effortless – previews.

Having heard snippets from ladies’ albums – it’s safe to say that Cheryl‘s taking more risks with her sophomore and Nadine‘s project is typical of a keen-to-impress debut: hook-intensive and catering to a variety of styles and genres.

Cheryl Cole‘s Messy Little Raindrops will drop on 1 November in the UK, a week before Nuhdeen‘s debut LP – even though Tesco‘s listed that the latter will be due on 1 November, I highly doubt Nuhdeen would want to go head to head with Chezza.

Grab your free downloads of Nadine’s album sampler and Wawa remix of ‘Insatiable’.

Ke$ha is giving away a free download of her new single ‘We R Who We R’ if you sign up to her mailing list in the next 24 hours. TiK ToK, time’s running. Hurry, bitches, hurry. Speaking of ‘TiK ToK’, I remembered when she released the song as a free download on her website last September before the single broke out and ravaged the world.

You can’t hold a good track down and it’s great to see that labels are finally getting their priorities right. It’s great getting paid for your tracks and shit but let’s face it, it’s even better to have your art heard and consumed.

Grab your free download of ‘We R Who We R’.

Eva Longoria has recorded a rap for her MTV EMA promo. That’s right. YOU HEARD ME. The sizzling actress will be hosting this year’s awards and by means of introduction, she’s lathered it all up in a little lyrical flow.

Femmecee Longwhoria‘s rap manages to name check everything from Desperate Housewives and her Latin roots, through to french toast and Maseratis. Highlight: “When I’m talking, let me make it clear. PAY ATTENTION BOYZ. YO! MY EYEZ ARE UP HERE.” I’m getting visions of a Cheryl Cole hip hop track now and it’s not pretty.

The 2011 Grammy submissions have leaked. It’s mind-blowing to see how many submissions are made and which tracks get put forward and for what categories. The actual Grammy nomination shortlist will be announced on 1 December at the 3rd Annual Grammy Nominations Concert. Here’s a quick highlight of some of the submissions. [via Toya’s World]

Beyonce
Record of The Year: Sweet Dreams Medley (Live)
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: ‘Telephone’
Best R&B by a Duo or Group: ‘Put It In A Love Song’
Best Contemporary R&B Album: I Am… Yours An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas.

Lady Gaga
Album of The Year: The Fame Monster
Record of The Year: ‘Bad Romance’
Song of The Year: ‘Bad Romance’
Best Dance Recording: ‘Dance In The Dark’
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: ‘Bad Romance’
Best Pop Vocal Album: The Fame Monster

Rihanna
Album of The Year: Rated R
Record of The Year: ‘Hard’, ‘Rude Boy’ and ‘Love The Way You Lie’
Song of The Year: ‘Rude Boy’ and ‘Love The Way You Lie’
Best Pop Collaboration: ‘Rockstar 101’ featuring Slash
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: ‘Hard’
Best Pop Vocal Album: Rated R

Alicia Keys
Album of The Year: The Element of Freedom
Best R&B album: The Element of Freedom
Record of The Year: ‘Unthinkable’, ‘Empire State of Mind’ and ‘Rapture’
Best R&B Song: ‘Unthinkable (I’m Ready)’
Best Female Pop Vocal: ‘Rapture’ (Sex & The City 2 soundtrack)

Whitney Houston
Record of The Year: ‘Worth It’
Best R&B Song: ‘Worth It’

Leona Lewis
Album of The Year: Echo
Song of The Year: ‘Happy’ and ‘I See You’
Pop Collaboration with Vocals: ‘Lost Then Found’ (with One Republic)
Best R&B by Duo or Group: ‘Love Is Your Colour’ (with Jennifer Hudson)

Christina Aguilera
Album of The Year: Bionic
Song of The Year: ‘You Lost Me’
Record of The Year: ‘You Lost Me’
Best Female Pop Vocal: ‘You Lost Me’ and ‘Lift Me Up’
Best Pop Collaboration: ‘Woohoo’ (featuring Nicki Minaj)
Best Dance Recording: ‘Not Myself Tonight’

Kelly Rowland
Record of The Year: ‘Commander’
Song of The Year: ‘Commander’
Best Dance Recording: ‘Commander’

Shontelle
Album of The Year: No Gravity
Best Pop Vocal Album: No Gravity
Record of The Year: ‘Impossible’
Best New Artist: Shontelle

Check Toya’s World for more submission listings from our favourite pop/R&B acts.

Another month, another Pussycat Doll threatens a solo career. Jessica Sutta, from the axed-PCD line up, has released her debut single ‘I Wanna Be Bad’.

It’s just what you’d expect: racy electro pop with a heavy dose of sex kitten rap. The video sees miss thang sauntering in a courtesan stripper outfit, sensually chewing on a teddy bear and meddling with drag queens. You know, just my kind of night.

“Marcia Hines Tops The Charts Again!” Read the subject heading from this Universal Music press release. Now before you hit up your calendar, no it’s not April’s Fools. Believe me, I checked. What Glam Ma Marcia‘s label’s trying to say is that the former Australian Idol judge’s new album of covers – Marcia Sings Tapestry – has gone #1 on the ARIA jazz/blues chart! WAOW. And there I thought the press photo of her rocking one of Sherri Shepherd‘s many daytime weaves was news enough.

Muscles has announced tour dates to promote his forthcoming EP ‘Younger & Immature’, which is out next Friday. Check out the messy fantastic video for his new single ‘Girl Go Crazy’.

I’m trying to figure out which Asian country they shot parts of this video at. Judging by the writings on the signs and sightings of HMV – I’m inclined to say China. [Editor’s note: I know. Well done, Limmy. Were you a private eye in a past life?]

Grab a free download of Muscles’ ‘Girl Crazy Go (Inception Remix)’

Girlicious ‘Maniac’ Music Video Notes:

Someone forgot to put the straight jacket on these hos.

Meet Girlicious – the Pussycat Dolls‘ prodigy formed by Robin Antin on a reality show three years ago.

The ladies have had squat all success in the States and are now focusing their time on the Canadian market after signing with Universal Music Canada.

I know you think you know how these skankfest music videos go but here’s three points to validate your preconceived notions:

1) They are slutting it up at an abandoned hospital.

This, I don’t think, I have seen before.

2) There’s a lot of hair tossing and grinding up on surfaces.

Nothing is spared: cages, corridors, a flea-ridden mattress… and my favourite scene, the dentist chair.

I want to be the Girlicious girl sliding up and down on the dentist chair. I feel no shame!

3) And then they turned on the sprinklers.

Oh no she di’nt. Try as they might but this isn’t rivaling Jewel‘s wet T-shirt competition.

Footnote:

If Britney and the Pussycat Dolls is your guilty pleasure, you should totally be all up on this joint.