Apocalypcious Now
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Apocalypcious Now

2008_08_22_Girlicious_2.jpgToronto has had its fair share of crushes on pop groups. We remember when days were like that with Sugar Jones. And, yup, we may not have won the Olympic bid, but we have an even better title: Spice City. We loved the Backstreet Boys way before the States even knew who they were. However, as Spidey knows, with great power comes great responsibility—and, boy, have we let that responsibility slip with our love of Girlicious.
As Canada’s largest city, we are most likely responsible for the continued existence of Girlicious, the singing quartet created by Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin on the television show The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the sequel to the ridiculously titled The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. After the show ended, MuchMusic put Girlicious on three of its shows: [email protected], MuchOnDemand, and the MMVAs. We’re guessing that led to their two singles “Stupid Shit” (video probably not safe for work) and “Like Me” landing in the top twenty on our charts, with the latter peaking at number four. The only other place where “Stupid Shit” got any reception? According to Wikipedia, Bulgaria. Finally, there was enough anticipation for their eponymous debut album, released last week, that Girlicious reached the second position on the iTunes album charts.
As a result of our encouragement, Girlicious will now get a stateside release at the end of September—even though both singles tanked there. Unfortunately, we aren’t repaid for our servitude to pop music. The Canadian version of Girlicious won’t even have the song “G.I.R.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.” on it. (Sample lyrics: Girlicious, What, What Girlicious, What What, Girlicious, What What, Girlicious What Yah…) Apocalypcious indeed.
Photo of quasi-jail bait Girlicious from their MySpace website.