From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks.
10. TLC, "I'm Good at Being Bad"
Like a lot of people in my age group, Fanmail was my introduction to girl groups, and "I'm Good At Being Bad" happened to be my introduction to the bad girl side of TLC. Its slow beginning takes quite a turn as the beat drops, delivering a hard-hitting chorus that quotes Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby." - William Gruger
9. The Donnas, "Take It Off"
"Take It Off," from the Donnas' 2002 major-label debut Spend The Night, so wonderfully highlights the all-female quartet's strengths that it's no wonder that the rock group could never quite follow it up. From Brett Anderson's whiskey-stained vocal delivery to Allison Robertson's snarling guitar work to the group's fist-pump harmonizing, "Take It Off" was a minor hit that has major staying power. - Jason Lipshutz
8. Electrik Red, "So Good"
If Prince's many female proteges of the '80s had bonded together for one great single, we can only hope it would have sounded something like Electrik Red's "So Good." Instead engineered by Purple One acolyte The-Dream, "So Good" is as sexy, smooth and distinctly human as any late-'00s R&B, with unforgettable ear-catching lyrics like "I shouldn't have let you hit that / 'Coz now I can't forget that," amidst popping bass and gently strutting synths to drive home the song's lustiness. - Andrew Unterberger
7. Spice Girls, "Love Thing"
Backed by a classic 90's groove punctuated with staccato strings, "Love Thing" is an excellent cut from the Spice Girls' debut album Spice, and one that should have gotten more radio shine. By addressing many a woe between lovers, the Spice Girls make the simple statement that relationships in general would be much better off if it weren't for those petty arguments. - William Gruger
6. The Shangri-Las, "Past, Present & Future"
The biggest hits of '60s girl group the Shangri-Las tended to hinge on subjects like motorcycle crashes, familial alienation and breakup letters sent from another continent. But even for them, "Past, Present & Future" is shocking. A largely spoken-word number based musically around the somber melody of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," the song chills with every intonation of the titular three phases, as lead singer Mary Weiss tells of a romantic life ruined by by an off-screen occurrence never detailed, absolutely horrifying in its looming vagueness. It's girl group pop with absolutely unimaginable stakes, and you'll need to wash your ears out with about a hundred "Be My Baby"s to properly recover. - Andrew Unterberger
5. Total, "Kissin' You"
A modest hit that peaked at No. 12 on the Hot 100, "Kissin You" was a delectable slice of 90's R&B that tugged at the boundaries of pop and neo-soul. With production handled by Raphael Saddiq, a song this sweet never sounded so cutting-edge. - Reggie Ugwu
4. The Pipettes, "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me"
The choreography, matching polka dot outfits and throwback arrangements made U.K. trio the Pipettes an intriguingly retro collective when they first touched down in the mid-2000s, and sadly, their stunning 2006 LP We Are The Pipettes became their only full-length with their classic lineup. The single "Pull Shapes" first turned heads, but "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me" was the album's two-minute stunner, with a sassy refrain seamlessly heading toward a soaring, sobering recognition of vulnerability, that turns into another quick rejection. - Jason Lipshutz
3. SWV, "Use Your Heart"
SWV's biggest singles came from their debut album in 1992, but their 1996 sophomore effort New Beginning had a gem or two as well, including "Use Your Heart." The slow-winding cut about pure love was produced by a then up-and-coming duo called The Neptunes (Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams), who made the single as dreamy as it is passionate. - Brad Wete
2. The Ronettes, "Paradise"
Initially recorded by the Shangri-La's, the Ronettes version of "Paradise" produced by Phil Spector was shelved when it was recorded in 1966 and only released in the mid-'70s on a Spector compilation. Harry Nilsson co-wrote the song. - Phil Gallo
1. Girls Aloud, "Call The Shots"
A highly underrated song from the most underrated girl group ever (in the United States, at least), "Call The Shots" was Girls Aloud's last incredible single before the group effectively disbanded. "Call The Shots" makes me feel like I'm in the middle of an 80's movie chasing a boy all around the prom until he tells me he loves me. That's not a bad feeling. - Kathy Iandoli