Buzzworthy Obsession: Sugababes, ‘Get Sexy’

Yes, the song heavily samples Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy.” But Sugababes came up with their version they were 14, OK? And I know, girl groups are SO ’90s anyway, but let me throw some credentials at you, because I’m kind of a Sugababes expert (not to brag or anything)…

The British pop-for-pop’s-sake group — Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Keisha Buchanan (the group’s only original member, due to some Destiny’s Child-style lineup changes) — has released seven albums. Five have gone platinum in the U.K. They’ve put out 23 singles, and six went to #1. So they must be doing something right.

I will cop to the fact that any Sugababes song sounds like it could’ve been on The Pussycat DollsPCD or Doll Domination albums and no one would have said anything (if they even noticed). But that shouldn’t deter you from blasting “About You Now” and “Push The Button” alone in your room. On your iPod. While wearing headphones.

Or just jump straight to Sugababes’ latest single “Get Sexy.” The level of camp makes “When I Grow Up” sound solemn. You can pretty much put me to bed after “Silly boys!” And Amelle’s “Shut up and watch me walk!” It’s like RuPaul bodysnatched her or something.

“Get Sexy” is the lead single off Sugababes’ seventh album, Sweet 7. The last single Sugababes released in the U.S. was “Hole In The Head” in 2004 –- even though they’ve had four albums in the U.K. since then. For Sweet 7, the trio (wisely) collaborated with RedOne and Ne-Yo; it will be released through Island in the U.K. in November, but through Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation in the U.S.

+ If you really must, watch Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” video after the jump…