While girl groups such as the Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child and Wilson Phillips made their mark on ’90s pop with an intoxicating blend of melancholic melodies and heartbreaking harmonies, a new generation of young women has seized on the hidden strength of those classic maidens of melodrama and infused the tradition with a tough, punky edge. Here’s a set of girl group tunes from then and now for the tough- and tenderhearted alike.



  1. “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles
  2. “Our Lips Are Sealed” by The Go-Go’s
  3. “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child
  4. “No Scrubs” by  TLC
  5. “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips
  6. “What’s Up”  by 4 Non Blondes
  7. “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels
  8. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls 
  9. “If I Could Change Your Mind” by HAIM
  10. “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony