British girl group All Saints had great succes in the 90s. They started under the name All Saints 22.214.171.124 started by band members Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and Simone Rainford. The group had little success and after Simone Rainford left the group they were fired by their record label.
They shortened the name to All Saints and the sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton joined the group. The success started. The timing was great, in the late 90s many British girl groups had huge success ( Spice Girls, Atomic Kitten, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, and so on). The debut album “All Saints” from 1997 was a big success in the home country. Never Ever, Under the Bridge, Lady Marmalade and Bootie Call were all successful as single.
The second album “Saints & Sinners” from 2000 was an even bigger success. It contained the hit singles “Pure Shores” and “Black Coffee”.
As is often the case with girl groups, there was a fight and All Saint split up in 2001. They reunited in 2006 to stop again in 2009. In 2014 they tried again, this time a little more successfull. And now in 2019 they are still making new music. However, these songs did not reach the top 10.
Two of All Saints songs are in our Top 40 greatest Girl band songs of all time.
10. Rock Steady
“Rock Steady” encapsulates the lively energy that All Saints bring to the stage. This tune, with its infectious beat and effortless vocals, is perfect for those looking to kick back and jam to some quality pop music.
9. War of Nerves
“War of Nerves” is a hauntingly beautiful track that explores the complexities of emotion. Its ethereal soundscapes and soulful vocals make it a standout song, resonating with anyone who’s been through emotional highs and lows.
8. All Hooked Up
This catchy tune is quintessentially All Saints—funky, sassy, and energetic. “All Hooked Up” is an anthem of independence and empowerment, making it a hit among fans who appreciate strong, fearless women.
7. Lady Marmalade
Their rendition of “Lady Marmalade” is a tribute to the disco era, bringing a fresh twist to the classic hit. The song’s audacious lyrics and lively instrumentals make it a track that’s impossible to ignore.
6. Under The Bridge
This cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ classic adds a unique, soulful dimension to the original. “Under The Bridge” is a showcase of All Saints’ vocal range and their ability to reinvent iconic songs.
5. I Know Where It’s At
This song is an upbeat celebration of love and life. “I Know Where It’s At” has an addictive chorus and a lively melody, making it a tune that you can’t help but dance to.
4. Black Coffee
“Black Coffee” offers a more mature, sophisticated sound, steering the group into a different musical direction. The song’s nuanced lyrics and moody ambience make it a captivating listen.
3. Bootie Call
“Bootie Call” is an unapologetically sassy track that screams empowerment. The girls do not hold back in this tune, making it a favorite among those who celebrate strong, independent women.
2. Never, Ever
“Never, Ever” is a heart-wrenching ballad that many consider to be the group’s magnum opus. The song discusses the complexities of love and loss and has touched the hearts of countless fans worldwide.
1. Pure Shores
Arguably their most iconic song, “Pure Shores” is a masterpiece in every sense. Featured in the film “The Beach,” the song’s dreamy instrumentals and haunting vocals capture the essence of escape and serenity, making it the ultimate All Saints track to get lost in.
These songs capture the essence of All Saints: strong, soulful, and eternally relevant. Their musical versatility and lyrical depth make them one of the most enduring acts in the world of pop music.