The Official Top 100 girl band singles and albums of the last 25 years

Featuring Spice Girls, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and many more.

Emma, Geri, Mel B and Melanie C are currently wowing audiences and critics across the UK on their Spice World 2019 stadium tour, and tonight sees them begin their final three shows at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. At the end of the tour the band will have played to over 700,000 fans in three weeks.

They now have more cause to celebrate as the Official Charts Company can confirm that Wannabe is the biggest girl band single in the UK of all time, while its parent album Spice takes the honour of the biggest girl band album of all time.

View the Official Top 40 biggest girl band studio albums here

The group’s 1996 debut single leads our newly unveiled chart of the Official Top 100 girl group singles of the last 25 years with an impressive 1.7 million combined sales, taking in physical, download and streaming equivalent sales. The track spent seven weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart and instantly turned them into a global phenomenon.

"This is so incredible - we can't believe it!" Spice Girls told us. "The last couple of weeks have been magical. To be back together and celebrating with all our fans is an absolute joy. We want to say a very special thank you to everyone who has supported us.

"It’s phenomenal that over 20 years later our music and message still resonates with so many people. This tour has been one of the greatest things we’ve ever done as a band. None of us were quite sure how it would be received but it’s all been like a brilliant dream.


Spice Girls on Top of the Pops in 1996 (BBC)

"We love seeing the new generation of girl power. It's evolved so much and it's just not about girls it's about everybody...it's people power.

"This band, the Spice Girls, belongs to everyone. Not just 5 girls, it belongs to eight billion people, and everyone is welcome. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dreams come true - we love you all."

All of Spice Girls’ record nine Number 1 singles appear in the Top 100, with four featuring in the Top 20. 2 Become 1 – the Official Christmas Number 1 in 1996 – is their second biggest single (eighth overall), followed by Say You’ll Be There (12th overall) and 1998 Christmas chart-topper Goodbye (17th). View Spice Girls' Official Chart history in full here.

The Spice Girls’ music is also performing well in the streaming era. Their music has racked up 172 million streams across their catalogue since records began in 2014 as fans re-live the group’s hits and watch their music videos, recently remastered in 4K.

Elsewhere on the Official Top 100 girl group singles chart, Little Mix place second with their 2016 chart-topper Shout Out To My Ex on 1.52 million, with a further 16 songs in the Top 100, including 2015’s Black Magic at Number 5. The quartet have enjoyed a hugely successful career since winning The X Factor in 2011, racking up four Number 1 singles and a further 18 Top 40 hits Their new single, Bounce Back is released this Friday (June 14).

London-based All Saints place third with Never Ever (1.51 million), the first of their five Number 1 singles between 1997 and 2000. Fifth Harmony take the highest spot by an international act – the US girl group’s 2016 hit Work From Home is fourth (1.47 million).


Little Mix with their Number 1 Single Award for Shout Out To My Ex

Further down, Noughties girl group Atomic Kitten, who landed 13 Top 10 singles between 1999-2005, make their first of three appearances in the Top 100 at Number 9 with Whole Again. It’s the last of four million-selling (physical and downloads only) tracks on the countdown, behind Wannabe, 2 Become 1 and Never Ever.  

The most recent girl band track to make an appearance in the Top 100 is Woman Like Me by Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj, which was released in October last year and reached Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart. The oldest track on the countdown comes from The Ronettes, whose 1963 single Be My Baby is at 99 on our countdown with nearly 300,000 combined sales since 1994.

The Official Top 100 girl band singles of the last 25 years

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POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 WANNABE SPICE GIRLS 1 1996
2 SHOUT OUT TO MY EX LITTLE MIX 1 2016
3 NEVER EVER ALL SAINTS 1 1997
4 WORK FROM HOME FIFTH HARMONY FT TY DOLLA SIGN 2 2016
5 BLACK MAGIC LITTLE MIX 1 2015
6 NO SCRUBS TLC 3 1999
7 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4 2016
8 2 BECOME 1 SPICE GIRLS 1 1996
9 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2001
10 C'EST LA VIE B'WITCHED 1 1998
11 POWER LITTLE MIX 6 2017
12 SAY YOU'LL BE THERE SPICE GIRLS 1 1996
13 PURE SHORES ALL SAINTS 1 2000
14 SPICE UP YOUR LIFE SPICE GIRLS 1 1997
15 SECRET LOVE SONG LITTLE MIX FT JASON DERULO 6 2016
16 REGGAETON LENTO (REMIX) CNCO & LITTLE MIX 5 2017
17 GOODBYE SPICE GIRLS 1 1998
18 DON'T CHA PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT BUSTA RHYMES 1 2005
19 I LOVE IT ICONA POP FT CHARLI XCX 1 2013
20 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD 1 2002
21 MAMA/WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SPICE GIRLS 1 1996
22 SAY MY NAME DESTINY'S CHILD 3 2000
23 ABOUT YOU NOW SUGABABES 1 2007
24 WINGS LITTLE MIX 1 2012
25 HAIR LITTLE MIX 11 2015
26 VIVA FOREVER SPICE GIRLS 1 1998
27 WHEREVER YOU ARE MILITARY WIVES/GARETH MALONE 1 2011
28 I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE ETERNAL FT BEBE WINANS 1 1997
29 NO MORE SAD SONGS LITTLE MIX 15 2017
30 DON'T LET GO (LOVE) EN VOGUE 5 1997
31 TOO MUCH SPICE GIRLS 1 1997
32 FLOWERS SWEET FEMALE ATTITUDE 2 2000
33 JAI HO (YOU ARE MY DESTINY) AR RAHMAN FT PUSSYCAT DOLLS 3 2009
34 BAD VIBE M O/LOTTO BOYZZ/MR EAZI 18 2018
35 INDEPENDENT WOMEN DESTINY'S CHILD 1 2000
36 LOVE ME LIKE YOU LITTLE MIX 11 2015
37 THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE) LAS KETCHUP 1 2002
38 SURVIVOR DESTINY'S CHILD 1 2001
39 WOMAN LIKE ME LITTLE MIX FT NICKI MINAJ 2 2018
40 THE PROMISE GIRLS ALOUD 1 2008
41 MOVE LITTLE MIX 3 2013
42 PUSH THE BUTTON SUGABABES 1 2005
43 UGLY HEART GRL 11 2014
44 WATERFALLS TLC 4 1995
45 BLACK HEART STOOSHE 3 2012
46 WORTH IT FIFTH HARMONY FT KID INK 3 2015
47 ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID TATU 1 2003
48 WHAT ABOUT US SATURDAYS FT SEAN PAUL 1 2013
49 THE TIDE IS HIGH (GET THE FEELING) ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2002
50 CANNONBALL LITTLE MIX 1 2011
51 ROLLERCOASTER B'WITCHED 1 1998
52 STOP SPICE GIRLS 2 1998
53 HIGHER SATURDAYS FT FLO RIDA 10 2010
54 WHO DO YOU THINK OF M O 18 2016
55 UNDER THE BRIDGE/LADY MARMALADE ALL SAINTS 1 1998
56 LOSE MY BREATH DESTINY'S CHILD 2 2004
57 SALUTE LITTLE MIX 6 2014
58 TO YOU I BELONG B'WITCHED 1 1998
59 BOOTYLICIOUS DESTINY'S CHILD 2 2001
60 SHACKLES (PRAISE YOU) MARY MARY 5 2000
61 ONLY YOU CHEAT CODES & LITTLE MIX 13 2018
62 EGO SATURDAYS 9 2009
63 ETERNAL FLAME ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2001
64 FINALLY FOUND HONEYZ 4 1998
65 DNA LITTLE MIX 3 2012
66 CHEEKY SONG (TOUCH MY BUM) CHEEKY GIRLS 2 2002
67 ALL IN MY HEAD (FLEX) FIFTH HARMONY FT FETTY WAP 25 2016
68 WHEN I GROW UP PUSSYCAT DOLLS 3 2008
69 JUMPIN' JUMPIN' DESTINY'S CHILD 5 2000
70 UP SATURDAYS 5 2008
71 CALL THE SHOTS GIRLS ALOUD 3 2007
72 THAT'S MY GIRL FIFTH HARMONY 26 2016
73 BUTTONS PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT SNOOP DOGG 3 2006
74 STICKWITU PUSSYCAT DOLLS 1 2005
75 END OF THE LINE HONEYZ 5 1998
76 HOLD ON WILSON PHILLIPS 6 1990
77 UNTOUCHED VERONICAS 8 2009
78 UNPRETTY TLC 6 1999
79 LOVE MACHINE GIRLS ALOUD 2 2004
80 FREAK LIKE ME SUGABABES 1 2002
81 OOPS LITTLE MIX FT CHARLIE PUTH 41 2016
82 SOMETHING KINDA OOOOH GIRLS ALOUD 3 2006
83 TOO LOST IN YOU SUGABABES 10 2003
84 BOOGIE 2NITE BOOTY LUV 2 2006
85 JUMP GIRLS ALOUD 2 2003
86 ROUND ROUND SUGABABES 1 2002
87 JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH SATURDAYS 2 2009
88 ISSUES SATURDAYS 4 2008
89 BRAVEHEART NEON JUNGLE 4 2014
90 BILLS BILLS BILLS DESTINY'S CHILD 6 1999
91 ANGEL OF MINE ETERNAL 4 1997
92 HOLLER/LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY SPICE GIRLS 1 2000
93 STAY SHAKESPEARS SISTER 1 1992
94 YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE SUPREMES 3 1966
95 BEEP PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT WILL I AM 2 2006
96 ALL FIRED UP SATURDAYS 3 2011
97 PUSH IT SALT N PEPA 2 1988
98 BE MY BABY RONETTES 4 1963
99 FALLING HAIM 30 2013
100 I HATE THIS PART PUSSYCAT DOLLS 12 2008

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