Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Push The Button is the title of the new Sugababes single, out today, and it's the best thing we've heard since, oooh, this morning when Bingo by Catch was randomly played by our mp3 player. To celebrate this sassy slice of shiny pop, we proudly present ten entirely true and in no way made up facts about the three ever so slightly moody misses:-
- Keisha and Mutya were really upset when Siobhan left the band, but overjoyed when ex-Atomic Kitten Heidi came to take her place.
- Whenever Victoria Newton has a spare paragraph of her column to fill, she knocks up a "Sugababes to split?" story and takes the rest of the day off.
- The current incarnation of the Sugababes have only ever exchanged one cross word with each other. That word was "fiddlesticks".
- Never expect the Sugababes to help you out with any travel dilemmas at your local railway platform. If a train comes, they won't know it's destination. Having said that though, Heidi is a very enthusiastic trainspotter and often takes advantage of interviews and gigs to encourage their fans to become a "Geek like me".
- In 2004, a photographer made front page news when he claimed he'd taken a photograph of Mutya smiling. Closer inspection, however, revealed it to be a sophisticated fake achieved by cutting out the mouth area and turning it upside down.
- Sampling Sting really was a good idea.
- Buttons you should not push, no matter how much the 'Babes encourage you to: Nuclear Launch Buttons, Ones marked "Open Airlock" should you be sitting in said airlock, Ones stating "Do Not Press: This Means You", Chocolate ones, The one in Cinderella, big red ones generally.
- Keisha and Mutya's secret way of speaking - which essentially consists of adding the word 'ski' at the end of every word, just like Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October - is a code unbreakable by even the top cryptographers.
- Heidi was really chuffed one day when she managed to fit her entire body into a kneading machine, as it meant she'd got her whole in the bread.
- Siobhan Donaghy's album was vastly underrated.