Ten years after breaking up in 2009, The Pussycat Dolls are back together. They solidified their reunion with a tour, a new single, and a comeback performance. Take a look at their latest performance and our favorite tracks from the past!
The Comeback Perfromance
Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar, and Ashley Roberts reunited on an X-Factor: Celebrity performance this past weekend. The Los Angeles founded group, with burlesque origins, brought the dance moves and hair flips that they are known for. Some viewers found the performance to be unnecessarily raunchy because of the costume choices. But if you are a true PCD fan, you already knew what to expect. They performed a medley of their top songs and debuted a new track called “React”.
Buttons ft. Snoop Dogg
This song sold over two million digital copies and the video has accumulated 426 million views to date. Even though it was already a hit, a new version with two verses from Snoop Dogg skyrocketed this track. “Buttons” was deemed “the sexiest video ever” by several music publications. With the dolls stripping down into even smaller outfits throughout the video, and the floor eventually combusting into flames, it was undoubtedly hot. The song is a call to action when talking just won’t cut it.
Don’t Cha ft. Busta Rhymes
“Don’t Cha” was one of the three singles that allowed the Pussycat Dolls to be the first-ever female group to have three songs pass two million sales. The song follows a love triangle where Nicole finds herself to be the better option than the other girl. She sings lead basically mocking the guy and listing the qualities that make her a top tier partner. Brooklyn rapper, Busta Rhymes is featured on the track. He sees the love triangle as a potential ménage à trois and raps about his strong suits to match Nicole’s.
Beep ft. will.i.am
“Beep” was the most iconic way to troll the FCC. The Pussycat Dolls teamed up with will.i.am to deliver this track about the male gaze. Did anyone else try and fill in the beeps? Nicole Scherzinger shares lead vocals with will.i.am, singing about the aggressive ways that men approach women when they like what they see, and how she is 100% sure that her “no” means “no”. Still relevant to this day, the subject matter was a bit heavy, but still a bop nonetheless.
When I Grow Up
Off of their last album Doll Domination, “When I Grow Up” shows the power of manifestation. The accompanying video shows what happens when traffic just gets too unbearable – ditch the car and paint the town red.
Were we the only ones who thought the lyrics were “Wanna see the world, drive nice cars, I wanna have boobies”? Thirteen-year-old me would definitely prefer that over “groupies”.
A slower pace than usual, this track brings out the soft side of the Pussycat Dolls. “Stickwitu” reassures the Dolls’ lovers that they are still standing by them. The video showcases a “behind the scenes” look into the lives of the Pussycat Dolls when they are not on stage. Scenes of rehearsal (both dance and vocal), meeting fans, and tour bus life are inter-spliced with contemplative looks into the sky and phone interactions. Even through the journey of fame, this song aims to remove any doubt that their love has changed.