Once upon a time there were five women from Germany who formed one of the greatest girlbands of all time, No Angels. However after a dozen consecutive top 20 hits, they called it a day and went their separate ways. All tried solo careers to varying degrees of success before they regrouped. However Vanessa Petruo aka Vany didn't join in on the reunion.
She released a camp-as-tits solo single Drama Queen which made #11 in Germany and had an even camper video. A #11 is not too bad, but coming off the biggest girlband in the history of the German charts, it wasn't too good. The follow-up was due to be Pop That Melody, produced by Mousse T who did No Angels' fabulous Let's Go To Bed. However it was cancelled, even though a video was filmed, because Vany seemed to develop a Melanie C complex and didn't want to make such poppy music anymore... She had become an artiste.
It was such a shame because Pop That Melody is fabulous - by the third listen you WILL be hooked. Instead Vany went on to release an album which missed the top 100 album charts in Germany, and the single Hot Blooded Woman, bombed too at something like #59. However despite this lack of success she didn't jump back into the No Angels reunion this year which has produced another top 5 single and album. Silly girl!
Vany, if you're listening, either make really hot solo stuff like Pop That Melody or go back to No Angels...
Posted by Camped Crusader at Sunday, May 20, 2007