Billboard has featured Destiny’s Child in it’s “Girl Group Week” series including Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs, Top 40 Girl Group Songs Of All Time and Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Music Videos. Here’s the excerpt for Destiny’s Child entry for Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs:
From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard’s editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks.
Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time — the classic cuts by the Supremes, TLC, Destiny’s Child and more — with little hesitation, and those smash singles deserve to be celebrated. But those songs should not be the be-all and end-all of girl groups songs. There exists a whole other world of deep cuts, forgotten hits and not-quite-smashes worth discovering and revisiting, from some of the biggest girl groups ever and several that engineered one marvelous single before stepping out of the spotlight.
After checking out our chart list of the 40 biggest girl group songs ever, read our editorial countdown of the 20 most underrated girl group songs of all time. These tracks might not have smashed the charts, but they hold a special place in our hearts.
17. Destiny’s Child, “Through With Love”
Quintessential Destiny’s Child, this song (buried deep on their 2004 “Destiny Fulfilled” farewell album) encapsulates the feeling of being over a situation with the one you love and vowing to walk away… at least until he calls again. – Kathy Iandoli