10 The Bangles
Comprised of Susanna Hoffs and sisters Vicki and Debbi Peterson, the Bangles peaked in the mid 80s with songs like 'Walk Like an Egyptian', 'Eternal Flame' and 'Manic Monday', the latter song written for them by 80s superstar Prince.
9 The Runaways
Although 70s female rockers The Runaways never achieved much mainstream success in their native US, they attracted a cult following in japan with their punk rock song "Cherry Bomb". After they separated, Guitarist Joan Jett had a smash hit with her cover of The Arrows' song "I Love Rock n Roll" -- a favourite at karaoke nights to this day!
8 Girls Aloud
Created out of UK tv show Popstars: The Rivals, Girls Aloud achieved sustained success in their native Britain but didn't manage crossover appeal in the USA. The hits include the smash hits "Sounds of the Underground" and a cover of the Pointer Sisters' "Jump". The most famous from the group is Cheryl Tweedy who married Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole and became a judge on the British X Factor.
7 Salt n Pepa
Formed in 1985 and comprising of members Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella this funky girl trio was one of the first all-female rap outfits at a time when hip-hop was still a bit uncool for the mainstream. Hits like "Lets Talk About Sex" and "Push It", helped pave the way for groups like TLC.
With international hits like "Push The Button", "Hole In The Head" and "Round Round", the Sugababes are perhaps best known for the song "Too Lost in You" off the soundtrack for the romantic comedy Love Actually. Despite several personnel changes, the Sugababes are still going strong in 2013.
5 Atomic Kitten
This girl power group from Liverpool are most famous for their 3 UK number 1 singles "Whole Again", "The Tide Is High" and the cover of The Bangles hit "Eternal Flame". After several break-ups and reunions due to fights, fatigue and maternity leave, the group has recently reunited and are rumoured to be recording a new album.
Originally consisting of singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, TLC combined hip-hop, sould, funk and rap for a funky flavour that brought massive success with tracks "No Scrubs", "Unpretty" and the Grammy nominated number 1 hit "Waterfalls".
3 The Supremes
What would this list be without Diana Ross and the Supremes? With 12 number 1 singles, they remain the most successful American vocal group of all time and are in icon of the 1960s Motown sound. So classy, so stylish. Sing it girls!
2 Destiny's Child
Before she was just the singular Beyonce, she was one of three children of destiny. In the late 90s and early naughties, Destiny's Child dominated the charts with hits like "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Bootylicious" and "Say My Name", challenging male groups like N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys. Did you see Beyonce's half-time show at the Superbowl yesterday morning? Even though she's a mom now, we still think she is totally Bootylicious!
1 The Spice Girls
The icons of 'Girl Power' -- it's none other than Sporty, Scary, Posh, Mel B and Mel C! Thanks to their smash hit 'Wannabe' in 1996, they sold 28 million albums worldwide and became icons of 90s teen pop. They are the best-selling all-female group of all time and all achieved varying degrees of success as solo artists. They remain icons of fun, independence and strength to teenagers around the world thanks to their enduring music.