The Pussycat Dolls - Hush Hush; Hush Hush

September 30, 2017 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Hush Hush; Hush Hush - The Pussycat Dolls |

For anyone who knows me, you know that I currently started working at a bar/club. I work as bar support, but this song came on and it reminded me of how much of a banger it truly was back in the day! Even though I still have problems with it being the Nicole Scherzinger show, even nowadays, I have come to terms with it and so have the girls. They have also announced that they're going to reunite - which was announced on 9 October 2018, nine days after the date I've set this post back to - although details about this reunion are very small with just a new website and an Instagram page, leaving fans wondering and wondering and wondering. This song is so catchy though, it has a refreshing vibe to it as they sample a full-on club classic. Watch The Pussycat Dolls bring the sass as they dance and sing and be completely fierce in this music video for their song "Hush Hush; Hush Hush".

The Pussycat Dolls were a five-piece girl group, at this time, consisting of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, and Melody Thornton. This song, itself, was the last ever single release from this girl group. They split up not long after this release for various reasons - that are so not worth getting into. Personally, I never really liked the fact that the other girls hardly sang at all, and Nicole Scherzinger was the lead vocalist and sang practically every word. Regardless, she's continued her career after this and went forth to do amazingly well for herself. The other girls haven't done so badly either, with many of them having released music - some chart successful - and others have gone into other fields and done well there. It is sad when a group splits, but this one was definitely for the best. The group has had various lineups over the years, and it actually started in 1995. Whether a comeback is actually on the cards or not, is something we'll be sitting back and waiting to find out; maybe it's just another new lineup? Regardless this song is still a killer today and charted moderately well around the world. It was written by Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Ina Wroldsen, Nicole Scherzinger, Freddie Perren, and Dino Fekaris. The song samples the club classic "I Will Survive" originally sang by Gloria Gaynor.

Directed by Rich Lee, this music video really does put the spotlight on Nicole Scherzinger, which really infuriated me at the time, and many other fans. It may be a massive banger of a song, but it's more of the Nicole Scherzinger show with a group of backing dancers who also add harmonies to the track here and there. The other girls are talented in their own right, and some have managed to prove just that.

The opening scene sees the lead singer in a bubble bath, which she later emerges from as she sings the ballad-half of this song. It's when she steps through the door that the fired-up club track really hits. All five girls can be seen in a warped stair room that certainly messes with our heads but it's certainly unforgettable. Well apart from the fact that the camera focuses on Nicole Scherzinger throughout, and rarely show much of the other girls - this is the case throughout this music video, and it really isn't fair at all.

There are plenty of other scenes including a very 70's disco part when Nicole Scherzinger sings the sample of "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor; there's a mirror ball and everything, definitely giving throwback vibes. There's a hell of a lot of killer choreography, which allows The Pussycat Dolls to truly shine. I love the dancehall scene with the contemporary dancing, as well as the ballroom scene that is giving us Strictly Come Dancing / Dancing With The Stars vibes.

Overall this music video is polished and brilliant to watch from start to finish. Having said that, if this was a Nicole Scherzinger music video, it would be getting five stars; but, it is not a solo music video, and this is where it fails. Actually, it can be compared to Fergie's "London Bridge" that I reviewed the other day; the other members of The Black Eyed Peas all appear in the music video and even sing some parts of the song, just like the other members of The Pussycat Dolls do in this song and music video. This really should've been Nicole Scherzinger's solo single and music video instead, it's one of The Pussycat Dolls' songs and it just isn't a girl group music video.
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