Sugababes top U.K. chart, remain unknowns here

I'm a sucker for good pop music. Everything from Abba's "Dancing Queen" to Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" rank high in my book. The hottest pop act to bend my ear in recent years is the multi-ethnic, all female U.K. trio Sugababes (pictured).

They first caught my attention when the awesome, Montreal-based mp3 blog Said the Gramophone put the Babes' impossibly catchy single "Push the Button" at No. 13 on its year-end tally My Favourite Songs of 2005.

Oddly, "Push the Button" was a smash across Europe but, to the best of my knowledge, enjoyed minimal, if any, radio or club play here.

Billboard.com announced today that the Sugababes "achieved a U.K. chart double yesterday (Oct. 14) as their new album Change entered at No. 1 while the single 'About You Now' began a third week at the top of the singles survey."

The Sugababes new album is out on Universal Island, one of the biggest labels of the bunch. "About You Now," which can be heard here, may not be as memorable as "Push the Button," but its an ace pop ditty nonetheless; the kind that can change your disposition, make you shake your ass or smile in the middle of an afternoon traffic jam. It'll be a shame if it doesn't become a hit here.

Plus, I really want the Sugababes to have a reason to tour the States, play a date nearby and do an interview with me. I have a serious crush on all three.

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