GRL — basically Pussycat Dolls V2 but without the screamingly obvious frontwoman — have now been involved in two amazing singles in a row.
They are Pitbull's 'Wild Wild Love' and their own Dr Luke-produced, Ester Dean co-penned 'Ugly Heart'. Basically Lauren, Paula, Simone, Natasha and Emmalyn — for it is they — know how to deliver a gargantuan chorus and sometimes that's all you need in life.
On a recent press trip to the UK, their PR asked if we'd like to have a chat with them and we said 'yes please, can we ask them 100 questions that demand 100 answers?' and before they had a chance to say no we'd got them all on the phone.
Here's what happened.
Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever put your hand?
Down the garbage disposal.
The title of your autobiography would be…
Do you think you have a higher or lower than average IQ?
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Ellen or Oprah?
Do you believe in aliens?
I'm not sure.
What is your favourite chocolate bar?
Which animal would you gladly never encounter in your lifetime?
A great white shark.
Who is your best friend?
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Go for a wee.
Who do you think has a perfect face?
Perfect face? I don't think there is a perfect face. Everyone is special in their own way.
Are you in love?
Could you write Britney Spears a hit single?
I'd like to think so.
How do you feel about flip-flops?
I'm down for flip-flops.
Can you speak another language?
No. I'm trying to learn French but I keep forgetting things.
What did you have for breakfast?
I had sausages.
When did you last take a selfie?
I think it was yesterday.
What do you order in Starbucks?
A Soy Vanilla Latte.
How many pints can you drink before you fall over?
It depends if it's English beer or American beer. American beer's a little easier. English beer though, probably just one.
What would you like for dinner tonight?
I'd like some soup (laughs). I just really want some soup! I'm feeling a bit under the weather.
Where is your favourite place to be on a Sunday?
How old is too old for a man to go skateboarding?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
Does it freak you out that parrots can talk?
Does it freak me out? No, not at all. It's not weird, it's cool.
What colour are your pillows?
What was your worst subject at school?
Math. [SHE MEANS MATHS]
Who should be dropped by their record label tomorrow?
Oh. That's a mean question. Nobody!
What side of the bed do you sleep on?
I sleep in the middle.
X Factor or The Voice?
Sea or swimming pool?
What’s your favourite musical note?
My favourite musical note? I'll say C.
Surf or turf?
What’s your most over used emoji?
The red heart emoji.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?
No I don't, no.
How many hours sleep do you need in order to function properly?
At least eight hours.
Are you left or right handed?
How often do you get your haircut?
Maybe once every two months.
Has Auto Tune ever been applied to one of your records?
I think so.
What’s your least favourite smell?
What is the rudest word you know?
Have you got any tattoos?
Do you get bored easily?
If you could force two popstars to mate who would you choose?
Gwen Stefani and Kurt Cobain.
Did you expect the Lady Gaga album to do better or worse than it did?
Have you ever undergone major surgery?
If you were to sell every photo on your phone, how much would you get from TMZ?
A billion dollars.
What’s the best day of the week?
At what age were you happiest?
Double denim – amazing or awful?
Bath or shower?
Shower. Oh wait, no bath. Shower!
Diet or full fat Coke?
Full fat Coke.
Are you good in a fight?
I like to think so.
Can you ride a bike?
What word do people incorrectly use to describe GRL?
What word do people correctly use to describe GRL?
What does Pitbull smell like?
Pitbull smells like a mixture of heaven and earth.
What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
I brought Dolce & Gabbana heels and they were $1500 or something. I don't want to talk about it.
What is your favourite fruit?
I love pineapple.
Would you rather not eat or not speak for 24 hours?
What is your least favourite TV show?
Least favourite? I'm a TV junkie. My favourite is Game Of The Thrones. My least favourite is probably American Dad.
What was the last thing you read about yourself on the Internet?
That I dress sexy.
What’s wrong with pop?
What’s right with pop?
Would you rather have no teeth or no hair?
No hair. Like Paula, because she's beautiful.
Why do we have dreams?
So that we can work to achieve them.
Commercial success or critical acclaim?
When was the last time you wet yourself?
In public? When I was four I wet myself on stage during a performance. I told them I had to use the potty and they were like 'no, you have to stand in line' and then when we got onstage I was like 'you know what, I'm going to do it anyway'.
Fried, boiled, poached or scrambled?
I don't like eggs, but I guess fried.
What was the last film you watched and enjoyed?
American Beauty. I re-watched it on the plane coming over here.
Dogs or cats?
Can you swim backstroke?
What are the names of the people you live with?
What do you have on your bedroom walls?
I have two Mark Ryden paintings and I have a California girl and a Valley girl carved in a wooden plaque.
Do you pair up your socks before you put them away?
I definitely pair up my socks before I put them away.
Have you ever fallen off a ledge?
I've fallen off a tiny ledge but not a tall one. Thankfully.
Are there too many mountains in the world?
Too many? No.
What year will it all end?
How fast is too fast?
You can't go fast enough unless you're driving a car, in which case I'd like a slow and steady pace.
Comics or cartoons?
Biscuit or cake?
What do you say to people who think pop is just for teenage girls?
I say, er, pop is the best!
Which supermarket do you shop in?
Christmas or birthday?
Oh that's so hard! Christmas.
Which reality TV show do you most want to go on?
My guilty pleasure is Love and Hip-Hop.
Town or country?
Three words that best describe you in the morning are…
Zen. I like to burn incense. Clean, because I like to clean in the mornings. And, er, happy!
Do you iron your underwear?
What is the name of the first person you kissed?
I don't actually remember.
Why does love always feel like a battlefield?
Love does not always feel like a battlefield! Lauren is behind me singing the song now though. But no, love is like a box of chocolates.
What was your worst injury ever?
My appendicitis. That was the worst.
How much money have you got on you?
A few pounds.
What's the worst Pussycat Dolls song?
The worst? I can't answer that.
Are you good at jigsaw puzzles?
Which member will be the first to leave One Direction?
Twitter or Instagram?
If you were twice as talented would you sell twice as many records?
What percentage do you tip in a restaurant?
Have you ever been arrested?
In our music video. Not in real life though.
Can you parallel park?
Yes, I'm really good at it.
What could you do to get played on the radio more?
We could start a Twitter beef. We should try that.