Girl Authority (album)

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Girl Authority
Studio album by Girl Authority
Recorded October 2005 - December 2005
Genre Rock, Pop, Children's music
Label Zoë Records
Producer Samantha Hammel, Scott Billington
Girl Authority chronology
Girl Authority
(2006)
Road Trip
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars

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About.com 3.5/5 starslink
Eopinions 1/5 stars link
Dove Campaign for Real Beauty 4/5 stars link

Girl Authority is the debut cover album by pop girl group Girl Authority. The album is a cover album of previous hit songs by other female solo singers and girl groups, with the exception of two songs, originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and ABBA. The album was successful on many album charts, including Billboard Top Kid Audio (a chart that records sales of children's music albums), where it reached #9. The album also managed reach #5 on the Top Heatseekers Chart, and eventually peaked at #167 on the Billboard 200, the main album chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hollaback Girl" – 3:21 (Hugo, Stefani, Williams)
  2. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" – 2:58 (Schwartz)
  3. "Material Girl" – 3:51 (Brown, Rans)
  4. "Pon de Replay" – 3:39 (Brooks, Nobles, Rogers, Sturken)
  5. "Beautiful" (Perry)
  6. "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" – 3:34 (Deere, Osborn)
  7. "Dancing Queen" – 3:36 (Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus)
  8. "Get the Party Started" – 3:11 (Perry)
  9. "Shop Around" – 3:18 (Gordy, Robinson)
  10. "I Love Rock N' Roll" – 2:53 (Mamburg, Sachs)
  11. "Karma" – 4:16 - (Augello, Brothers, Cook, Smith)
  12. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" – 3:35 (Hazard)
  13. "Leave (Get Out)" – 4:03 (Cantrall, Kenneth, Schack, White)
  14. "Breakaway" (Benenate, Gerrard, Lavigne)
  15. "We Got The Beat" – 2:32 (Caffey)

Critical response[edit]

Marisa Brown of Allmusic called the album "too much too bear", criticizing "the fact that many of the songs are thematically inappropriate for kids" and "the semi-talented yet extremely puerile interpretations, with the intermittent giggling and nasally tag-team-like vocals".[1]