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
Road Trip
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars

link 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]