History Music / AtomicKitten

23rd May '17 11:09:42 AM fearlessnikki
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Atomic Kitten, dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Jenny Frost who stayed with the band until the split.

The Kittens were initially only mildly successful, their first album "Right Now" and their first four singles doing poorly. The label was considering dropping them but their manager convinced them to allow the girls to release one last song. This song was "Whole Again" and became their first number 1 single. They were much more successful in Europe, Asia and Australia but didn't quite make it in America. They stayed together until 2004 when they had a mutual split but they have reformed several times for one-off appearances.

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Atomic Kitten, dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band group in 2000 and to focus on raising her children. She was replaced by Jenny Frost Frost, who stayed with the band group until the split.

The Kittens were initially only mildly successful, their first album "Right Now" and their first four singles doing poorly. The label was considering dropping them but their manager convinced them to allow the girls to release one last song. This song was "Whole Again" and became their first number 1 single. They were much more successful in Europe, Asia and Australia but didn't quite make it in America. They stayed together until 2004 when they had a mutual split but they have reformed several times for one-off appearances.
appearances. Kerry Katona reunited with the group in 2012 for ''The Big Reunion'' - ironically replacing Jenny due to her own pregnancy this time. Michelle Heaton of Liberty X filled in for Liz during a 2016 tour.

Liz and Jenny appear as themselves in the film ''Film/MikeBassettEnglandManager''.



* BeachEpisode: The video for "It's OK" which was filmed in South Africa.

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* BeachEpisode: The video for "It's OK" OK", which was filmed in South Africa.



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: By the end of "Right Now" all three girls were blonde and they were this way for the "Feels So Good" album. Then Natasha dyed her hair black.

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: By the end of "Right Now" all three girls were blonde and they were this way for the The "Feels So Good" album. Then Natasha dyed her hair black.album is the one to feature all three Kittens as blondes. It's the most SweetDreamsFuel of the albums.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The in-universe reason for Natasha not appearing in ''Mike Bassett'' was because one of the England players had given her food poisoning. Three years later she would suffer a nasty bout of food poisoning while on their ''Greatest Hits'' tour and would be forced to miss two shows in Ireland. Also Jenny would become sick on the same tour and would frequently have to rush off stage during one of the shows to vomit into a bucket.



* OopNorth: All four Kittens were from Liverpool, and the video for "The Last Goodbye" was filmed there.
* PlentyOfBlondes: All three girls were blonde as of the "Eternal Flame" cover until "Be With You".



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In the video for "Eternal Flame" Jenny is mostly lying down for her solo shots. This is because she had tonsilitis while they were filming.


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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The image presented the second line-up as this. Liz was the Child - as the youngest and cutest member. Natasha the lead singer was the Wife. Jenny as the tall MsFanservice was the Seductress.
22nd Jan '17 5:12:22 PM Xtifr
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'''Atomic Kitten''', dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Jenny Frost who stayed with the band until the split.

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'''Atomic Kitten''', Atomic Kitten, dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Jenny Frost who stayed with the band until the split.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first three singles are very at odds with their later image. Sexually suggestive lyrics, aggressively upbeat songs and an overall sound that was very 90s and bubblegum. With the success of "Whole Again" they tweaked their image to become less SpiceGirls and more mellow overall.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first three singles are very at odds with their later image. Sexually suggestive lyrics, aggressively upbeat songs and an overall sound that was very 90s and bubblegum. With the success of "Whole Again" they tweaked their image to become less SpiceGirls Music/SpiceGirls and more mellow overall.
24th Dec '16 8:23:16 PM missmoon
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* {{Stripperiffic}}: A notable aversion for a GirlGroup. The girls were always dressed modestly enough and even when they wore revealing outfits in their videos, they weren't that exposed. Though they certainly blurred the line with the video for "If You Come To Me".

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: A notable aversion for a GirlGroup.TokenWholesome: In comparison to their fellow girl groups at the time, they were the least {{Stripperiffic}}. The girls were always dressed modestly enough and even when they wore revealing outfits in their videos, they weren't that exposed. Though they certainly blurred the line with the video for "If You Come To Me".
21st Oct '16 9:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: All three girls were from Liverpool.
21st Jul '16 1:25:56 PM fearlessnikki
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Atomic Kitten, dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Jenny Frost who stayed with the band until the split.

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'''Atomic Kitten''',
dubbed "The Kittens" by their fans, were an English GirlGroup that formed towards the end of the 90s as an obvious attempt to cash in on the growing Girl Group craze. They had three members to start off with - Natasha Hamilton, Liz [=McClarnon=] and Kerry Katona. Initially Heidi Range was set to be in the band in Natasha's place but left due to artistic differences and later joined the Music/{{Sugababes}}. Katona also left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Jenny Frost who stayed with the band until the split.



* AmazonBrigade/ GirlyBruiser: They took up kick-boxing as a way of keeping fit for their Greatest Hits Tour.

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* AmazonBrigade/ GirlyBruiser: AmazonBrigade: They took up kick-boxing as a way of keeping fit for their Greatest Hits Tour.


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* HufflepuffHouse: Ironically, although Natasha was pushed as the lead singer early on, she was the one most likely to miss public events or gigs. Jenny and Liz were usually always there, whereas they have said that Natasha's commitments slipped when she became a mother for the first time.
19th Aug '15 1:57:00 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: In a "Behind The Scenes" feature on the tour which Jenny hosted, she could be seen drawing a moustache on a picture of Natasha. A rather sly allusion to the tension between them at the time.



* DyeHard: Natasha, a natural redhead dyed her hair both blonde and later black before allowing her natural red to come through just before the split. Liz, a natural brunette, became blonde at the end of ''Right Now''.



* ThePeteBest: Kerry. Then subverted when she's the most well-known these days, though it's more due to scandal than anything else.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Jenny became more well-known as the presenter of ''Series/SnogMarryAvoid'' after the band split.
16th Jun '15 9:04:51 PM KyleJacobs
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* ImportantHaircut: Natasha dyed her hair black after she gave birth to her first son. Jenny cutting her hair into a bob was also to distinguish her from the other two as she feared they all looked too similar. Putting extensions in before their Greatest Hits Tour was also a last minute one. See SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit below.

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* ImportantHaircut: Natasha dyed her hair black after she gave birth to her first son. Jenny cutting her hair into a bob was also to distinguish her from the other two as she feared they all looked too similar. Putting extensions in before their Greatest Hits Tour was also a last minute one. See SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit below.



* SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit: At a photoshoot in 2004, Natasha showed up with a new hairstyle - a blonde bob nearly identical to Jenny's. As a result Jenny had to rapidly have extensions put in so they wouldn't look the same.
29th Jun '14 1:29:48 AM XFllo
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* SexySoakedShirt: Subverted. The "If You Come To Me" video has a section with the Kittens in the rain so viewers might expect them to get wet but it doesn't affect their outfits.



* WetSariScene: Averted. The "If You Come To Me" video has a section with the Kittens in the rain but it doesn't affect their outfits.
27th Apr '14 8:44:28 PM lexicon
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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Liz was the Child, Natasha the Mother and Jenny the Seductress.



* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Jenny went nearly completely white-haired from "If You Come To Me" onwards.
26th Jan '14 10:03:40 AM Ropos
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* NoHitWonder: The girls were successful but they certainly wouldn't be as remembered as The Spice Girls, Girls Aloud or The Sugababes.
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