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-> ''"Pedicure, manicure, kitty cat claws''
-> ''The way she climbs up and down them poles''
-> ''Lookin' like one of them puddy cat dolls''
-> ''Tryin' to hold my woody back through my drawers"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Eminem}}''', "Smack That"

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Pussycat Dolls here.]]

Why, when Google Images can do all the talking?

The Pussycat Dolls were a {{pop}} / RAndB GirlGroup who originally began as a burlesque dance troupe back in TheNineties. At the TurnOfTheMillennium, the troupe began foraying into glamour magazines and making a name for themselves in the eyes of the public. After shuffling their members and recruiting Nicole Scherzinger (formerly of the ''Popstars''-created group "Eden's Crush"), pop music was next on the agenda, and after launching themselves with the mega-successful single "Don't Cha" their debut album ''[=PCD=]'' was released in 2005. Another album, ''Doll Domination'', followed in 2008 in spite of the group losing FieryRedhead Carmit Bachar.

With the release of their music came much controversy, as terrified parents and {{Media Watchdog}}s caused a scene over their explicit outfits, dance moves and song lyrics. What ''really'' set them off, though, was the fact that in some instances the Dolls were [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids marketed to girls as young as]] ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids six]]''. The group were even about to release a line of dolls targeting that age group when various parental organisations caused an outcry, causing them to be shelved. Though other popstars such as Music/BritneySpears and Music/ChristinaAguilera had donned HotterAndSexier images which pushed the boundaries of taste before, Pussycat Dolls were pretty much the TropeCodifier in making overtly sexual pop with an image to match.

The group also became involved with some internal politics which spawned numerous, ahem, [[JustForPun catfights]]. After Carmit left the group, there was a television series devoted to finding the next "doll", however the winner opted to embark on a solo career just weeks after her victory. There was also much squabbling over Nicole Scherzinger being the FaceOfTheBand, and in response to this, each Doll got her own solo track on the deluxe edition of ''Doll Domination''.

It was all too much though, and by early 2010, the group imploded. Nicole had been wanting to embark on her ''own'' solo career (according to her interview on ''Behind the Music,'' she wanted this ''before'' joining the Dolls. She originally had no desire to be in another group, but realized these auditions were being held by some very powerful people, realized it was a rare opportunity to be in front of them, and just kind of fell into it,) and her album became stuck in DevelopmentHell. She finally released one in 2010, but it was to mild success. She did, however, become a (temporary) judge and mentor on both the US and UK version of ''Series/TheXFactor'' and is credited with bringing together Music/OneDirection.

It was originally reported that the Pussycat Dolls would return in 2013, but [[RevolvingDoorBand with an all-new lineup]] (which included former members of ParadisoGirls and Girlicious), but Robin Anton announced that the new group would ''not'' be using the Pussycat Dolls name, but instead be named "[[http://cdn.stagebloc.com/production/themes/assets/2620/20130614_200502_2620_427.jpeg G.R.L]]", and consist of Lauren Bennett (former ParadisoGirls member), Paula van Oppen (former Top 20 contestant from ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance''), Natasha Slayton (daughter of comedian Bobby Slayton), Simone Battle (finalist on the first season of Series/TheXFactor) and [[CanadaEh Emmalyn]] [[Series/BatesMotel Estrada]]. Their first single "Vacation" appeared on TheSmurfs 2 soundtrack, and reached #97 on the South Korean music charts. They would later be featured on Music/{{PitBull}}'s track "Wild Wild Love", which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Wild_Love broke into the top 50 on several music charts]] and was certified platinum.

Their first album was due out some time in 2014, but things were postponed after Simone [[http://www.people.com/article/simone-battle-g.r.l.-death-suicide tragically committed suicide at the age of 25]]. The group released the song "Lighthouse" in early 2015 and dedicated it to her memory, and disbanded shortly afterwards.

In August 2016 it was announced that the group had reformed, with Emmalyn Estrada and Paula van Oppen leaving and Jazzy Meija (who had previously declined to debut due to being pregnant), Lauren Bennett and Natasha Slayton returning. The trio will be releasing music sometime in summer of 2016.
* ''[=PCD=]'' (2005)
* ''Doll Domination'' (2008)
* ''G.R.L. (EP)'' (2014)
!!Pussycat Dolls display examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: ''Doll Domination''.
* AllMenArePerverts: "Beep".
* BareYourMidriff
* {{Biker Babe}}s: On the ''Doll Domination'' artwork.

* BreakupSong: "I Hate This Part", "Hush Hush", "Happily Never After" and others. The first two are widely considered to be {{surprisingly gentle song}}s for them, along with "Stickwitu".
* CallAndResponseSong: Nicole and Timbaland in "Wait a Minute", Nicole and will.i.am in "Beep".
* CanadaEh: Emmalyn Estrada is from Surrey, British Columbia.
* CloudCuckooLander: Paula.
* CoverVersion: They perform covers ''a lot'', and said covers actually take up half of ''[=PCD=]'''s tracklisting. Even their debut single and biggest hit, "Don't Cha", is a cover of a Tori Alamaze song released in 2004. Some of their other covers include "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps", [[{{Medley}} "Tainted Love"/"Where Did Our Love Go"]], "Right Now", "Sway", "Feelin' Good" and "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going". Their "cover" of Music/DonnaSummer's "Hot Stuff" is practically InNameOnly as it interpolates the chorus with new lyrics.
* DancingOnABus: "Wait a Minute" begins with the Dolls dancing on a subway train and "When I Grow Up" features the group dancing on the roofs of cars.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Paula Van Oppen (originally a [[DyeHard brunette]]).
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "I Don't Need a Man"
* ADayInTheLimelight: Each doll gets her own solo on ''Doll Domination'':
** Jessica Sutta - "If I Was a Man"
** Melody Thornton - "Space"
** Kimberly Wyatt - "Don't Want to Fall In Love"
** Nicole Scherzinger - "Until U Love U"
** Ashley Roberts - "Played"
* DramaticWind: In the "I Hate This Part" video.
* {{Determinator}}: Paula Van Oppen. She dropped out of high school to focus on dance, and when people thought she wasn't good enough, she worked her ass off, appeared on ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'' (and then bowed out to appear in {{Burlesque}}), and then went on to appear in commercials, music videos, and on stage with Usher, Music/KatyPerry, Keri Hilson, and Music/LadyGaga.
* GenreRoulette: Played with pop, dance, R&B, world music and even {{jazz}}.
* GoldDigger: [=PCD=] make it rather explicit what they really want from Timbaland in "Wait a Minute".
* HeroicBSOD: Nicole Scherzinger had one early in her tenure, due to her insecurities when posing in skimpy clothing.
** Simone would later have one due to her fears that the group would never be famous, and unfortunately unlike Nicole, she didn't recover and tragically took her own life.
* InDaClub: "Out of This Club" ([[{{Irony}} funnily enough]]).
* IntercourseWithYou: Oh boy. They don't even ''try'' hiding this trope in their music. "Buttons", "Beep", "Bottle Pop" (which is apparently meant to be a DoubleEntendre but comes off as more a single entendre), "Don't Cha"...
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As the group reboot suggests, there are ''loads'' of people who were in the group, both in its burlesque and musical incarnations. It can even be credited with launching the careers of Christina Applegate and Carmen Electra back in the 1990s.
* {{Mondegreen}}: The lyric "I wanna have groupies" from "When I Grow Up" is often misheard as "I wanna have boobies", which wouldn't be out of character for the group
* MsFanservice: Let's face it - they're not really marketed to the crowd that actually ''listen'' to music.
* MisandrySong: ''I Don't Need A Man'' counts.
* RearrangeTheSong: The original version of "Hush Hush" is a slow, mournful-sounding ballad. The single mix/radio version starts off in the same vein as the original, but soon kicks into an upbeat disco stomper.
* RockstarSong: "When I Grow Up".
* {{Sampling}}: The radio version of "Hush Hush" contains a sample of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive".
** And "Beep" samples from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Evil Woman".
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "I Don't Need a Man".
* ShesGotLegs: And they're not afraid to show them.
* SillyLoveSongs: PCD get uncharacteristically mushy in "Stickwitu".
* SoundEffectBleep: Used ''many'' times on "Beep".
* {{Stripperific}}: The reigning queens of this trope. Music/{{Rihanna}} ain't got nothing on them.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Wait a Minute" is essentially three minutes of "Oh no Timbaland, I'm not interested in your fancy cars, your jewellery, your property or your vast wealth at all."
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing
* TranslatedCoverVersion: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" from the ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' soundtrack. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Although "translated" is putting it]] [[WhatSongWasThisAgain very loosely...]]
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Doll Domination'' got ''two''. One as a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition and the other as an [=EP=].
* AWildRapperAppears: Music/BustaRhymes in "Don't Cha", [[Music/BlackEyedPeas will.i.am]] in "Beep", Music/SnoopDogg in "Bottle Pop" (and the remix version of "Buttons"), and Missy Elliot in "Whatcha Think About That".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Until U Love U", "Stickwitu", "Don't Cha", "Whatcha Think About That".
* YourCheatingHeart: "How Many Times, How Many Lies", "Whatcha Think About That".