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Music / Sweet California

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The current and original lineups. Left to right in the upper picture: Tamy Nsue, Alba Reig and Sonia Gómez. L-R in the lower picture: Rocío Cabrera, Reig and Gómez.
Sweet California is a Spanish Girl Group formed in 2013 by Alba Reig, Sonia Gómez and Rocío Cabrera. The latter left the band in early 2016 and retired from music altogether a year later, and was replaced by Tamy Nsue. At a commercial level, they are the most succesful girl band Spain has ever seen.

After forming, the trio started out by posting Cover Versions in their YouTube channel such as Olly Murs' Troublemaker until their first album, Break of Day, came out in 2014, followed up by Head for the Stars in 2015, which would receive a 2.0 version in 2016 after Rocío's departure. Later in 2016 came 3, the first full album of the band's current lineup.

Be ready to smile and shout, "These are the tropes!":

  • Ascended Extra: Tamy had served as a backup dancer and/or singer in Sweet California's concerts for some time before being promoted to full-fledged bandmember upon Rocío Cabrera's exit from the group.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Alba in the Down With Ya video.
  • Color-Coded Characters: You can easily tell them by their hair colors. Rocío and later Tamy sport full blonde hair (although Tamy briefly switched to brown), Alba started as blonde with touches of pink but later went with full pink, and Sonia sports a dyed blue hair.
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  • Cover Version: A re-release of Break of Day included one of Toni Basil's Mickey, titled Hey Mickey!.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: If you're an extra trying to flirt with the girls in a music video, prepare for humiliation.
    • At the end of the Infatuated video, the girls learn that the same guy was hitting on all three of them. Their response? Pushing him — dressed — into a swimming pool.
    • In the Wonderwoman video, Sonia discourages a guy that was trying to hit on her with an ice cream to the face.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Tamy can be spotted as a backup dancer in the Down With Ya video — oddly enough, it turned out to be the very last video to feature her predecessor, Rocío.
  • Excited Song Title!: Hey Mickey!
  • International Pop Song English: Most of their discography, except for a few songs in Spanish here and there.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Alba stealing a hot dog from a guy for no clear reason in the Wonderwoman video.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Rocío was seen dealing with one in the music video for Comprende (It's Over).
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  • Straight Gay: The crush they sing about in The Other Team presumably turned out to be one.
    Gave him an easy homerun
    Can't believe he missed that one
    He swings the other way
    Now I realize he's playing for the other team
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!:
    • Jake Miller in Wonderwoman.
    • Madcon in Down With Ya. And they didn't have enough with their rap verse, making their presence felt all over the chorus.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sonia (blue hair) and Alba (pink hair).

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