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Hole In The Head

Let's take a moment to acknowledge the musical perfection that was the Sugababes album 'Three'

How is ‘Too Lost In You’ the most emotional song ever written?

THE YEAR IS 2003 and I have just turned nine years old. Santa has been kind to me and has gifted me with two very important albums to put into my brand new Walkman. These two albums would go on to shape my music taste for a number of years. One was, of course, Beyoncés ‘Crazy in Love’ and the other was ‘Three’ by the Sugababes.

Now if you’re wondering which version of the Sugababes put out this piece of musical perfection then have no fear because it was (in my opinion) the best version; Mutya, Heidi and Keisha.

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So why was this album so important me? Well after the release of ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, I’d become obsessed with ‘Freak Like Me’ because let’s face it, it was an absolute banger. The Sugababes resonated with me way more than they should have given what they were singing about.

I hadn’t expected for Santa to have his finger on the musical pulse for nine-year-old Rachel but nevertheless, Christmas morning arrived and peering out from my stocking were the three girls.

For those of you unfamiliar with the album, ‘Three’ gifted us amazing songs such as ‘Hole in the Head’, ‘In the Middle’ and of course ‘Too Lost In You’ from Love Actually or as it’s also known, the most emotional song that has ever existed.

Even the lesser known songs on the album were incredible. There I was singing along badly to songs about saying goodbye to a boy who doesn’t respect you such as ‘Conversation’s Over’ and ‘Million Different Ways’.

Meanwhile, there were songs about becoming independent like ‘Situation’s Heavy’ and I’m there relating to it all like having an unrequited crush on Matthew in 4th class was somehow as heartbreaking as ‘Too Lost In You’.

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‘Three’ was probably Sugababes best work because it was so full of raw emotion. It was a healthy mix of heartbreak and ‘f**k you’ that apparently nine year old me really needed in her life.

Hell, I still relate to a lot of the songs on it, particularly ‘Conversation’s Over’ which was very helpful for dealing with lads in secondary school, college and life in general.

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In conclusion, if at some point you feel you like a musical education, then you could do a lot worse than sticking this on Spotify.

It’ll remind you what a true gift the Sugababes were and how we simply did not deserve them. Sure wasn’t ‘Hole In The Head’ the teenage anthem we all needed?

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