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fb617556033
11/26/2007

Bangles 3

'Walk Like An Egyptian' is good, but they're pretty much just another one-hit wonder. Their other songs don't measure up.

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Limpin' Trenchfoot
12/04/2006

Bangles 2

a passable but strictly third division act who'll be nothing more than a footnote in annals of pop music. Without Susannah Hoffs as eye candy they would've remained in obscurity. very unremarkable

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thylacine
08/18/2006

Bangles 2

they were good, but let's face it, without the GOGO'S they would never have been successful, I liked the Bangles, but prefer the GOGO'S much more.

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VirileVagabond
07/11/2006

Bangles 4

After going through the other comments, I wonder if everyone remembers that this is a pop artist list. There are separate lists for classic rock, new wave, rap, etc. Classic rock means heavier, full-length efforts, pop means singles, and the Bangles were a great singles band. I picked up the band's 1990 compilation "Greatest Hits" as an impulse a few years back, which usually means either a great disappointment or an extremely pleasant surprise. In this case I found the latter. The hits were all there as I remembered them (e.g. "Manic Monday," "Walk Like An Egyptian," and "Eternal Flame"), but I discovered some numbers (or rediscovered some that I had ignored back in the day) that should have been bigger than they were (e.g. "Hero Takes A Fall," "Walking Down Your Street," "In Your Room," "Be With You," and the band's more than competent cover of "Hazy Shade Of Winter"). For a group that was essentially a pop/new wave band (a type of band which wouldn't normally have that much commercial success), that kind out material from just three full-length efforts (1984-1988) is pretty impressive. The bottom line is that notwithstanding that a group of rabid Bangles fans have obviously been brought in as ringers (as evidenced by the number of ratings and a #14 current ranking), as a pure pop group, the Bangles deserve a better than average rating, but because the band was so short-lived in their heyday (though perhaps not by pop standards), five stars is a stretch.

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ClassicTVFan47
06/26/2006

Bangles 5

More enjoyable 80s pop! With great vocals and lively lyrics, my favorite songs from this group include the pure-fun "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Goin' Down to Liverpool," and "Manic Monday."

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LoneUSFullHous eFan
04/10/2006

Bangles 4

Classic 1980s band. While the cover of Hazy Shade of Winter left something to be desired, Susana Hoff can still hit notes that I am convinced do not exist on a standard music scale.

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clarermo
09/30/2005

Bangles 3

Some good songs, but not among the big bands. Sorry.

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rjy
09/28/2005

Bangles 4

Not a bad group, but a whole lot better than the Spice Girls!

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sfalconer
04/27/2005

Bangles 1

How can you compare the Bangles to the Beatles I mean the Bangles are not even in the same league. They had a few top fourty hits but what did they bring to the table nothing. They are a poor man's Go Gos, there I said it and you all know it is true. The Go Gos were way better than the bangles any day of the week. That is a much better comparison.

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X Factor Z
04/06/2005

Bangles 3

Susana Hoffs should stuck it out with this group. A few really good songs.

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james123
09/23/2004

Bangles 5

fun

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AryanDan
09/03/2004

Bangles 3

'Walk like an Egyptian' was a fun song. Girl bands can rock too!! All the old paintings on the tomb They do the sand dance, don'cha know? If they move too quick (Oh-Way-Oh) They're falling down like a domino And the bazaar man by the Nile He got the money on a bet For the crocodiles (Oh-Way-Oh) They snap their teeth on a cigarette Foreign types with their hookah pipes sing: Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo... Walk like an Egyptian. The blonde waitresses take their trays Spin around and they cross the floor. They've got the moves (Oh-Way-Oh) You drop your drink then they bring you more All the school kids so sick of books They like the punk and the metal band When the buzzer rings (Oh-Way-Oh) They're walking like an Egyptian All the kids in the marketplace say: Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo... Walk like an Egyptian. Line your feet astreet, bend your back, Shift your arm, then you pull a clock Like Sergeant O (Oh-Way-Oh) So strike a pose on a Cadillac If you want to find all the cops, They're hanging out in the donut shop. They sing and dance (Oh-Way-Oh) They spin their clock and cruise on down the block All the Japanese with their Yen The party boys call the Kremlin The Chinese know (Oh-Way-Oh) They walk along like Egyptians All the cops in the donut shops say: Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo... Walk like an Egyptian Walk like an Egyptian Update: I supplied the lyrics to one of their popular songs and got 18 negatives. Cliques can be cruel!

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coleslough
05/26/2004

Bangles 3

the short brunette ws hott

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scarletfeather
03/25/2004

Bangles 2

They were a mediocre mid-80s band, and they are not even as good as Katrina and the Waves, which produced the same kind of lite pablum. Susannah Hoffs voice was slight and reedy. Definitely not a memorable band.

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Guava Monkey
03/25/2004

Bangles 2

Susannah Hoffs was one lush babe but the other 3 minged as much as the hideous Runaways and Bananarama. The music was insipid rock lite and the quality of musicianship astonishingly mediocre.

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courtneym
03/07/2004

Bangles 5

The Bangles are great! Love 'em!!

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MrBangleman
12/02/2003

Bangles 5

Bangles fan #3 present and accounted for! What can I say? I love 'em!

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nichomach
11/29/2003

Bangles 5

Fantastic comeback, with a great album and brilliant live performances...now as then a fantastic band.

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Desdemona
11/29/2003

Bangles 5

The best band ever!

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LoveDaBone69
09/15/2003

Bangles 3

not impressed overly but not put off either

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BigAl'sEdge
08/29/2003

Bangles 4

I liked this group but lets face it I wouldnt make them #1

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andyknoedler
08/20/2003

Bangles 1

Who are the Bangles?

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Moosekarloff
08/19/2003

Bangles 1

Really, you've got to be kidding. What is this, the junior high school version of Rateitall?

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jaspirtaint
08/11/2003

Bangles 1

When was the last time that the Bangles were in the TOP 40?

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ErictheFederal ist
07/23/2003

Bangles 5

The summer hit of early 90ies called "Eternal Flame" was for many years my absolute favourite song and it's still one of my all time favourites. :)

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Borges
07/23/2003

Bangles 1

The members of the Bangles must have very large extended families with internet access.

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afterglow70
07/14/2003

Bangles 1

EWWWWW!

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slappyp
07/10/2003

Bangles 3

They are not #3 of all time, that's for sure, but 3 stars it is for a great EP and two solid albums.

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KingBuzz
07/05/2003

Bangles 1

Can u believe Bangles fans put down their chocolate mint lip gloss and National Enquirer long enough to organize and vote the Bangles to the top three on here..? Was Ricki Lake airing re-runs ? Some of them have written, "What a great band".. Are they putting Prozac in your water? Are you part of some scientific experiment ? Will the Archies be next ? Give me a break. They stunk.. May they Walk like an Egyptian off a short pier. It was never anything but awful, overrated pop music. Nothing remotely new or original. The singer was a hottie. Can't think of anything more positive than that..

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BoutTheArt
06/22/2003

Bangles 1

Evidently the Bangles fan club must have united to all give these chicks a 5 because they have more ratings than anyone on here..and they absolutely SUCKED !! Walk Like an Egyptian was a great song. It should rank right below the theme from the Flintstones. Thank God they get no more airplay.. Oh and that Manic monday.. another great one.. only Prince wrote it and gave it to them but only after the hottie singer gave up her booty.. There's a word for someone who trades sex for monetary gain.. Now let's see what is it ??? It's a shame I can't give a zero for this crap.. Oh ay Oh !!!

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JASONLUVER
06/12/2003

Bangles 1

I liked walk like an eygption and eternal flame but they aren't that good at all.

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Maalox
06/05/2003

Bangles 4

I am new to this site and was surprised to see the Bangles up here. During their "Walk Like An Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame" phases, they came to be seen as pop chicks. But when their full first album came out, the Bangles were cool as sheeit. Very good songwriters themselves, they also had the sense to complement their own material with top-flight songs by others - Jules Shear, Alex Chilton, even some good Prince stuff. All delivered with a Beatle-y guitar-pop sensibility and musical restraint characteristic of the genre. It was a shame that the suits got to them and tried to turn them into a Susannah Hoffs vehicle. That was the death of them. In reality they were a great modern guitar pop band. Get their first album "All Over The Place"; it's one of the best records of the 1980's.

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SGRANT
06/02/2003

Bangles 4

NOT A HALF BAD GROUP--THEIR MUSIC STICKS EVEN TODAY.

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BugahaNE
05/24/2003

Bangles 2

ROFL !!!! Somebody must be doing some serious automated rating or something fishy. There is no way The Bangles are #4 all time, in the company of The Beatles,Led Zepplin, etc. I do not dislike them, "Walk like an Egyptian" was catchy for a few weeks when it first came out.

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DeathRattle
05/23/2003

Bangles 1

I can't believe this many people like this 80's flop group. Can you say GO GOs wannabees. All very simple, very plain, and very lame songs. That's why they're on all those 80's albums with Culture Club, Fine Young Canabals, etc. They were here, and then, they were gone. Thank God because the Bangles were just another ingredient in the disease of cheesey music.

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cjs13
05/11/2003

Bangles 3

the bangles were suzanne hoffs period, what a babe and they rode her looks.

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kingronnie
05/08/2003

Bangles 3

A few catchy pop tunes, they had there day and if it were'nt for eternal flame they'd be forgotten by now

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jpdols
05/02/2003

Bangles 1

The Bangles aren't that bad but to rate them so high is completely ridiculous. They had a couple of hit songs and there lead singer was hot but that's about it. Did they change the music industry or something?

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cordzk
04/30/2003

Bangles 1

Actually, I don't think they are terrible, but they cannot rank above Stones, Elvis, Clash, etc.

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leroyneiman
04/29/2003

Bangles 5

I loved these girls!

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Bangles 1

I would give them a 3 or a 4, but they really don't deserve to be this high up on the list. Sheesh, 3 or 4 good songs back in the day and they make it to #3. This is ludicrous. I would have expected AC/DC up somewhere around here, and that would have been understandable, but they're #82. The Bangles? Number three?! That's insane!

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dasha12
04/22/2003

Bangles 1

WHO???? How did they even get on this list?

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TritonAgain
04/10/2003

Bangles 3

I'm only rating them this high because Vickie Petterson once let me buy her a beer. She's adorable.

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the transgressors
04/05/2003

Bangles 1

is this a joke?

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klytie
04/03/2003

Bangles 1

The fact that they're on here at all is hilarious!

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PSDOF
03/27/2003

Bangles 2

cute but not 3.13

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sktmps
03/22/2003

Bangles 2

this is crazy #3 only 2 songs I like should be bottom 100!

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mrkpz
03/16/2003

Bangles 4

NEW WAVE!

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RaptorKing
02/28/2003

Bangles 2

Best band ever jeez give me a break

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DOOOOOLING
02/28/2003

Bangles 1

I cannot beleive they rate this high. I had some hope. Until now.

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