Australian group Justice Crew are about to launch themselves in the UK with their monster number 1 single Que Sera.
The group features twins John and Lenny and it got us thinking that over the years there have been lots of twins in pop.
We’ve selected some of our favourite pop twins, starting with Justice Crew’s John and Lenny of course…
Justice Crew – John & Lenny
Part of the Australian all-singing, all-dancing group who shot to fame winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010 and are the first Australian act to spend 9 weeks at no.1 on the ARIA chart since Olivia Newton John back in 1978 with Que Sera.
The track will be released in the UK on 12th October.
The original twins of pop, Matt & Luke Goss, shot to fame as part of trio Bros back in 1987 when ‘When Will I Be Famous’ reached no.2 and got screaming teenage girls wearing Grolsch bottle tops on their shoes! The group went on to have a string of hits including their no.1 ‘I Owe You Nothing’ and ‘Drop The Boy’ before drummer Craig Logan left leaving it just the brothers.
Nowadays Luke can be seen gracing the silver screen in films that include Blade 2 and Hell Boy: The Golden Army, whereas Matt has been reborn as a swing crooner and has a successful Vegas residency and released an album of new material that peaked at 27 last year.
When Will I Be Famous
Some people say they look like their da, and well they might as half of the denim clad girlband B*Witched, Edele and Keavy Lynch are the Irish identical twins who also boast a famous singing brother in Boyzone’s Shane.
The bouncy popstars broke chart records with their first four singles all entering the chart at no.1 starting with ‘C’est La Vie’ but it was all over within just two albums. The twins have since dabbled with new music but not had much success, however, they did appear on The Big Reunion this year and now Edele is in Celebrity Big Brother and new music from all four is on the cards.
C’est La Vie
With their big blonde quiffs, could they be Bros for a new generation? This hyperactive duo shot to fame on X Factor where they gained a bit of a cult status and a love/hate reaction from the public. They covered David Bowie and Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ via the Vanilla Ice version (who featured on the track) to go to no.2 in the UK charts with their debut release after the show.
They have since gone on to have much success in their native Ireland even representing them at the Eurovision Song Contest where they ranked higher than Blue in the voting and went on to score their second and only other UK top 40 hit with ‘Lipstick’.
Ice Ice Baby
Scottish bespectacled twins The Proclaimers have won the hearts of the nation with their songs getting wheeled out at every family party, football match and wedding across the country. From ‘Letter From America’ to their massive hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) which has charted no less than 3 times including reaching no.1 when it was used for charity Comic Relief in 1997 with a little help from Peter Kay and Matt Lucas as characters from Phoenix Nights and Little Britain respectively.
Other hits include ‘Letter From America’ and ‘King Of The Road’
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Maurice & Robin Gibb of Bee Gees
The legendary high pitched trio that formed in 1958 and gave us recognisable three-part harmonies, disco classics and well…nice teeth! The twins were joined by older brother Barry and are one of the world’s biggest selling music artists of all time. Maurice unfortunately died in 2003 aged just 53 with twin Robin losing his battle with cancer in 2012 aged 62.
Those high notes and white suits will forever live on though!
The Cheeky Girls
Move over Dracula, Transylvania has a new horror and they are donned in silver hotpants! Monica and Gabriella, better know as The Cheeky Girls, went to no.2 with their debut hit ‘Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)’ after winning over the public on X Factor auditions. They then had another 4 UK top 40 hits – can you name any of them? No us neither.
Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)
Gayle & Gillian
Neighbours stars Gayle and Gillian Blakeney saw how well Kylie Minogue and Jason Donavon had done in the charts and even one of their on-screen hubbies, Stefan Dennis and decided to have a go at this pop malarkey themselves with ‘All Mixed Up’ which was written and produced by SAW. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to bother the top 40 and despite another couple of attempts, pop stardom just wasn’t to be.
All Mixed Up
Justice Crew’s Que Sera is released on 12th October 2014.