Gone But Not Forgotten: The Cover Girls

By: Scott Ragan

Right on the heels of Exposé, Bananarama, and Sweet Sensation, The Cover Girls were giving other all-female groups a run for their money with a string of infectious hits that set dancefloors and Top 40 radio on fire.

The Cover Girls started as an idea in New York by disco and freestyle club owner Sal Abbatiello. A search of over 300 women culminated into the group of three, with their first single “Show Me," and high profile gigs on Soul Train, MTV and American Bandstand. By 1988 they were even bigger in Japan, with a double-platinum album and a lucrative advertising contract with Panasonic. Many have said they reached their pinnacle in 1990, when The Cover Girls toured as the opening act with the New Kids on the Block.

Between 1987 and 1996, The Cover Girls released 4 albums, sold over 3 million records, and charted 11 hit singles. At least eight singers have been a part of the group, and at last check on the Fever Records website a rebirth with new members is being attempted. But for our money, The Cover Girls we'll always remember are the original divas: Angel Sabater, Caroline Jackson, and Sunshine Wright.

So let's roll up those fishnet stockings and break out the Ogilvie home perm, as we pay homage to one of the best female dance-pop super groups of their time... The Cover Girls.

"Show Me" - 1987

"Because Of You" - 1988

"Funk Boutique" - 1991