So, this countdown is about MY TOP 10:  Fictional Bands and what songs best represent those bands.  I’m going to throw in about 5 BONUSES throughout this countdown as well.  It’s a fun one in a different kind a way (MY TOP 10s are always fun, aren’t they?), so I’m going to be a little looser with it.  I’m going to go girl-boy-girl-boy as much as I can, so this time around the men will be on top.  I’ve  let the women lead more than a few times, so turnabout is fair play.

2. Sister and The Sisters “Something He Can Feel”

The group from the 1976 period film, Sparkle, based in the 1950, was inspired by The Supremes and in turn inspired Dreamgirls (Number 6) .  It features the Williams Sisters — Sister (Lonette McKee), Dolores (Dwan Smith), and Sparkle (Irene Cara) — and focuses on Sparkle’s journey from backup singer to headliner.  Their mother is Effie (Mary Alice), which is a name that found its way into Dreamgirls.  The actresses  performed their own vocals for the film.  The soundtrack of the same name was produced by Curtis Mayfield and featured Aretha Franklin replacing the lead vocals from the film with her own.  The album was a Top 20 hit for Franklin with a Number 1 R&B single with this song.  En Vogue covered it in1992 for their sophomore set, Funky Divas, renaming it “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” and reintrepreting the scene from the film into an updated, glossy, and sexy video that was quite a hit for them as well.

***BONUS*** En Vogue “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”

Here’s the En Vogue version.