Category:Girls Aloud songs
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The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Girls Aloud – Girls Aloud are an English-Irish pop girl group, which was created through the ITV talent show Popstars, The Rivals in 2002. The group comprised singers Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom, including four number ones. They also achieved seven certified albums, of which two reached number one and they have been nominated for five Brit Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for The Promise. The groups musical style was pop, but throughout their career they had experimented with electropop and dance-pop, Girls Alouds collaborations with Brian Higgins and his songwriting and production team Xenomania earned the group critical acclaim, due to an innovative approach to mainstream pop music. The group became one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, guinness World Records lists them as Most Successful Reality TV Group in the 2007 edition. They also hold the record for Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group in the 2008 edition, and are credited again for Most Successful Reality TV Group in the 2011 edition. The group was named the United Kingdoms biggest selling girl group of the 21st century. In March 2013, after the Ten, The Hits Tour, the group Girls Aloud was formed on 30 November 2002, in front of millions of viewers on ITVs Popstars, The Rivals. The concept of the programme, hosted by Big Brother presenter Davina McCall was to produce a boyband, following the initial success of HearSay, several thousand applicants attended auditions across the United Kingdom in hope of being selected. Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts, who had made it into the final fifteen but not the final ten, were chosen as their replacements. During October and November, the finalists took to the participating in weekly Saturday night live performances. Each week the contestant polling the fewest phone votes was eliminated, the group was named Girls Aloud and were managed by Louis Walsh until 2005 when Hilary Shaw replaced him. The new group competed with the winning group, One True Voice to have 2002s Christmas number one single. Girls Aloud won the battle with their single Sound of the Underground, produced by Brian Higgins, the song spent four consecutive weeks at number one and was certified platinum in March 2003. After the success of their first single Sound of the Underground, Girls Aloud spent five months recording the follow-up single, Sound of the Underground was completed in April 2003 and released the following month. The album entered the charts at two and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The second single, No Good Advice, was released in May 2003 to similar success. Girls Alouds third single, Life Got Cold, charted at number three in August 2003, in November 2003, Girls Aloud released a cover version of the Pointer Sisters 1980s dance hit Jump
2. Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me – Beautiful Cause You Love Me is a song recorded by British girl group Girls Aloud from their second compilation album, Ten. It was written by Rachel Moulden and produced by Jim Eliot, the song received mixed reviews from music critics, who thought that ballads were not the groups best efforts. Upon the release of Ten, it charted at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart, the accompanying music video was directed by Paul Caslin, and consists mostly of beauty shots from each member. The song was performed on a few programmes, such as Children in Need 2012, the song officially premiered on BBC Radio 2 on 13 November 2012, while the digital release took place on December 17,2012. It was also sent to radio in the United Kingdom. Beautiful Cause You Love Me was written by Rachel Moulden and produced by Jim Eliot, the song was described as a typical pop ballad by Ayeesha Walsh of The Sun, while its lyrics were deemed striking and memorable by Sam Lansky of Idolator. Amy Sciaretto of PopCrush noted that the address to how the love of a good man can make you beautiful. During the chorus, the group sings, Right now the world could call me ugly / So what. To you, Im not / You dont love me cause Im beautiful, when asked about the song, Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts said, after I heard the first line, I said, STOP. Thats our song, while Kimberley Walsh added, as soon as I heard it, from the first line onwards, Beautiful Cause You Love Me received mixed reviews from music critics. According to Ian Wade of BBC Music, the song is a blub-friendly empowerment cut complete with its own fireworks, while Adrian Thrills of the Daily Mail, called the song a superior ballad. Rebecca Twomey of Marie Claire deemed it a silky smooth love song, while Chris Younie of 4Music said that the emotionally-charged, may not be a typical Girls Aloud pop-dance banger, but trust us when we say its still amazing. A NME critic said the track aint bad, concluded that it occupies a similar space to Sugababes Unpretty rewrite Ugly. However, Douglas Wolk of Pitchfork Media stated the song, just drag the album down, in particular, belongs on the same icky-valentine shelf as James Blunts Youre Beautiful. Jon OBrien of omg. called the song a love song which could quite easily have been a reject from Cheryl Coles last album. Youre fat because I hate you, something no one should ever have to witness. Amy Sciaretto of PopCrush wasnt sure that Girls Aloud are the people to deliver that message because they are five stunning women who likely never had anyone tell ‘em they were ugly. Sam Lansky of Idolator thought that the track may not rival Girls Alouds best work, upon the release of Ten, Beautiful Cause You Love Me charted at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart
3. Biology (song) – Biology is a song performed by English-Irish all-female pop group Girls Aloud, taken from their third studio album Chemistry. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins and Higgins production team Xenomania, composed of distinct sections, it avoids the verse-chorus form present in most contemporary pop music. Biology was released as a single in November 2005, ahead of the albums release, following the disappointment of Long Hot Summer, Biology returned Girls Aloud to the top five of the UK Singles Chart and became their tenth top ten hit. The music video, consisting only of group shots, witnesses Girls Aloud seamlessly move through various sequences while performing disjointed choreography, Biology was promoted through a number of live appearances and has since been performed on all of Girls Alouds subsequent concert tours. The song, which includes a variety of styles, received acclaim from contemporary music critics. Considered one of Girls Alouds signature songs, The Guardian referred to Biology as the best pop single of the last decade, Biology is composed of a number of distinctly different sections. The song begins with Nadine Coyle singing over a piano riff. The first verse occurs, followed by two noticeably individual transitional bridges, around two minutes into the song, the song reaches its climactic chorus before returning to the stanza heard in the introduction. The song repeats the chorus and the introduction is used as an outro. The song avoids the typical AABA form and verse-chorus form present in most contemporary pop music, Brian Higgins and Xenomania created Biology in reaction to Girls Alouds previous single Long Hot Summer, which Higgins called a disaster record. Higgins continued, I think that is a wonderful record – so uplifting and it meant so much to us and it really set Chemistry up well. The lyric referring to wicked games, which is mentioned in the Animals-inspired riff, was inspired by Girls Aloud almost releasing a cover of Chris Isaaks Wicked Game as a single, the songs title inspired the albums title, Chemistry. Both the single and album title refer to the fields of biology. For the new single and album, Girls Aloud employed stylist Victoria Adcock, promotion for the single received a setback when Sarah Harding was diagnosed with kidney infection. Girls Aloud also announced dates for 2006s Chemistry Tour, the single was released on 14 November 2005. It was available on two CD single formats and as a digital download, the first disc included the Tony Lamezma Club Mix of Girls Alouds 2004 single The Show. The second CD format included an unreleased track entitled Nobody but You. The artwork was inspired by UK punk band X-Ray Spexs album cover Germfree Adolescents, both covers show each member in a different pose, trapped inside a large vial
4. Call the Shots – Call the Shots is a song by British girl group Girls Aloud from their fourth studio album, Tangled Up. Polydor Records originally intended to release it as a single for The Sound of Girls Aloud, The Greatest Hits, however, the song also peaked at number nine on the Irish Singles Chart. The accompanying music video was directed by Sean de Sparengo, and features the girls in purple dresses performing on Malibu Beach at night with flames, each member of the band is also shown other locations, following several story lines. Call the Shots was promoted through numerous live appearances, including a performance on The X Factor. Several artists and bands including Coldplay and Mark Morriss have covered the song, the first part of Call the Shots to be composed was the instrumentation, which was done by Xenomania in 2005. Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh recorded vocals for the song in London, England, Cole deemed the song her favourite from Tangled Up, adding that it gave her goosebumps. An early version of Call the Shots leaked online in September 2007, the first disc included a live cover version of Amy Winehouses 2007 single Rehab, as performed on the BBC Radio 1 programme Jo Whileys Live Lounge. The second CD format featured a composition entitled Blow Your Cover. The Tony Lamenza Remix of Call the Shots was being included on the CD single also at first, however, the Tony Lamenza Remix was then included on the Singles Box Set, released in 2009. Call the Shots is a dance-pop and pop track written in the key of D major. Unlike previous singles released by the band, the song follows the verse–chorus form, Call the Shots received positive reviews from music critics. Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy rated the song four out of five stars, daily Star journalist Kim Dawson said Call the Shots is one of the bands best singles, while another reviewer for the same newspaper deemed the song classy electronic Euro-pop with real edge. On the countdown of the top singles of 2007, Digital Spy placed Call the Shots at number 17, in 2008, the song won the Popjustice £20 Music Prize – Girls Alouds fourth win. Popjustice writer Peter Robinson deemed it as the greatest pop song of the 21st century, following the availability of Call the Shots due to the release of Tangled Up, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number nine. The following week, Call the Shots rose six places to peak at number three and it managed to stay at number three the following week, but slipped to number five in its fourth week. Through the Christmas week chart, the managed to stay in the top ten. Call the Shots was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry, on the chart issue of 22 November 2007, the song debuted at number 44 in Ireland, reaching a new peak at number 9 the following week. It attained the peak on the European Hot 100 Singles chart
5. Can't Speak French – Cant Speak French is a song performed by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud, taken from their fourth studio album Tangled Up. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania, described as a swirling, slower cut with great jazzy guitar changes, Higgins said it was the easiest Girls Aloud single they made. Upon its release in March 2008, Cant Speak French charted within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart, the music video sees Girls Aloud seduce guests at a dinner party in elaborate costumes inspired by Marie Antoinette and 18th century French fashions. Cant Speak French was promoted through numerous live appearances and has since performed on all of Girls Alouds subsequent tours. The sultry song received praise from most contemporary musics, cited as an example of Xenomanias creativity, described as a swirling, slower cut with great jazzy guitar changes, Cant Speak French is a mid-tempo pop song with a number of influences. It juxtaposes jazz guitar and a swing beat against a 1980s-inspired synthesiser, the lyrics find the girls at their glummest, desperately trying to impress a guy who turns their dust to gold but doesnt realise it. Producer Brian Higgins said it was perhaps the easiest Girls Aloud single they made, the song begins with a first verse, a bridge, and a chorus. It then leads to a middle 8 sung by Cheryl Cole, Cant Speak French was slightly remixed by Jeremy Wheatley for single release. Cant Speak French was one of many options for a single, others included Close to Love. The single was confirmed on 15 January 2008 on the official site, promotion for Cant Speak French was initially put on hold, so that Cheryl Cole could sort through her marital problems with Chelsea and England player Ashley Cole, but later resumed. Their new television series, Passions of Girls Aloud, also premiered on 14 March, the single was released as a digital download on 14 March 2008 and on two CD single formats on 16 March 2008. The first disc included an unreleased track entitled Hoxton Heroes, co-written by Girls Aloud. A shortened radio edit of the Tony Lamezma remix was released as a digital exclusive, Girls Aloud also held a competition on their official website for a signed poster. Fans submitted their own verse for Cant Speak French, with five winners being announced throughout the week of the singles release. The singles B-side Hoxton Heroes was first mentioned in a November interview with The Guardian, Miranda Cooper, a songwriter and member of the Xenomania production house, said Weve written a song called Hoxton Hero. Me and the girls got on a rant, taking the piss out of the whole indie scene. Kimberley Walsh stated, They say were a band. The song was considered too controversial to go on the album, however, Nicola Roberts said the song wasnt aggressive enough
6. Tangled Up (Girls Aloud album) – Tangled Up is the fourth studio album by British girl group Girls Aloud. It was released through Fascination and Polydor Records on 16 November 2007, the record was produced by Brian Higgins and production team Xenomania, whilst each band member earning songwriting credits for two tracks. Production and development began with each meeting with Higgins to discuss their personal and professional experiences since the release of their third album Chemistry. It was recorded separately between April and July in 2007, according to member Cheryl, Tangled Up emphasizes a more mature nature than their previous efforts. Musically, the record is a pop album that incorporates elements of dance-pop, synthpop, lyrically, it delves into themes of love, relationships, and femininity. Upon its release, Tangled Up received universal acclaim from music critics, however, minor criticism was aimed towards certain inclusions on the record. Despite this, Tangled Up has been itendified by numerous commentators as Girls Aloud, commercially, it experienced success in the United Kingdom, peaking at number four and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 300,000 units. It performed moderately in Ireand, reaching number 25 and was certified gold by the Irish Recorded Music Association for 7,500 claimed sales, in order to promote the album, Girls Aloud conducted a series of promotional activities such as television, commercial and magazine appearances. Three singles were released from the record, Sexy, Call the Shots and Cant Speak French, all achieving critical and commercial success in Europe. Furthermore, the group embarked their Tangled Up Tour which saw them travel to the UK, Ireland, Scotland. Like the album, it achieved critical and commercial acclaim, in April 2007, the group announced that they would release a new studio album in November of that year. Initial ideas started in March of that year where each member met with British producer Brian Higgins, who worked with them together on their previous records. Member Nicola Roberts reaffirmed that it was important for Higgins to be up to date with where at, and further commented that Our songs have to reflect us so thats why we do it. Moreover, when asked in an interview with Fascination Records about what fans and music critics could expect from the album and she also believed that the ideal focus for the record was not to sing about things that we would have when we were 16. Now were singing about things that you talk about in your early 20s, in late March 2007, Higgins and Xenomania started crafting demo songs for the girl group to record, which commenced the following month. Subsequently, she recorded the tracks in Los Angeles once Higgins mastered the final versions, according to member Kimberley Walsh, it took Girls Aloud six months to finish recording Tangled Up, which she found unusual for the group. No No No. in the middle of finishing it, Tangled Up was finished in October 2007, and was mastered by Higgins himself, with the help of Dick Beetham of 360 Masterings. Unlike the groups previous records, Tangled Up is a non stop pop album that incorporates elements of electropop, dance music, europop
7. Ten (Girls Aloud album) – Ten is the second greatest hits album and the final album released by British and Irish girl band Girls Aloud, released in commemoration of the groups tenth anniversary. It was released in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2012 by Polydor Records, the album consists of fourteen of Girls Alouds singles, including the number-one singles Sound of the Underground, Ill Stand by You and The Promise and four new tracks. The album was praised by music critics, who noted production team Xenomanias creativity. The album was promoted with the single, Something New, their first release in 3 years. Ten is the first album release by the group since 2008s Out of Control, in August 2012, Cheryl Cole confirmed Girls Alouds reunion would occur in November. A few days later on 31 August, Cole confirmed to BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM that the new single would be released in November. Prior to the announcement the groups official website, a countdown appeared a week beforehand. The album was announced on 19 October 2012, with all five members appearing at a press conference announcing the single to the public. The singles after the groups first greatest hits album and before the second greatest hits album such as Sexy. Call the Shots, Cant Speak French, The Promise, The Loving Kind, the only singles after their first greatest hits album that was not included on the groups second greatest hits album are Walk This Way and I Think Were Alone Now. The track list of the deluxe editions second disc was decided by the fans, previous unreleased singles Some Kind of Miracle and Wicked Game were supposedly going to appear on the album but still remain unreleased. Four new songs appear on the album, Girls Alouds longtime collaborator and producer Xenomania wrote Something New and Every Now and Then. Girls Aloud member, Nicola Roberts co-wrote the track On the Metro alongside Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Jon Shave and Dan Stein, and Rachel Moulden penned the track, Beautiful Cause You Love Me. The inclusion of two tracks makes Ten the first album since their debut, Sound of the Underground, not to be produced exclusively by Xenomania. It was televised on 3 December 2012 to over 8 million viewers and they performed a headlining set at Capital FMs Jingle Bell Ball. Girls Aloud performed five songs – Something Kinda Ooooh, The Promise, Beautiful Cause You Love Me, Call the Shots, on the same date, Girls Aloud performed Love Machine on The Graham Norton Show on BBC One. A documentary special entitled Girls Aloud, Ten Years at the Top was aired on ITV on 15 December 2012, the show explored the bands history, their individual successes, and their tenth anniversary reunion. The documentary also shown behind-the-scenes access to their preparations, culminating in their performance at the Royal Variety
8. Girls on Film – Girls on Film is the third single by Duran Duran, released on 13 July 1981. The single became Duran Durans Top 10 breakthrough in the UK Singles Chart, the band personally selected the song for release following the failure of its predecessor, Careless Memories, which had been chosen by their record company, EMI. Its popularity provided a major boost to sales of the eponymous debut album, Duran Duran. The song did not chart in the United States on its initial release, the song was used as the opening theme song for the anime series Speed Grapher and the night version appeared on 2012 Square Enix video game Sleeping Dogs. The song begins with a recording of the whirring of a motor drive on a camera. Both manager Paul Berrow and photographer Andy Earl claim to have supplied the camera for the recording, the song, along with Rio, was originally omitted from the 1984 live album Arena to make room for newer and less familiar album material from 1983s Seven and the Ragged Tiger. Both tracks were included as bonus material in the 2004 CD reissue of Arena. The song fared well on the radio and the charts before the video was filmed, but the controversy that helped to keep the band in the public eye. The video was made with directing duo Godley & Creme at Shepperton Studios in July 1981 and it was filmed just weeks before MTV was launched in the United States and before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry. The band expected the Girls on Film video to be played exclusively at nightclubs that had video screens, or on Playboy Channel. The raunchy video created an uproar, and it was banned by the BBC and heavily edited for its original run on MTV. A Video 45 for Girls on Film and Hungry Like the Wolf was released in the United States in March 1983, the VHS-format tape contains the MTV-friendly edited day version of Girls on Film, while the Betamax format contains the original uncensored night version. The Video 45 won the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video in 1984, the uncensored video was also included in the Duran Duran video album and the Greatest video collection. The edited version would later be used in the 2008 karaoke video game SingStar Pop Vol.2, simon Le Bon commented in the audio interview on the Greatest DVD collection that the scandal of the music video overshadowed the songs message of fashion model exploitation. The band performs on a stage behind a models catwalk. They straddle a shaving cream-covered post at either end and move toward the centre, sliding their crotches along the horizontal candy-striped shaft in a slow, the models proceed to have a pillow fight, which causes their breasts to become partially exposed. Upon finishing, they kiss and return to their dressing room, a petite female Sumo wrestler with her hair flared up in a tall tophawk ponytail mounts the catwalk to confront a lumbering, heavyset male Sumo wrestler. The woman is wearing a top and a mawashi loincloth
9. Here We Go (Moonbaby song) – Here We Go is a pop song written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, and Matt Gray, originally recorded by Cooper under the alias Moonbaby. The song was released as Moonbabys first single in 2000, later being covered by Lene Nystrøm in 2003. It is the basis for the song of the French and Canadian animated television series Totally Spies. with rewritten lyrics to fit the show about action. Miranda Cooper was introduced to British record producer Brian Higgins by Saint Etienne members Bob Stanley, Cooper began recording music with him under the moniker Xenomania. As soon as he played me some tracks, I thought This feels right and she and her sister attended boarding school in Canford Magna in Dorset, England. Thanks to a connection with Pete Tong, Cooper and Higgins were able to sign a deal with London Records, Cooper was signed as a solo artist in 2000 under the alias of Moonbaby. A four-track sampler was released, featuring Here We Go and three tracks, Moonbaby, Deadlines and Diets, and Im Thru with Love. Moonbaby released Here We Go as her single on 14 August 2000. The single failed to make the top 75 on the UK Singles Chart, the deal between Xenomania and London Records fell through. Cooper and Higgins, however, went on to write and produce for artists as Xenomania. Here We Go served as the basis for the song to the television cartoon series Totally Spies. In 2003, Aqua vocalist Lene Nystrøm covered Here We Go for her solo album Play with Me. Her version was compared to Girls Alouds No Good Advice, also produced by Xenomania, Girls Aloud themselves covered the song a year later for their second album What Will the Neighbours Say. which was entirely produced by Xenomania. CD single, Here We Go Kitsch Bitch Kool Here We Go Here We Go was recorded by British all-female pop group for their studio album What Will the Neighbours Say. in 2004. Their version was produced by Brian Higgins and Xenomania. A review for Girls Alouds album described the song as a relatively filthy 60s romp, john Murphy of musicOMH said the song is brilliant and throws in a chorus that will have everyones inner child dancing in front of the bathroom mirror singing into a hairbrush. Kitty Empire of The Observer commented that the chorus will keep the people who provide the background music on sports programmes on TV very happy. Coincidentally, the song has been heard in sports television programs