Category:Girls Aloud songs
Pages in category "Girls Aloud songs"
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. 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
2. I'll Stand by You – Ill Stand by You is a 1994 song recorded by The Pretenders from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents. It was written by Chrissie Hynde in collaboration with the team of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg. It was the Pretenders last successful single in North America, the song pledges love and faithful assistance in times of personal darkness. Since its initial release, Ill Stand by You has also become a hit for British girl group Girls Aloud in 2004 and Carrie Underwood in 2007. It charted higher in the UK and the U. S. than Night in My Veins, the music video for Ill Stand by You was released in 1994 and features Chrissie Hynde caring for an ill man. It was later featured in the episode of Dawsons Creek. Since 2010 the song has been used in an advert for the NSPCC. Chrissie Hynde – guitar, vocals Adam Seymour – guitar Additional musicians J. F. T and their version was produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania. The track was announced a single just ten days before its 15 November 2004 release and it became Girls Alouds second number one on the UK Singles Chart, spending two weeks at the top position and receiving a silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry. The song appears on Girls Alouds second studio album What Will the Neighbours Say, the music video, directed by Trudy Bellinger, saw Girls Aloud stranded in a desert as they stand by each other. Ill Stand by You was promoted through various appearances and has since been performed on a number of the groups concert tours. Despite its success, Girls Alouds cover of the song was panned by contemporary music critics. The tracks release was announced a single just ten days before its release date, nicola Roberts said, Hopefully if our single does well its a lot of money going to the charity. The single was released on 15 November 2004 in the UK and it was available on two different CD singles. The first disc includes Real Life, a song taken from Girls Alouds second album What Will the Neighbours Say, the second CD format featured a medley of songs taken from the album, as well as the Tony Lamezmas Club Romp remix of the track. The Gravitas Vocal Dub Mix Edit of Ill Stand by You appears on the Wake Me Up single, in order to promote the release, Girls Aloud toured radio stations across the United Kingdom and performed an acoustic arrangement of Ill Stand by You that they arranged themselves. Girls Alouds version of Ill Stand By You was not well received by most contemporary music critics and it was called a particular soggy area on Girls Alouds album. Alexis Petridis of The Guardian, who praised Girls Alouds album, BBC Music felt it was arguable whether this cover adds much to the Pretenders original
3. 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
4. I Think We're Alone Now – I Think Were Alone Now was a 1967 US hit for James and the Shondells, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has since been covered several times by other artists, the late 1987 recording by Tiffany reached number 1 on the charts of various countries including the US, UK, Canada, and New Zealand. One month earlier, another Tommy James song had hit number 1—Billy Idols version of Mony, Mony. Other cover versions have charted, including those by The Rubinoos. I Think Were Alone Now was a 1967 hit song for Tommy James, the recording was produced by Ritchie Cordell and Bo Gentry. Cordell wrote or co-wrote many songs for James, including the follow-up single Mirage and its B-side Run, Run, Baby, Run, Rock critic Lester Bangs called the single the bubblegum apotheosis. Like many early Tommy James and the Shondells releases, only band members Tommy James, studio musicians were used as the rest of the rhythm section to back up the Shondells. These musicians include Artie Butler playing Ondioline electric keyboard, Al Gorgoni on guitar, Joe Macho on bass, Paul Griffin on piano, I Think Were Alone Now stands out as one of Jamess most successful recordings. It was featured in the horror film Mothers Day and the science-fiction thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, the version that James and the Shondells originally performed uses hard-driving arrangements for its two verses, both fiercely performed so as to convey a sense of urgency. However, the refrain is almost whispered and indeed followed by an effect of crickets chirping, giving an atmosphere of forbidden activities that are being deliberately kept hidden. The fade-out uses the lyrics of the refrain, but this time, in 1978, the American singer Lene Lovich recorded a cover version of I Think Were Alone Now. Her version was released with her hit song Lucky Number as a B-side. Lovich recorded the song after contacting the radio presenter Charlie Gillett, Robinson liked the record and immediately proposed it to be released as a single. However, her song Lucky Number gained so much attention that it was later re-released as a lead single. I Think Were Alone Now appeared on Lovichs 1978 debut album, Stateless, Tiffanys version is referenced in the alternative group Weezers song Heart Songs on the bands 2008 Red Album. Weezer incorrectly referred to it as having been performed by Debbie Gibson, rivers Cuomo admitted that he noticed the mistake while writing the song, but left it in the finished song. In 1990, the song was featured in the Philippine Basketball Associations All-Star practices, I Think Were Alone Now proved to be Tiffanys biggest hit once she did record and release it. Her version of the song spent two weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and three weeks at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, I Think Were Alone Now was not the first single from Tiffanys debut album
5. See the Day – See the Day is a song by English singer Dee C. Lee, released as a single on 21 October 1985, on 2 December it peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart where it stayed for two weeks. The single sold in excess of 250,000 copies, receiving a silver certification, See the Day also charted in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. The B-side of the single, The Paris Match, featured Lees future husband Paul Weller and his band The Style Council, the song was covered by Girls Aloud in 2005, where it reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Their version was produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania, a contender for the Christmas number one, the single was released just four weeks after Biology. The single became Girls Alouds lowest charting single at that point, the music video, which had the feel of a painting, featured Girls Aloud in the scenic landscape of a snow globe. See the Day was promoted through numerous live appearances and was featured on 2006s Chemistry Tour, although the track was given a glossy 21st century refurb, contemporary music critics criticized the song for its lack of creativity and similarities to Girls Alouds 2004 cover of Ill Stand by You. Cheryl Cole later said she hates See the Day and regrets releasing it, much like Girls Alouds 2004 cover of The Pretenders Ill Stand by You, Brian Higgins and Xenomania felt See the Day needed to stick closely to the original in terms of tone. The song, described as the obligatory Christmas ballad, was given a glossy 21st century refurb, the song was released on 19 December 2005 as a contender for the Christmas number one of the year. It was available on two CD single formats and as a digital download, the first disc included Its Magic, an album track from Chemistry co-written by Girls Aloud and sung solely by Nicola Roberts. The second CD format included an unreleased track entitled I Dont Really Hate You, as well as a Chemistry album medley. The artwork of the disc features Girls Aloud lying on the ground. Cheryl Cole stated in January 2008 that the song was put out because they were stuck for ballads. I wish we hadnt released See The Day, I absolutely hate that track, I dont think its us at all, its really old fashioned. Girls Alouds version of See the Day received generally negative reviews from music critics. The cover was largely slated for its lack of creativity and similarities to their 2004 cover of The Pretenders Ill Stand by You. Virgin Media said that coming so hot on the heels of the still-charting Biology and taken from an album chock-full of corking tracks, it seems more than a little cynical. Girls Aloud won the Heart Award for See the Day at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, members of the band, attended the awards presentation ceremony
6. The Show (Girls Aloud song) – The Show is a song recorded by British girl group Girls Aloud for their second studio album, What Will the Neighbours Say. It was released by Polydor Records on 28 June 2004, as the single from the album. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Lisa Cowling, Jon Shave, the synth rhythm, composed by Shave, represents a change in musical direction from the bands previous releases. The Show is an uptempo dance-pop and electropop song with elements of the 1990 rave records and it garnered a positive response from music critics, who deemed it as another unique track produced by Xenomania, and was considered one of the best songs of 2004 by The Times. The Show debuted and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked inside the top ten in Ireland and certain European territories. In 2006, it charted at number 67 on Australias singles chart, the accompanying music video was directed by Trudy Bellinger, and portrays the five members as characters working in a salon. To promote the song, Girls Aloud performed The Show at the 2004 Royal Variety Performance and it was also performed on five of the groups concert tours. Following a brief hiatus, Polydor Records enlisted Brian Higgins and Xenomania to produce Girls Alouds second album in its entirety, Higgins explained that Polydor were not going to continue with the groups contract unless he produced songs for the album. The album was recorded from April to September 2004, for the lead single from What Will the Neighbours Say. Polydor presented the four singles choices, including The Show, Wake Me Up, Graffiti My Soul. The pressure to come up with singles was, as always, but we were able to have a lot of fun working on ideas that were maybe a little too odd to be on the radio, Higgins said. They decided to release The Show, which was debuted on 28 June 2004 and it was released on two different CD single formats, but did not feature any new b-sides. A remix of Jump appears on the first disc, while the Gravitas Club Mix of The Show, the Show was also released in Australia two years later, on 3 June 2006, as the second single from the Australian version of Chemistry. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Lisa Cowling, Jon Shave, contrary to the verse-chorus form that is typically used in modern pop music, The Show opts for a less conventional song structure. It was noted for its intricacy, the songs lyrics, which contain an anti-promiscuity message, set in motion a writing style that would come to epitomise Girls Alouds music. As their first single following the cover, The Show served as an introduction to Girls Alouds new sound, rather than the guitar that dominated the bands first three singles, The Show mostly utilises synthesisers. The synth rhythm was composed by a Xenomania musician named Jon Shave, musicOMH contributor John Murphy deemed the tracks composition similar to Love Machine, which he considered inspired by 80s synth pop. Paul Scott of Stylus Magazine referred to The Show as one of Girls Alouds best songs, with its clipped delivery and gnarled synth riffs barely sweetened, it’s SAW doing SST, tungsten and gristle polished to an FM sheen