Girls Aloud

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Girls Aloud: Cheryl,Nadine,Kimberley,Nicola and Sarah

Girls Aloud is a UK all-girl band which was created out of television show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. Several thousand young hopefuls were audition with Girls Aloud becoming the winning girl band and One True Voice the winning boy band. Girls Aloud have achieved notable success for a manufactured band.

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History

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Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Tweedy, from Girls Aloud

In 2002 a new talent search show was launched called Popstars: The Rivals. Several thousand young hopefuls were audition and where whittled down to a final line-up of five females and five males. The resulting female line-up became Girls Aloud and is managed by Louis Walsh. The winning boy band was called One True Voice and was managed by Pete Waterman, however they achieved little success and quickly disbanded.

In Christmas 2002 the two bands battled for the number one position in the UK's singles chart. Girls Aloud won with their single Sound of the Underground. Their debut album of the same name was released in May 2003, following the #2 hit No Good Advice, which proved most critics wrong in the fact that Girls Aloud were going to be one-hit wonders.

Life Got Cold (#3) and Jump (#2) cover of a Pointer Sisters song which featured on the soundtrack to 2003's Love Actually were also released in 2003. Both received great feedback from the British public and helped increase sales of the album, which reached platinum status at the end of the year.

In 2003 bandmember Cheryl Tweedy was convicted of assaulting a nightclub toilet attendant and sentenced to community service.

Their first 2004 single, The Show, also debuted at #2 as did Love Machine a track which split opinion but became one of the years anthems, and was even nominated for ITV's Record Of The Year accolade, but they were beaten by Busted with Thunderbirds Are Go. They finally hit Number 1 again with their next single, a cover of The Pretenders' I'll Stand By You, released towards the end of November. It was the official single of the Children in Need 2004 appeal.

Their second album, entitled What Will The Neighbours Say? was released on November 29 and entered the album charts at #6, going platinum in under one month. An important element in the success of What Will The Neighbours Say? was the production and song writing work of Xenomania, a British production house. The girls' next single Wake Me Up was released on February 21 and charted at #4.

2004 Tour

Success in 2004 and high sales of their second album, which strongly out-performed the first, resulted in the group announcing a tour for May 2005. Tickets sold fast and the initial 17 date tour grew to 24 dates in a matter of weeks.

The tour consisted of the following dates:

  • 2nd May Rhyl Pavilion Theatre
  • 3rd May Rhyl Pavilion Theatre
  • 4th May Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
  • 5th May Brighton Centre
  • 7th May Plymouth Pavilions
  • 8th May Cardiff International Arena
  • 9th May Oxford Apollo
  • 11th May Blackpool Opera House
  • 12th May Sands Centre Carlisle
  • 13th May Glasgow Auditorium
  • 14th May Edinburgh Playhouse
  • 16th May Newcastle City Hall
  • 18th May Manchester Apollo
  • 19th May Manchester Apollo
  • 20th May Sheffield Arena
  • 21st May Birmingham Nia
  • 23rd May Bristol Colston Hall
  • 24th May Portsmouth Guildhall
  • 25th May Ipswich Regent
  • 27th May Liverpool Empire
  • 28th May Hammersmith Apollo
  • 29th May Hammersmith Apollo
  • 31st May Belfast Waterfront Hall
  • 1st June Dublin Olympia Theatre
  • 2nd June Dublin Olympia Theatre

Discography

Albums

Singles

Sound of The Underground

CD1

  1. Sound Of The Underground
  2. Stay Another Day
  3. Sound Of The Underground Remix

CD2

  1. Sound Of The Underground
  2. Stay Another Day (Instrumental Version)
  3. Exclusive Interview with Girls Aloud

Cassette

  1. Sound Of The Underground
  2. Stay Another Day

No Good Advice

CD

  1. No Good Advice
  2. On A Round
  3. No Good Advice (Dreadzone Vocal Mix)
  4. No Good Advice Enhanced Video

DVD

  1. Sound Of The Underground Video
  2. No Good Advice Audio
  3. Photo Gallery
  4. Behind the scenes footage from the No Good Advice video shoot

Cassette

  1. No Good Advice
  2. On A Round

Life Got Cold

CD1

  1. Life Got Cold
  2. Girls On Film
  3. No Good Advice (Double Funk Clean Vocal Mix)
  4. Life Got Cold (Video)
  5. Photo Gallery

CD2

  1. Life Got Cold (Album Version)
  2. Life Got Cold (Radio Edit)
  3. Life Got Cold (29 Palms Remix Edit)
  4. Life Got Cold (Stella Browne Edit)

Cassette

  1. Life Got Cold (Album Version)
  2. Life Got Cold (Radio Version
  3. Lights, Music, Camera, Action!

Jump

CD1 01. Jump (For My Love) 02. Girls Allowed 03. Grease

CD2 01. Jump (For My Love) 02. Love Bomb (Album Version) 03. Jump (Almighty Vocal Mix)

Cassette 01. Jump (For My Love) 02. Girls Allowed Almighty Vocal Mix

The Show

CD

  1. The Show
  2. Jump (Flip and Fill Remix)

MAXI CD

  1. The Show
  2. The Show (Gravitas Club Mix)
  3. The After Show (Interview)
  4. The Show (Instrumental)
  5. The Show (Enhanced Video)

Love machine

CD1

  1. Love Machine
  2. The Show (Flip & Fill Remix)

CD2

  1. Love Machine
  2. Love Machine (Gravitas Disco Mix)
  3. Androgynous Girls
  4. Love Machine (Enhanced Video)
  5. Love Machine (Karaoke Video)
  6. Club Game

7" Picture Disc (Limited Edition)

A. Love Machine B. Love Machine (Tony Lamezma Mix)

I'll Stand By You

CD

  1. I'll Stand By You
  2. Real Life

MAXI CD

  1. I'll Stand By You
  2. I'll Stand By You (Tony Lamezma's Club Romp)
  3. Medley (What Will The Neighbours Say medley)
  4. I'll Stand By You (Enhanced Video)

Wake Me Up

CD1

  1. Wake Me Up
  2. I'll Stand By You (Gravitas Vocal Dub Mix Edit)

CD2

  1. Wake Me Up
  2. Wake Me Up (Tony's Lamezmas "Love Affair")
  3. History
  4. Wake Me Up (Video)
  5. Wake Me Up (Karaoke Video)
  6. Motorbike Game

7" Picture Disc (Limited Edition)

  1. Wake Me Up
  2. Loving Is Easy
  3. Wake Me Up (Gravitas Club Mix)

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