Mini Viva’s second single wasn’t given a fair chance to be the hit it deserved thanks to some baffling decision-making by their record label.
Initially mooted as the lead single for Girls Aloud’s second album, ‘Wake Me Up’ instead served as the fourth – and final – release.
‘Long Hot Summer’ is generally regarded as being among Girls Aloud’s worst singles. But it’s not really that bad…is it?
In the face of underlying uncertainty over Girls Aloud’s long-term future, ‘The Show’ could’ve played things safe. Needless to say, it didn’t.
Despite some fleeting doubts over the song, ‘No Good Advice’ cemented Girls Aloud and Xenomania’s status as a dream partnership.
Ballads rarely – if ever – factor into a discussion of Girls Aloud’s best songs. But ‘Whole Lotta History’ is a notable exception to the rule.