There was Xenomania magic in the air as Abs teamed up with American R&B singer Nodesha for his third single, ‘Miss Perfect’.
‘Something Kinda Ooooh’ gave Girls Aloud their mojo back and deftly silenced rumours that the group might be about to split.
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.
Expectations were high for Girls Aloud’s first (proper) post-greatest hits single. But did ‘Sexy! No No No…’ deliver?
The popularity of boybands had waned in the mid-‘00s, but if anyone could help V buck the trend, it was Xenomania.
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.
The Sugababes’ fourth album campaign continued apace as they released ‘Red Dress’. But something seemed a little different…
Releasing ‘Untouchable’ as a single came at a cost as, somehow, this six-and-a-half-minute opus had to be squashed down into a radio edit.
Whether Vanilla were a joke or not, ‘True To Us’ was an unexpected second single in that it’s actually almost quite…good?
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.