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.
Girls Aloud – Wake Me Up
Initially mooted as the lead single for Girls Aloud’s second album, ‘Wake Me Up’ instead served as the fourth – and final – release.
Girls Aloud – Sexy! No, No, No…
Expectations were high for Girls Aloud’s first (proper) post-greatest hits single. But did ‘Sexy! No No No…’ deliver?
V – Hip To Hip
The popularity of boybands had waned in the mid-‘00s, but if anyone could help V buck the trend, it was Xenomania.
Girls Aloud – The Show
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.
Girls Aloud – No Good Advice
Despite some fleeting doubts over the song, ‘No Good Advice’ cemented Girls Aloud and Xenomania’s status as a dream partnership.
Sugababes – Red Dress
The Sugababes’ fourth album campaign continued apace as they released ‘Red Dress’. But something seemed a little different…
Girls Aloud – Untouchable
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.
Vanilla – True To Us
Whether Vanilla were a joke or not, ‘True To Us’ was an unexpected second single in that it’s actually almost quite…good?
Girls Aloud – Whole Lotta History
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.
Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
‘Sound Of The Underground’ set a new benchmark of what a TV talent show winners’ single could be and just how far its impact could spread.