Scouting for Girls (album)

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Scouting for Girls
Studio album by Scouting for Girls
Released 17 September 2007
Genre Pop rock
Indie pop
Acoustic
Piano rock
Alternative rock
Label Epic
Producer Andy Green
Scouting for Girls chronology
Scouting for Girls
(2007)
Everybody Wants to Be on TV
(2010)
Singles from Scouting for Girls
  1. "It's Not About You"
    Released: 25 June 2007
  2. "She's So Lovely"
    Released: 27 August 2007
  3. "Elvis Ain't Dead"
    Released: 17 December 2007
  4. "Heartbeat"
    Released: 7 April 2008
  5. "It's Not About You" Re-Release"
    Released: 4 August 2008
  6. "I Wish I Was James Bond"
    Released: 3 November 2008
  7. "Keep on Walking"
    Released: 9 March 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 1/10 stars[2]
NME 2/10 stars[3]

Scouting for Girls is the eponymous debut album by London-based indie pop group Scouting For Girls. It was released on 17 September 2007 and has sold over 700,000 copies, as of 31 January 2008, achieving platinum status. It contains the hit singles "She's So Lovely" and "Elvis Ain't Dead" as well as their song "It's Not About You", which was only released as a limited-copy EP in June 2007. The album had a two-week run as the UK Album Chart 'Number 1 album' on 20 January 2008 after taking over from Amy Macdonald's debut album This Is The Life. It was replaced on 3 February 2008 by Adele's debut album 19.

Singles[edit]

  • "It's Not About You" was released as the first single on 25 June 2007. It peaked at #17 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "She's So Lovely" was released as the second single on 27 August 2007. It peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart as the most successful single on the album.
  • "Elvis Ain't Dead" was released as the third single on 17 December 2007. It peaked at #8 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Heartbeat" was released as the fourth single on 7 April 2008. It peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "I Wish I Was James Bond" was released as the fifth single on 7 November 2008. It peaked at #21 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Keep on Walking" was originally set for release as the fifth single, yet instead it was released as a promotional single on 9 March 2009. It peaked at #78 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Roy Stride. 

No. Title Length
1. "Keep on Walking"   3:37
2. "She's So Lovely"   3:43
3. "It's Not About You"   4:12
4. "The Airplane Song"   4:20
5. "Heartbeat"   2:55
6. "Elvis Ain't Dead"   3:49
7. "I'm Not Over You"   3:24
8. "I Need a Holiday"   3:21
9. "The Mountains of Navaho"   3:21
10. "I Wish I Was James Bond"   3:15

Bonus tracks[edit]

All songs written and composed by Roy Stride. 

iTunes version
No. Title Length
11. "Sob Story"   3:14
12. "Michaela Strachan You Broke My Heart (When I Was 12)" (Begins 3 minutes 47 seconds into the song "James Bond" on the standard album) 3:09

Chart positions[edit]

When it was first released in September 2007 it debuted at No.12.[4] The next week it fell down 8 places and then fell out of the top 40 in October 2007. It started to climb back up the chart in January 2008 until it reached its new peak of No.4 on 13 January. The next week it climbed to No.1 after 18 weeks of falling and climbing then it remained there for 2 weeks.

On 28 December 2008 it was announced as the 10th biggest selling album of 2008 after 60 weeks on the chart.[5]

Chart (2007–2009) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 1
Irish Album Chart 11
Preceded by
This Is The Life by Amy McDonald
UK number-one album
20 January 2008 – 3 February 2008
Succeeded by
19 by Adele

Personnel[edit]

Performance credits
Technical credits

References[edit]