Theme to St. Trinian's

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"Theme To St. Trinian's"
Single by Girls Aloud
from the album St. Trinian's: The Soundtrack
Released 10 December 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop punk
Length 4:31
Label Fascination Records
Writer(s) Charlie Mole, Ali Thompson
Producer(s) Brian Higgins, Xenomania
Girls Aloud singles chronology
"Call the Shots"
(2007)
"Theme To St. Trinian's"
(2007)
"Can't Speak French"
(2008)

"Theme to St. Trinian's," also known as "Defenders of Anarchy," is a promotional single recorded by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud for the album St. Trinian's: The Soundtrack (2007), released to promote the film of the same name. The song was written by the film's score composer Charlie Mole and Ali Thompson, while Girls Aloud's recurring collaborators Xenomania provided production.

The track was recorded by Girls Aloud to coincide with their cameo appearance in the film as the St. Trinian's School Band. A music video of their performance from the film was used to promote the track, which was available for digital download alongside the rest of the soundtrack album on 10 December 2007. "Theme to St. Trinian's" charted at number 51 before being removed by Fascination Records to avoid confusion with Girls Aloud's actual single "Call the Shots".

Background and release[edit]

The song was written specifically to serve as the theme tune to the 2007 film St. Trinian's. It was written especially by the film's composer Charlie Mole, with additional lyrics by Ali Thompson. The song was offered to many artists, but was eventually given to Girls Aloud and produced by their production team Xenomania. It was revealed in April 2007 that the band would make a cameo appearance in the film as the St. Trinian's School Band, when they were photographed in school uniforms on the movie's set.[1] It was later announced that aside from appearing in the film, the group would be recording the main theme for the soundtrack. "Theme to St. Trinian's" was later re-recorded by the Banned of St. Trinian's under the title "Defenders of Anarchy"; this appeared on the soundtrack to St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold and was also produced by Xenomania. Coincidentally, Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding had a starring role in the film.

A music video for the song was released to music video stations to promote the film and the soundtrack. The video consists of Girls Aloud performing the song at the end of the movie, as well as various clips of other scenes from throughout the film.

Reception[edit]

Digital Spy called the song "an electro-glam-sci-fi-rock romp" and gave the song a positive review.[2] InTheNews.co.uk, however, called it a "below-average song".[3]

The song debuted at number ninety-six on the UK Singles Chart on 5 January 2008, due to high download sales.[4] It rose to number fifty-one a week later.[4] The song was then removed from the iTunes Store to avoid confusion with Girls Aloud's actual single "Call the Shots", but readded in April 2008.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 51[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girls Aloud cause mischief at St. Trinian's with sexy school uniform". Daily Mail. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ Nick Levine (2007-12-10). "'St. Trinian's' Soundtrack: Yay or Nay?". The Sound. The Sound. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ Richard Fox (2007-12-17). "St Trinian's - The Soundtrack". InTheNews.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Theme to St. Trinian's". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Theme To St Trinians". aCharts.us. Retrieved 2008-04-23.