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Girls Aloud discography
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Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 2
Singles 23
Remix albums 1
Other album appearances 11

The discography of British girl group Girls Aloud consists of five studio albums, two greatest hits albums, two live albums, and one remix album. The band has also released twenty-one singles and have provided eleven original recordings for other albums. Girls Aloud was formed in 2002 on the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals.[1][2] Viewers voted for Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding to be members of the group.[1][2] The following month they won the program by claiming the coveted Christmas Number One, ahead of the male group One True Voice. They released their debut single "Sound of the Underground", which became the Christmas number-one on both the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart.[3] Their second single, "No Good Advice", was released in both CD and DVD single formats in May 2003. A week later, the group released their debut album Sound of the Underground, which was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The third single to be taken from the album was "Life Got Cold". Their fourth single, "Jump", a cover version of "Jump (for My Love)" by The Pointer Sisters, was taken from the soundtrack for the film Love Actually, and appeared on the re-issue of Sound of the Underground.

What Will the Neighbours Say?, the group's second album, was released in November 2004 and produced four singles, "The Show", "Love Machine", "I'll Stand by You", and "Wake Me Up". Preceded by the singles "Long Hot Summer" and "Biology", their third album, Chemistry, was released in December 2005. It is their lowest charting album to date, although it was still certified platinum in the UK. The following year, Girls Aloud released their greatest hits anthology, The Sound of Girls Aloud, which included their twelve singles and three new songs, two of which, "Something Kinda Ooooh" and "I Think We're Alone Now", were released as singles. March 2007 saw the release of "Walk This Way", a charity single for Comic Relief, performed in collaboration with Sugababes.[4]

In November 2007, the album Tangled Up was released and entered the UK Albums chart at number four. It was preceded by the lead single "Sexy! No No No...". The group's nineteenth single, "The Promise", was released in October 2008, and entered the UK and Irish Singles Charts at Number one and two respectively. It was taken from Out of Control, their fifth studio album, which was released on 31 October 2008 in Ireland and 2 November in the UK. "The Loving Kind" was released on 12 January 2009 in the UK and peaked at number ten in the UK, becoming their 20th consecutive top 10 single, while "Untouchable" reached number 11, making it their first single to miss the UK top 10. In 2012, the group's second greatest hits album Ten was released and entered the UK Albums Chart at number nine. The album yielded two singles, "Something New" and "Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" which were both released in 2012.

Girls Aloud have sold over 4.3 million singles and 4 million albums in the United Kingdom alone.[5][6]

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications Sales[A]
UK
[7]
IRE
[8]
NLD
[9]
Sound of the Underground 2 6 53
  • UK: 368,000[6]
What Will the Neighbours Say?
  • Released: 29 November 2004
  • Label: Polydor (#9868948)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 12
  • UK: 599,000[6]
Chemistry
  • Released: 5 December 2005
  • Label: Polydor (#9875462)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
11 31
  • UK: 390,000[6]
Tangled Up
  • Released: 19 November 2007
  • Label: Fascination (#1750580)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 25
  • UK: 505,000[6]
Out of Control
  • Released: 3 November 2008
  • Label: Fascination (#1790073)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 7
  • UK: 2× Platinum[10]
  • IRE: 2× Platinum[14]
  • UK: 796,000[6]
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications Sales[A]
UK
[7]
IRE
[8]
The Sound of Girls Aloud:
The Greatest Hits
  • Released: 29 October 2006
  • Label: Fascination (#FASC010)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 9
  • UK: 1,200,000[6]
Ten
  • Released: 26 November 2012
  • Label: Fascination
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 17
  • UK: 170,000[6]

Notes

  • A ^ While Girls Aloud never properly released a single or album in the United States, a few of their releases are available to purchase digitally. Their first three studio albums, along with their first greatest hits set, are domestically available. Their combined digital song sales stand at 79,000 in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan), while those four albums have sold 8,000.[6]

Live albums

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
UK
[7]
Girls A Live
  • Released: 3 November 2008
  • Label: Fascination (#1790107)
  • Format: CD
29
Out Of Control: Live from
the O2
  • Released: 5 October 2009
  • Label: Fascination
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Remix album

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
UK
[7]
Mixed Up
  • Released: 19 November 2007
  • Label: Fascination (#1753391)
  • Format: CD
56

Box set

Title Album details
Singles Box Set

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[7]
AUS
[18]
BEL (FL)
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[8]
NLD
[22][9]
NZ
[23]
SWE
[24]
SWI
[25]
"Sound of the Underground" 2002 1 31 13 55 42 1 9 39 25 Sound of the Underground
"No Good Advice" 2003 2 88 45 2 26
"Life Got Cold" 3 14 2
"Jump" 2 23 6 2 8 13 9 58
"The Show" 2004 2 67 5 What Will the Neighbours Say?
"Love Machine" 2 9 52
"I'll Stand by You" 1 3 85
"Wake Me Up" 2005 4 6
"Long Hot Summer" 7 16 Chemistry
"Biology" 4 26 7
"See the Day" 9 14
"Whole Lotta History" 2006 6 18
"Something Kinda Ooooh" 3 7 The Sound of Girls Aloud
"I Think We're Alone Now" 4 11
"Walk This Way"
(with Sugababes)
2007 1 14 non-album single
"Sexy! No No No..." 5 11 Tangled Up
"Call the Shots" 3 9
"Theme to St. Trinian's" 2008 51 St Trinian's
"Can't Speak French" 9 12 Tangled Up
"The Promise" 1 2 Out of Control
"The Loving Kind" 2009 10 16
"Untouchable" 11 19
"Something New" 2012 2 4 Ten
"Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" 97 80
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Video releases

Year Details Notes
2002 Popstars: The Rivals
  • Released: 7 December 2002
  • Studio: 2 Entertain
  • Format: DVD
  • Footage of contestants' performances in auditions and final rounds[27]
  • Interviews with the judges and final 20 contestants.[27]
2005 Girls on Film
  • Release date: 13 June 2005
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
2005 What Will the Neighbours Say? Live in Concert
  • Released: 7 November 2005
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
2006 Girls Aloud: Off the Record
  • Released: 28 August 2006
  • Studio: Channel 4, Universal
  • Format: DVD
2006 Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Live from Wembley Arena
  • Released: 13 November 2006
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
2007 Get Girls Aloud's Style
  • Release date: 12 November 2007
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
  • The group discuss their style and give fashion tips.
  • Includes all of their music videos up to "Sexy! No No No..."[32]
2008 Ghosthunting With... Girls Aloud
2008 Tangled Up: Live from The O2 2008
  • Released: 27 October 2008
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray Disc
2009 Out of Control Live from The O2 2009
  • Released: 5 October 2009
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
2012 Ten: The Videos
  • Released: 26 November 2012
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
  • Contains 15 music videos for songs from the standard edition of Ten[37]
2013 Ten: The Hits Tour
  • Released: 11 November 2013
  • Studio: Polydor, Universal
  • Format: DVD
  • Contains the live tour to celebrate ten years of Girls Aloud and their final release, Ten[37]

Music videos

Year Music video Director(s)
2002 "Sound of the Underground" Phil Griffin[38]
2003 "No Good Advice"
"Life Got Cold"
"Jump" Katie Bell[38]
2004 "The Show" Trudy Bellinger[39]
"Love Machine" Stuart Gosling[40]
"I'll Stand By You" Trudy Bellinger[39]
2005 "Wake Me Up" Harvey & Carolyn[41]
"Long Hot Summer" Max & Dania[42]
"Biology" Harvey & Carolyn[43][44]
"See the Day"
2006 "Whole Lotta History" Margaret Malandruccolo[45]
"Something Kinda Ooooh" Stuart Gosling[46]
"I Think We're Alone Now" Alex Hemming[47]
2007 "Walk This Way" Trudy Bellinger[39]
"Sexy! No No No..."
"Call the Shots" Sean de Sparengo[48]
"Theme to St. Trinian's" Trudy Bellinger[39]
2008 "Can't Speak French" Petro[49]
"The Promise" Trudy Bellinger[39]
"The Loving Kind"
2009 "Untouchable" Marco Puig[50][51][52]
2012 "Something New" Ray Kay
"Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me" Paul Caslin

Other appearances

These songs have not appeared on any release by Girls Aloud.

Year Song Album/Single Notes
2003 "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Greasemania[53]
"Grease" (Beatmasters Remix)
2004 "I'm Every Woman" Discomania[54]
2007 "Teenage Dirtbag" (Studio Version) Radio 1 Established 1967[55][56]
"Sound and Vision"
"Theme to St. Trinian's" St. Trinian's: The Soundtrack[57]
  • Original recording for the soundtrack
2009 "I Predict a Riot" St. Trinians II: Original Soundtrack

See also

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