Girls Aloud - Biology

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"The way that we TALK. The way that we WALK."

These are GOLDEN YEARS.

This is probably not going to be a top three-er.


Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Friday, 7 October 2005 18:01 (thirteen years ago) link

This really is three different songs spliced together, isn't it?

I think they should have stuck with the vampy piano thing, in a Nancy and Lee style.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Friday, 7 October 2005 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

love it!

Paul (scifisoul), Friday, 7 October 2005 18:39 (thirteen years ago) link

gah - you had to post this on a Friday night!? I won't have d/l capabilities until Monday now :(

zebedee (zebedee), Friday, 7 October 2005 18:54 (thirteen years ago) link

The piano is very knees-up xmassy, isn't it? Office party etc etc, I am visualising Cheryl peeping out from beneath an overlarge santa hat and things.

The joins are way less seamless than on "The Show", which may hinder radio prospects. But it is charmingly clunky and very delirious in parts. And "Love Machine" sounded like an unhit, at first.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Friday, 7 October 2005 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I only just got it! It isn't going anywhere, probably.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Friday, 7 October 2005 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I am on the fence about this. It's Girls Aloud, so I give benefit of the doubt and will listen another 15 times.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link

"There will be TWO Girls Aloud singles before Christmas - 'Biology' on November 14 then another one we're not allowed to tell you anything about one month later." - Popjustice

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Friday, 7 October 2005 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

i must say this song is at first a bit awkward. i was like..what the hell are they doing, then it gets going and i'm like...perhaps. it grows on you very quickly.

mine seems to be only of medium to low quality. does anyone have a higher or better quality version of this song, cause i feel that if it gets super clear i would fall into an orgasm pit....perhaps.

ollie, Friday, 7 October 2005 22:53 (thirteen years ago) link

nicole is geting hot.

retrogurl, Saturday, 8 October 2005 03:07 (thirteen years ago) link

HELLO WE ARE THE RENASSIANCE MEN AND WOMEN BECAUSE WE DOWNLOAD THE GIRLS ALOUD

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!, Saturday, 8 October 2005 05:24 (thirteen years ago) link

oh so this is tom's 'simon reynolds book'

hold tight the private caller (mwah), Saturday, 8 October 2005 10:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i want nadine to teach me biology.

retroboy, Saturday, 8 October 2005 13:00 (thirteen years ago) link

OK, that was wierd. The bluesy piano intro (that's repeated somewhere in the middle) is definitely not my cup of tea. Things start to get better once the verse kicks in, and I really liked the chorus (I don't think Xenomania can write a bad chorus). The whole thing reminds me of Franz Ferdinand a bit.

This will either be a massive hit or completely flop. Anyway, IMO it is the most original thing the Girls have done, so kudos for that.

daavid (daavid), Saturday, 8 October 2005 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link

This'll probably flop, but it'll flop in a blaze of glory!

iodine (iodine), Saturday, 8 October 2005 22:06 (thirteen years ago) link

I really need to hear a non-radio rip before I decide, but I sure liked this when I heard it last night. I was all set to write it off after it changed gears from stomping piano into Xenomania fireworxxx, but then the chorus kicked in and all critical trains of thought came to an abrupt end.

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Sunday, 9 October 2005 03:11 (thirteen years ago) link

What I liked best is the half-spoken bits in the chorus, and the 'blues lick' at the start.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 10 October 2005 10:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Does Louis Walsh still have overall control of the band? Because this (and "Long Hot Summer" for that matter) definitely have his sticky fingerprints all over them.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 10 October 2005 10:42 (thirteen years ago) link

does anyone have a copy of the actual lyrics
they seem quite amazing in places such as "i order cappuccino to go something something cause if i party anymore something something something" that part could be quite brilliant.

it would be nice if someone had a real ear and could understand them. if not i'll have to wait for the single

ollie, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 09:23 (thirteen years ago) link

also, does anyone know what song they sample in the beginning cause i know that "bluesy" intro is a sample. i just can't figure out what it is.

ollie, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 09:23 (thirteen years ago) link

right. i can't download. someone send to the ginbox please until such time as i return to the internet.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 10:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I thought you were avoiding radio rips, Lex!

edward o (edwardo), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 10:34 (thirteen years ago) link

The bluesy piano bit sounds a bit like a sped up I'm A Man by Muddy Waters.
Another ace Girls Aloud tune.

Stew (stew s), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 10:42 (thirteen years ago) link

oh it's a radio rip? yeah, forget it then. by the time i get back on the internet a proper version will probably have leaked anyway.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 10:43 (thirteen years ago) link

i absolutly love it its another fantastic single from the girls! sound of the underground, the show, love machine, wake me up , long hot summer and now biology are all going to go down in pop history !!

bev bannister, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 09:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Lovely Shiny Proper Clean version:

http://s54.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2JOWW9SHTFXQE2UOMFA5IBQPMZ

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 09:57 (thirteen years ago) link

:( my CD burner won't recognise m4a's and I need this for Poptimism - can anyone convert? Is such a thing possible?

Tom (Groke), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 09:59 (thirteen years ago) link

ALEX I KISS YOU.

edward o (edwardo), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Here you go, Tom: http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=27JSVISAH7KP73LTGYXLP727YQ

(iTunes can do the conversion, FYI.)

brittle-lemon (brittle-lemon), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:05 (thirteen years ago) link

thanks thanks thanks

snowballing (snowballing), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:20 (thirteen years ago) link

my ginbox's legs are still spread for this high-quality mp3!

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Gor, all it took was ONE listen from a CD rip and I am stupidly in love.

edward o (edwardo), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:40 (thirteen years ago) link

i've, erm, sent you an email, lex.

N_RQ, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I'd missed the "comes back to bite your behind" bit until now, somehow.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Woo I have 'Biology' x lots, I love you all!

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 10:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Are they really covering Dee C. Lee's "See the Day" for a Xmas single? Because on the one hand the original is ace and a good cover would just be unbelievably wonderful, but, on the other, if they I'll-Stand-By-You it up there will be hell to pay.

brittle-lemon (brittle-lemon), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Jesus this is a good song. RX still takes the year, but jesus this is a good song. I still say the piano part rules the most.

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 17:17 (thirteen years ago) link

please can someone loverley please gmail it to meeee..?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 17:22 (thirteen years ago) link

the clean clear version makes the song sound ten times better. its wonderful. i think the lyrics are clever and it is insanely catchy.

also brittle, i have to agree. girls aloud's producers need to learn that slow style ballads are so 1992-1996. and if they do i'll stand by you it up we should petition them to re-record it proper.

ollie, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

okay i have tried my best to transcribe these by ear since i could not find them on the internet. the brackets indicate that i'm not sure what goes in them but i put down my best guess.

i thouhgt brits were supposed to have good diction and enunciation, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 19:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Why don't you hold me squeeze me say you need without wicked games
Come on and hold me hug me say you love me and not my dirty brain
Why don't you hold me squeeze me say you need without wicked games
Come on and hold me hug me say you love me and not my dirty brain

I don’t want [Alabama] return
That will take me far away from you
Cause when you take me in your arms I turn to slave
I can’t be saved
So I got my cappuccino to go
And I’m heading for the hills again
Cause if we party anymore we’ll [stall] the fire of pure desire
Closer your mind’s flying blind
With your head and your face getting red and your heart beats closer
You fall on your knees and [you can’t] get your feet
Says you need and the beat gets closer
And you died for the thrill and the kill and your heart’s had its will
But it still creeps closer and you want it to freeze
But you’re weak and diseased and the beat and the beat gets closer…….

We give it up and then they take it away
A girl’s got to zip it up and get her head in the shade
Baby we give it up its just a matter of time
Before all the heavy stuff
Comes back to bite your behind

You can’t mistake my biology
The way that we talk the way that we walk its there in our thoughts
The magic numbers in front of me
The way that we talk the way we that we walk so easy to [coax]
You can’t mistake my biology
The way that we talk the way that we walk its there in our thoughts
We’re gonna [prophesize prophesy]
The way that we talk the way we that we walk so easy to [coax]

Why don't you hold me squeeze me say you need without wicked games
Come on and hold me hug me say you love me and not my dirty brain
Why don't you hold me squeeze me say you need without wicked games
Come on and hold me hug me say you love me and not my dirty brain
Why don't you hold me squeeze me say you need without wicked games
Come on and hold me hug me say you love me and not my dirty brain

You can’t mistake my biology
The way that we talk the way that we walk its there in our thoughts
The magic numbers in front of me
The way that we talk the way we that we walk so easy to [coax]
You can’t mistake my biology
The way that we talk the way that we walk its there in our thoughts
We’re gonna [prophesize prophesy]
The way that we talk the way we that we walk So easy to [coax]

i thouhgt brits were supposed to have good diction and enunciation, Wednesday, 12 October 2005 19:38 (thirteen years ago) link

From
Crank the bass, I gotta get some more

To

And you died for the thrill and the kill and your heart’s had its will
But it still creeps closer and you want it to freeze
But you’re weak and diseased and the beat and the beat gets closer…….

We give it up and then they take it away


The über-song of death (and despair) is back. Right up there with SOTU, NGA and The Show (Love Machine and LHS are kinda different beast)

iodine (iodine), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I mean this is giving me the same thrills SOTU gave me, I love this soooo much!

iodine (iodine), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

why don't you pull me, feed me, say you need, without wicked games?
come on and hold me, help me, say you love me and not my dirty brain
why don't you pull me, feed me, say you need, without wicked games?
come on and hold me, help me, say you love me and not my dirty brain

I got one alabama return
that don't take me far away from you
cause when you take me in your arms, I turn to slave, I can't be saved

so I got my cappuccino to go
and I'm heading for the hills again
cause if we party anymore we’ll start the fire of pure desire

closer, your mind's flying blind
with your head and your face
getting red and your heart beats closer

you fall on your knees
and the geek at your feet
says you're neat and the beat gets closer

and you died for the thrill
and the kill and your heart's had its will
but he still creeps closer

you want it to freeze
but you're weak and too deep
and the beat and the beat gets closer

(closer, closer, closer, closer, closer, closer, closer)

we give it up
and then they take it away
a girl's got to zip it up
and get her head in the shade

baby, we give it up
it's just a matter of time
before all the heavy stuff
comes back to bite your behind

you can't mistake my biology
(the way that we talk, the way that we walk, it's there in our thoughts)
the magic number's in front of me
(the way that we talk, the way we that we walk, so easily caught)
you can't mistake my biology
(the way that we talk, the way that we walk, it's there in our thoughts)
we're gonna cause a controversy
(the way that we talk, the way we that we walk, so easily caught)

why don't you pull me, feed me, say you need, without wicked games?
come on and hold me, help me, say you love me and not my dirty brain
why don't you pull me, feed me, say you need, without wicked games?
come on and hold me, help me, say you love me and not my dirty brain
why don't you pull me, feed me, say you need, without wicked games?
come on and hold me, help me, say you love me and not my dirty brain

you can't mistake my biology
(the way that we talk, the way that we walk, it's there in our thoughts)
the magic number's in front of me
(the way that we talk, the way we that we walk, so easily caught)
you can't mistake my biology
(the way that we talk, the way that we walk, it's there in our thoughts)
we're gonna cause a controversy
(the way that we talk, the way we that we walk, so easily caught)

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 23:42 (thirteen years ago) link

can't hear the T in "return", really, and it does sound like "alabama" but I dunno

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 23:43 (thirteen years ago) link

oh, "say you need me" not "say you need", in all of those, of course

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 23:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Top one. Nice one. Get sorted!

(/showing my age)

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 23:48 (thirteen years ago) link

"The way that we TALK. The way that we WALK."

I agree that the above chorus is poptastic, but it takes its time getting to the good bits. Don't really understand who thought the first 30 seconds or so of pounding piano was a good intro to the song.

John Hunter, Thursday, 13 October 2005 05:19 (thirteen years ago) link

where did i thouhgt brits were supposed to have good diction and enunciation go to?

my lyrics are much better, save a couple of mistakes, I think

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 13 October 2005 23:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Have never been a big fan of Girls Aloud till I heard this new track 'Biology' and saw the video on CD UK that goes with it and have to admit this is by far the best thing they have done, and is going to do really well.

Why ? Because it breaks a few rules ..... it's true that it sounds a bit like 3 diff songs spliced together but that it part of the genius of the song. I think you will find that a lot of people, like myself, that have never really been hooked on the girls and their music in the past will be hooked with this track.

The chorus, whether tou loveit or hate it, is as catchy as hell and one you cant get out of your head after you have heard it.

Only disappointment is the video. GREAT concept, girls look fantastic, love the whole idea, etc, etc ..... BUT .... the syncronisation is appauling, and sone of the editing is just not quite on the money !!! Whoever edited it needs shooting coz the look of video is brilliant and goes well with the song, as do the dance routines, etc, but one or two of them, who will remain nameless, need to loosen up and not appear so stiff or like they are getting instructions from the floor manager just out of line of sight on the sets.

Apart from that, this will be Top 3 and possibly even a Number one.

Watch this space !!!

Mudmaster, Sunday, 16 October 2005 03:02 (thirteen years ago) link

"there is still nothing about the arrangement which is right"

Their arrangements are always a right mess! How does this usually go unmentioned? Meh. I do know better than to post on these threads really, I suppose I just want to make it clear that when the backlash finally comes, I always thought they were mostly rubbish.

Hopefully Nadine's solo career (will it ever arrive?) will make the dreary Rachbot Stevens redundant though.

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

nadine is the least essential girl aloud! she is the 'singer' ie the mel c. cheryl, on the other hand, is iconic.

yeah, some of their arrangements have been messy before; it's when they're sleek and shiny that they're best ('the show', 'graffiti my soul') because it magnifies the girls' brash karaoke piss-up voices.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Nadine's awful. Alex, where's my reply?

BARMS, Friday, 18 November 2005 14:16 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh come on! Even my MUM notices how bad the others look next to her. The others look more moronic than iconic, especially the boz-eyed ginger one!

Perhaps this is the repressed FHM male in me but I'd just really like to see a genuinely flaming HOT pop star coming from the UK for a change. Sure Nadine airbrushes well, but she's also got something ballsy about her? Is that just me? She doesn't come across icky-feminine-wiles-user (Britney, Jessica, the list is endless) nor is she happily cold & cruel seeming (Rachel... I'm sure there are more examples). Gah. Maybe I should write her a song :)

the girls' brash karaoke piss-up voices Truly they are the heirs to the Spice crown! Aww... I'm such a sour piss about this aren't I? Okay, maybe I just don't get it/enjoy it/not my thing :( I'll stop whining if I can. I just find them so bafflingly hard to really like.

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

BARMS reply makes me wonder if I've even got the right name here....

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I think nadine is the best

RJG (RJG), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:24 (thirteen years ago) link

fanfango is wrong about everything.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

fair enough :)

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 14:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Girls Aloud are not hot.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link

C'mon, fangs, Nadine's got the range of a water droplet.

BARMS, Friday, 18 November 2005 15:07 (thirteen years ago) link

you like rachel stevens

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I want to disprove that statement badly... but Googling turns up ridiculous, twisted out of reality photoshots like this :(
http://www.propaganda.co.uk/i-news/v/ga-nadine.jpg
(and she's the one I DO fancy... I have to look twice to be certain if it's even her in that one!)

I maybe haven't paid close enough attention to her voice, if it's even possible (can't think now if I've seen them not miming or not...) well, she gives off the illusion of being the best anyway. I must have got this idea from somewhere.

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:10 (thirteen years ago) link

you like rachel stevens

Yes. Well spotted.

Rachel's voice is a tool, or a component to be utilised for gain or even just to have its own limitations sidestepped within her songs.. Nadine's is more like a weapon - it's alternatively bludgeoning and sharp and does absolutely nothing for me.

BARMS, Friday, 18 November 2005 15:19 (thirteen years ago) link

each to their own

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

everything barima has said. esp the bit about it being a lost sparks song :-)

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I just want to make it clear that when the backlash finally comes, I always thought they were mostly rubbish.

There won't be any backlash, only more appreciation.

daavid (daavid), Friday, 18 November 2005 15:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Incidentally, if I'm comparing 'Biology' to any Japanese pop song, it should definitely be Kahimi Karie's 'Le Roi Soleil' (produced by Cornelius and written by Momus, obv.), which it is actually very similar to in execution and basic elements (blues piano excepted).

I love Cornelius, I need to hear this.

daavid (daavid), Friday, 18 November 2005 16:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm probably thinking of the hmmm... internet message board backlash, more than anything that actually matters IRL. And I've embarrased myself enough for today on this thread.

fandango (fandango), Friday, 18 November 2005 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

daavid, and others, I'll aim to YSI 'Le Roi Soleil' here later tonight.

BARMS, Friday, 18 November 2005 16:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Cool, thanks.

daavid (daavid), Friday, 18 November 2005 16:28 (thirteen years ago) link

yes please do that please!

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 18 November 2005 16:50 (thirteen years ago) link

or just gmail ;-)

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 18 November 2005 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link

barima, i have no idea what cornelius songs i ever heard. i know that i heard a few, and didn't like any of them, hence not bothering to find out titles.

nicola (the ginger one) is the second most amazing girl aloud after cheryl.

re: 'biology', i listened to it AGAIN and realised i quite like the bluesy bit because that's the only bit that fucking annoying drum sound stops.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 18 November 2005 18:30 (thirteen years ago) link

You're a...special guy, dude.

Anyway, straight outta 1996, it's Kahimi Karie - 'Le Roi Soleil'. Enjoy yourselves.

Who the hell do you THINK I am? I'm the goddamn Batman! (Barima), Friday, 18 November 2005 19:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Are you coming to the Vice pub tonight Barima?

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 18 November 2005 19:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Where is this Vice pub? Probably not, I am so dead after work today I've actually come home before 7.

Who the hell do you THINK I am? I'm the goddamn Batman! (Barima), Friday, 18 November 2005 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Shoreditch. So I am guessing not.

The Lex (The Lex), Friday, 18 November 2005 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Not if I want to live to become the world's greatest stockbroker and Japanophile, no.

Who the hell do you THINK I am? I'm the goddamn Batman! (Barima), Friday, 18 November 2005 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

This is probably not going to be a top three-er.

-- Alex in Doncaster (alex_fac...), October 7th, 2005. (2 trackbacks)

Top four-er, actually.

daavid (daavid), Sunday, 20 November 2005 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes! phew.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm liking this more with every listen, it's addictive. My favourite part of it is the shimmering synth on the chorus(es). It's buried beneath so many layers (vocals, brushed drums, bassline) that is barely noticeable, yet it provides the harmonic backbone that makes the chorus so catchy.

daavid (daavid), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Cool, I guess. I like the cover to Chemistry.

Daavid, did you get the mp3 up above?

Who the hell do you THINK I am? I'm the goddamn Batman! (Barima), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes, thanks Barima. I liked it, although I didn't really think it sounded much like Biology. I'll have to listen to it a couple more times though, because its also very layered.

daavid (daavid), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Even though this song is one of my favorite singles of the year, it has what is without question the lamest attempt to alter the pronunciation of a word in order to make it rhyme that I've ever heard (worse than "...you and I should get along so aw-ful-LY" even!). Yep, right there in the chorus they try their hardest to make "controversy" somehow rhyme with "biology" and "in front of me", but it JUST DOESN'T WORK!!

Unless of course this is a British thing and that's actually how they pronounce the word over there in which case forget everything I just said and then some.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 21 November 2005 01:17 (thirteen years ago) link

I didn't really think it sounded much like Biology

I didn't really mean to imply it should, but both are electro-inflected Sparksian dreampop-rock numbers that are practically in the same tempo. They don't sound very alike, but you can swap lyrics over and call 'em remixes (in my head anyway).

I'm not even going for comparisons, they've just both become intertwined in my mind.

BARMS, Monday, 21 November 2005 09:13 (thirteen years ago) link

at last the website is sorted out - much better ..

http://www.girlsaloud.co.uk


mark e (mark e), Monday, 21 November 2005 09:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes, that's how 'controversy' is pronounced in Britain. Possibly why the Prince song never caught on.

naranjito (Koens), Monday, 21 November 2005 11:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Finally managed to pick up a copy of the "bumper fan pack" CD single of "Biology" here in the hinterlands of the U.S. of A. I skipped the ringtones, karaoke mix, video game, and bonus Girls Aloud Linux installation for your Mac or PC, and watched the video, which, as someone upthread noted, features some of the worst, most out-of-sync "dancing" from a manufactured pop group that I have ever seen. I'm a little surprised that the Girls, who have otherwise achieved pop perfection, have failed to master this most basic of girl-group skills. Still love 'em though - their klutziness on the dance floor is sort of endearing.

John Hunter, Monday, 21 November 2005 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

their klutziness on the dance floor is sort of endearing.

This is precisely why Biology is my favorite GA video. It is also not as raunchy as most of their videos.

daavid (daavid), Monday, 21 November 2005 23:12 (thirteen years ago) link

some of the worst, most out-of-sync "dancing"

um, the Biology video is deliberately kitschy/naff - with housewife-style voguing.
Girls Aloud are terrific dancers...

Paul (scifisoul), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 03:31 (thirteen years ago) link

um, the Biology video is deliberately kitschy/naff

From those I've seen (The Show, Long Hot Summer, Biology) [I]all[/I] of their videos are deliberately kitschy/naff.

John Hunter, Tuesday, 22 November 2005 07:20 (thirteen years ago) link

otm. the 'biology' vid is almost genius, it's the kind of thing k-punk would like, but j-u-u-u-st falls short.

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Tuesday, 22 November 2005 09:45 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/filmandmusic/story/0,16373,1654983,00.html

piscesboy, Friday, 2 December 2005 13:56 (thirteen years ago) link

in ur base, guardian

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Friday, 2 December 2005 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"If snobbery keeps you from opening your ears, it's your loss"

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Friday, 2 December 2005 14:16 (thirteen years ago) link

it seems that the girls are getting quite a bit of critical kudos in the uk. (ive actually only seen two guardian reviews and a blogger made list of "important bands".)does anyone think there is a possibilty that many american magazines/webzines will do so as well? not really affecting chart success in the US but at least maybe creating a heightened awareness of girls aloud?

jmeister (jmeister), Friday, 2 December 2005 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

This song = still fucking amazing.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:55 (two months ago) link

So much fuss has been made over the years about the Spice Girls and their various reunions. They had some great songs, but Girls Aloud were so much better.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link

Xenomania > Stock Aitken Waterman

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:58 (two months ago) link

by far

dyl, Monday, 13 May 2019 17:07 (two months ago) link


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