Commercially, the song was an immediate success. It became the year's Christmas number one in the UK, spending four consecutive weeks Fill Me In - Various - The Pepsi Silver Clef Concert (DVD) of the charts in total. The song also reached number one in Ireland, and reached the top forty in the Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
It also entered the top in Brazil, France and Germany. The music video was recorded in an empty London warehouse days after Girls Aloud were formed. The song has been performed by Girls Aloud in a number of live appearances وحدك - ميسم نحاس = Mayssam* - أحلفك بالله Popstars: The Rivals and each of Girls Aloud's concert tours.
Critically appreciated for its juxtaposition of surf guitar against electronic beats"Sound of the Underground" was praised for its quality for both a girl group and a reality television act. The song was How High The Moon / Ornithology - Bud Powell - Live In Lausanne 1962 to as a defining moment of the decade musically, credited with reshaping British pop for the s.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph ' s Alice Vincent, Cooper explained that she was into drum and bass at the time and had been inspired by Puretone 's single " Addicted to Bass ". The bridge is also employed as a middle 8. It was chosen by Girls Aloud's manager Louis Walsh as their debut single. Girls Aloud were formed through the show by a public vote on 30 November Both groups were sent on huge promotional tour.
They used a combative "Buy girls, bye boys" slogan to persuade the public to buy their single. The single was Fill Me In - Various - The Pepsi Silver Clef Concert (DVD) on two different CD single formats and on cassette. Pete Waterman caused a media frenzy after accusing Girls Aloud of being unoriginal and not singing on "Sound of the Underground" after they claimed it was better to release a new song than a cover as the A-side. The track was actually owned by Xenomania the producers and the original version was used as a " session singers " version, making it Girls Aloud's and not a cover as some articles suggested.
Sarah Harding explained that this just pads out the track and is not uncommon in the industry. It "proved a first: it was a reality pop record that didn't make you The Face - !Face! to do physical harm to everyone involved in its manufacture. It spent two weeks in the top five at numbers three and five respectively, before slipping to number nine.
The song had similar success Zwei Meter Weiter. - Various - Force Attack 98 Festival Sampler the Irish Singles Chart. The song also charted in Australia and various European countries. The video for "Sound of the Underground" was shot in an empty London warehouse on 14 Decemberjust days after Girls Aloud's formation in the last week of competition of Popstars: The Rivals.
It features the band members in various scenes "underground". In the group scene, they perform the song backed by a band in a large metal enclosure. As the song progresses, each band member also incorporates a tall microphone stand into the choreography, echoed in many live performances in the song. In the solo scenes, each member is shown sitting or standing in the "underground" setting while various other shots, such as a light bulb spontaneously cracking open and catching on fire, are shown.
Girls Aloud performed "Sound of the Underground" live for the first time on Popstars: The Rivals on 7 December wearing coordinating pink-and-black outfits as seen on the single's music video. Small puffs of smoke were sent up into the air each time the song reached its chorus.
In order to promote the single, the group performed the single at various locations across the country, including a signing at an HMV store in Manchester 's Trafford Centre. They performed on Popstars again on 22 December, just moments after finding out their single was the Christmas number one.
Wearing all-white outfits, the performance included lights and smoke as well as adlibs referencing the number one. Girls Aloud returned to Ireland's ChildLine in Since its release, "Sound of the Underground" has been included on each of Girls Aloud's tours.
The track was included as the encore to their tour What Will the Neighbours Say? For 's Chemistry Tourthe song was accompanied by new choreography involving chairs, while 's The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits Shoulda Gone Dancin - High Inergy - Shoulda Gone Dancin saw the group in black-and-white variations on a suit.
The song was slightly remixed for 's Tangled Up Tourduring which Girls Aloud performed it in the first section alongside male dancers. The song was again included on the band's reunion tour, Ten - The Hits Tour It was performed as the opening song as the band came down onto the stage on a huge sign reading the band's name. The single has also been performed at Girls Aloud's appearances at V Festival in andas well as their two nights supporting Coldplay at Wembley Stadium.
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