Chemistry (album)


Chemistry (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Chemistry
Type = Album
Artist = Girls Aloud


Released = flagicon|UK 5 December 2005
flagicon|AUS 20 February 2006
flagicon|USA 26 June 2007 (Digital)
Recorded = September 2004 - April 2005 London, England
Genre = Pop|, dance pop Length = 45:51 (UK edition)
71:59 (Bonus disc edition)
Label = Polydor Records
Producer = Brian Higgins
Xenomania

Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:09fqxqydld6e link]
*BBC Music [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/wqf9/ link]
*"Pop Justice" [http://www.popjustice.co.uk/features/chemistry/ link]
*"Stylus Magazine" (A-) [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/review.php?ID=3621 link]
*"Virgin" Rating|5|5 [http://www.virgin.net/music/albumreviews/girlsaloud_chemistry.html link]
Last album = "What Will the Neighbours Say?"
(2004)
This album = "Chemistry"
(2005)
Next album = "The Sound of Girls Aloud"
(2006)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternative covers
Type = Studio album


Lower caption = The special edition Christmas cover artwork of Chemistry sold in the United Kingdom.
Singles
Name = Chemistry
Type = Studio album
single 1 = Long Hot Summer
single 1 date = 22 August 2005
single 2 = Biology
single 2 date = 14 November 2005
single 3 = See the Day
single 3 date = 19 December 2005
single 4 = Whole Lotta History
single 4 date = 13 March 2006

"Chemistry" is the third album by British all-girl pop group Girls Aloud. It was released by Polydor Records on 5 December 2005 in the United Kingdom. The album was produced by the production team of Brian Higgins and Xenomania.

Critical Reception

Upon its debut, critical reception was generally positive, with "The Guardian", "NME", and "Top Of The Pops" including it on their "best-of" year-end album charts. "Chemistry" became the group's first album to miss the top ten on the UK albums chart, peaking at number eleven. However, it sold exceptionally well in the first few weeks and went on to be certified platinum - outselling the band's debut. In Australia and New Zealand, the album was released on 20 February 2006; however, it failed to generate much interest.

Track listings & formats

*Standard Version: Polydor / 9875390 (UK)

ingles

Long Hot Summer was the album's single. However, it failed to match the same success of the girl's previous singles and charted at No 7 in the UK. It spend 4 weeks in the top 40. In Ireland, the single reached 16.

Biology was the next single released and reached No 4 in the UK Charts. The single spent 8 weeks in the top 40 and became the album's biggest single, and their 6th biggest altogether. In Ireland, the single reached No 7, a return to the top 10.

The girl's covered See the Day which was rushed out for the Christmas Charts, just weeks after their previous single. It reached No 9 in the charts, their 11th consecutive Top 10 Single but their joint-lowest single position to date. The single reached No 14 in the Irish Charts and spent a total of 8 weeks in the top 50.

The final single from Chemistry was Whole Lotta History, which received positive reviews from critics. The song reached No 6 in the UK Charts but only spent 5 weeks in the top 75. In Ireland, the song reached No 18, their lowest charting single there to date.

Chart performance

"Chemistry" debuted at #11 on the UK Albums Chart, falling from its midweeks position #5. Since its release it has achieved platinum certification in the UK, where after only seven weeks, it dropped out of the UK Top 75. It has since re-charted for a total of ten non-consecutive weeks.

In Ireland it debuted at #34, going on to peak at number #31 four weeks later. The lack of success of the album there led to the lack of an Irish leg for the group's Chemistry Tour 2006.

Charts and certification

Other notes

*"Singapore", a track recorded during the album sessions that was not picked for the final album is now available on "" compilation limited edition bonus disc.
*"On My Way To Satisfaction", a track recorded during the album sessions that was not picked for the final album is now available on '. Footage of Sarah recording the track was shown on '. The song is registered on ASCAP under the name "Red Raw". [ [http://www.ascap.com/ace/search.cfm?requesttimeout=300&mode=results&searchstr=481107497&search_in=i&search_type=exact&search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v&results_pp=20&start=1 "Red Raw"] . American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 23 August 2007.]

References


*cite web | title= GirlsAloudWorld.com| work= Worldwide chart positions and track listings| url=http://www.girlsaloud.org/index.php| accessdate=7 May| accessyear=2006
*cite web | title= EveryHit.com| work= UK chart positions and trivia| url=http://www.everyhit.com| accessdate=7 May| accessyear=2006

External links

* [http://www.girlsaloud.co.uk/site.php GirlsAloud.co.uk] — official website.


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