Long Hot Summer (Girls Aloud song)

Long Hot Summer (Girls Aloud song)

Infobox Single
Name = Long Hot Summer

Artist = Girls Aloud
from Album = Chemistry
B-side = "Real Life"
[Live at Hammersmith Apollo]
Released = August 22, 2005
Format = CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded = 2005
Genre = Dance Pop
Length = 3:54
Label = Polydor
Writer = Miranda Cooper
Brian Higgins
Tim "Rolf" Larcombe
Shawn Lee
Lisa Cowling
Giselle Sommerville
Myra Boyle
Producer = Xenomania
Last single = "Wake Me Up"

This single = "Long Hot Summer"
Next single = "Biology"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = The Sound of Girls Aloud
Type = compilation
prev_track = "Whole Lotta History"
prev_no = 12
this_track = "Long Hot Summer"
track_no = 13
next_track = "Money"
next_no = 14
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = UK Maxi CD cover
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = Long Hot Summer
Audio file= LongHotSummerSample.ogg

"Long Hot Summer" is the ninth single by British girl group Girls Aloud, and the lead single to their third album "Chemistry".

Release and reception

"Long Hot Summer" is a feel-good summer song, which featured live songs from their tour as b-sides. A live version of the song from G-A-Y with altered lyrics was released as an iTunes exclusive.

The song was called a "well-produced, upbeat pop tune, with a great hook in the chorus" by The Sentinel. [ cite web | url=http://moreresults.factiva.com/results/index/index.aspx?ref=THESEN0020050827e18q0000n | title=Long hot summer of anthems | publisher=The Sentinel | date=2005-08-26 | accessdate=2008-02-28 ] Stylus Magazine said that the song was "a misstep, fizzy and sparkling, but if pop can only be described as such, then it goes flat long before October rolled on." [ cite web | url=http://www.stylusmagazine.com/review.php?ID=3621 | title=Girls Aloud - Chemistry | publisher=Stylus Magazine | date=2005-12-12 | accessdate=2008-02-28 ]

The song was earmarked for release on the soundtrack of the 2005 remake of "". The plans fell through, however the music video had taken inspiration from the movie about cars and they had a set resembling a mechanics. [In the audio commentary on the Girls Aloud Style DVD Sarah and Cheryl mention the potential use of the song in said movie.]

Music video

The video for "Long Hot Summer" opens with scenes of the band members wearing overalls , working in a garage called Pit Stop, however 'GA Auto' was written in pink on their overalls on the walls and on a calendar. In accordance with the song's title, it is a hot day, so the girls are attempting to cool themselves as they work. Each girl takes off to rreveal a skimpy clubbing outfit, and the girls proceed to a dance routine as the song concludes. As cheryl sings 'in my shoes' there is a shot of Sarah's feet not Cheryl's and the viewer is lead to believe that they are hers as it is her solo. [In the audio commentary on the Girls Aloud Style DVD Sarah and Cheryl talk about Sarah's feet bing used and not Cheryl's.]

In 2007, FHM TV viewers voted "Long Hot Summer" the third sexiest music video of all time.fact|date=February 2008

Track listings and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Long Hot Summer".

Live Performances

The band performed this track at the following events:

* Chemistry Tour
* Top of the Pops
* G-A-Y


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