Biology (song)

Biology (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Biology

Artist = Girls Aloud
from Album = Chemistry
B-side = "Nobody But You"
Released = November 14, 2005
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2005
Genre = Dance Pop, Swing pop
Length = 3:36
Label = Polydor
Writer = Miranda Cooper
Brian Higgins
Lisa Cowling
Giselle Sommerville
Producer = Xenomania
Last single = "Long Hot Summer"
This single = "Biology"
Next single = "See the Day"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = The Sound of Girls Aloud
Type = compilation
prev_track = "Love Machine"
prev_no = 2
this_track = "Biology"
track_no = 3
next_track = "No Good Advice"
next_no = 4
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = UK Maxi CD cover
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = Biology
Audio file = BiologySample.ogg
"Biology" is a song recorded by the British pop girl group Girls Aloud. Released on 14 November 2005, it was the second single released from their third studio album "Chemistry".

The introduction and subsequent verses in that style are sampled from The Animals' 1965 track "Club a Go Go".

Release and reception

The art cover for the "Biology" maxi CD single (pictured right) was inspired by UK punk band X-Ray Spex's album cover "Germ Free Adolescents". Both covers show each member in a different pose, trapped inside a large vial. Both "Biology" and the album "Germ Free Adolescents" are akin in respect to their scientific references, both visually and terminologically.or|date=February 2008

Peter Cashmore, writing for "The Guardian", described "Biology" as "the best pop single of the last decade". [ cite web | url=,,1925924,00.html | title=New releases | publisher=The Guardian | date=2006-10-21 | accessdate=2008-02-28 | author=Peter Cashmore ] It received some of the best critical reviews among all of their singles for its unique sounds and multi-song structure.fact|date=February 2008

In September 2006, the single followed in the footsteps of "No Good Advice" and "Wake Me Up" to become the winner of the Popjustice £20 Music Prize - beating Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole" and Sugababes' "Push the Button."

Music video

The music video for "Biology" consisted only of group shots. The video began with a curtain being drawn back to reveal the band members posed in black jazz dresses as Nadine sang perched upon a black grand piano. In a sequence of disjointed choreography, the girls changed into frilly pink and purple dresses as the scene changed to a room with flowery wallpaper with digitised butterflies floating by. The band then changes into red and black outfits and black outfits as the scene changed twice more.

Track listings and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Biology".

Live Performances

The band performed the song at the following events:

* Chemistry Tour
* Tangled Up Tour
* V Festival 2006
* T4 on the Beach 2007
* WhatUWant
* Sunrise
* Top of the Pops
* Sketch
* G-A-Y
* Children in Need 2005
* The Album Chart Show 2007
* Ministry of Mayhem


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