- Biology (song)
Name = Biology
from Album = Chemistry
B-side = "Nobody But You"
Released = November 14, 2005
Recorded = 2005
Dance Pop, Swing pop
Length = 3:36
Label = Polydor
Last single = "Long Hot Summer"
This single = "Biology"
Next single = "See the Day"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
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 = 4Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki
Lower caption = UK Maxi CD coverAudiosample
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' 1965track " Club a Go Go".
Release and reception
The art cover for the "Biology" maxi CD single (pictured right) was inspired by
UKpunk 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=http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/music/story/0,,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."
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".
The band performed the song at the following events:
Tangled Up Tour
T4 on the Beach2007
Top of the Pops
Children in Need2005
The Album Chart Show2007
Ministry of Mayhem
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