Here's your first bunch of songs, feel free to check any out that you don't know!50. JE PARLE PAS FRANCAIS["Can't Speak French" b-side]
Starting off the countdown, we have Je Parle Pas Français
at #50 which, for those of you who aren't adept in French, means "I Can't Speak French". This was the b-side to that single but somehow manages to exceed the quality of the single. Though I like the original I find it a bit repetitive which is why the French-speaking version is a nice little twist on it. Though the girls clearly can't speak French, it's funny hearing them attempt to try it - especially Nadine.49. ALL I NEED (ALL I DON'T)["Sound Of The Underground" album track]
At #49, we find the first album track from Sound Of The Underground
. Frankly this is one of the very few highlights of a fairly generic pop album. It's a nice, electro-pop number but nothing overly-amazing. I love the lyrics to this song, and the bridge builds up into a decent chorus. But the verses are the best thing about the song, even if it's mainly Cheryl and Sarah singing. 48. DEADLINES AND DIETS["What Will The Neighbours Say" album track]
Nadine's smokey vocals rise this song above being a generic ballad, especially in the first verse: "it's 3am and you still look gorgeous"
. Her vocals on this verse makes Cheryl's verse sound a lot worse in comparison (even though it's actually quite good). My only issue with this song is that I find the chorus quite bland, plus it would have been nice to hear a more substantial middle eight. Other than that, Deadlines and Diets
is one of standouts from the girls' sophomore effort.47. I'M FALLING["Tangled Up" album track]
From Tangeled Up
comes one of my favourite album tracks, one that doesn't seem too popular with other Girls Aloud fans. I'm Falling
is an electro-infused track from one of the girls' best albums. The chorus manages to be one of the girls' catchiest to date and certainly drummed itself into my head after one listen, rhyming "running" with "throbbing" is Xenomania genius, plus the "I need some va va voom to get me out of this room, it's gotten too small for me"
line is simply stunning. It's a shame the verses don't match the quality of the chorus. If they did, then I'm Falling
would certainly be a lot higher on this countdown.46. LOVE MACHINE["What Will The Neighbours Say" single. UK peak: #2]
Probably quite an unpopular opinion but I always found this song to be overrated. It's probably one of the girls' most well-known singles but it's not outstanding in my opinion. Love Machine
doesn't shy away from being a fun little number with some catchy lyrics and a good dance routine. The video is joyous to watch and it'll be stuck in your head for damn eternity but it's rather superficial with not much substance in my opinion.