Personnel: Nick Coler (guitar, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming); Tim "Rolf" Larcombe (guitar, keyboards, programming); Shawn Lee (guitar, bass guitar, drums); Greg Bone (guitar); Brian Higgins, Matt Gray, Jon Shave, Tim Powell (keyboards, programming); Toby Scott (keyboards); Miranda Cooper, Paul Woods, Yoad Nevo (programming).
Audio Mixers: Brian Higgins; Matt Tait; Ash Howes; Tim Powell ; Jeremy Wheatley.
Liner Note Author: Peter Manning Robinson.
Photographer: Will Thom.
Girls Aloud placed each of the 12 singles from their first three albums -- 2003's Sound of the Underground, 2004's What Will the Neighbors Say?, and 2005's Chemistry -- within the Top Ten of the U.K. singles chart. Each one of the singles can be found on The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits, a straightforward compilation that makes for an ideal introduction to Girls Aloud, a group that has never had any form of stateside push. ~ Andy Kellman
The winners of the 2002 reality TV show POP STARS: THE RIVALS--the show adopted a new twist on the Popstars theme, picking opposing boy and girl bands to battle it out in the U.K. charts--Girls Aloud triumphed when the single "Sound Of The Underground" b/w "Stay Another Day" topped the charts. Their cover version of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You', commissioned by the Children In Need charity, also topped the U.K. charts in December 2004.