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12 of the best Girls Aloud songs to celebrate Nadine's comeback

Ian West Ian West

IT’S SAFE TO say that Nadine Coyle is a national treasure.

The former Popstars contestant and Girls Aloud chanteuse has been keeping a low profile as of late, choosing to hang with her NFL fiancé Jason Bell, have a baby and live the American dream, (she found her passport, thank God).

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Girls Aloud split in 2013 following their ten year anniversary, and really, only Cheryl’s had a good stab at the old solo thing.

I mean, what a tune.

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Just don’t ask her to sing it live.

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With that said, Nicola Roberts had some great pop #bangers that were slept on.

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*sobs* She didn’t deserve to flop.

Sarah’s been flat out doing stage shows, including playing the lead role in the musical adaption of Ghost.

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… While Kimberly released an album of musical covers, which did reasonably well.

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Some gal for one gal.

But back to poor Nadine – she did actually release a solo album, ‘Insatiable’, in partnership with the UK’s largest supermarket chain Tesco.

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The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 47, selling 5,450 copies in its first week.

In its second week of release, the album fell to number 131 selling a further 1,809 copies. Ouch.

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Now, she’s back with a new record deal with Virgin EMI, and we’re excited.

There’s a reason why Girls Aloud sold more than 4.3 million singles – they’re class.

Cases in point …

1. Something New

WHAT a comeback track.

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2. On The Metro

The best non-single of all time. It’s been proven. Scientifically.

3. Call The Shots

Pop perfection. Endless applause emojis.

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4. Can’t Speak French

If Nadine’s new solo stuff is half as good as this, we’ll be laughing,

Plus, they all look unreal in the video.

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5. Love Machine

Hands up if you previously smashed this on SingStar for the Playstation?

Who cares that we had no idea what negligee was growing up? It didn’t stop us singing* along.

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6. Something Kinda Ooh

No idea what was so pressing that it’d needed to be done at 3 o’clock, but I digress …

The important thing to take away from this is to never let something jump on your tutu without express consent.

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7. No Good Advice

Girls Aloud were not here for sexism and gender norms – Nadine defied her father’s expectations of her and became a popstar.

Truly inspirational.

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8. The Show

All together now …


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9. Jump

Amazing for several reasons:

1. It was in Love Actually

2. Their attempts in the video to listen through the wall with the glass turned the wrong way.

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10. Stand By You

Ok, so this is a cover. But it still generates *a lot* of feels.

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11. The Promise

Proving once again that they could do anything, this old-school, showband-style tune has a melody that is inescapable.

Not to mention those dresses in the window. The definition of glamour!

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12. Sound Of The Underground

Where it all began for them …

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We’re counting down the days ’til we’re blessed with Nadine’s new material!

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