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JosephCarey
post Sep 25 2014, 03:28 PM
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2006



Important events:
- First arena tour - the Chemistry tour!
- Moving label to Fascination (sub-label of Polydor, who they were previously signed to).
- Becoming the first British act to reach the top 5 on purely download sales, with Something Kinda Ooooh!
- Release of their first Greatest Hits album, which became their first #1 album and their highest selling to date, easily passing 1m copies.

Releases
- Singles
  • Whole Lotta History


    Peak Position: #6
    First Week Sales: 11,720 (Climb to #6)
    Total Sales: 52,081 (Official Figure from 21/06/09)
    Best Sellers List: 188th (Singles in 2006)
    Chart Weeks: 1wk (Top 10) | 2wks (Top 20) | 4wks (Top 40) | 5wks (Top 75) | 14wks (Top 200)

    UK Top 200 Chart Run [Peak Position: #6]
    [1st Entry: 12/03/06] 80-06-13-33-40-73-93-87-95-115-162-176-189-Out
    [2nd Entry: 06/08/06] 188-Out

    UK Top 40 Download Chart Run [Peak Position: #23]
    [Entry: 19/03/06] 23-24-Out

    UK Top 40 Physical Chart Run [Peak Position: #2]
    [Entry: 19/03/06] 02-13-28-Out

    UK Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #55]
    [Entry: 05/03/06] 72-92-61-55-Out

    UK Top 40 TV Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #8]
    [Entry: 25/02/06] 08-09-12-10-11-20-27-Out

  • Something Kinda Ooooh


    Peak Position: #3
    Certification: Silver
    First Week Sales: 42,114 (Climb to #3)
    Total Sales: 245,000 (Official MTV Figure from April 2010)
    Best Sellers List: 36th (Singles in 2006)
    Chart Weeks: 2wks (Top 3) | 3wks (Top 5) | 5wks (Top 10) | 8wks (Top 20) | 12wks (Top 40) | 15wks (Top 75) | 36wks (Top 200)

    UK Top 200 Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
    [1st Entry: 22/10/06] 05-03-03-07-12-09-14-18-28-32-21-28-48-58-75-90-102-131-144-141-133-143-178-Out
    [2nd Entry: 09/09/07] 165-193-Out
    [3rd Entry: 25/11/07] 141-195-Out
    [4th Entry: 30/12/07] 184-Out
    [5th Entry: 26/10/08] 136-165-180-Out
    [6th Entry: 21/12/08] 107-142-133-168-174-Out

    UK Top 40 Download Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
    [Entry: 22/10/06] 03-03-03-08-09-12-14-24-25-29-16-24-Out

    UK Top 40 Physical Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
    [Entry: 29/10/06] 03-04-10-10-12-14-19-Out

    UK Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #19]
    [Entry: 08/10/06] 58-30-21-19-22-28-27-52-58-58-42-52-100-94-Out

    UK Top 40 TV Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #5]
    [Entry: Date Unknown] 05-05-07-09-13-10-11-16-Out

  • I Think We're Alone Now


    Peak Position: #4
    First Week Sales: 20,857 (Climb to #4)
    Total Sales: 85,000 (Official MTV Figure from April 2010)
    Best Sellers List: 196th (Singles in 2006)
    Chart Weeks: 1wk (Top 5) | 2wks (Top 10) | 3wks (Top 20) | 5wks (Top 40) | 7wks (Top 75) | 15wks (Top 200)

    UK Top 200 Chart Run [Peak Position: #4]
    [1st Entry: 17/12/06] 50-04-07-11-23-40-56-84-108-134-171-161-162-Out
    [2nd Entry: 08/04/07] 170-179-Out

    UK Top 40 Download Chart Run [Peak Position: #19]
    [Entry: 10/12/06] 35-34-22-19-19-30-Out

    UK Top 40 Physical Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
    [Entry: 24/12/06] 03-06-09-16-24-Out

    UK Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #67]
    [Entry: 10/12/06] 73-67-71-80-Out

    UK Top 40 TV Airplay Chart Run [Peak Position: #3]
    [Entry: 26/11/06] 35-07-06-03-03-11-07-17-Out

- Albums
  • The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits


    Peak Position: #1
    Certification: 4xPlatinum
    First Week Sales: 84,354 (Entry at #1)
    Total Sales: 1,200,000 (Official figure from March 2013)
    Best Sellers List: 16th (Albums in 2006) | 123rd (Albums in 2007) | 133rd (Albums in 2008) | 72nd (Albums in 2009) | 123rd (Albums in 2000s Decade)
    Chart Weeks: 1wk (#1) | 2wks (Top 3) | 3wks (Top 5) | 9 wks (Top 10) | 14wks (Top 20) | 20wks (Top 40) | 38wks (Top 75) | 157wks (Top 200)

    UK Top 200 Chart Run [Peak Position: #1]
    [1st Entry: 05/11/06] 01-03-04-07-07-07-08-11-11-13-17-22-28-43-62-74-105-106-108-104-110-144-159-190-174-160-190-184-162-96-88-100-...
    ...-132-152-175-161-176-161-140-118-100-99-126-149-137-185-Out
    [2nd Entry: 21/10/07] 184-174-158-144-147-87-95-100-101-124-135-121-137-163-190-Out
    [3rd Entry: 04/05/08] 118-106-110-128-174-193-Out
    [4th Entry: 22/06/08] 168-167-170-126-128-142-186-Out
    [5th Entry: 17/08/08] 180-121-124-152-144-103-121-135-114-109-44-48-53-60-52-73-83-79-61-45-06-15-10-Out
    [6th Entry: 08/02/09] 187-Out
    [7th Entry: 22/02/09] 175-Out
    [8th Entry: 08/03/09] 40-37-53-31-27-45-54-62-61-73-90-104-121-156-163-Out
    [9th Entry: 12/07/09] 182-173-198-174-168-126-99-122-92-102-119-110-193-174-133-107-108-98-89-93-103-117-121-125-120-Out
    [10th Entry: 14/03/10] 168-160-154-128-157-173-177-183-181-169-Out
    [11th Entry: 27/06/10] 198-199-Out
    [12th Entry: 21/08/10] 161-62-78-107-148-181-Out

    UK Top 50 Budget Chart Run [Peak Position: #1]
    [1st Entry: 25/01/09] 01-01-01-01-01-01-Out
    [2nd Entry: 03/01/10] 03-02-02-04-07-13-12-05-06-13-Out
    [3rd Entry: 10/10/10] 27-36-25-12-16-14-22-28-37-39-45-50-22-35-36-42-Out

What were your memories from this time? Did you buy all the CDs? Were you impressed with the new tracks on the greatest hits? Did you have any favourite TV performances from this time? Let us know here happy.gif

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post Sep 25 2014, 03:35 PM
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I remember being gutted I couldn't go to the Chemistry tour. sad.gif Luckily we got a DVD of it. 'Something Kinda Ooooh' remains FLAWLESS. heart.gif Question for Jay here but would they have been number 1 the week after if they'd held back the download release?

But the album was number 1 anyway so I suppose it didn't phase them too much, I remember putting the text on after getting back from my aunts house on Sunday night and seeing it at number 1 *.*
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post Sep 25 2014, 07:56 PM
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This was my least favourite Girls Aloud era. I just found all the singles very meh. However, I felt there image strengthened. Fan-wise not the best era, but it was great to get the public on board.
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post Sep 25 2014, 08:48 PM
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If they'd sold what they sold in the download only week on top of what they sold in the full week, then they'd have got the #1! Although obviously that's assuming all those sales would have still happened.

I remember being online with some friends listening to the charts in the week it entered on downloads. I think its final midweek position was #8, so we weren't expecting Top 5. With each position that went by in the Top 10 we became more and more excited! When it was eventually revealed that it was at #5, we were all just shocked - it really was a great achievement then. Considering some of the positions they achieved in the 'Chemistry' era were 7-9-6 with three of the singles and a #11 album, it was fantastic to see them in the Top 5 on the strength of downloads alone. Admittedly it only climbing to #3 the following week took the shine off the Top 5 entry a bit, a bit of an anti-climax, but never mind. kink.gif Seeing off McFly was quite impossible in those days.

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2006 was a great year... I saw them at the Chemistry Tour in Birmingham, and it was the first time I ever saw them. In fact it was only the second concert I'd ever been to, and the first one at an arena. Such an experience wub.gif We were in the 4th row in the centre, so when they came to the catwalk they were very close!

When 'Something Kinda Ooooh' debuted on the radio (sometime in September 2006) it really was love at first listen. *.* I recorded it off the radio with my mini-disc player ( laugh.gif ) and listened to the radio rip loads of times. I became very used to Chris Moyles' "I'm singing on the end, so you don't put it on the internet"!

It was a crazy week when 'The Sound of Girls Aloud' was released. Midweek #1, a first day sale of over 20k, eventual sales of nearly 85k - it was a fantastic time to be a fan. It felt like such a triumph after the previous year's #11 entry.
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Something Kinda Oooh was easily the highlight of that year
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post Nov 4 2014, 08:35 PM
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Oops forgot to post in this, I'll have a new thread up soon too biggrin.gif

My GA love was still going strong at this point, wasn't so sure of Whole Lotta History as a single at the time but I grew to love it and it's one of my favourites now. Still to this day wish that Models was a single though! Something Kinda Ooooh was absolutely FLAWLESS though, and still is, and I really liked I Think We're Alone Now too. Money is also amazing, not that I had a clue what any of it meant at age 9 kink.gif
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The fact you were 9 when this album was released. I was getting ready to do my GCSEs the following summer, so the first greatest hits era really sticks out in my mind. heart.gif
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post Nov 4 2014, 08:38 PM
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Bloody hell, I only did my GCSEs last year laugh.gif GA had been and gone by the time I'd done my GCSEs lmao.
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I was doing my GCSEs during the release of 'The Show' happy.gif
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WHAT A YEAR!! And Tangled Up was yet to come. Let's ignore that this year also ended with I Think We're Alone Now.
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QUOTE(andibob @ Nov 11 2014, 10:37 PM) *
Let's ignore that this year also ended with I Think We're Alone Now.


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