The Show (song)

The Show (song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Show

Artist = Girls Aloud
from Album = What Will The Neighbours Say?
Released = June 28, 2004 (UK)
June 3, 2006 (Australia)
Format = CD single, 3" pocket CD , Airplay
Recorded = 2004
Genre = Dance Pop
Length = 3:38
Label = Polydor
Writer = Miranda Cooper
Brian Higgins
Lisa Cowling
Jon Shave
Tim Powell
Producer = Xenomania
Last single = "Jump"
This single = "The Show"
Next single = "Love Machine"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = The Sound of Girls Aloud
Type = compilation
prev_track = "Jump"
prev_no = 6
this_track = "The Show"
track_no = 7
next_track = "See the Day"
next_no = 8
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Background = khaki

Lower caption = UK Maxi CD/Australian cover
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = The Show
Audio file= TheShowSample.ogg

"The Show" is the fifth single by the British girl group Girls Aloud, and the first to be taken from their second album, "What Will the Neighbours Say?". It was released on June 28, 2004.

Release and reception

The single showed off a brand new look for the girls. It was backed by a promotional campaign prior to its premiere featuring five empty chairs with each of the girls' names on. This built up excitement over the new look and later featured on the single cover with the girls in their seats. "The Show" was released on a 3" pocket format a few weeks after its initial release. This limited edition version was part of a trial, which was subsequently scrapped, by Universal Records.

It kept up their run of successful top three singles on the UK Singles Chart, debuting at number two. There were no additional B-sides, only remixes and an interview titled "The After Show".

Music video

The music video for "The Show" was directed by Trudy Bellinger. [ [ Girls Aloud at MVDB] ] , and takes place in a salon called "Curls Allowed." Each member of the band plays a character working in the salon, pampering and making-up a variety of men.

Nicola is "Chelsea Tanner," who sprays insulting messages with fake bronzer onto her male customers, Nadine is "Frenchie", who ineptly tries to give her male customers facials, Sarah is "Supa Styler", a hair stylist who fails to satisfy any of her customers, Cheryl is "Maxi Wax", who makes the waxing process as painful as possible, and Kimberley is "The Boss", who looks on amusedly as her employees take their revenge on the salon's male customers.

It has also been noted in the "Style" DVD that the promotional video for 'The Show' is Kimberley Walsh's least favourite music video.

Track listings and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "The Show".


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