As their last single 'Untouchable' charts disappointingly concerns grow that perhaps the girls hang up their lycra and make way for fresh new artist.
Once the UK's biggest girl group, Girls Aloud's last single failed to reach the top 10, entering the charts at number 54 and peaking at number 11, a first for the girls and their worst chart position to date. With new, younger, fresher girl bands coming out of the woodwork has Girls Aloud finally had their 8 year reign of the charts come to an end?
The five beauties first shot to fame in Popstarts: The Rivals back in 2002 and since then they have continued to produce hit after hit, that is until now of course. Not that charting outside of the top 10 is a disappointing chart position, but when you are use to maintaining a certain level of success it must come as a bit of a shock when those sales figures start slipping.
The Saturdays, dubbed the new Girls Aloud have enjoyed chart success in the short time they have been together, deflecting away from Girls Aloud somewhat. Perhaps the public are getting tired of the same old sounds of which all Girls Aloud records seem to have and are beginning to look elsewhere for their pop fix such as Lady GaGa and Taylor Swift.
Hits such as 'Sound Of The Underground' and 'The Promise' have been a favourite of pop fans for years but it's the fresh new sounds coming from Cheryl Cole that us beginning to make us wonder that maybe they would better off pusuing their solo careers. Sarah Harding has taken to acting and Nicola Roberts seems to have a passion for fashion so maybe its high time to make way for new talent and for the girls to concentrate on their own solo projects.