Untouchable

Album: Out of Control (2009)
Charted: 11
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Songfacts®:

  • Girl Aloud Sarah Harding told The Daily Star March 25, 2009 that the first time she heard this 1990's style Electro Pop song, she loved it. The singer explained: "When we first heard the new single we thought it was so Nineties, a proper pop dance song. It's got that trancy, chilled Ibiza feel. I get lost in the music at the beginning and then it builds and builds and builds. You just want to go mental."
  • At 6 minutes 45 seconds, this was Girls Aloud's longest song to date.
  • Like most of the other Girls Aloud songs, this was written and produced by the Xenomania production team.
  • The futuristic video in which the five girls adopt a sexy sci-fi look was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's classic sci-fi movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The girls explained to The Daily Star: "Five glass spheres fall at impossible speeds toward Earth. Protected in these futuristic force fields Girls Aloud descend through space and time."
  • This song peaked at #11 bringing to an end Girls Aloud's unbroken run of 20 straight Top 10 singles in the UK.

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