Hole In The Head

Album: Three (2003)
Charted: 1 96

Songfacts®:

  • The Sugababes are Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, and Siobhan Donaghy. They met at a garage party at the age of 12. They were all 16 when they recorded their first UK Top 10 hit in 2000, "Overload." Since then they have had a number of international hits including several UK chart toppers. Siobhan Donaghy left the band mid-tour in 2001 due to depression and fighting within the group and she was replaced by Heidi Range.
  • Keisha Buchanan says of this in the Night & Day magazine from November 20, 2005: "I've never said this before, but Hole In The Head was about being in a relationship with J-Rock from the band Big Brovaz, and then finding out he was cheating on me. That song was written when I was an angry 18-year-old." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2

Comments: 4

  • Louise from Newcastle, United Kingdom"I do like some of their later songs, but this song offends me. Cancer is not a joke.
    - Mjn Seifer, Not listed for personal reason, England"

    They're hardly implying that cancer is a joke, just that this guy is...
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandIt's a slang term for tumor/camcers.
  • Angela from London, United StatesCancer?!? What are you talking about? Surely 'a hole in the head' is a reference to being shot?
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandI do like some of their later songs, but this song offends me. Cancer is not a joke.
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