Sexy! No No No...

"Sexy! No No No..." is the sixteenth single by the British girl group Girls Aloud, and the first to be taken from their fourth studio album Tangled Up. The single was released as download on August 31 2007, with the physical format following on September 3 2007.

The riff is sampled from Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog", for which they have received a writing credit.

Release and reception

Sarah Harding has described "Sexy! No No No..." on the official Girls Aloud website as "edgy", and a major advance in Girls Aloud's sound. The song was premiered on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on July 20 at 7.55am. A high quality radio rip leaked the night before, and the official radio edit of the song leaked onto the internet the day of the radio premiere. The single was B-Listed on BBC Radio 1.

Girls Aloud gave their first TV performance of the song on T4 on the Beach on Channel 4 on July 22, receiving a good reception from the fans. They later performed the song on Dance X, The National Lottery, GMTV, and ITV's special Saturday Night Divas.

Music video

Nadine Coyle appeared on the RTÉ One show "Saturday Night With Miriam" on July 14, saying that Girls Aloud would film the video the week beginning July 16. Backstage at T4 on the Beach, Kimberley Walsh said that the video was more artistic and edgier. The Daily Star released pictures from the video shoot on August 7 featuring the girls dressed in tight black PVC catsuits standing in front of a green screen, suggesting that special effects would be used in the video. The video, directed by Trudy Bellinger, premiered on satellite and cable music channels on August 10.

At the start, the girls are wearing their catsuits, standing in front of red material, with flowers being shown and a seamstress starting work on a dress. Cheryl Cole then sings her opening lines. When the chorus begins, the camera zooms out to show the girls wearing giant inflatable red dresses. The seamstress starts putting large pins into her dress, poking their way around the girls, until the pins start tearing into their dresses. The pins tear the dresses off, and the girls are back in their catsuits, surrounded by the threads of their dresses.

The video is similar to the one of Christina Aguilera's "Fighter", with both videos having large inflatable dresses and over-sized pins as themes. The Video won the Virgin Media Award for 'Best Video'

Track listings and formats

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Sexy! No No No...".

# Title Time
CD1: Fascination / 1744931 (UK)
1. "Sexy! No No No..." 3:18
2. "Something Kinda Ooooh" [Live at Bournemouth International Centre] 3:24
CD2: Fascination / 1744981 (UK)
1. "Sexy! No No No..." 3:18
1. "Sexy! No No No..." [Tony Lamezma's "Yes Yes Yes" Mix] 6:16
3. "Dog Without A Bone" 4:01
4. "Sexy! No No No..." [Video] 3:18
UK iTunes Exclusive Download
1. "Sexy! No No No..." [Xenomania Club Mix] 5:00
Netherlands Digital
1. "Sexy! No No No..." 3:18
USA Digital
1. "Sexy! No No No..." 3:18


The single's physical formats were available from September 3 2007, though it was be able to be downloaded on August 31. The track entered at #64 on September 9, and made a 59-point jump to #5 in its second week. In its eighth week of release, the single dropped out of the Top 75. In the week commencing November 11, the single climbed from #108 to #92. Two weeks later, it re-entered the top 100 at #52 from #70.

Chart (2007) Peak
El Salvador Radio Charts 3
UK Singles Chart 5
Slovenian Singles Chart 7
Irish Singles Chart 11
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 17
Euro 200 Singles Chart 18
Croatian Singles Chart 23
World Top 100 Singles 35
Lithuanian Airplay Chart 65


These are the official versions and remixes and the release they appear on.

Version Release appearance
Album Version "Sexy! No No No..." single,
Tangled Up
Tony Lamezma's "Yes Yes Yes" Mix "Sexy! No No No..." single,
Mixed Up
Video "Sexy! No No No..." single
Xenomania Club Mix UK iTunes Exclusive Download

Live performances

The band performed the track at the following events:


On August 16 2007, a 29 second clip of "Dog Without A Bone" leaked onto the internet, initially proving to have a mixed reaction with fans. The popular website PopJustice named it as their "Song Of The Day" on August 20 2007. The website featured another 30 second sample, this time containing the chorus of the song. The song has been described as a mixture between Jamelia's "Beware of the Dog" and Goldfrapp's "Train" if it were in their later glam rock style.

On August 31 2007, the full song was leaked a mere few days before the release of the single. It garnered an overwhelmingly positive reaction from members of the official forum as well as other unofficial forums. The song was released on September 3 along with "Sexy! No No No…".


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