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Single review: Parade - Louder

Parade girl group

Release date

13 March 2011

The style

So long The Saturdays. Goodbye Girls Aloud. There's a new girl group on the scene... Parade!

Emily, Sian, Jessica, Bianca and Lauren have burst into 2011 with their debut single, Louder, a bubblegum-pink R'n'B pop song.

It's a party track with verses that make it very fun and girly. If this song was an animal it would be a mini-pig called Fifi wearing a tutu!

Will you still be humming it next week?

Yes, the sugary lyrics will stick in your head, like gum sticks to your shoe.

Will it make the charts?

It's not in the same league as Girls Aloud's debut single Sound of the Underground, but it's really sweet and we think it'll do well.

Parade have already supported Shakira and Alexandra Burke on tour this year so you'll be hearing loads more from this lot before too long.

NR rating:

Rating 3 stars

Your Comments

"I just love Parade, they are my favourite pop/rock group ever in my whole life! I love them, I am a huge fan of them!"

Emily, 12, Reading, England

"I love Louder, I can't stop singing it! I am listening to it now!!"

Conor, 9, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

"This is the best song ever!!"

Ally, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"A brilliant song, makes me want to get up and dance!"

Topaz ,13, Luton, England

"This song is so CATCHY!"

Holly, 11, Pembrokeshire, England

"I LOVE this song! It's amazing. My favourite member of Parade is Sian! I hope Parade do even more singles because I LOVE the song LOUDER!"

Jaye, 11, Birmingham, England

"I love this song, it's really catchy!"

Nihal, 11, London, England

"I went to see Alexandra Burke in February and Parade sang as a support act! This song has been stuck in my head since then!"

Jessica, 12, Darlington, England

"Really bad, overrated, clichéd and sounds like every single pop song ever released."

Stanley, 13, Plymouth, England

"I love this, it's a good song to boogie around to with my friends."

Olivia, 10, Bath, England

"It is the coolest song ever!"

Thea, 8, London, England

"WOW!!!! Love this song... turn it up boy boy, turn it up boy!!! LOL!!! Love them."

Jahan, 13, London, England

"Turn it up louder, louder, louderrrr! Ha ha, this song is brill!"

Diane, 12, Fife, Scotland

"Their song is very good, but they are just like any other girl band. Honestly, we don't need another girl band, we have plenty of good ones on the scene already."

Alice, 14, Berkshire, England

"I love Parade and I love their song Louder, it's really good!"

Victoria, 13, London, England

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE Parade's song Louder, I can't get it out of my head. I probably listen to it at least five times a day! I wish Parade the best of luck for the future and can't wait for new songs!"

Hannah, 12, London, England

"This song is absolutely LAME! A girl in my class likes it and she brought the single into class and my teacher played it on the CD player, and it was TORTURE!!!"

Amy, 11, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"I think this song is FAB! It's got funky rhythm."

Alice, 10, Walsall, England

"I expected them to be new and rocky but they're not. This song is basically copying The Saturdays and there is nothing special about it."

Summer, 11, UK

"I love them!"

Miriam, 7, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"Really good!"

Imogen, 7, Somerset, England

"They're ok, but they're not as good as Wonderland."

Faatimah, 10, West Yorkshire, England

"It is really catchy and I think it should have been number 1! Can't wait to hear more from them!!"

Lucy, 10, Cheshire, England

"I love this song, the video is brill. I've got the single."

Rory, 11, Conwy, Wales

"I love Parade, they are so awesome! My friend Sarah has it on her phone and we always listen to it."

Sarah, 10, Bangor, Wales

"Amazing, good hi-tech beat in this one!"

Mischa, 10, Newport, England

"I think the song is good - well done Parade! However, it is not one of the best I have heard."

Lorena, 10, London, England

"They are stereotyped as the archetypal girl group, like Girls Aloud or The Saturdays, but actually they are different and the song is catchy, better than Girls Aloud!"

Julia, 14, London, England

"Parade are absolutely amazing. Their song is extra catchy and it gets everyone up and dancing. I LOVE THEM SOOOOOO MUCH!"

Rachel, 12, Belfast, N. Ireland

"It's really catchy and fun!"

Emma, 11, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"Parade are good at singing."

Rubena, 9, Manchester, England

"I love this single, I listen to it all the time. This band is gonna go far in my world!"

Tia, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"I love this song!"

Taryn, 11, Co. Louth, Ireland

"They came to my school! They are good but I think they are copying The Saturdays who are MUCH better!! But they are still good!"

Ciara, 13, Wigan, England

"I love it!"

Ava, 9, Angus, Scotland

"It's good, but takes a while to get into it!"

Fify, 11, London, England

"I love the song! I hope they stick around!"

Deanna, 13, Suffolk, England

"I love this song!"

Clare, 8, Surrey, England

"Great! Absolutely great! I mean, who doesn't like it?"

Elizabeth, 8, Cambridgeshire, England

"This song is really good!"

Jade, 8, Chesterfield, England

"A very diverse girl group and, for once, not a stereotypical one who are all picture perfect. The lyrics to the song are catchy and you could definitely catch me dancing at parties to this!"

Ashliya, 10, Kent, England

"This song is so addictive!"

Lauren, 12, Bolton, England

"The song is quite catchy, but in my opinion it isn't overly exciting. We've already got The Saturdays and they are going to stay around for a while. So I'm afraid it's not for me!"

Savannah, 14, London, England

"The song is my favourite! I'm speechless!"

Amelia, 8, Derbyshire, England

"I think their song is amazing! I always catch myself singing it! This is the best song I've heard in a while!"

Casey, 14, Leeds, England

"A very diverse girl group and not a stereotypical one for once, who are all picture perfect. The lyrics to the song are catchy and you could definitely catch me dancing at parties to this!"

Sophie, 13, London, England

"These girls are amazing. They're amazing singers and if you look at the acoustic versions of this you'll understand why! These girls and this song is AMAZING and so inspiring!"

Jenny, 13, Shropshire, England

"I think it's a great song and I can't stop dancing!"

Lia, 10, Wrexham, Wales

"The song is really good and I love the lyrics! I was singing along to it non-stop for days! It's so catchy and they're all really good singers. I think these girls will be the new Girls Aloud."

Lily, 10, Wales

"I love this song so much! It's great!"

Ruby, 9, Newcastle, England

"I don't really like it. Sorry!"

Rachel, 12, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I love Parade! Their song Louder is my favourite song in the world!"

Lucy, 9, Blackpool, England

"It's such a catchy song and is definitely a song you can dance to. This group are going to go far!

Georgia, 14, England

"I think they're pretty cool! I love their debut single Louder."

Aurelia, 11, London, England

"It's a fantastic song and is more like a party song!"

Princela, 10, London, England

"Wow! They're good! Soon they will hit the top with JLS and other good singers!"

Inez, 11, London, England

"Undoubtedly, it is a good song, but it is SO unoriginal! They're good singers, but it's basically exactly the same song as Turn It Up by Pixie Lott. I don't think Parade will last long!"

Lucy, 10, Dorset, England

"I love their song LOUDER! I was watching them as a support act when I went to see Alexandra Burke in concert. They were amazing!"

Becky, 11, Hampshire, England

"I think that they are OK, but the song is annoying and I keep hearing it everywhere."

Samii, 12, London, England

"I love this song, but it's not my type of music! I prefer heavy metal!"

Bethany, 10, Kent, England

"I love this song and I listen to it on my iPod all the time!"

Ella, 11, London, England

"The song is annoying, the lyrics are rubbish and the group are really cheesy. 0/10!"

Della, 13, London, England

"It's a very good song and a good video! I give it 4 stars! Their voices are just absolutely brilliant!"

Aya, 10, Westminster, London

"I love it!"

Stephanie, 8, Belfast, N. Ireland

"AMAZING! Best song ever!"

Alicia, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"It's very good and catchy! Me and my friends all really liked it!"

Som, 12, Essex, England

"They have a nice song!"

Lana, 10, London, England

"This song is OK, but I think they are a bit girly and cheesy and I don't think they'll be around for long!"

Eleanor, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think Louder is so cool! All the girls are really pretty too!"

Jasmine, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"I think louder is the best song in the world!"

Farjana, 13, Lancashire, England

"Apparently they are great live, my sis saw them and said they were amazing!"

Jessica, 10, Devon, England

"It's fab! Best song ever!"

Izzy and Charlie, 12, Hampshire, England

"They have a nice song!"

Lana, 10, London, England


Rachael, 11, Durban, South Africa

"Parade came to my school last year and performed before they started touring. They are okay but a bit girly and cheesy and I don't think they will be around for long!"

Eleanor, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think Parade are so cool!"

Jasmine, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"AWESOME!! Love it!"

Evie, 9, London, England

"I think Louder is the best song in the world!"

Farjana, 13, Blackburn, England

"I really like this song. It's the best song that I've ever heard!! It's always in my head and I can't stop thinking about it."

Tamani, 10, London, England

"I love Parade especially their song Louder, it's terrific! Sooo amazing! Me and my friends Anaissa and Yasmin have done a dance to it!"

Sonia, 10, London, England

"I love Parade! I am listening to them now. My favourite is Sian."

Gareth, 14, Powys, Wales

"I love this song because it's amazing!"

Sophie, 14, Worcestershire, England

"I love their song! It's very catchy!"

Savira, 10, Yorkshire, England

"I love it!"

Megan, 10, New York, USA

"I love the new single!"

Jasmine, 10, Birmingham, England

"Personally, I think it's just another new girl group that won't be around for long. The song is OK, but if you want to know of any better girl groups, then listen to The Saturdays or the Spice Girls."

Natalie, 12, Nottingham, England

"WOW! What can I say! Louder is the best song I've ever heard!"

Ala, 12, London, England

"I think that Parade are a great band and so is this song! They'll do really well in the years to come!"

Ceitidh, 12, Aberdeen, Scotland

"In my opinion, I would say that this song is very jazzy and I would give it a 10 out of 10!"

Chloe, 10, Staffordshire, England

"I Love this song! I love Parade! They are sure to do well in the future!"

Roisin, 12, Gibraltar

"I love this fresh, creative song that always leaves you with a smile! Every time I hear it, I just have to get up and dance!"

Becky, 11, Dorset, England

"We love the song!"

Ellie and Tegan, 10 & 10, London, England

"Their sound is new and fresh! I wish them all the best for the future!"

Megan, 12, Surrey, England

"I think they are really funky, cool and great!"

Grace, 10, Scotland

"Wow- how do they sing so well?!"

Grace, 8, Portsmouth, England

"Luvin' it!"

Dannii, 13, England

"I think they're awesome!"

Florida, 11, London, England

"I think that this song and group are rubbish! They are exactly like every other girl band these days. If you want a GOOD girl band, then the Spice Girls were very good! But not this rubbish."

Claire, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"They are amazing and will definitely make it in the charts!"

Lauren, 9, Liverpool, England

"I love the new song!"

Chloe, 10, Sussex, England

"They're a really great band! Their song is amazing and they've got great style too!"

Jasmine, 12, Northamptonshire, England

"Parade are the best. Whenever the song comes on it makes you feel good. It's simply the best song!"

Aaliyah, 11, London, England

"This is amazing!"

Rosie, 11, Berkshire, England

"Amazing! I absolutely LOVE this song and band! I can't stop listening. WOW!"

Saoirse, 14, Birmingham, England

"I really like their song and I love their fashion style as well!"

Lucy, 11, London, England

"I think they're a good band, but I would like to hear a more different style to the song! I still thought it was good though!"

Nicole, 12, England

"I love the song louder!"

Meg, 11, Scotland

"I Love it! It's in my head and I keep singing it!"

Farah, 12, London, England

"They aren't better than Cheryl Cole, but they still rock. I love their song LOUDER because it's very spontaneous and creative!"

Nimra, 11, London, England

"The song lyrics are good, but the tune needs working on and a bit more beat!"

Humaira , 12, Luton, England

"I love this song!"

Sarah, 13, Birmingham, England

"They are very good!"

Shelby, 7, Essex, England

"I really like Parade, they're like the new, but better, Pussycat Dolls. I love Louder too, it's a really nice song!"

Karissa, 10, London, England

"I love this song! It's one of my favourites at the moment! I listen to it all the time when I'm on the computer!"

Jasmine, 11, Somerset, England

"I really like this song and I really think they are the new Girls Aloud. The vocals are really good on this song and I hope they will release more songs and maybe even an album! Well done Parade. I'm your biggest fan!"

Kiah, 13, Somerset, England

"I love this song!"

Olivia, 10, County Durham, England

"Epic! My friend told me about this and I love it!"

Emma, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland


Ainslie, 14, Scotland

"I love it!"

Sommer, 13, Suffolk, England

"I like Parade and this song!"

Chloe, 11 Hertfordshire, England

"It's a lively and fun song and very very catchy!"

Lilly, 11, Cambridgeshire, England

"I love Parade! They are definitely the new Saturdays! Louder is an amazing song I also love the music video!"

Tiffany, 11, Cambridgeshire, England

"Rubbish. Weak song. Don't think Girls Aloud have much to worry about!"

Shez, 11, Leicestershire, England

"So catchy! Love it!"

Ruby, 9, Newcastle, England

"I think Parade are amazing! They are such amazing singers! They are incredibly talented and really pretty too!"

Emma, 13, Manchester, England

"Parade are great! The first time I heard them, I was just dancing with my brother in the front room!"

Jena, 10, London, England

"I think they are really good!"

Imogen, 11, Essex, England

"It's like a splash of Rihanna, a hint of Gaga and a sprinkle of Pink!

Cheryl, 14, Newcastle, England

"I love Parade, and I love the song! Parade rock!"

Aishah, 12, Leeds, England

"The song is rubbish, their singing is rubbish and they're rubbish!"

Alexis, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"The girls are very talented, much better than other bands!"

Amber, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"I definitely won't be raining on this parade!"

Cally, 12, UK

"Parade, you rock! Super girl power."

Elizabeth, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"Great song by a great band!"

Radina, 11, Kent, England

"It's a great song!"

Mahmuda, 9, Devon, England

"Great! They are fantastic, I wish I was Jessica, she is so good at singing!"

Kowsarlul, 9, London, England

"I really really love this song - particularly the "turn it up boy boy" part!"

Tilly, 8, Hertfordshire, England

"A good song, I like it!"

Katie, 11, Dublin, Ireland

"I love this song! I was singing it with my friend on the way to school."

Lillie-Rose, 13, Brighton, England

"Love it!"

Farah, 12, London, England

"I love this tune. It's so cool!"

Emieliya, 13, England

"I love this song!"

Kriti, 10, Glasgow, England

"Me and my friends love this song. I've been humming it all week. If you love the Saturdays, you will love Parade! The girls are very talented. I have seen them on the television and they seem very nice people. I give the song 5 stars!"

Lydia, 9, Kent, England

"I LOVE this song!"

Lei, 12, Derby, England

"I like the way they dress, but I don't like their music!"

Ashley, 11, Rochester, England

"Cool band! I can't wait till their album comes out!"

Faith, 10, Yorkshire, England


Park, 9, Warwickshire, England

"I love this so. They have a really cool style of music."

Victoria, 13, Kent, England