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Girls Aloud’s I’ll Stand By You races up charts after Sarah Harding’s death

Girls Aloud are returning to the charts eight years after they split (Picture: Getty Images)

Girls Aloud’s music has re-entered the iTunes chart this week as fans mourn the death of Sarah Harding.

The 39-year-old singer died on Sunday more than a year after she revealed her battle with breast cancer. 

Since the news broke, Girls Aloud fans have been streaming the girl group’s music in hopes of hurtling them back to number one in Harding’s memory. 

In less than 24 hours, they’ve done a great job so far with Girls Aloud’s cover of The Pretenders’ I’ll Stand By You becoming a new entry at number 13 on the UK’s iTunes chart. Their version, released in 2004, spent two weeks at number one on the UK singles chart at the time of its release, becoming the group’s second chart-topper. 

The Promise, their 2008 hit single which won a Brit Award for British single, is currently at number 45 while Girls Aloud’s debut single, Sound of the Underground, is a new entry into the top 100 at number 73. 

Leading the petition to get Girls Aloud back to the top of the charts, one fan tweeted: ‘Can we try and send Girls Aloud to number one please?’ 

Another fan said: ‘Let’s get I’LL STAND BY YOU to Number 1!’ 

Sarah Harding

Harding died aged 39 after battling breast cancer (Picture: PA)
Girls Aloud have paid tribute to their vibrant bandmate Harding (centre) (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Get this song to number 1 in memory of #SarahHarding,’ another said in reference to I’ll Stand By You. 

Devastated by the singer’s death, one fan tweeted: ‘I think your song wear it like a crown should be number 1 let’s make this number 1 I’m Sending all my condolences to your friends and family and to @CherylOfficial @KimberleyJWalsh and to other girls aloud what a fantastic singer and talent.’ 

In March, Harding expressed her gratitude after fans campaigned to get her single, Wear It Like A Crown, to number one. As a thank you, she donated profits from streams and sales to The Christie NHS Foundation where she had been receiving treatment for her cancer diagnosis. 

Girls Aloud shot to fame after appearing on ITV reality series, Popstars: The Rivals, where they were formed in 2002. 

After Harding’s mother, Marie, announced her death, the singer’s bandmates Cheryl, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle, each shared emotional tributes remembering her talent and character.

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