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Work (The Saturdays song)

“Work” is the fifth single by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays. The pop song was written by Ina Wroldsen, Harry Sommerdahl and Kalle Engström. “Work” was released on 29 June 2009 as the final single from the group’s debut album, Chasing Lights. The single was released by Fascination Records in the United Kingdom and Europe, while releasing the single in Ireland under the label of Polydor Records.

The song was released with a music video, which was filmed on 16 May 2009 at Shepperton Studios. The music video features a different beat to the single. The music video became the band’s most viewed video (at the time of the release), and which took concept of the band’s upcoming tour to be titled The Work Tour. “Work”, kicked the tour off, by having clips of the music video, where they do the catwalk.

Although the song was a fan favourite, it failed to gain the success of the band’s four previous singles. It charted at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart, number 21 on the Irish Singles Chart and 68 on the European Hot 100 Singles. The song became the band’s lowest charting single in the UK at the time, and their first to miss the top ten. The single was remixed by audio and music technician, Phil Tan for its release.[1]

What Are You Waiting For? (The Saturdays song)

What Are You Waiting For? is a song by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays. It was co-written by MNEK (credited as Uzoechi Emenike), Carla Marie Williams, Annie Rose Yuill (credited as Annie Yuill), Tim Deal, Brian Higgins, Miranda Cooper, Tove Lo (credited as Tove Nilsson), Luke Fritton, Matt Gray, Gavin Harris, Nick Hill and Toby Scott, and produced by Xenomania and Higgins. It was released on 10 August 2014, as the lead and only single from the group’s first compilation album, Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits (2014).

The song charted at number 38 in the UK, making it their lowest-charting single to date. However, it peaked at number 25 on the Official UK Sales Chart and number 31 on the Downloads Chart. The song also gave the group their seventeenth top 20 hit in Scotland (the song’s highest place so far) and eighteenth UK Top 40 single out of the 18 singles they have released.

What About Us (The Saturdays song)

“What About Us” is a single released by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays. Their first international single, it is the lead single from their first American-only release EP, Chasing The Saturdays (2013). It also acts as the second single from their fourth studio album Living for the Weekend (2013). The single was first released in the United States and Canada on 18 December 2012 via digital download, before being released in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2013 via CD single and digital download. The single was written by Camille Purcell, Ollie Jacobs, Philip Jacobs. There are two different versions of the track which have been recorded and released: a solo version, which was released exclusively in the US and Canada, and a version featuring Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, which was released internationally. Music critics gave the song positive feedback, but questioned the heavily auto-tuned chorus and the move away from the group’s traditional sound.

A music video was released for the song was published and released via The Saturdays’ Vevo account on 11 January 2013. The video was filmed in Los Angeles, where the band were filming their U.S. reality series, Chasing The Saturdays, which is broadcast through E!. An acoustic version of “Somebody Else’s Life”, which can be heard on the opening titles of the show, was released as a B-side.[3] The Saturdays went on to a promotional tour in order to get the song “out there” in the United States, and appeared on a number of different chat shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jeff Probst Show, Fashion Police, Chelsea Lately and The Today Show in New York City. They later went on to a promotional tour in the UK, visiting radio stations around the country.

“What About Us” gained commercial success, debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart to become The Saturdays’ twelfth UK top 10 single and first ever number-one. In Ireland, the song debuted at number six on the Irish Singles Chart, gaining the group their fifth top 10 single there. With first-week sales of 114,000 copies and 40,000 copies more sold than their closest competitor to number one, “What About Us” was the fastest-selling single of 2013 in the UK until it was overtaken by Naughty Boy’s “La La La” two months later. In December 2013, it was announced as the eleventh fastest-selling single of the year overall.[4] As of August 2014, the song has sold over 400,000 copies in the UK. On 23 December 2013, Mollie King posted a photo on Instagram of her holding a 500,000 sales plaque from their record label, with the message that “What About Us” had sold over 500,000 copies in UK and USA, with 120,000 copies in the US alone even without charting on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Up (The Saturdays song)

“Up” is a song by British-Irish recording girl group The Saturdays from their debut studio album, Chasing Lights (2008). It was co-written by the track’s producers, Josef Larossi and Andreas Romdhane of Quiz & Larossi, in collaboration with Ina Wroldsen. “Up” was first released by Fascination and Polydor Records on 12 October 2008 as the second single from Chasing Lights. It was accompanied by a B-side entitled “Crashing Down”; originally recorded by the Nolans in 1982, and written by Benjamin Findon, Robert Puzey and Mike Myers, and produced by Jewels & Store.[2] The Saturdays previously collaborated with Ina Wroldsen for their debut single “If This Is Love”, as well as on six other tracks chosen for the album. The song is upbeat and, has prominent dance-pop and electropop genre characteristics. It contains lyrical influences from feelings of feminism and self-confidence in a personal relationship with your lover.

“Up” received mainly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. On 19 October 2008 it debuted at number five on the UK Singles Chart with sales of 26,593 in its first week of release. It became the group’s second consecutive top ten hit in the United Kingdom and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. It was The Saturdays’ best-selling single at that time, with sales of over 311,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone. The single became the group’s first chart hit in Ireland where it peaked at number eleven, it also reached number 15 on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

“Up” was accompanied by a music video that was directed by Harvey B. Brown and released on 2 September 2008. The video features the group performing dance routines in their signature-coloured dress code and jumping from large pillars. The Saturdays performed the song as part of their setlist for their tour, The Work Tour. It was also performed by the group on various television programmes, including: Kids Choice Awards, Sound and Everybody Loves Lil’ Chris.

Popjustice ranked “Up” as the eighth best single of 2008 in its list of ‘The Top 104 Singles of 2008’.[3] The song was also used to back television advertisements and trailers for popular American television series, Ugly Betty.[4]

Notorious (The Saturdays song)

“Notorious” is a song by British-Irish girl group The Saturdays, released as the lead single from the third studio album, On Your Radar. The song was written by Ina Wroldsen and Steve Mac, who also produced the song. The single was released digitally on 22 May 2011.[2] “Notorious” was recorded in 2011 after the band were looking for a new sound to release in their third album. According to the lyrics in the song the band are loving life, they like to go out and enjoy themselves however they work hard and they all have a bad and naughty side to them. The lyrics of the song has been described as “playful”. Vanessa White said the song was a more “grown up” approach to the music they have released before. The group performed the song live for the first time on So You Think You Can Dance and the song received its first radio airplay on The Chris Moyles Show.

“Notorious” received mainly positive reviews from critics. It gained comparisons to the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna and Kelis. Some critics labelled the song as “quite amazing” and “big” and “a bit Black Eyed Peas-esque”. It song was also praised for the big production of the song. Aled Jones described the song as “unexpected” from the group. It has also been said that the all-girl group are bringing a tougher, edgier sound. Yahoo! Music questioned the song if it was enough, stating; “a bad girl”, short skirts, nice hair, rave breakdown – but is it enough?”.

The single’s release was accompanied by a music video, which was filmed in Los Angeles; and the final version of the video premiered on both the band’s official website and ITV2 at 8:30am on 19 May 2011. The music video has been described as “sexy secretary look as they knuckle down to a day’s work at the office” and “The lift handily opens out into a dance floor where they strut their stuff in front of some appreciative men.” However; the music video has been compared to Boots pharmacy advert but “with a better song”. In the music video, the band had number of different clothing changing where they went for the secretary look and then later changed into stylish clothes for the clubbing scene. They also released 20 second teasers of the video until the full video was broadcast. Also, before the release of the song each member released “lyric teasers” where they would release some lyrics of the song each day.

Not Giving Up

“Not Giving Up” is a song by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays. It was released on 6 April 2014 as the fifth and final single from their fourth studio album Living for the Weekend (2013). The song was written by Antonio Egizii, Celetia Martin, David Musumeci, Carl Ryden and Carla Marie Williams, and produced by Ryden.

“Not Giving Up” was first previewed on The Saturdays’ reality show Chasing the Saturdays in January 2013. The music video marked Frankie Sandford’s official return to the group, after taking time off in 2013 to have her first child.

My Heart Takes Over

“My Heart Takes Over” is the third and final single released from English-Irish girl group The Saturdays’ third studio album On Your Radar (2011). The single is their twelfth single released to date. The single was released on 13 November 2011 in the UK. It debuted and peaked at number 15 in the UK singles chart on 20 November 2011. This became their first single to not sell over 100,000 copies

There was less promotion for this single, than previous, due to Una Healy being pregnant at the time, and with tour rehearsals for the “All Fired Up Tour” taking place throughout November. However, on 1 November 2011, the band performed the track in the center of Oxford Street during the Christmas Lights switch-on. Following this, on 18 November 2011 The Saturdays performed the song at the Children in Need event, as well as on Loose Women and Daybreak the following week.

The band also performed the track during the “All Fired Up Tour” which took place throughout December. The tour was used as a key source of promotion for the song, and the album, On Your Radar. On tour, the band performed the song in female Santa Claus outfit, whilst filling the arenas, such as Wembley Arena with snow.

Missing You (The Saturdays song)

“Missing You” is a song performed by British-Irish girl group The Saturdays, taken from their first EP, Headlines!. Written by Alexander Kronlund and Lukas Hilbert with production from Hilbert and James Reynolds, the song was released as the collection’s lead single on 8 August 2010 as a digital download and on 9 August as a CD single. The lyrics centre on being in a relationship where the passion has died, but still being addicted to the love that used to exist. It features an electropop production, incorporating elements of synthpop. The group described the song as “an updated version of their sound” and was fun to record and experiment with. “Missing You is more out-there than that rest of [Headlines!].”[1]

The single received mostly negative reception from critics, who criticised the decision to release “Missing You” as a single, for using auto-tuned vocals and the song’s production, which lacked energy. An accompanying music video features scenes of the group dancing on a beach in Málaga, Spain. It charted in Ireland at number six but in the UK it fared better, reaching number three, beaten by Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” featuring David Guetta and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna. It was the second time that the group have lost out to Flo Rida in chart battle although it is their fourth top-ten hit in Ireland and seventh in the UK. The official remix features British grime artist, rapper and songwriter Professor Green.

Issues (The Saturdays song)

“Issues” is a mid-tempo pop / R&B song performed by British-Irish girl group The Saturdays. The song was written and produced by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers. The single was released as the band’s third official single, from their first studio album, Chasing Lights. Issues was officially released on 5 January 2009 in the United Kingdom. The single gained to mixed reviews from pop music critics.[1]

BBC Music stated that the song was very diva-ish, and the band are divas in the making.[2] Upon the release of the single, Issues gained a lot of chart success after charting at number four in the United Kingdom and number fourteen in the Republic of Ireland. The single also charted at number twenty-one on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

Prior to its single release, the lyrics to “Issues” were re-recorded after being misinterpreted as promoting violence. As the lyrics ‘Can’t decide if i should slap you or kiss you’, left many people misunderstanding the word slap as stab, the lyrics where changed to ‘Can’t decide if i should leave you or kiss you’.[3] The music video for “Issues”, directed by Petro, features the group singing on a beach and inside a beach house.[4]

The song was mentioned in the popular 2009 so’g Oopsy Daisy

If This Is Love

“If This Is Love” is a song performed by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays from their debut studio album, Chasing Lights (2008). It was co-written by Joe Belmaati, Michaela Breen, Vince Clarke, Mich Hansen, Alison Moyet, John Reid, Remee and Ina Wroldsen. The song was produced by Belmaati in collaboration with Cutfather. The track samples a heavily synthesised backing rhythm from Yazoo’s 1982 song “Situation”.

“If This Is Love” was first released by Fascination and Polydor Records on 27 July 2008 as the lead single from Chasing Lights. It was accompanied by a B-side entitled “What Am I Gonna Do?”, written and produced by Duck Blackwell and Paddy Dalton.[2] The Saturdays collaborated with Ina Wroldsen on a number of songs; eight were chosen for the album. “If This Is Love” was then released as the first single from it. The song has prominent electropop and dance-pop genre characteristics. It contains lyrical influences from love-hate relationships, the definition of love and its complications that can result in situations of stalking.

“If This Is Love” received mainly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. On 3 August 2008, the single debuted and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart with a total of just under 15,000 copies sold in its first week of release. It has since sold a total of 107,000 copies in the United Kingdom to-date. The single also garnered charting success for the group in Europe, where it reached number thirty-three on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

The music video accompanying “If This Love” was directed by Harvey B. Brown and premiered on MSN Video on 16 June 2008. The video features The Saturdays in colourful dresses performing and meeting the paparazzi. “If This Is Love” was performed by The Saturdays as part of their setlist on The Work Tour and as supporting acts on Girls Aloud’s Tangled Up Tour and Take That’s Take That Present: The Circus Live Tour. The group also performed the single on various television shows, namely: Loose Women, GMTV and on Nickelodeon.

Popjustice included the song in its list of the top hundred and four singles of 2008, ranking it at number forty-five.[3] About.com ranked “If This Is Love” in their list of the best dance songs of 2008 at number twenty-eight.[4]

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