The Saturdays - Disco Love

02 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments



As we all await the return of The Saturdays, I have plunged myself into their autobiography The Saturdays Our Story, and it's sure is giving me an insight into their lives, they have worked so incredibly hard to get to where they are now, and it just goes to show that if you fight for what you want out of life, you will get it, or at least manage to look back on your past and be proud of all that you have achieved. This is my main thought in life, as long as I'm getting my name out there, I can say that I've done this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this; and it's available here, here, here, here and here; even if I don't get to where I want to be, I'll still be known to one person or a few, enough to put my stamp on the world and hopefully inspire and prove that you have to work to where you want to be. Nobody achieves anything by doing nothing. This is my favourite song from The Saturdays, it was an instant love I had for this song. The Saturdays take us back to 1979, as well as 1989 and 1999, with a slight narrative storyline in each year, although adding peculiar irregularities throughout.

The Saturdays are one of the most successful girl groups from the UK that is still going, although they are currently on hiatus. They have racked up an incredible 18 UK top 40 singles, but only one number one with "What About Us" which featured Sean Paul. They are reportedly planning to return in 2016, however all sources come from 2015, so no new news on them coming back any time soon. Plus Vanessa White has embarked on a slight solo career as she has released her first EP, and it seems other girls might just follow suit soon. The Saturdays consist of Vanessa White, Rochelle Humes, Frankie Bridge, Una Foden and Mollie King. This song was written by Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson, Ásgeir Orri Ásgeirsson, Saethór Kristjánsson and Adam Klein. Bringing a disco vibe to the song, it hit the chart at number five, and quickly became my favourite song from The Saturdays.

I love how the music video starts off with their cover of Donna Summer's "On The Radio" before they change it over to their new song. It was directed by Carly Cussen.

We are taken back through time to 1979, 1989 and 1999. We get to look closely at how the different years were unique, and I love how the group changes in each scene.

Although there is bad errors, such as in 1979, if the camper van had broken down the radio wouldn't work as well as the hair pod that Mollie uses, which also doesn't belong in this scene as they weren't around then. Yet, that is the only peculiarities I can find. The Bee Gees are given a mention in this clip with their song "Stayin' Alive".

We get transported to 1989 where they are at a roller skating rink, I would so love to go to one of these, but I guess I was born in the wrong year, it looks like they had a right good time. There's a scene that reflects back to their music video for "Higher" which featured Flo Rida, which was once again pulled off perfectly. Also, Mollie must've fought hard for that Britney lyric which gives notice to "...Baby One More Time". I so wish I was there to take part in it. Maybe roller skating is returning, it recently appeared in Gwen Stefani's music video for "Make Me Like You", as well as being in Sigala's "Sweet Loving".

Fast forward another ten years and it's 1999, two years before Rochelle Humes and Frankie Bridge came on to the scene in their group S Club Juniors (later known as S Club 8). They are at a skate park, and the dancers are performing some tricks and moves. It doesn't really go with the song, and yet it still works.

Throughout the video, Frankie Bridge doesn't get much intercutted scenes, which she asked for since she was pregnant at the time. This isn't unusual in one of The Saturdays music videos, since band members have been pregnant in previous music videos before such as in "30 Days" and "Gentleman".

Overall a great performance music video, I love it when Mollie King sings into the screwdriver, we've all done this with some sort of inanimate object wishing it was a microphone. Realistic, fun and respectfully time shifted as we return, or in many cases experience, years from the past, and although there are a couple of errors, one of which was obviously a product proposal, I'm willing to look past that, because this video is one of the best, along with the song.

What we really need is for The Saturdays to return, especially now Little Mix and Fifth Harmony are dominating the charts. Come on girls, return in 2016, and prove that The Saturdays aren't going to settle with just one number one.
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