The Saturdays began work on their fifth overall release late 2011. The album’s first single, 30 Days was released in May 2012, which debuted and peaked at #7 in the UK charts, giving the girls they’re 11th top 10 hit.
On 27 January 2013, it was announced that The Saturdays had signed to Island Def Jam and Mercury Records to release future music in the United States. What About Us became the group’s first worldwide single and their first UK #1. In order for the band to break into America they starred in their own reality series. “Chasing The Saturdays” premiered on E! on 20 January 2013. The show features the group trying to make it in the United States. Upon its premiere in the United Kingdom “Chasing The Saturdays” became that week’s number-one most watched show, with 72,000 viewers, 10,000 more viewers than Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.
The 3rd Single from the album ‘Gentleman’ was a top 20 hit and Disco Love, the 4th became another top 5 for the girls.
On 14th October 2013 the album ‘Living For The Weekend’ was released. The album debuted at #10 with sales of 9,554 copies becoming their 4th top 10 release.
Track by track review:
- What About Us – The Sats’ first #1 single in the UK, finally! A very catchy fun song with rap verses from Sean Paul. Potentially their signature song in the future. 8/10
- Disco Love – By far one of their best released singles to date. Fun and very nostalgic with the references to song from previous era’s. A highlight from the record. 10/10
- Gentleman – A risk for the girls to release this as a single. This single doesn’t sound like their previous stuff which people may argue why it wasn’t appreciated as much as other singles. 6/10
- Leave A Light On – Another highlight. Really loving lyrics with a warm feel to it. If this album gets another single, it should be this! 9/10
- Not Giving Up – A fan favourite. A club banger that will for sure get everyone on the dance floor. 8/10
- Lease My Love – On first listen, the auto tune at the beginning is a bit off putting but after a few listens this has become another favourite. The chorus is delivered really effectively with the vocals. 8/10
- 30 Days – When this was first released, I wasn’t very keen on it. I found it a little bland but since the album release the song has grown on me. The beat is funky and the vocals are smooth. 7/10
- Anywhere With You – Very catchy, a little Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. An appearance from Mollie’s rapper boyfriend in the track too. 8/10
- Problem With Love – My least favourite song from the album. Repetitive and annoying. Could have been left off the album. 5/10
- You Don’t Have The Right – The only ballad on the album. I guess this is the part of the party where you let your feelings out? Beautiful vocals but the song is yet to grow on me. 6/10
- Don’t Let Me Dance Alone – A little cheesy with an old school pop vibe to it with the sexy lyrics. The ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ line is so Whitney Houston. 7/10
- Somebody Else’s Life – The opening credits song to their US reality TV show which we finally get to hear in full which was for sure worth the wait. A great ending to the standard edition of the album to get everyone on their feet! 9/10
Overall album rating: 7/10