Single Review – The Saturdays: Notorious

I bloody love these girls, and I bloody love this song.

The Saturdays are back back BACK with Notorious, the lead track from their upcoming album.  In my opinion it’s their strongest lead single to date, and surely (SURELY) will give the girls that much sought after number 1 (download it from iTunes now, they bloody deserve it).  ‘Notorious’ sounds a bit like they’ve taken ‘Up’, given it a dance remix and added bags of attitude, sex appeal and autotune.  In short, it’s amazing.

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The Cheesy Pop Archives

In recent months we’ve been collating a pretty self explanatory Spotify playlist called Every Song I’ve Ever Loved – it is full of around 400 songs that are equally shit and amazing.  On browsing through ‘related artists’ on Spotify I’ve uncovered some long-forgotten gems from pop groups some people probably haven’t even heard of (and for good reason).  Below are some examples – depending on your musical tastes this list is either a collection of ultimate pop turds, or classic cheesy “choooonz”.

allSTARS

This was a cheesy British pop group made up of 3 girls and 2 boys, who were around in 2001/2 and had a shit TV show on CITV called STARStreet.  The group members included Darren from Hollyoaks (look at how young he looks!) and Balls of Steel/Star Stories regular Thaila Zucchi.

Bump in the Night – reached #12 in 2001

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Joe McElderry debuts new song ‘Ambitions’ on Radio1

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The new single from X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry has just been debuted on Radio 1.  It’s a cover of Ambitions by Norwegian pop act Donkeyboy, and it’s pretty damn good!

The two versions of the song are below – although Joe’s version is almost identical to the original.  We’re loving the track though, it should be a definite hit for wee Geordie Joe.

Joe McElderry version

Donkeyboy version:

Video: The Saturdays – Higher

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The Saturdays have unveiled their latest video for their new single Higher (feat. Flo Rida) which is the second song to be released from their mini album Headlines.

We’re big fans of The Saturdays, and find it pretty frustrating that the best songs never seem to be chosen as singles from their albums (we’re still annoyed One Shot and Wordshaker were never released), however this time their management have got it right – Higher is a corker and fingers crossed it gives the girls their first, well deserved, number one.

Our only criticism would be the Flo Rida inclusion – it seems a shame that they’ve had to go down the collaboration route, especially since his bit replaces the brilliant middle 8 in the song (Una belting out ‘listeeeeeeen’ is our personal highlight).  However since Flo Rida has kept The Sats off the top spot not once but twice now, it looks like they’ve figured ‘if you can’t beat em, join em’.

The video for Higher is below, and it’s the non-Flo Rida version (i.e. the better version) so enjoy the middle 8 while you still can!