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The Saturdays 2022 Re-Rate - Results - [FINALE]

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by DJHazey, Sep 19, 2022.

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Who is your favourite Saturdays band member?

  1. Frankie

    16 vote(s)
    15.5%
  2. Mollie

    37 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. Rochelle

    14 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. Una

    23 vote(s)
    22.3%
  5. Vanessa

    13 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. Not by a long shot. This should have been #76 and No One should make the Top 60 at least.
     
  2. It is Una's song. Not their best, but some other Living For the Weekend tracks should've gone first.
     
  3. I can't believe I did not vote in this!? I love The Saturdays.

    I think the cuts so far have been extremely warranted. Vulnerable is one of their most boring songs and You Don't Have The Right seems like it sounded good in theory, but its a bit dull.
     
  4. You Don't Have The Right placing so low is a joke.
     
  5. You Don't Have the RIght is fucking fantastic, come on!

    They all sound gorgeous and it's one of the few times you really hear them emoting in their discography...

    I don't get this. Oh at all.
     
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  6. Also, Rochelle is the undisputed star of You Don't Have The Right. She carries that song despite the other girls putting in solid performances.
     
  7. Tea.
     
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    6.25

    Living for the Weekend Rank | 11th/12 (8th in 2015)

    VIPs | @AfternoonsInUtopia @Shockbox @Attis @soratami @Sally_Harper (10)

    Villains | @Untouchable Ace @If You Go (0) @Mistress of All Evil (1)

    Rank Change | -12

    Score Change | -0.18

    Most Solo Time | All the Girls

    Hazey Says | I low-key like every “ohhhhh” from Una and Richelle’s “cuz most dudes just hit and quit it” part of the chorus. I used to hate this song at first, certainly back in the last rate, giving it a 2/10 back then. I guess it’s not quite as bad as I originally thought, but the chorus is mostly still annoying. The speak-sing style doesn’t work at all here, especially the way saying 1995 and 1999 is nails on a chalkboard, instead of being a hook to my ears. (5)

    Released as the follow-up single to their biggest hit "What About Us", which was a huge risk considering how polarizing it was destined to be with not only the general public, but members of Popjustice as well.

    In the last rate, this was a hot topic with everyone either stanning for their lives (it got three 11s) or hating it with every bone of their bodies (it got four 0s). It was pretty much split between the two without a fence for anyone to sit on. Those who loved it were bowing to the fact that they took such a huge risk and did something so unique, while the haters didn’t have much time for the in-your-face style of the lyrics. Some people described how it took quite a while for Gentleman to grow on them and others who loved it at first found that over time the bombastic nature of it fizzled out. So, it was tough to read how this would go in 2022.

    They first performed this live at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Derry in 2013. They took the stage without Rochelle, who had recently given birth to her first child.


    Commentary

    @Shockbox (10) - This is so cheesy that it's brilliant. Mollie's 'He already had the milk so why would he go buy the cow' line should be studied as pop brilliance

    @Sally_Harper (10) - I love this stupid song so much. I fully understand why so many people don’t, because it’s ridiculous, but somehow I still do. Still no idea what “Aah bim” is supposed to mean though.

    @Attis (10) - Refreshing stuff for them and they absolutely kill it.

    @louciano (9.75) - Everything about this is camp perfection, so kitsch and something you could see on Girls Aloud's Chemistry if it was released in the 2010s.

    @daninternational (9) - The song done the most dirty by the megamix

    @Phonetics Girl (8.5) - To think this used to be my second favourite track of theirs... What was I smoking exactly? It's a fun bop but not special by any means. I must've been high and not knowing it cause I can't explain this otherwise ddd

    @Scaper (6.5) - Remember when we thought this was going to be their Biology? Scream.

    @Hazey's Mom (6) - Not very relatable and has monotone parts I don't care for. (Hazey: She also mentioned not liking the 1995 and 1999 part of the lyrics)

    @saviodxl (5.9) - What was the label thinking releasing this as a single? Right after What About Us! Not only they lost the chance of having another hit, they lost momentum.

    @CorgiCorgiCorgi (5) - Music 10, lyrics 0.

    @Ezz (2) - The one line in the megamix works, but this is just so bizarre

    There you have it, one of the most divisive songs in the 2015 rate drops 12 places. There are other songs that have a bigger drop though, so be on the lookout!

    Shoutout Queen

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    Many of the girls have gotten positive comments about this song from its stans, but Mollie has the most with 5 and takes the title because of the iconic "but the cow" line everybody loves.





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    #70 is back to the early albums.

     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2022
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  9. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Was so close to giving it my 11. It's a 5-star song in my iTunes for sure.
     
  10. I remember really loving this at the time but yeah it did not age well. I can't say anything about the hate here, it's warranted. Near the end is especially when it starts to become very grating. I still think the chorus is catchy though.
     
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  11. Almost ten years later it's still too ahead of its time for certain people!
     
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  12. This made me double-check my scoresheet because I hadn't listed you as a 10, and sure enough you did give it only a 9.
     
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  13. You Don't Have The Right: I'm honestly not sure if before this rate I had bothered listening past the first minute so I had completely missed that build! I think it's great and definitely one of the better songs from Living For The Weekend, definitely should not have been the first track out from the album, but I'm also not shocked since it's a slower song.

    Gentlemen: YES! I did not think it would go out this early, obviously not complaining! Truly a terrible song, the lyrics are all over the place and that horrid rap! I still remember being absolutely flabbergasted when they announced it as the follow-up to What About Us particularly since we'd heard the Not Giving Up snippet, and that sounded like the perfect follow up! I wonder if they'd recorded Disco Love by then, because that would have been a better choice too, particularly if they wanted a retro/throwback style song so badly.
     
  14. JUSTICE FOR GENTLEMEN
     
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  15. Gentleman is genuinely a rancid song, there is nothing to like about it. The way it devolves into a chant about the 90’s towards the end, like….ok.
     
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    6.39

    Wordshaker Rank | 11th (11th in 2015)

    VIPs | @Sally_Harper (10) @Hazey's Mom (10) @Ezz (9)

    Villains | @AfternoonsInUtopia (1) @imaduck (2.38)

    Rank Change | +2

    Score Change | +0.49

    Most Solo Time | Vanessa, Una, and Mollie

    Hazey Says | Not much to praise about this, it’s cute at times but that’s about it. I can’t really get behind it completely because it sounds like a failed attempt at a 2000-era Britney midtempo/ballad with a bubbly chorus. So, I guess that’s when you guys are always calling songs derivative. (4)

    This was almost the name of the album, but the band decided to go with a made-up word instead, so when you Google the word, only their album shows up. (Five Business Moguls) This was also the first song to have all five band members listed with songwriting credits (along with Ina Wroldsen)

    In 2015, most people just thought it was one word: “cute” but ultimately nothing to write home about.


    Commentary

    @Sally_Harper (10) - I feel like everyone else is going to tank this but I love it, it’s been one of my favourites since the album was released. To change the lyrics slightly, I know, that it’s cheesy and lame, but it’s so, lovely, etc. All five sound great, the music speaks to me on a “this could be in a Sonic game” level, and I love the “Deeeeeeeep” harmonies in the chorus.

    @Hazey's Mom (10) - Wonderful vocals and harmonies!

    @Ezz (9) - Love the layered vocals and Vanessa's ad libs.

    @Phonetics Girl (6) - Ok, this can go as the sacrificial lamb of downtempos!

    @Scaper (6) - Dated before it was even recorded.

    @Attis (6) - My God how many midtempos are stuffed in this album.

    @daninternational (4.5) - The high key vocals and the production choices.gif make this a bit of a boring mess.

    @louciano (3) - They should stay away from ballads.

    In 2015, Deeper was barely beaten by "2am" (#72 vs. #69) and the album got a break before "Not Good Enough's" untimely exit. Both are faaar better songs than this, so hopefully the album gets a long break this time.

    Shoutout Queens

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    The only ladies that ever got mentions for this have been Mollie and Vanessa, so although it's 3 to 2 in favor of the former, we'll call this a Monessa song.

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    Back to the B-Sides with the next cut at #69, after Beggin' and Bigger were the first two B-Sides to leave us.​
     
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  17. This isn't going well for me!
     
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  18. Shocked to see Deeper go out so early, I like it a lot.

    Genuinely how are Golden Rules, I Cant Wait & Unofficial still in this?
     
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  19. Gentleman is a very goofy song but the production and beat are excellent. Shame they scrounged the lyrics out of 3Oh3's garbage bin.
     
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  20. How some of the songs from Living for the Weekend are still here (Looking at you Lease my Love) and Deeper is out is the most upsetting thing about forgetting to vote.
     
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