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

Who is your favourite Saturdays band member?

  • Frankie

    Votes: 16 14.4%
  • Mollie

    Votes: 40 36.0%
  • Rochelle

    Votes: 15 13.5%
  • Una

    Votes: 24 21.6%
  • Vanessa

    Votes: 16 14.4%

  • Total voters
    111
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Mama Hazey isn't going to pleased. On the first day of her retirement too...

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6.85

B-Side Rank | 13th (15th in 2015)

VIPs | DJHazey @Hazey's Mom @Sally_Harper @MilesAngel @Remorque (10) @Untouchable Ace (9.9)

Villains | @Guy (0) @Duppe @If You Go (1) @imaduck (1.68) @Elysium (2.5)

Rank Change | +9

Score Change | +0.78

Most Solo Time | Vanessa and Frankie

Hazey Says | It's about the beat and how Vanessa rides it at “Boys are all the same, only want one thing” and “Some will take your money, some will take your heart”. It has this magical little strut-thing going for it. Also, this kind of reminds me of the feeling I get with some of my favorite underrated favorites in the Girls Aloud catalog. Maybe it’s the production or how dark the song sounds; despite lyrics that could get arguments for being juvenile. The song I’d compare it to is something like "Crazy Fool" by GA.

It’s the B-Side to Just Can’t Get Enough. One interesting tidbit is the original lyric had “mama I’m still young, and I’m not dead yet” instead of just repeating “mama I’m still young”.​
This was one song the haters were howling for before the reveals even began in 2015. It hadn’t quite grown into a favorite like it has by now, or I would’ve been fighting with @Vixen who commented this line of shade back then: “If Satan had a plan to make people deaf, that would be it”. Ouch. Others pretty much called it their least favorite song in the entire discography, but many others heralded the production and would agree with my Girls Aloud take today. Someone even said they didn’t like it at first, but after getting into Girls Aloud it didn’t sound as weird to them anymore and it grew on them. Amen.​

Commentary

@Sally_Harper (10) - This is a fun song and I really like it, but I will not pretend this score is for anything other than FRANKIE!!!!! “MY MAMA TOLD ME USE MY HEAD MY HEAD, TRY REMEMBER EVERYTHING SHE SAID, UH OH WHOA OH, AH OOH WOAH OH UH OH WHOA OH” x2 lives in my head rent free. She and Rochelle spend the verses in full on Essex speak-singing, which I love, and then suddenly she comes out with THOSE VOCALS and I die every time. I think it’s the most challenging vocal she had in the group, apart from maybe Faster, and she slays.

@Hazey's Mom (10) - Well, she does remember "Mama's Golden Rules" even though she makes up her own mind on how she wants to live by them. Girls just wanna fun sometimes!

@daninternational (9.25) - Shades of Blur - Girls & Boys (good thing!)



@louciano (8.25) - Better off as a B-side, this doesn't sound like it could be a Saturdays song at all. Either way, this song is pretty amazing.

@Ezz (7.75) - Showing my total lack of knowledge but there's a really strong sample here, right? Works as a novelty...

@Phonetics Girl (7) - The vocal affectations are a bit much.

On @Sally_Harper's commentary, if that's what 'Essex-speaking singing' girls sound like, let me meet them, because they sound cute hell on the verses. I agree with idea that this isn't like any other Sats song, which is a good thing. If they're going to do something completely off the wall, I want this and not "Gentleman".

Shoutout Queens

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With their brilliance on the verses, which can be either be amazing or nightmarish, depending on what side of the fence you're on with Golden Rules, you have to give it to Frankie and Rochelle for an iconic moment. I agree with @Sally_Harper's comment and co-sign it for the crown. Whenever I think of the song, it's one of the first things I sing to myself, besides the Vanessa chorus I mentioned above.

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#60 is from one of the later albums.​
 
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60

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6.91

Living for the Weekend Rank | 8th (9th in 2015)

VIPs | @Hazey's Mom @iheartpoptarts (10) @AfternoonsInUtopia @Ana Raquel @Mvnl (9)

Villains | @imaduck (1.82) @If You Go (3.9) @daninternational @Sprockrooster (4)

Rank Change | +1

Score Change | +0.64

Most Solo Time | Vanessa

Hazey Says | “All I wanna do is be anywhere with you right now, whooa-ohhhh whoa-ohhhh!” with Rochelle’s siren call at the end there, is probably the biggest highlight. Serviceable bop, but not one I ever spent a lot of time with (which should probably change). (8)

The rapping part was provided by The Jam producer Jordan Omley, who was Mollie’s boyfriend at the time, with it being a spur-of-the-moment thing in the recording studio.

In the last rate, the consensus was that the rapping part really left a bad mark on an otherwise average-to-good song, as ‘Katy Perry with a rent-a-rapper’ references were being thrown out there a few times.


Commentary

@Hazey's Mom (10) - I loved the lyric "until I'm with you but I wish that I could kiss you right now" and "all I wanna do is be anywhere with you right now", Even though it has that rap part in the middle, it wasn't a detriment at all.

@Ezz (8.5) - Another one that feels quite wistful and vulnerable, in spite of the ubiquitous dance beat and guest rap.

@Phonetics Girl (8) - How very... Prism. I recognize how cheap all about this is, but I'm attacked by nostalgia and I don't feel like fighting.

@Shockbox (7) - Sounds like something you'd hear on Hilary Duff's Metamorphosis album.

@Scaper (7) - There’s a decent song in there somewhere but it’s let down by some weak production and a unnecessary rap by Mollie’s then-boyfriend.

@louciano (5.25) - I want to like it more than I do, but I cannot get into it. Weirdly, I don't actively dislike the rap, but I don't think it adds anything to the song either.

@Sally_Harper (5) - There’s one thing I really hate about this song and it’s that loud “wa-oh-oh-oh” noise at the end of some lines in the chorus. I find it so grating it puts me off the song altogether, even though the rest of it isn’t that bad.

@daninternational (4) - This sounds like a Katy Perry song.

Noo, at it being sneered at for sounding like a Katy Perry song from her best album too (Prism), well I know that Katy's best song "Spiritual" isn't a part of this narrative, or at least that's what I'll tell myself. My Mom seemed to be really taken by this song, especially the lyrics, so she won't be happy about this going right after Godly Rules.

Shoutout Queen

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Even though I mention Rochelle above, it looks like Mollie steals the show here since she got a few shoutouts in the 2015 rate. (She has many stans here but had many vocal ones back in that rate)

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The next elimination won't be during the day tomorrow, it'll either be later on tomorrow night when I get home from a Christmas shopping day or early on Saturday.

I may be doing three in one go at that time and call it a weekend, since I have a Christmas Party Saturday evening.

This will be a great period of time for people to get caught up.​
 
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Not Good Enough suffers from the same problem as 'No One.' The song is almost as well-written, but some of the vocals are hard on the ear. 6.5.

Anywhere With You makes me think of Katy's 'California Gurls,' which immediatelty made me want to give it a low score. The 'All I wanna do is be anywhere with you right now' part sounds almost the same as 'But nothing comes close to the Golden Coast.' Although the lyrics are not bad. 5.
 
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Golden Rules is such a left field pop gem. Doesn’t really fit on an album but I love how it’s dark, echoey and dripping with dizzy synths. Frankie owns the odd ball inflections on the vocals, the sass is alive. A dead disco I’d love to be a part of. 8/10

Anywhere With You has such beautiful verses, particularly Vanessa’s before the choruses. I love that they had a hand in writing it.

I wonder do you see the stars the same way I see them
Breathe right now the same way I’m breathing

I wonder does the sun still shine the same way when I’m gone
And when the rain falls just know that it won’t be long

I need to know which Saturday wrote those brilliant lines. The only bad thing for me is The J*m again inserting themselves a bit too much and including that awful rap. It makes no sense either, like, it’s there.. but not credited? To be fair I wouldn’t want to be attached to that either if it came out of my mouth and it was obviously a sympathy move since Mollie was dating Jord*n at the time. His rap aside, 7/10.

I also love the fun harmonies on the chorus.
 
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I'm going to have to listen for this because I didn't know what this was referring to, but I'm also afraid to because it might take something away from my love for the song.
0:43 into the song but also at various other points.

I feel like it only adds to the song.
 
I hate Golden Rules. The lyrics are shockingly bad & Frankie’s middle 8? Nails on a chalkboard to these ears.

Anywhere With You is basic but it’s got a great singalong chorus, I love how it kind of bounces/explodes into it from the verses.
 
My hot takes from the last week(ish) of eliminations:
Deeper and 2am deserved to stay longer.

Unofficial and Problem With Love got the same score from me (3.7), and in retrospect Problem With Love should have gotten a slightly higher score, its main problem is it’s basic and gets repetitive.

I don’t know why they were obsessed with Leave A Light On, It’s a terrible song. They really had awful taste sometimes.

A 2 might have been harsh for Not Good Enough, but also those slightly chipmunked shouty vocals on the chorus do grate.
 
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