It’s time for another Pop Star Vs. A Vegetable! Last week we brought you Little Mix Vs. Pick’n'Mix and this weeks Girl Group Vs. A Dessert is: The Saturdays Vs. A Sundae.
The Saturdays are made up of Vanessa, Frankie, Mollie, Una and Rochelle (didn’t you listen to Flo Rida?).
To make a Sundae, you need the key ingredient: Ice cream. You also need syrup, sauces (Chocolate sauce, not ketchup or mayonnaise), whipped cream, some form of topping and a cherry on top.
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The Saturdays are quite possibly the prettiest girl band out there right now. They don’t even have the token ugly member. They are five sassy, stylish and sexy ladies.
Like The Saturdays, Sundae’s look so good they can make your mouth water.
The Saturdays 1, Sundae 1
The Sats are more popular than ever. Their single ‘What About Us’ scored the girlband their first ever number 1 and their latest musical outing ‘Gentleman’ is an absolute corker. Despite being one of the most loved pop groups in the UK, their US reality show ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ was recently cancelled. We are hoping for ITV2 to pick it up ASAP.
Icecream Sundaes are pretty much popular all over the world and for all ages.
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With 3 out of the 5 Saturdays either a mother or pregnant, they are easily the most fertile group in pop history!
Don’t be silly! Ice cream can’t reproduce (that’s natural yoghurt you’re thinking of).
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Listening to a Sats record (if you actually own a record player) too fast can lead to the track sounding as if it is performed by Alvin, Simon and Theodore.
Eating an Icecream Sundae too fast can lead to the intense, excruciating pain that is brainfreeze.
The Saturdays 1, Sundae 0
The Saturdays music has really varied over the years. From the tearjerking ‘Issues’ or the dancefloor filler ‘All Fired Up’ to the rappy ‘Gentleman’ or reggae tinted ‘What About Us’. Even though the girls dabble in a variety of sounds, we can always rely on them to produce some Grade A pop (that’s pop… not plop).
The Sundae’s are one of the most versatile deserts around. You can change your syrup, topping, sauce or even the flavour of your ice cream. You can chose from a hot fudge sundae, a banana split, a knickerbocker glory, an american parfait or even a fresh fruit sundae. Picking between these is harder than deciding who our favourite One Direction member is!- It’s Zayn.
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The Sats are a group of fiercely talented females. They can sing, style and dance their way through anything. Even when she was heavily pregnant, Rochelle was killing the choreography for ‘What About Us’.
Despite looking delicious and a great way to finish a meal, put a Sundae up on stage and it will freeze (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves).
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Final score- The Saturdays 6, Sundae 4
The Saturdays have triumphed over this desert but we are going to leave the final decision up to you. Voting closes on Wednesday the 12th at 5pm.
RESULT: You guys just can’t get enough of those Saturdays. The girls beat the desert with 63.64% of the vote.
They’re the power couple of the British pop world and a couple of weeks ago, our favourite fake-Jamaican-accent singing popstrel Rochelle Humes (of the Saturdays) and her husband Marvin (of soon-to-be-ex-boyband JLS) announced the birth of their first child together! Yay!
They’ve decided to call the baby girl Alaia Mai (which according to our sources means ‘elegant joy’) and we’re absolutely thrilled for Mr and Mrs Humes, not only because they’re lovely, talented people who deserve happiness, but because our own secret visions of assembling a future pop supergroup of the kids of JLS, the Saturdays and other bands seem to be coming true. We can see it all coming together, folks. POP BITS OUT.
POP BITS. With new single ‘Gentleman’ already causing a bit of a storm, last week the Sats unveiled at the video for the song and served up some real Desperate Housewives-style goodies for the video.
It’s all green-screen trickery and silver screen glamour as the girls do some housework, all while decked out in their couture gown and jewellery finery. The best part of the video is the Sats’ turns as their perfect male alter egos, all of whom turn up at the end with gifts for the girls. They look equally hot in gowns and suits, so it’s all fine on the ‘hot people doing things while singing’ front!
Despite Frankie currently preggers and Rochelle on maternity leave following the birth of what will be a gorgeous baby girl, all while promoting new singles, it seems that the girls aren’t slowing down any and with their newfound and well-deserved success. That’s fine by us!
Watch the video for ‘Gentleman’ below:
Just when we think we have finally mastered the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance, K-Pop’s biggest export Psy has just unveiled new single ‘Gentleman’ (not to be confused with the Saturdays tune of the same name). But can ‘Gentleman’ live up to the legacy of ‘Gangnam Style’?
Fortunately with it’s catchy synths and lyrics like “Gonna make you sweat”, ‘Gentleman’ sounds like it could be right at home on the dance floor, battling off the likes of Pitbull and co. this summer although we don’t quite think it’ll match the ‘most watched YouTube video ever’ success of ‘Gangnam Style’. We’re also not quite sure whether the lyrics “I’m a Mother-Father Gentleman” are purposely misleading or just a mispronunciation that could result in your mum developing a dislike to the song- so that’s one person who won’t be buying Psy’s new single!
But there is no way ‘Gangnam Style’ would be as successful without it’s crazy video to accompany it, so what’s the video for ‘Gentleman’ like? It’s just as whacky with all your favourite characters from ‘Gangnam Style’ return, including the crazy lift guy with the admirable pelvic thrusting skills. In the vid, Psy is the worst boyfriend in the world and is quite the opposite to a gentleman actually, including scratching his bum and wiping it under a girl’s nose – it makes Bieber’s recent bad behaviour in London look positively dignified! The clip also includes a slightly easier dance routine to the song so we’re hoping to grasp it a little bit quicker than we did with ‘Gangnam Style’.
Our verdict? DOWNLOAD, but only after a few listens to it.
Check out the video for ‘Gentleman’ (and the new routine we reckon you’ll be bringing out on the dancefloor ASAP) below:
Fresh from securing their first ever Number One single with the literally amazing ‘What About Us’, our favourite female five-piece, The Saturdays, have gone and released long-since-rumoured single ‘Gentleman’ on our ears. But is their new single and new sound more ‘what about us’ or more ‘what the Hell is this?’
Fortunately, it’s a great tune and definitely one of the girls’ most experimental as the girls move to a slick, 90s R&B pop beat and sound. The lyrics are also pretty worthwhile a spin as the girls lament their ability to find a good man whilst on the hunt for a ‘Mr Right Now’. There’s even a rap-sung middle eight where the girls name check every available fella from Ryan Gosling, Barack Obama and Kanye West, which is pretty awesome in its own right.
The tune might take a few spins to wriggle into your brain and it’s certainly no ‘All Fired Up’, but ‘Gentleman’ is a fun, catchy tune destined for the dancefloors when you’re scoping up your next potential boyfriend or moaning about your current one.
Our verdict? DOWNLOAD.
Listen to ‘Gentleman’ below:
When their 13th single ’30 Days’ bombed out of the charts after approximately 30 seconds, it looked like The Saturdays were forever doomed to girl-group bridesmaid status. But with the help of a TV series, a cameo from Sean Paul and their catchiest release in a long while, they’ve finally broken the curse and can now stand proudly alongside the likes of The Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and Sugababes as bona-fide chart toppers. About time too!
So, who does that leave still on the waiting list for entry into the Number One club? Here are a few of the most high-profile residents of planet pop who haven’t quite gone the distance yet…
Yesterday was a dark day for pop when Girls Aloud announced that they will be joining Spice Girls in the graveyard of “Great Girl Groups Gone by”. We have finally stopped crying (on the metro) and dusted ourselves off and wondered: Who will carry the Girls Aloud gauntlet? With The Saturdays on course to be number 1 the same week that Girls Aloud stepped down, many people believe that they could take the crown. But Little Mix are dominating charts and with a talent show win under their belt, could they snatch the title? It’s time to settle this. We did want a ‘Walk This Way- Sugababes Vs Girls Aloud’ re-creation but it was outside our budget so we’re going to pit them against each other the way we do it best… with a Maximum Pop! Versus!
Do they have their own TV Show?
Who have they collaborated with?
Did they win X Factor?
Member most likely to join the X Factor judging panel?
If they were a boyband, who would they be?
Would they get thrown out of a party for being too rowdy?
Now it’s time for the Aloud Analysis:
Who’s the Nadine?
Who’s the Cheryl?
Who’s the Sarah?
Who’s the Nicola?
Who’s the Kimberely?
So, do you think one of these girl groups can fill the void left in our hearts by Girls Aloud? Which band of beauties should come out on top? Are The Saturdays something you look forward to all week? Or maybe you think Little Mix ‘Change Your Life’ whenever they’re on your mp3?
So there we have it! With a fairly conclusive 65% of the vote, The Saturdays are our new favourite girlband. Glad that’s sorted. Hurrah!
POP BITS. Weird isn’t it that despite having at least six good songs (and that’s just off the top of our heads) that the Saturdays have never had a number one? You thought maybe that one was? No, it wasn’t. Neither was that other one. Crazy!
After an insanely long wait (we first heard this just after Christmas right?) and the addition of an always necessary Sean-a-Paul rap ‘What About Us’ has finally been given a proper release. And it seems they kept a lot of people waiting as the Official Charts Company have announced that the Sats are set to be number one this weekend. And we couldn’t be happier for them. Honest. POP BITS OUT.
The UK’s favourite girlband The Saturdays made their TV debut in America on Monday night performing their snazzy new single ‘What About Us?’ on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’ on NBC. This Sunday their reality TV show ‘Chasing the Saturdays’ will premiere on E! It looks like its all about to kick off for our girls.
‘What About Us’ sees the girls take on a more mature, world-conquering pop sound. Don’t worry, it’s still the sort of synth-y pop anthem we’ve come to expect from our beloved Sats. The distinctively European sound should set them apart from the rest of the pop acts in America so there’s absolutely no reason why the US won’t be left asking, “What about the Saturdays?” Good luck girls!
Their show ‘Chasing the Saturdays’ debuts on E! in America on Sunday. ‘What About Us’ is out now in the US and March 17th in the UK. Their new album ‘The Chase’ will be out later this year.
We’ve been dancing along to ‘Wings’ all summer long, we’ve got ‘DNA’ the single on pre-order and now Little Mix have gone and released previews of their debut album (also called ‘DNA’) on iTunes! Colour us excited!
From the sounds of the previews, there’s going to be plenty of choice for fans, whether they fall in the ‘banger’ or ‘ballad’ camps respectively; there’s nothing as dark as future single ‘DNA’ on the album but there’s plenty of solid ballads in the forms of inspirational tune ‘Change Your Life’, emotional tear-bringer ‘Pretend It’s OK’ and even acoustic tune ‘Turn Your Face’. Fear not if you’re in team ‘banger’ either. ‘Stereo Soldier’ is a corker of a 90s-esque tune that deserves to be on the airwaves until next summer and Nicola Roberts-penned tune ‘Going Nowhere’ is a guitar ditty that’s both original and catchy as hell.
It’s obvious that ‘DNA’ is going to be one of the strongest pop debuts for a few years, with Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne sounding incredible. Bring on the full album (which is out 19th November in case you didn’t already know)!
Listen to the previews of the album below: