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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Can The Saturdays Last?

A five piece girl group. If you think about it, that's a lot of mouths to feed. And in these days where illegal downloading undercuts sales of pop singles, the girls have to hit the stripper pole and ride it hard if they want to see a return on the label's investment.

That's why it's good, in a sense, that The Saturdays are touring with the old madames of the English whorehouse, Girls Aloud. The exposure should ensure at least six or seven more downloads of "If This Is Love" by the time all the thongs are packed away.

Debuting at #8 out of the gate on the U.K. chart isn't great. Still, it'll at least warrant one more. It's been said that The Saturdays will have three singles total before an album is released, so the fate of the gals will hinge on the performance of song #2.

These broads were interviewed for the Metro. The article itself isn't that interesting, as it's got the typically inane stock quotes from a new act: "We can definitely have a number one!" "We get on so well!" "I've got three or four friends I can trust!"

It's more notable for the male interviewer trying to do his best seductive girl group pose in the accompanying photo. You go get 'em, tiger!

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8 Comments:

  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger Nick said…

    I love any group/artist that uses a yaz sample as the main beat. So I'll carry a torch for them!

     
  • At 10:56 AM, Blogger John said…

    Actually, the fact that they used a Yaz sample was a strike against them, but I do like the song. That's a great point about the economic feasibility of five or more members in a group. It's clear they're manufactured, so let's see what their handlers can come up with. And yeah, that interviewer looks like he either wants to be IN the group, or he wants to be the puppeteer of the girl to his left.

     
  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger duanemoody.com said…

    "hit the stripper pole and ride it hard if they want to see a return"

    Dude, you are fucking amazing.

     
  • At 3:29 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    oh lala. I do like the saturdays. I like red blooded women better. The thing that put me off the saturdays was in a couple of interviews they were all too eager to point out that they were pop but not cheesy pop like that was a bad thing! Give me cheesy pop anyday :) I kinda want to do the male reporter...

     
  • At 3:33 AM, Blogger ∙fj♥∙ said…

    ^^ Ditto. minus red blooded woman appreciation.

     
  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Robpop said…

    The Metro is such a shity newspaper. Its related to the Evening Standard and that paper secured the tosspot that is Boris Johnson as mayor of London.

    I like The Saturdays. Not as much as i adore Red Blooded Women. Those girls are fabulous. However I do think a lot rides on the success of The Saturdays. If they do well with the second single then other girlgroups, and boybands for that matter, will find themselves in much better positions (when it comes to being signed but the majors and receiving radio play).

    Returning to the girls themselves though, no.8 is, as you state Robbie, not enough to secure an album release but it will help with a second single. I hope they dont become the new Cookie (who also supported Girls Aloud).

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Anonymous glossy said…

    it all depends on the material and the timing...

     
  • At 6:34 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    Not cheesy pop? That fucking single is practically parmesan! The jury is still out for me whether I like these hookers. Those other two were fun in S Club 8 (it was 2 of them, right?) but that Frankie's a bit stiff in The Saturdays. I remember her being a lot more fun the first time around.

     

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