The Saturdays Missing You hit or quit?

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The Saturdays Missing You hit or quit?

Good news everybody, favourites The Saturdays are BACK. What do you mean they didn’t go away? Play along now people… the Rainbow Clan return with Missing You from new album-type thing Headlines - the question is, is it any good? 

In a word - no. Missing You is a washed out electro number, an ode to losing the passion (for arguing—over losing the passion) from a relationship. Yes, my head’s hurting too. Let’s spell it out… over a trance-y, synyth-y backdrop the girls mourn that they’re ‘missing, missing you’. I miss watching you as you try / Try not to end up in tears / Begging to get back together. Still confused? Us too.

We wanted Missing You to be a pitch perfect pop release that laid to rest all the drama surrounding the group, was bigger than the whole Wordshaker fiasco and ticked all the boxes on’s Major Popstar Comeback to-do list. We wanted it to open them back up to music buyers outside of their core base (girls that would buy a 4 hour mixtape of Frankie’s missed live notes) and help them reclaim their home at near the top of the charts. It needed to sound big, with obnoxious production, great vocals and an actual melody. More importantly it needed to be FUN not SEXY. Instead it’s a quite-pretty but ultimately limp and lacklustre effort that trades a melody for a random ‘miss, missing you’ refrain, some terrible autotone that undoubtedly would see Frankie have a major Popstar Meltdown - *if* she was interesting enough, and a trance-y backdrop that never quite reaches the places it promises. To say that not even Una’s amazingness can save the song, speaks of its (lack of) quality.

And the video? The girls hit the beach and various nearby locations (field, tree, some rocks) to make glazed over doe-eyed expressions before hitting the club that night. There’s really only two things of merit in the whole thing and sadly not for positive reasons. Firstly, ANYONE GOT THE TIME is one thing you won’t be asking after watching it, for sure. And then, there’s *that* dance routine. We’re not going to spoil it for you, just watch yourself. Sadly it falls short of being so bad it’s good and is just depressingly terrible and low budget. Although we’re sure the girls had fun working on their tans.

The reality is the Saturdays have the potential to be a very successful girl group and capitalise on the space on the pop landscape now vacated by Girls Can’t Catch, Dolly Rockers, Girls Aloud, and everyone else we’ve ever loved - if they can pull it together. However, they and their team, need to raise their game in terms of performance, videos, production, promotion *and* music everything if they want to appeal to both the people that are either jaded by them as an act (their fans and followers) AND those that just know them from the spotted page of heat and quite like Frankie’s bob.

And that’s Missing You. In many ways it’s the perfect song, for its sentiment perfectly describes how we feel about the girls. Many months ago we actually enjoyed analysing the highs and lows of the girls’ careers, almost praying they’d deliver pop moments that would cement them as a musical force to be reckoned with and cast our doubts aside, now we just want them fast tracked to the dumper so someone else can be given a shot. WE miss, missing you THE SATS WOT WE ONCE LOVED.


What do you think? The Saturdays Missing You, shit, hit or quit?

The Saturdays Missing You, thoughts please...

  • Exotic_Hell
    June 30th, 2010

    i haven’t made up my mind if i like this or not.... lol, but i do wish the girls would go back to doing videos the way they used to way at the begining, like “Up”:P

  • seanjnugent
    June 30th, 2010

    I think this whole “Headlines” thing is kinda lazy to be honest, also the whole idea seems rushed so Missing You isnt polished to perfection production wise like other good songs (Work!). I hope The Sats make a proper release next year, rather than a few new tracks and previous singles. Good analysis Olly, you did love The Sats A LOT!

  • y0david6
    June 30th, 2010

    i love the song so a hit

  • JamieJay
    June 30th, 2010

    Slightly harsh. The Saturdays are the best girl band out at the moment, and this song is going to be a hit. Personally I love the feel and vibe of the video and song; It’s not too heavy, perfect for summer and to be remixed for club music.
    The girls all look gorgeous once again, I love Mollie and Vanessa’s solo shots in particular, Mollie is so damn sweet it hurts. And despite what people have been saying, they are all good singers! Especially Vanessa and Una. Listen to ‘Higher’ which is going to be on Headlines, that will defo be the hit that they need and everyone think’s they are missing. Happy days.
    So you best bring back the HIT option smile

  • imagleek91
    June 30th, 2010

    I do think they rushed into this album. I’d of liked to see a Wordshaker tour.
    Its sounds rushed. I enjoy it its easy to listen to. But not up to the normal standards
    But its still good

  • charlotte
    June 30th, 2010

    not a fan of the song its soo boring and i like some of thier songs its just not going to be a hit! for me its shit!!! still love the girls though

  • olivia
    June 30th, 2010

    It sounds like they’ve tried too hard to make a summer anthem and it’s come out sounding like a girl version of a JLS song. WAY too much autotune on their voices, which is a shame because they can all actually sing, as opposed to some other girl groups which tend to shove one good singer at the front and the others just stand their looking pretty.

    As for the video… I guess it would be good if it hadn’t already been done by The Pussycat Dolls in “I Hate This Part” last year.

    By the way, this is coming from someone who isn’t biased - I don’t hate nor love The Saturdays. I like a couple of their songs, but this is one of their worst yet, and I probably won’t listen to it willingly again. Sorry!

  • Liam
    June 30th, 2010

    A little more production and it could have been an awesome Ibiza style song. As usual The Saturdays(or their team) have flung it out too early.

  • FreeUpYourMind
    June 30th, 2010

    “The Saturdays are the best girl band out at the moment”

    That’s just because they are the ONLY girl band going on at the moment.

  • Olly aka the boss
    Olly aka the boss
    June 30th, 2010

    @FreeUpYourMind That is true.

  • sarahmcaulay
    June 30th, 2010

    I really dont like the saturdays, they are just so annoying. It’s not cute when they wear matching clothes. I’ve only liked one of their songs, but because it was Ego, i decided to give this new song a chance. IT IS TERRIBLE. I thought they were supposed to fill the gap from girls aloud etc, but I think a new band, “Wonderland” will soon fill that gap, I think their first song is coming out later in the summer and I guess the music industry will have to wait til then until there is a good girl band around.

  • robbieanthony87
    June 30th, 2010

    i agree with everyword u said olly. i think the probs with the sats is that i loved there poppy first album but they wanted 2 crack america and they thought we will go RNB but even that didnt work so i thought someone might of said 2 them right forget the last album lets come back with a bang but its more like a whimper and the video looks like a bad atomic kitten its ok rip off. in the 90s we had more boybands and girl bands and then they disappered so only girls aloud where about and they got labelled as the best girl band and there was only them there they proved me wrong by gettin more success than there fan base but it took a long time and i agree with free up ur mind

  • Josephine
    June 30th, 2010

    HIT !!!! The song and the video are amazing !!!

  • rah
    June 30th, 2010

    Hit or Quit?! What is this fuckery?!?!
    I’ll do my own review..
    SHIT: Review. HIT: Single
    But the biggest question of all…
    I wonder if any of this will get into the Scottish News Of The World?

  • sarahmcaulay
    June 30th, 2010

    what is this fuckery?
    this “fuckery” is brilliant. it is genious.
    and you can just leave.

  • The Yonkers Logging Co.
    June 30th, 2010

    Dance routine - PANTS.

    Song - if it hasn’t grown on you yet - FORGET IT.


  • NateSaysHi
    June 30th, 2010

    Don’t like it. the video is trash and the song makes no sense (but do any of their songs..?) I mena how can you miss missing someone? Wouldn’t that mean you’re still missing them?

    Blah. Go away.

  • paris
    June 30th, 2010

    Love this song.I dont know why people dont like it for.Its a good song for those who are the saturdays fans will always support them.So what if there is one song people dont like im hoping it would be a hit smile

  • Jessica
    June 30th, 2010

    I can’t make my mind up :\
    It’s a bit of a hit - only if remixed but I reckon if it goes bad, it’s a quitter.
    Next album could be a last chance attack for the Sats.

  • Melissa
    June 30th, 2010

    They definitely should have released Higher instead of this dribble. SORRY.

  • NicciLuvsUna
    June 30th, 2010

    HIT HIT HIT! I love it! Completely love the song! The video is amazing! I’ve heard the song on itunes 148 times!

  • Visitor
    June 30th, 2010

    I have to agree with most of this article :(
    theyre giving all the solo parts to frankie and mollie - the weakest voices. And the autotune sounds awful. They should have released higher instead of missing you.

    Sorry i’m being honest and dont think this single is gonna do well.

  • talan
    June 30th, 2010

    can someone send me the link to download the saturdays song ‘higher’??
    as for this song i do like it and it will most probabley go top 10 but dissapear like a wekk later… i miss what they used to be like on there first album.. i still think the best song of theres to date is ‘up’.. dont know why they dont realise that there first album and songs released from that album did well compared to the last album and couple of singles released. so why not make a new album for early next year get some good producers (maybe some that worked with girls aloud) to produce good up beat songs and a few ballads and release a stomper of a first single to gwt that back into a high chart position!!

  • d33j4y
    June 30th, 2010

    Shit/Quit/Try Again

    It’s so autotuned which is unusual for girl bands and the lyrics are so blatant just like JLS which is why I don’t even like them anymore. Usually lyrics are cleverly written but these are just shit. It’s like they tried too hard to make a song for the summer. The video’s not all that either.

    I used to really like the Sats when they first started out. I even wanted to be one! Not any more!
    Loved ‘Issues’ and ‘Up’. They need to make more songs like that.

  • Stephen
    July 1st, 2010

    Hmmm, slightly harsh :/

    I think it’s an excellent song. Sure, it may not be as good as “Ego” or “Work”, but it’s still amazing. I predict top 5 in the charts!

    So.... HIT smile

  • Helena
    July 1st, 2010

    Too much vocoder for me, but the chorus is great) And the video really amazing, so beautiful))

  • aimelove
    July 1st, 2010

    i do quite like the sats, & they do have some proper great songs (Ego & Up are braaaw) but this isnt vair good at all. its too empty sounding & so rushed its unbelievable. they need to chillax abit between records & actually sit down & decide what kind of sound they want to have on the next record. but maybe thats a bit much to expect from just another manufactured girl band smile

  • Jady2010=)
    July 2nd, 2010

    I like it. It’s really catchy! smile

  • hannah
    July 3rd, 2010

    imo, the only song by the saturdays which has been a hit is ego and that’s because all the songs have had maybe potential to be hits, but i just don’t think the production/video/all the rest of it has been up to scratch. and i’m sorry to tell the truth but this is just awful.
    i’d also prefer to give a girl band with their own instruments/write their own songs. i never understand how there’s millions of bands with boys in them who can do this, but there’s never a girl band who can?

  • hannah
    July 3rd, 2010

    i meant to put “the spotlight” at the end of a sentence there, might make more sense then! XD

  • rickfoster
    July 3rd, 2010

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