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Review: "Living For The Weekend" by British and Irish Pop Music Group "The Saturdays"

Updated on November 27, 2017

Track Listing for Living for the Weekend

  1. What About Us (additional vocals provided by Sean Paul)
  2. Disco Love
  3. Gentleman
  4. Leave a Light On
  5. Not Giving Up
  6. Lease My Love
  7. 30 Days
  8. Anywhere With You
  9. Problem With Love
  10. You Don’t Have the Right
  11. Don’t Let Me Dance Alone
  12. Somebody Else’s Life
  13. Wildfire
  14. What About Us (Solo Mix)

A Photo of the Album Cover for Living for the Weekend

From left to right: Vanessa White, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Una Healy, and Rochelle Humes (maiden surname was Wiseman).
From left to right: Vanessa White, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Una Healy, and Rochelle Humes (maiden surname was Wiseman). | Source

Living for the Weekend: Introduction

For those of you that enjoyed reading about the pop singer Rochelle Humes, here is a review of their album Living for the Weekend. The opening song What About Us is about getting the fun started no matter what the weather may be. Couples that are in love generally have the time of their lives. It has a pop and R & B feel to it.

The album has 14 songs for almost 48 minutes. I had listened to the album in its entirety only once before and found it to be a decent listen. The song’s other message is why is it taking so long to have fun as time is being wasted. For a person that loves different genres of music, what is on this album is welcome change from the usual melodic heavy metal. But for some us including this writer, pop music if it is well constructed is a major source of pleasure and high energy.

How Did We Get to This Point in Writing about The Saturdays?

How did this writer (me) get to the point of wanting to review this album? Since I had discovered about who The Saturdays were, I decided to write a more lengthy review so that people around the world can see that the United Kingdom is not just a country full of heavy metal. This album also shows that music is not a man’s job. These women are not only very beautiful but they can sing very well! The Saturdays were seen on a holiday where they were hanging out in Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011 and showing their incredible bikini bodies and eating lunch! Living for the Weekend implies that many people are waiting for the weekend to arrive so that they can have fun and do the things that they are not able to do during the week. Although I do not agree with that point of view, the album is a very good pop music album that should show the musical diversity of the UK.

A List of the Releases by The Saturdays

Year Released
Album Title
 
2008
Chasing Lights
 
2009
Wordshaker
 
2010
Headlines (EP)
 
2011
On Your Radar
 
2013
Living for the Weekend
 

Photos of Vanessa White of The Saturdays

Singer Vanessa White is seen here in London, England in August 2017 as she is present at an event called Corona Sunset.
Singer Vanessa White is seen here in London, England in August 2017 as she is present at an event called Corona Sunset. | Source
Vanessa White is seen here at the The Best of British Talent pre-BAFTA party. She does have a little resemblance (just slightly) to Thandie Newton.
Vanessa White is seen here at the The Best of British Talent pre-BAFTA party. She does have a little resemblance (just slightly) to Thandie Newton. | Source
Vanessa White is seen here with band mate Rochelle Humes (then Wiseman) in London, England in 2011.
Vanessa White is seen here with band mate Rochelle Humes (then Wiseman) in London, England in 2011. | Source

About the Song Disco Love

Although the vocals are melodic especially on the song Disco Love, the music is nowhere near as good as Swedish pop band Ace of Base. When love is in the air, every moment is magical as the woman feels so fine because her boyfriend is making her feel great to be around him.

Official Music Video for Disco Love

Living for the Weekend: Songs 3 through 14

Gentleman has a rap influence to it. The song makes reference to the fact that it is so hard to find a quality husband. Because of the high rate of divorce in certain countries it is challenging to find the right partner. The song also mentions indirectly about the influence of one night stands. Leave a Light On is about a woman that gets really worried when her lover is not around her. She cannot sleep at night and she does not feel her best but despite the separation, their love remains strong. Not Giving Up is the best song on this album and it is my favorite song from this band. The song tries to convey the message that you shouldn’t give up on love if the love is strong enough. Lyrically the songs focus on the emotion and feeling that most of us want to more of: love! Love is all we need in this world right? 30 Days is a song about a woman letting her man know that she will be back soon even though she wishes that she could take the time back to when she was last with him. This lyrical concept continues in the song called Anywhere With You. It is about a woman that is stuck alone in a hotel room and away from her boyfriend or husband. It is 4 in the morning and she cannot sleep. She would literally go to any lengths to be a plane with him and she does not care where they land as long as they are together. You Don’t Have the Right is a song about a couple that broke up. She does not want him to keep on coming back into the relationship only to hurt her. She has been through enough pain. The previous song Problem With Love is more catchy though. Don’t Let Me Dance Alone is about exactly what the title suggests. It is about a woman that went to a nightclub with her friends and all she wants is one night so she can dance with somebody. She took a while just to pick out one of her favorite dresses.

Problem With Love

Final Thoughts about the Album

Overall Living for the Weekend is a decent high energy pop music album from these women and music is definitely one of the major strengths of the UK! However, I would say that it is not quite as good as the album Glory Days by the group Little Mix. Even so, this album is sure to provide the avid pop music fan with a reason to celebrate!

30 Days

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