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post Jan 27 2015, 04:50 AM
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The Saturdays - If This Is Love


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United Kingdom - #08
European Hot 100 #33
Ireland - DNC

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post Jan 27 2015, 04:51 AM
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Reception.

King blogged about her reaction to when she first saw the video: suddenly we got a call from our management telling us to come into the office to watch our video for 'If This Is Love' for the first time ever! Ahhh we were so nervous and so excited! We all shot up there as fast as we could and all I can say is... 'Oh my God, it is amazing!' We were so happy, Ness (Vanessa White) and I even started crying! We all ran out of the office after and had a group hug (yes, my idea, you know I like to cheese things up, haha). I wanted to run out onto the street and shout 'Hey everyone our music video rocks!

PopSugar positively reviewed the video, saying they loved the group's logo and walk in unison. Following the release of the music video, Nadia Mendoza of The Sun said that Girls Aloud better watch out because The Saturdays could steal their crown as sexiest girl group, further mentioning: "The fivesome are injecting some glamour back into the charts."[Popjustice positively reviewed the music video, saying: "As well as being a nice video featuring some pretty ladies in colourful frocks, it's a brilliant piece of suggestive film making which clearly signposts several important factors for the viewer.
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post Jan 27 2015, 04:53 AM
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My Favourite Live Performance





My Least Favourite Live Performances.


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post Jan 27 2015, 05:00 AM
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QUOTE(Jark @ May 6 2008, 07:11 PM) *
They look gorgeous! At least 3 of them do anyway. happy.gif The song is so damn good. I love it.



QUOTE(Lukuzz @ Jun 16 2008, 09:24 AM) *
they were excellent live can't wait for the single release



QUOTE(The 411. @ Jun 16 2008, 06:54 PM) *
tbh, i dont think they will be a sucsess.



QUOTE(Jester @ Jun 21 2008, 04:33 PM) *
There is an article on them in this months AXM - they have #1 potential, I think.



QUOTE(Xmas Bertie @ Jun 22 2008, 12:44 PM) *
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The performance was SO bad ohmy.gif

I remember they were a lot better on tour, but on TV it looked terrible!



QUOTE(Jake @ Jun 22 2008, 07:45 PM) *
That performance was absolutely terrible. Shockingly bad.

The horrible 90s-styled dresses, the dodgy dancing, the out of tune vocals. WTF @ that :|



QUOTE(Jake @ Jul 3 2008, 03:02 PM) *
It's no achievement that The Saturdays got playlisted by Radio 1. It certainly wasn't off the back of them being themselves. Polydor are PLOWNG a huge amount of money into them, taking a big risk in the process. Rather than slowly courting interest they're going all out to get them heard. They'll be paying huge amounts to TV and Radio to play 'This Is Love'.

It's a high risk strategy as I said. Polydor could have done with testing the waters tbh first. The girl group market is certainly small and in a current music climate emphatic on organic and creative mediums I wonder if a group so glaringly manufactured and as soulless as The Saturdays will be able to make it big.

But the fact Polydor have thrown so much money at them to get them played everywhere means they'll have a semi-hit irrespective of quality/interest. We'll just have to see if it's enough for the record label in a few months time...

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post Jan 27 2015, 05:03 AM
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QUOTE(Jark @ May 6 2008, 07:11 PM) *
They look gorgeous! At least 3 of them do anyway. happy.gif The song is so damn good. I love it.



QUOTE(Lukuzz @ Jun 16 2008, 09:24 AM) *
they were excellent live can't wait for the single release



QUOTE(The 411. @ Jun 16 2008, 06:54 PM) *
tbh, i dont think they will be a sucsess.



QUOTE(Jester @ Jun 21 2008, 04:33 PM) *
There is an article on them in this months AXM - they have #1 potential, I think.



QUOTE(Xmas Bertie @ Jun 22 2008, 12:44 PM) *
ohmy.gif
The performance was SO bad ohmy.gif

I remember they were a lot better on tour, but on TV it looked terrible!



QUOTE(Jake @ Jun 22 2008, 07:45 PM) *
That performance was absolutely terrible. Shockingly bad.

The horrible 90s-styled dresses, the dodgy dancing, the out of tune vocals. WTF @ that :|



QUOTE(Jake @ Jul 3 2008, 03:02 PM) *
It's no achievement that The Saturdays got playlisted by Radio 1. It certainly wasn't off the back of them being themselves. Polydor are PLOWNG a huge amount of money into them, taking a big risk in the process. Rather than slowly courting interest they're going all out to get them heard. They'll be paying huge amounts to TV and Radio to play 'This Is Love'.

It's a high risk strategy as I said. Polydor could have done with testing the waters tbh first. The girl group market is certainly small and in a current music climate emphatic on organic and creative mediums I wonder if a group so glaringly manufactured and as soulless as The Saturdays will be able to make it big.

But the fact Polydor have thrown so much money at them to get them played everywhere means they'll have a semi-hit irrespective of quality/interest. We'll just have to see if it's enough for the record label in a few months time...



QUOTE(Jake @ Jul 3 2008, 07:51 PM) *
The Saturdays will never be in the same league as Yazoo. I'm by no means a fan of Yazoo but their music has had a significant effect on the musical landscape of the last 20 years. Whereas The Saturdays are a manufactured plastic girl group who probably will not even be here in 5 years time. Let alone 25 years later and more like Yazoo.

As for the better vocals on ITIL well, it's auto-tune, they can't sing it live as they've already proved so computerised is perhaps a better descrption of their vocal abilities.

My words to yourself a few pages back in this thread seem expectantly fitting don't they?



QUOTE(PeytonDavis @ Jul 7 2008, 11:29 PM) *
Can I just say... I'm all for a debate, but half of that wasn't a debate.
It was basically non-fans p***ing the fans off by putting The Saturdays down.
The band haven't even released ONE single, so how can anyone feel so strongly about disliking them?
I just feel like the people who argued The Saturdays were bad were doing it basically to cure boredom.
A lot of the arguments weren't even related to the band... "what music was like when I grew up", "this unsigned band", "that under-rated act".
While I understand that this is a forum and you're free to like or dislike whatever you want to, please can we keep the negativity to where it is needed.
i.e not -post- "So, the single..."-reply- "It's $h!te". Totally unneeded.

On that note. I apologise if I have said anything in here that has offended anyone.
It was intended, but I do apologise for it tongue.gif

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post Jan 27 2015, 05:04 AM
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Topic Of If This Is Love

If y'all think we are crazy then look at 51 pages of arguing


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Current Reception?

Do you think If This Is Love was a good single to launch The Saturdays?
Do you still enjoy If This Is Love?
Are you surprised that If This Is Love managed to go top 10?

Discuss all things regarding 'If This Is Love' here before we move onto 'Up'! biggrin.gif
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post Jan 27 2015, 08:52 AM
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I remember taking notice when I randomly saw this on TV. like Who the f*** are they girls, their song is kinda catchy.
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post Jan 27 2015, 10:12 AM
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Do you think If This Is Love was a good single to launch The Saturdays? Yes
Do you still enjoy If This Is Love? Of Course
Are you surprised that If This Is Love managed to go top 10? Nope, it is flawless
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post Jan 27 2015, 10:17 AM
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I remember hearing it on the radio before I knew who they were and who was in the band and i was instantly hooked on the song. It took me a couple of days to find out what the song was and who it was by. I really thought it was a fantastic debut tbh.
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I first heard the song about a month before the 'Tangled Up' tour for Girls Aloud started. I'd heard of this new girlband supporting them and naturally I wanted to check out if they were any good. So I downloaded 'If This Is Love' from Girls Aloud Media (</3 gone but not forgotten!) and I absolutely loved it! It was like listening to a Girls Aloud song if they were around in the 80's. It was around then I started watching the flip videos on their site (the days when they were anything from 5 - 10 minutes long! Not the crappy ones we get now) and instantly fell in love with them as a pop band. It's by no means a 'classic' track in terms of themselves or even girlbands in general, but I have many happy memories of the song and the time it was from. I get very nostalgic every time I hear it.
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post Jan 27 2015, 11:38 AM
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I was never a big fan of This Is Love and had no idea about iTunes etc when it charted. I'm surprised it managed to do as well as it did with some laughable promotion. I'm guessing miming was more around 6 years ago etc in comparison to know but I'm surprised they managed a top 10 hit with half arsed performances.
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Never really quite loved this song and I always regarded Up as their true debut laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Jan 27 2015, 10:12 AM) *
Do you think If This Is Love was a good single to launch The Saturdays? Yes
Do you still enjoy If This Is Love? Of Course
Are you surprised that If This Is Love managed to go top 10? Nope, it is flawless


This.

Yaaaass Cameron, show me that good taste of yours I've heard so much about but has never seen. cheer.gif
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QUOTE(Hurricane @ Jan 27 2015, 02:15 PM) *

This.

Yaaaass Cameron, show me that good taste of yours I've heard so much about but has never seen. cheer.gif


laugh.gif I hate 'I Miss Auto-tune' too wink.gif
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QUOTE(Cameron @ Jan 27 2015, 02:31 PM) *
laugh.gif I hate 'I Miss Auto-tune' too wink.gif


OMG YASSS CAM KEEP'EM COMING wub.gif
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post Jan 27 2015, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE(*Tim @ Jan 27 2015, 11:40 AM) *
Never really quite loved this song and I always regarded Up as their true debut laugh.gif


It would have been interesting how things would have turned out for the 'Chasing Lights' era had they choose 'Up' instead of 'If This Is Love'! 'Up' is their signature single without a shadow of a doubt but 'If This Is Love' helped them become noticed.
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post Jan 28 2015, 09:29 PM
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What interests me most about Chasing Lights (and If This Is Love/Up as well), was how Wordshaker would have panned out had they stuck with their colours! kink.gif
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I really liked if is is love and remember seeing it a lot on the music channels back in 2008 wub.gif
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I think the problem with Wordshaker was the really quick shift of sound between singles I mean ending the CL era on Work and then Pushing on into FIO. They should have released Ego.
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