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post May 9 2015, 02:29 PM
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The Saturdays - Forever Is Over



United Kingdom #2
Ireland #9
Scotland #2
Slovakia #92
Europe #8




"Forever Is Over" is a single by British-Irish girl group The Saturdays. The track was released by digital download on 3 October 2009, and CD single the following day. The song was written by Louis Biancaniello, Kahmarl Gordon, Sam Watters, James Bourne and produced by The Runaways. It was released as the lead single from the group's second studio album Wordshaker.

The single charted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's highest charting single at the time, along with their charity single "Just Can't Get Enough", until 2013, when their single "What About Us" reached number-one. It also reached number nine on the Irish Singles Chart, becoming their second top 10 hit there after "Just Can't Get Enough".
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Chart Run

01 - 11/10/09 - #002 - 38,846
02 - 18/10/09 - #008 - 28,526
03 - 25/10/09 - #014 - 18,073
04 - 01/11/09 - #023 - 11,794
05 - 08/11/09 - #037 - 07,842
06 - 15/11/09 - #039 - 07,812
07 - 22/11/09 - #049 - 05,908
08 - 29/11/09 - #065 - 04,105
09 - 06/12/09 - #080 - 03,133
10 - 13/12/09 - #093 - 02,559
11 - 20/12/09 - #124 - 02,295
12 - 27/12/09 - #133 - 02,146
13 - 03/01/10 - #109 - 04,258
14 - 10/01/10 - #127 - 02,423
15 - 17/01/10 - #142 - 02,011
16 - 24/01/10 - #132 - 02,120
17 - 31/01/10 - #156 - 01,630
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18 - 22/08/10 - #187 - 00,979
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Airplay Run

Radio Airplay: 75-33-36-18-10-11-15-06-24-38
TV Airplay: 71-30-32-41-32-21-10-09-16-24-37
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Promo

26/09/09 - T4 - interview and video clip (In addition T4 'Greatest Pop Star in the world Britney Spears')
27/09/09 - T4 - Repeat of 'Greatest Pop Star in the world Britney Spears'
28/09/09 - Channel 4 - Paul O'Grady Performance and chat
03/10/09 - TMF - The Sats Saturday Night Party - Take-over The Saturdays host the show
Oct - Virgin Media - The Saturdays take over the music section for the month of October
06/10/09 - ITV1 - This Morning Performance and chat
08/10/09 - FIVE - Live From Studio 5 Chat
10/10/09 - BBC2 - TMi - VT with Sam and Mark, the girls will also feature on the show on the 17th so make sure you tune in twice!
10/10/09 - BBC2 - 5:19 SHOW Chat
10/10/09 - MTV Hits The Sats Saturday Night Party - Take-over - The Saturdays host the show
12/10/09 - ITV1 - Alan Titchmarsh Show chat and performance
17/10/09 - Channel 4 - Hollyoaks Music Festival Performance of 'Forever Is Over' and exclusive album track 'Wordshaker'
22/10/09 - BBC2 Buzzcocks featuring Rochelle!
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THEIR BEST SONG EVER heart.gif heart.gif heart.gif
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Critical Reception

The song received positive reviews from music critics: Nick Levine from Digital Spy said "'Forever Is Over' finds them shifting away from glossy electropop and taking a few stiletto steps into pop rock territory," and further describing the song as having a "Big, beltalong chorus that hits its target, and that Una Healy shines on the guitary middle 8." The BBC Chart Blog elaborated on the single as being in the "Highest realms of the UK pop league up there with the Pixie Lotts and Girls Alouds of the world," further describing it as sounding "Slick" and "Big" with a "Mahoosive, dancealong, brilliant chorus." Musosguide reviewed "Forever Is Over" as a "Deliciously catchy tune that marks a welcome return to the electric guitar to a pop market that is saturated beyond recognition with electro-sounds." OK! Magazine labelled the song as "An infectious synth pop tune". Muumuse.com had the following to say: "Radio-friendly doesn't even begin to describe it - the chorus is simply massive." TheChemistryIsDead.com described "Forever Is Over" as "Rockier than their other stuff but it's very sleek and polished." WessexScene.co.uk reviewed the single as "A sophisticated more pop rock breakaway from the girls' previous pure pop style and has a more transatlantic feel to it" further saying that "It is vocally impressive."

Entertainment-focus.com reviewed the lead single as "A slow-building pop stormer and that all five girls sharing vocals adds a harder edge to their normally polished pop sound." Whilst Yahoo! Music's view of track included it having "Sultry verses and a full throttle chorus which suggests a new, more sophisticated direction to put them on par with their rivals."


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post May 9 2015, 03:14 PM
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It's good pop song with a rock edge. It's not my favourite, but I do not understand the hate at all.

I think Disco Love and Forever Is Over are best song based on quality. They're are no tuned vocals (or any obvious ones), production is really good, vocal arrangements are fair, they're catchy and they both are really distinctive. You can hate the song, you don't have to love it but you just can't deny it's quality. They don't deserve comments like "it's shit", they doesn't deserved that negative label.


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It's kinda shet and annoying.
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QUOTE(*Tim @ May 9 2015, 05:15 PM) *
It's kinda shet and annoying.


I just edited my comment that you can't say it's shit. And two sec later ^

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Sorry for the list but here goes laugh.gif

1. Wordshaker flopped because it was released after this, not Ego.

2. I'm sure it's the best selling lead single from an album after Missing You?

3. Personally I absolutely love this for many reasons. It drew me to the group even more and the song definitely helped me through a difficult time just before I came out as gay to my parents, especially the "and my heart's not gonna' break, forever is over and I'm no longer afraid". ICONIC.

4. The artwork is quite different as is the music video but I easily love both - it's good that some of their earlier videos had storyline's involving a bit of acting which I quite liked!

5. I think some of the hate towards this is predicated on the number two spot but I bet if it had been their first number one then everyone would be all over it!

6. Highlight of this track me is Vanessa but also, you'll all be surprised to know, Rochelle. Both absolutely amazing vocals and love their lyrics, especially Rochelle's verse as it sums up nicely a really short relationship I was in just before Christmas wub.gif
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2. 'Notorious' sold slightly more than 'Forever Is Over'.

But YASSS at Forever Is Over. cheer.gif Such an amazing song. Really UNDERRATED.

Vanessa and Una sounds PHENOMENAL, but Rochelle as well on her verse. I kinda wish she had an ad-lib or took a small part of the chorus because she can belt certain parts of that chorus really well. Frankie sounds great too but the acoustic version has shown she would have been better with Mollie's part.
Mollie sounds quite bad on the track, though. unsure.gif Well, maybe 'bad' is a tough word, but she's such a big non-event on that song whereas despite her vocals not being the strongest as well on other tracks, she always has a strong presence on the songs. This is not the case.
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I don't think it's a garbage song but I personally don't like it. I still wouldn't like it even if it went to #1. I'd actually probably like it less as I find it to be undeserving of such an accomplishment. It's my third least favorite single of theirs, only ahead of Issues and Just Can't Get Enough.
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Wow, FIO only managed 145,000 sales during its actual chart run? That's only 15,000 more than Disco Love! I don't see it ever selling the additional 55,000 needed to go Silver unfortunately sad.gif
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QUOTE((Zach) @ May 9 2015, 06:14 PM) *
I don't think it's a garbage song but I personally don't like it. I still wouldn't like it even if it went to #1. I'd actually probably like it less as I find it to be undeserving of such an accomplishment. It's my third least favorite single of theirs, only ahead of Issues and Just Can't Get Enough.

Those are my 3 favourite Sats songs cry.gif
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ May 9 2015, 05:28 PM) *
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Forever Is Over is one of The Sats overall weakest singles and probably their weakest lead single too... and is 100% the reason behind the album not doing as well as the debut did in my opinion. Thank God Ego followed that's all I can say!!!
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Missing You is a zillion times better than Forever Is Over, I think if they did ever turn time backwards, One Shot > Ego > Here Standing/or/Forever Is Over would have worked better.

Saying that, the campaign was saved by Missing You/Higher/Headlines! so in the end it was a happy ending... unlike Living For The Saturdays.
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post May 9 2015, 11:25 PM
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'Missing You' wishes it had 1/10 of the FIO melody because it got none. drama.gif

Also, FIO left the top 100 with 145k yes, but pretty sure we had an update on it and it was around 180k?
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KILL THIS SONG

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QUOTE(Hurricane @ May 9 2015, 11:25 PM) *
'Missing You' wishes it had 1/10 of the FIO melody because it got none. drama.gif

Stay delusional cheekkiss.gif

QUOTE(Hurricane @ May 9 2015, 11:25 PM) *
Also, FIO left the top 100 with 145k yes, but pretty sure we had an update on it and it was around 180k?

183,000 as of 2013 according to Jay but I can't imagine it's gotten many since then. Most of that 40,000 difference probably came throughout the Wordshaker/Headlines! eras.
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