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TheGrinch
post Sep 7 2015, 05:03 PM
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United Kingdom #10 (56 comments ahead of #11)
Scotland #9
Ireland #11
Europe Charts #32


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Higher" is a song performed by British-Irish girl group The Saturdays taken from their debut extended play, Headlines!. Written by Ina Wroldsen and co-written & produced by Arnthor Birgisson, the song confirmed to be the EP's second single when it was released on 1 November 2010 by Fascination Records. In preparation for its release, the single was remixed to feature new vocals from American rapper Flo Rida after the rapper's single "Club Can't Handle Me" beat the group's previous single "Missing You" to number one; it was the second time they had lost the position to Flo Rida. Rochelle Wiseman jokingly said that the group would never get a number one until they collaborated with him.

Flo Rida personally offered the collaboration for both his and the group's fans. Critics generally praised the song as the strongest offering from Headlines!, for being infectious, catchy and feisty, although it received negative reception for overproduction. An accompanying music video for the song was shot in Los Angeles at Fox Studios, at the end of August 2010, and features the girls dancing through a New York traffic jam. The single remix of the song premiered on 16 September 2010 through Capital FM, while a new version of the video featuring Flo Rida premiered on 9 October 2010. "Higher" was successful, peaking in the top-ten in the Scottish and UK singles charts as well as top-fifteen in Ireland. It also won the 2011 Popjustice £20 Music Prize.
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post Sep 7 2015, 05:06 PM
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Their best single!

Such a brilliant pop masterpiece imo! Even the Flo version is fantastic. It has everything you could want and need in a non-Max Martin pop song!
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Chart Run

Week - Date - Position - Sales
01 - 22/08/10 - #086 - 02,214
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02 - 05/09/10 - #167 - 01,189
03 - 12/09/10 - #062 - 03,537
04 - 19/09/10 - #049 - 05,490
05 - 26/09/10 - #022 - 12,374
06 - 03/10/10 - #025 - 11,402
07 - 10/10/10 - #024 - 11,831
08 - 17/10/10 - #022 - 13,883
09 - 24/10/10 - #025 - 15,196
10 - 31/10/10 - #022 - 14,817
11 - 07/11/10 - #010 - 32,499
12 - 14/11/10 - #015 - 23,823
13 - 21/11/10 - #020 - 19,653
14 - 28/11/10 - #020 - 19,309
15 - 05/12/10 - #031 - 11,715
16 - 12/12/10 - #035 - 09,201
17 - 19/12/10 - #045 - 07,050
18 - 26/12/10 - #042 - 09,584
19 - 02/01/11 - #035 - 14,757
20 - 09/01/11 - #043 - 07,776
21 - 16/01/11 - #054 - 06,163
22 - 23/01/11 - #065 - 04,688
23 - 30/01/11 - #087 - 03,461
24 - 06/02/11 - #098 - 03,061
25 - 13/02/11 - #098 - 02,581
26 - 20/02/11 - #103 - 02,481
27 - 27/02/11 - #109 - 02,228
28 - 06/03/11 - #124 - 01,832
29 - 13/03/11 - #102 - 02,774
30 - 20/03/11 - #099 - 02,805
31 - 27/03/11 - #131 - 01,788
32 - 03/04/11 - #187 - 01,293
33 - 17/04/11 - #193 - 01,187
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34 - 17/06/12 - #187
35 - 24/06/12 - #153
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Note: Sold 622 copies in the week dated 29/08/10, but was not Top 200.


Most Recent Sales Total: 330,000 [August 2014]

Airplay Run

Higher
[1st Entry: 22/08/10] 86-Out
[2nd Entry: 05/09/10] 167-62-49-22-25-24-22-25-22-10-15-20-20-31-35-45-42-35-43-54-65-87-98-98-103-109-124-102-99-131-187-193-Out
[3rd Entry: 17/06/12] 187-153-Out
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Higher Promo

20/10/10. MOBO's (Rochelle presenting award) 9pm BBC3
21/10/10 Never Mind The Buzzcocks (Mollie only) 10pm BBC2
24/10/10 Koko in Camden (Live set) Ch4 (Air date TBC)
28/10/10 Lorraine (Interview and Performance) ITV1 8:30am - 9:25am
28/10/10. Live from Studio 5, Ch4 6.26pm
29/10/10. Live Lounge, Radio 1
30/10/10. The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws (Performance), BBC1 8.40pm
04/11/10. Alan Titchmarsh (Performance), 5pm-6pm ITV1
05/01/10. Loose Women (Performance), 12.30 - 1.30pm ITV1
06/11/10. Xtra Factor, 9pm ITV2
08/11/10. Ghost Hunting with: The Saturdays, ITV2 9pm - 11pm
19/11/10. Children In Need (Performance), BBC1 7pm+
21/11/10 T4 Stars Of 2010
AOL Sessions, date TBC
05/12/2010 Jingle Bell Ball
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Critical Reception

"Higher" on the whole received positive reviews from most critics who praised the song for being infectious and catchy. Ryan Love of Digital Spy said "The synth-laden 'Higher' has become an instant fan fave following recent live performances and, with its infectious chorus and super-sassy lyrics, it's not hard to see why. Una Healy's middle 8 isn't quite as thrilling on record as it is on stage, but don't let the ill-advised use of Auto-Tune spoil this moment of close-to pop perfection." Gavin Martin of The Mirror agreed saying "they assert a more serious side of their personality" with "the guitar-sprung Higher".Sarah-Louise James of The Daily Star called the song "catchy".[ When the new version premiered Robert Copsey of Digital Spy said "Over a bed of hawkish sirens and thumping electro beats, Frankie and co. inform us that no man is gonna hold them down... the sassy lyrics, perky production and a double chorus that sounds like it was recorded on a trampoline easily puts this track into pole position as our new favourite Sats single.

A review from OK! magazine said "Headlines! also includes 'Higher', a song that proves the girls have developed a feisty edge!" Fraser McAlpine of BBC Music was also praising the song when he reviewed Headlines!. After referring to "Missing You"‍ '​s inability to top the UK Singles Chart he said "[it's a shame] because in quality confections like 'Higher', and the languid 'Died in Your Eyes', thereís ample proof that the bandís heartbroken girls-together thing still has a lot going for it."[17] Jamie Gill of Yahoo! Music picked out "Higher" as one of two highlights on the album. Gill said "Higher may be blighted by the same bustlingly hectic production that infects so much of the album, but its surging beats and breathless chorus lift it to anthemic levels nonetheless...
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post Sep 7 2015, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE(lee wallace @ Sep 17 2010, 12:25 AM) *
I really, really, really like this sad.gif should have been pushed forword though? i dont think this will be playlisted though.. hardly any rappers get playlisted,



QUOTE(Jonjo @ Sep 17 2010, 01:38 AM) *
f*** RIGHT OFF! mellow.gif AS IF THEY TOOK OUT THE BEST PART OF THE ORIGINAL SONG! HORRIBLE!

(although I still quite like the song)



QUOTE(Rain @ Sep 17 2010, 01:50 AM) *
The intro is so cringey with him saying all their names. I shockingly don't mind his rap though and think it fits quite well.



QUOTE(Robot @ Sep 17 2010, 07:55 PM) *
WHAT YOU DOING SATURDAY, GURL? I'M DOING NOTHING.

OMG, so bad, but I fudging adore it kink.gif



QUOTE(lee wallace @ Sep 17 2010, 11:54 PM) *
Higher deserves number 1! I love how there releasing 2 versions! I think theyll push this then push the flo version smile.gif
Pre-Ordered My Signed one of Flo Rida

I love the flo rida version



QUOTE(Silver Rocket @ Sep 18 2010, 02:34 AM) *
I don't think it's a bad thing that it's so high already, if anything that proves the potential it must have when it gets video rotation and airplay.

I love this song even more now, better than anything from Wordshaker even.



QUOTE(Jonjo @ Sep 18 2010, 02:54 AM) *
The video looks brilliantly naff. It's so bad/corny and cheesy that it actually puts a smile on my face laugh.gif Its just a feel-good song and video that shouldnt be taken to seriously and im saying this right now (along with about 10 other songs at the moment ha) that this is my favourite song of the year so far wub.gif

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post Sep 7 2015, 05:18 PM
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The first Sats song I ever heard!
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post Sep 7 2015, 05:19 PM
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Personal Chart Run

The Saturdays Feat Flo Rida - Higher [01-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-02-03-04-01-04-01-01-02-03-04-06-06-06-07-06-06-05-08-09-10-08-05-09-07-10-04-05-07-08-10-10-09-10-10-08-10-11-13-15-15-15-14-12-11-10-09-11-12-10-16-19-08-17-24-28-30-21-20-18-21-21-19-23-22-25-29-28-26-X4-22-24-28-27-30-X-20-30-25-14-12-15-06-14-28-x10-27-x-24-x-28-28-x-10-17-26]
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post Sep 7 2015, 08:57 PM
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I take it you aren't a fan.
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post Sep 8 2015, 12:15 PM
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Art to my ears! Was my most listened to song ever, for a long time, I think it was until What About Us, but it is still at number 2, sitting not so far infront of Disco Love.

1. The Saturdays - What About Us (1,157)
2. The Saturdays - Higher (1,010)
3. The Saturdays - Disco Love (1,002)
4. The Saturdays - Notorious (881)
5. Ariana Grande - Break Free (873) < Which is actually higher but last.fm split my streams because of (feat. Zedd) gate.
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post Sep 8 2015, 02:20 PM
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How did this only chart at #10, does anyone have the top 10 charts list from that week ?
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post Sep 8 2015, 02:25 PM
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1 Rihanna 134,540 (Total: 261,153)
2 Cheryl Cole 77,452 (Total: 234,660)
3 Alexis Jordan 60,153
4 Katy Perry 58,353
5 Bruno Mars 55,734

10 The Saturdays 32,499 (Total: 125,054)
11 will.i.am/Nicki Minaj 32,441
12 Shakespear's Sister 25,943
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post Sep 8 2015, 02:44 PM
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Oh makes sense now.
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post Sep 8 2015, 03:35 PM
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It didn't help that it wasn't pushed properly for a while so it bounced round 20-30 for a few weeks.
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post Sep 9 2015, 12:35 AM
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Their best single getting no replies.

The Headlines poll should finish incredibly quickly though cheer.gif
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post Sep 9 2015, 12:49 AM
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With those sales at that time it really should've reached 8 or even 7.
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