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Just after dropping a greatest hits compilation last year, The Saturdays announced a hiatus to pursue solo endeavors and spend time with their families. As a fan, here’s hoping the girls come back together in the near future. Love their music.

Vanessa White is certainly taking advantage of the break. She’s wisely choosing the time to show off a different side, musically speaking. The 26-year-old released two impressive tracks off her forthcoming debut EP. Both tracks display a sophisticated slick R&B vibe as opposed to her group’s pop-dance anthems.

Don’t Wanna Be Your Love” features production work from Tre Jean-Marie. If your flavor is 90s-tinged R&B, then you’ll love this throwback. “Relationship Goals,” however contemporary to the max. It’s a bit laidback, but sassy. I’d love to see accompanying visuals for both tracks. Hopefully, filming them is on White’s to-do list. Check out her solo work below.

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Is it Christmas and no one told me? Because these are a few of my favorite things all coming together. Cue Julie Andrews 😉

The Saturdays minus Frankie Sanford (I’m assuming she’s still on maternity leave) stopped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to promote their current Top 5 UK hit “Disco Love.” It’s arguably one of my favorite tracks from the British girl group. Reminds me of a camping trip I took this summer.

As part of their two-song acoustic set, Rochelle Humes, Una Healy, Mollie King and Vanessa White performed a mashup of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Gone Home,” TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor.” The vocals aren’t perfect by any means, but if you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy it. Check out both performances below.

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Some songs take a couple of spins before growing on me, while others never really get there. The Saturdays‘ latest single was love at first listen. “Disco Love” played non stop this past weekend during our camping trip and was hands down the soundtrack of the glamping affair.

Disco Love” is the third track from the UK girl group’s long-delayed fourth studio album. It certainly has the potential to match the success of “What About Us,” hopefully giving the group its second UK chart-topper. The accompanying video is everything you’d expect from them. Lots of glamor shots of each of the ladies. Whether they’re having car problems in the desert in 1979 or livin’ it up at a roller disco joint, they’re beyond stunning.

My only complaint is they travel to 1989 during one of the vignettes. In the song lyrics, the ladies never mention that decade. A third verse on the catchy pop track would’ve been killer. Check out the clip below and watch how the director hides Frankie’s pregnancy After Una and Rochelle’s turn hiding their baby bumps in previous clips, it’s now Frankie’s turn.

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I first heard “Disco Love” earlier in the week but wanted to wait til, naturally, Saturday to post it. Since then, it’s quickly become one my favorites and I’m chomping at the bit for The Saturdays to debut an accompanying music video. Definitely much better than their previous single, “Gentleman.” This has HIT written all over it for the ladies.

Disco Love” is a pure pop song with a slight disco vibe. At moments it reminds me of Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” but much better. The chorus is extremely strong and catchy. The lyrics are even better with Britney Spears, Bee Gees and Donna Summer references. Here’s an example of the track’s poppy lyrical genius.

We got the disco love, so fun and colorful
It’s never winter when it’s Donna Summer all year long
You take me back in time, to 1999
We hit the DJ playing Hit Me Baby One More Time

Hopefully, this is just a taste of what’s to come from The Saturdays’ upcoming effort. With already two singles released, “What About Us” and “Gentleman,” yet no news regarding a release date for their fourth studio album, I’m getting extremely impatient. I just adore Frankie, Rochelle, Una, Mollie and Vanessa. Check out their kick-ass new single below.

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If Desperate Housewives was still kicking around, this could be mistaken as a promo for the ABC show. The Saturdays could easily move into Wisteria Lane without skipping a beat. Even doing homely duties like garden chores and laundry, the British girl group are as glamorous as ever.

Once again, one of the ladies had to hid their baby bump for the video shoot. For “30 Days,” Una Healy was with child, this time it was Rochelle Humes‘ turn. Since filming, Rochelle has given birth to her baby girl Alaia-Mai.

Fans have been divided with “Gentleman.” It’s a different sound not previously done by the group. Personally, it’s grown on me, especially the celebrity name dropping rapping portion. Truth be told, the girls could drop anything and I’d love it. That’s how much I adore these ladies. Check out their latest clip below.

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What is it with UK acts all of a sudden celebrity name dropping in their lyrics. First The Wanted with their “Walks Like Rihanna” and now my favorite girl group of the moment The Saturdays are listing off a litany of famous men like Kellan Lutz, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling and even President Obama on their new cut. I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising. After all, both groups were put together after mass auditions held by Jayne Collins.

Gentleman” debuted online a few days ago, but I waited til Saturday to share with you. Yes, super cheese but that’s me. Their new sound has divided their fans. While some like it, others think it’s one hot mess. With that kind of reception, the journey to score their second UK chart-topper doesn’t look promising.

Personally, I like the change of pace even though I much prefer their mid-tempo tracks like “Higher” and “What About Us” better. The track references the 90s as it talks about how difficult it is to find a good man these days. Preach sista. TGIF I have a good one (most of the time LOL) on my hands. Check out this snippet from the chorus. I think we all know what they’re referring to with the spitting portion.

A gentleman is so 1995, so hard for a girl to find
A real husband is so 1999, so hard for a girl to find, what
Cause most dudes just hit it and quit it
And then they wonder why most girls just spit it

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The Saturdays Achieve Career Milestone

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Always the bridesmaids, never the brides… until now. The Saturdays finally notched their first UK chart-topper after countless Top 10 hits. Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White achieved this career milestone with “What About Us” after thirteen previous tries. The girls first landed on the UK charts over five years. Congratulations on a job well done.

Ask any one of my friends, and they’ll tell you that I’m obsessed with these girls. Their No. 1 hit “What About Us” and other favorites from the girl group play like clockwork when we have people over. Proudly, I’ve introduced these five ladies to numerous friends who are now as diehard about them as I am. They’re so damn pretty.

Hopefully, one of these days they’ll infiltrate the US Billboard charts. Sadly, their E! reality show hasn’t exposed them to the US market as hoped. Their docu-series is pulling in very disappointing ratings and rumored to be on the chopping block. As much as I love The Saturdays, I tuned out after three episodes. Sorry ladies. Forget about becoming reality stars and just focus on releasing hot tracks and even hotter music videos. If you haven’t watched the clip for “What About Us,” check it out below.

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Earlier today I wrote about The Saturdays‘ first interview in the United States with the unapologetic and hilarious, Chelsea Handler. The British girl group is in the U.S., getting their name out and trying to make it happen on this side of the pond. Their new E! reality show, Chasing The Saturdays is documents their quest and of course helps with the promotion of them as a group as well.

Today, they released their music video for their current single, “What About Us” and we’ve got your first look below. As the video kicks off, we really see them in the US as they walk side by side in the sun with palm trees all around them. As the video continues, we see them in several other settings, including at a lap pool and also playing pool with some hotties.

In the last section of the video, the girls break out some choreography at a baseball field and party some more with the boys. Check out the video below and decide if you think it’s a “home run”. Enjoy!

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