Hi all, hope you are all well.
Sorry for the lack of updates over the last few weeks, as you know I work at a school and it’s been Easter Half-Term. For those who don’t follow us on Twitter, you probably won’t know that I’ve been to a Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake concert, as well as meeting up with friends and having a bit of a break.
Sadly I return and not much has happened, Mollie and Vanessa are seemingly on (a month) holiday in the USA. Not Giving Up dropped to number 42 on it’s second week on the charts.
The tour is obviously on sale now (site will be updated with all the tour information in the next 24 hours or so, so keep an eye out for that!)
The site was 6 years old a couple of weeks ago, which is amazing, again a huge thanks to The Saturdays team, for everything, and this cheeky tweet:
Happy 6th birthday @TheSatsCoUk! One of the biggest and best Sats fansites there is, we appreciate you guys SO much! X
— The Saturdays (@TheSaturdays) April 7, 2014
I will go though all the e-mails, and messages today, I have a few hundred to sort out, if anything important has happened I will create an update accordingly and tell everyone.
I will also re-edit the MTV Special (below) it’s way out of sync, which is annoying, as it took an age and a half to edit it initially, so I will get that updated, along with all the video pages over the next few days as well.
As per the mailer that went out this weekend, we are expecting a new single alongside further news on the Greatest Hits release in the coming month (or so), but until then it might be another one of those boring times as we all await the tour.
Not the greatest chart position, we can all agree on that, but the single did it’s job, it created awareness for the forthcoming Greatest Hits album and tour.
Not Giving Up enters the UK Chart at number 19 this week. It gives the girls their 14th UK Top 20 single. Still to date only Work has failed to enter the Top 20 (22). Not Giving Up officially entered the Irish charts at number 26.
I know it can sound disappointing, but I think we all knew the main reason for the release was to announce the tour. We now know that the ‘Living For The Weekend’ era is well and truly over, which is sad as the time of the album release the girls made it clear that it has been a two year labour of love to get it released.
Living For The Weekend generated five singles (yes five, really) including the girls first UK Number One (What About Us) but also had 2 singles that failed to go Top 10 (Gentleman, Not Giving Up), a Top 5 (Disco Love) and a Top 10 (30 Days).
Anyway little to get downhearted about, onwards and upwards to the forthcoming Greatest Hits release and whatever that brings us!
Continuing the promo trail, The Saturdays hit ITV’s Loose Women, again to have a brief chat with the hosts and to perform the new single Not Giving Up:
Performance: Not Giving Up
To celebrate our 6th birthday (who am I kidding ) The Saturdays appeared on ITV’s This Morning to have a quick chat and give us the first performance of Not Giving Up, you can catch this below:
Performance: Not Giving Up
On Saturday 5th April, MTV played a TV special with The Saturdays, on ‘The Saturdays Night In’ which you can catch below:
Update: Sorry! This goes way out of audio sync after 4mins. I’ll have to re-do the whole file again in the near future.
Hey all! Just a quick post to say that today I will bring the site up to date with what was missed in the last week, this includes videos, performances, interviews, news, and of course Not Giving Up will be charting today – sadly outside the Top 10 it seems – so we will bring an update on that later in the day.
Keep an eye on our twitter for when updates are posted @TheSatsCoUk
In an amazing turn of events, today sees The Saturdays Fansite reach it’s 6th birthday.
As those of you who have been here since Day 1, I generally write a long, drawn out message but this year I’m going to keep it quick and simple.
Never once would I have thought that this site would still be going six years later, it is a pretty amazing achievement, so thank to everyone who has helped over the years.
Secondly huge and personal thanks from me, to each of the five members of The Saturdays, thanks for your kind words over the years and the support that you have shown the site. Also thanks to the girls management and their record label who have also been very kind and supportive over the years.
And last, but never least, major thanks to you, the visitors, who keep coming to the site and seeing what stuff I decide to post on a daily (or so) basis.
I ended last year’s message by saying:
Thank you one and all! Lets hope Year 6 produces the new album, a new tour and everything we can wish for, the same way Year 5 ended with the girls first UK Number One single!
Sadly it seems the number one single isn’t forthcoming, but the tour certainly is!
Here we roll into Year 7 … which is scary and exciting at the same time. Thanks to you all from the deepest part of my heart!
The BRAND NEW single from The Saturdays is OUT NOW! Collect your pre-orders on iTunes now – you will have received an e-mail – or if you haven’t bought it, why not? Head over to iTunes now to buy your copy, the single alone is just 59p!!
After the exciting news of the forthcoming Greatest Hits tour, lets get the final single from Living For The Weekend, up to the top of the charts!!
Chat updates will occur throughout the week, so keep up to date by following us on Twitter @TheSatsCoUk