Chasing Lights


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Original UK Release
Released: 
27th October 2008

1. “If This Is Love” (Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet, Ina Wroldsen, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, John Reid, Remee) – 3:23
2. “Up” (Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Ina Wroldsen) – 4:07
3. “Keep Her” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:04
4. “Issues” (Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) – 3:38
5. “Lies” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:35
6. “Work” (Ina Wroldsen, Harry Sommerdahl, Kalle Engström) – 3:13
7. “Chasing Lights” (Chris Braide, Ina Wroldsen) – 4:03
8. “Set Me Off” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:04
9. “Fall” (Ina Wroldsen, Andre Lindal) – 3:38
10. “Vulnerable” (Ina Wroldsen, Dean Gilliard) – 4:08
11. “Why Me, Why Now” (Alex Cartana, Hannah Robinson, Paul Statham) – 3:41
12. “Up” [Wideboys Radio Edit] – 3:01

Re-issue track listing
Released: 
16th March 2009

1. “If This Is Love” (Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet, Ina Wroldsen, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, John Reid, Remee) – 3:23
2. “Up” (Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Ina Wroldsen) – 4:07
3. “Keep Her” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:04
4. “Issues” (Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) – 3:38
5. “Lies” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:35
6. “Work” (Ina Wroldsen, Harry Sommerdahl, Kalle Engström) – 3:13
7. “Chasing Lights” (Chris Braide, Ina Wroldsen) – 4:03
8. “Set Me Off” (Ina Wroldsen, David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen) – 3:04
9. “Fall” (Ina Wroldsen, Andre Lindal) – 3:38
10. “Vulnerable” (Ina Wroldsen, Dean Gilliard) – 4:08
11. “Why Me, Why Now” (Alex Cartana, Hannah Robinson, Paul Statham) – 3:41
12. “Just Can’t Get Enough” (Radio Mix) (Vince Clarke) – 3:08
13. “Up” [Wideboys Radio Edit] – 3:01

 

Debut Album: Chasing Lights  (2008)

Chasing Lights was their debut album. It was released on 27 October 2008 by Fascination Records.

The album was re-issued on 16 March 2009 to include the Radio Mix of “Just Can’t Get Enough”.

The Saturdays started production of their debut album in May 2008 while supporting their label mates Girls Aloud on their Tangled Up Tour. The Saturdays were also reportedly offered the chance to record songs rejected by Girls Aloud.  Band member Mollie King told the Daily Star, “We all thought it was a bit of a cheek. Why would we want their rejects? […] It’s bad enough with all the comparisons being made.”  The last track of the album, “Why Me, Why Now” was originally a demo by Alex Cartana, but later picked up by the girls. They stated that they were more worried about the sound of the album than the lyrical content, so they have no writing credits on the record.

Chasing Lights received remarkably positive reception from music critics. Often being compared to other British female acts such as the Sugababes and Girls Aloud, they have been praised for their debut album.

“The Saturdays have carved out an enviable niche for themselves with this consistently enjoyable debut album. Their sassy, modern, chart-ready pop is more straightforward than most Girls Aloud singles and younger than the music Sugababes are now recording. The world, or at least the top ten, should be their oyster.”

Some critics even referring to Chasing Lights as “A definite contender for pop album of the year.” — Most also appreciated the fact that The Saturdays are able to be in the same league as their fellow UK Pop-Acts after less than a year of being together.

The album was number four on Pop Justice‘s 2008 year end chart of the best albums.

Commercial

In the UK, Chasing Lights debuted at number eleven while in Ireland it debuted at number forty-nine. By December 2008 the album received a Gold certification in the UK, while in Ireland it has a reached a new peak of number thirty-four. The album climbed from number fourteen to number nine on 25 January 2009, marking the album’s first time inside the UK Top 10.