If you don’t follow British pop bands, you may have been scratching your head after hearing that E! is shooting a reality show for next year called Chasing the Saturdays. We, however, do know who they are. The 5-girl group is really super good and fun (if you’re into pop music), though they’ve never hit fame like The Spice Girls did in the States.
So, since we’re all about continuing adult education, we thought we would give you a rundown.
First off, Chasing The Saturdays will follow the band as they leave the UK and take on life in Hollywood where they will work on their next studio album. In short, it’s a reality show / commercial for them, their music, and this new album.
“We feel that the time is now, with One Direction and The Wanted, they came over here and popped,” said band member Una Healy. Speaking of which, besides Una the group includes Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White. They formed in 2007 and have no problem being compared to The Spice Girls.
One of our favorite UK music / pop culture sites — Pop Justice — did a very handy rundown for Americans who don’t know about this kickin’ babe band. Here are some highlights from their article, including that they like Mollie the best (this is an exact quote, including the British spelling).
She is funnier than she realises she is, but more self-aware than you might think she is. She is also more posh than the Queen and is probably something like 20th in line to the throne. Sadly, despite her radiant good looks, she has been unlucky in love, making do with a succession of ugly men.
From there the post offers a thorough (and thoroughly hilarious) rundown of how they think The Saturdays got together. They then say “All Fired Up” is the group’s best song. We love it, but we love a lot of their music so we won’t commit to anything. Just call us “undecided voters” on a non-election item during election season. Check out the video.
Then they say the group’s best song may actually be “Higher.” Seems they’re a bit undecided, too.
What do you think of The Saturdays? Visit Pop Justice to get the full fun rundown.