Saturday Night (Jessica Mauboy song)

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"Saturday Night"
A Rainbow background with a black woman.  Performer is 'JESSICA MAUBOY Feat. LUDACRIS' and the single is 'Saturday Night'
Single by Jessica Mauboy featuring Ludacris
from the album Get 'Em Girls
Released 27 October 2010 (2010-10-27)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance-pop[1][2]
Length 3:25
Label Sony
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Jessica Mauboy singles chronology
  • "Saturday Night"
  • (2010)
Ludacris chronology
  • "Saturday Night"
  • (2010)
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"Saturday Night" is a song by Australian recording artist Jessica Mauboy, featuring American rapper Ludacris. It was released as the second single from Mauboy's second studio album, Get 'Em Girls, on 27 October 2010. The song was written by Angie Iron, Ludacris and Brian Kennedy, and was produced by Kennedy, Israel Cruz and Khaled Rohaim. "Saturday Night" peaked at number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). An accompanying music video was directed by Hype Williams, and features tinted lighting and fast paced graphics throughout. "Saturday Night" was nominated for 'Highest Selling Single' at the 2011 ARIA Music Awards. Mauboy also recorded a simlish version of the song titled, "Surbiduh Nye", for the video game, The Sims 3: Late Night.

Background[edit]

"Saturday Night" was written by Angie Iron, Brian Kennedy and Ludacris, with Kennedy also producing the track alongside Israel Cruz and Khaled Rohaim.[3] The rap verse on the song was written by Ludacris. When Mauboy heard the original verse, she was not happy with it and had Ludacris re-write it again.[4] Mauboy also recorded a simlish version of the song re-titled, "Surbiduh Nye". The song was recorded to help promote the video game, The Sims 3: Late Night.[5] "Saturday Night" was released digitally on 27 October 2010,[6] and was sent to Australian contemporary hit radio on 1 November.[2]

Reception[edit]

Majhid Heath of ABC Online Indigenous wrote that the song is a "fun dance number that'll help start off the Saturday nights of teenagers across the country."[1] "Saturday Night" debuted at number 13 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 22 November 2010.[7] It peaked at number seven on 27 December, where it remained for two consecutive weeks.[7] "Saturday Night" was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), for selling 140,000 copies.[8] The song was nominated for 'Single of 2010' at the 2010 IT List Awards[9] and 'Highest Selling Single' at the 2011 ARIA Music Awards.[10]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams[11] and was filmed in Los Angeles along with the video for "Get 'Em Girls". It premiered on YouTube on 11 November 2010.[12] Throughout the video, it shows tinted lighting and fast paced graphics. Editors from MusicFix were impressed with the video and wrote that, "Mauboy gets sexier in each subsequent music video".[13] A second version of the video without a guest appearance from Ludacris, was released on 2 December 2010.[14]

Live performances[edit]

Mauboy performed "Saturday Night" on The X Factor (Australia) on 8 November 2010,[15][16] followed by a performance of the song at the 2010 Perth Telethon on 13 November 2010.[17] On 27 November 2010, she performed the song on Hey Hey It's Saturday.[18] On 4 December 2010, Mauboy participated in the YouTube Live Sessions program, where she performed several of the album's songs, including "Saturday Night".[19] On 7 December 2010, Mauboy performed the song on the Today Show, which was broadcast in Gold Coast, Queensland.[20] On 10 December 2010, she performed the song at Federation Square in Melbourne, ahead of Oprah Winfrey's visit to the place.[21][22] On 26 January 2011, Mauboy performed "Saturday Night" at the Australia Day Live Concert, held on the grounds of the Parliament House in Canberra.[23]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[6]
  1. "Saturday Night" (featuring Ludacris) – 3:25
  1. "Saturday Night" (No Rap Edit) – 3:12
  2. "Saturday Night" (featuring Ludacris) – 3:25
  3. "Saturday Night" (Christian Luke Radio Edit) – 3:48

Personnel[edit]

Source:[3]

Charts[edit]

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[8] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia 27 October 2010 Digital download[6] Sony Music Australia
1 November 2010 Contemporary hit radio[2]
17 December 2010 Digital EP[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heath, Majhid (10 November 2010). "Arts & Events – Music – Get 'Em Girls". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jessica Mauboy ft. Ludacris – Saturday Night – Issue 811". The Music Network. Peer Media Group. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Get 'Em Girls (CD liner). Jessica Mauboy. Sony Music Australia. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jessica Mauboy Biography". JessicaMauboy.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Moses, Asher (3 November 2010). "Jessica Mauboy "Simlish" Song". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Saturday Night (feat. Ludacris) – Single by Jessica Mauboy". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Jessica Mauboy feat. Ludacris – Saturday Night". ARIA Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Maser, Robert (20 December 2010). "IT LIST Awards Nominees Announced". Poprepublic.tv. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Countdown Begins....Nominations Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Mark (2010). "Exclusive: Jessica Mauboy takes us behind the scenes of 'Saturday Night'". MusicFix. Ninemsn. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Jessica Mauboy – Saturday Night feat. Ludacris (Official Video). YouTube. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Mark (2010). "Video: Jessica Mauboy brings sexy back in 'Saturday Night'". MusicFix. Ninemsn. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Mauboy: Saturday Night video". Auspop. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "The X Factor Australia – Ep 16A – Recaps". TV3. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Knox, David (29 October 2011). "The X Factor: guests". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Telethon 2010". Enjoyperth.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "This week on Hey Hey It's Saturday". Throng.com.au. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  19. ^ Jessica Mauboy – YouTube Session 2010. YouTube. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  20. ^ "Jessica Mauboy performs live on TODAY". Today. Ninemsn. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  21. ^ "Video - Jessica Mauboy thrills Oprah fans". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  22. ^ Jess Mauboy singing Saturday Night at Federation Square. YouTube. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  23. ^ "Wiggles, Mauboy to kick off Aust Day celebrations". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  24. ^ a b "Saturday Night – EP – Jessica Mauboy". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Singles 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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