Saturday Love

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"Saturday Love"
7-inch U.S. vinyl single.
Single by Cherrelle featuring Alexander O'Neal
from the album High Priority
ReleasedOctober 16, 1985
Recorded1985 at Flyte Tyme Studios
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

"Saturday Love" is a top ten US R&B hit, and a top ten UK hit song by American R&B singers Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal; released in October 1985, and where Cherrelle Eden formerly got her name. The song appeared on Cherrelle's gold album, High Priority, on Tabu Records and included an extended spoken dialogue introduction skit set in a bar.

In 2007, O'Neal re-recorded the song for his album Alex Loves..., released in February 2008. This version featured the vocals of Bianca Lindgreen, a long-time friend of O'Neal's. Also in 2008, "Saturday Love - 2008 Remixes" was released in a special edition EP featuring 11 club/house remixes as well as an a cappella. O'Neal and Cherrelle reunited and performed the song at the 2011 BET Awards and afterwards, presented the Best New Artist Award.


Queen Latifah also sampled the song on "Keep Your Head to the Sky", the Japan bonus song on her 1998 album Order in the Court.

Samples of O'Neal's vocals from the original 1985 release have been used in the 1999 dance hit "My Feeling" by Junior Jack.

In 2008, "Saturday Love" was sampled for Sway DaSafo's British Hip Hop/R&B hit "Saturday Night Hustle" which featured vocals from R&B singer Lemar.

An interpolation of the chorus was used in Miami Hip Hop group Grind Mode's 2008 single "I'm So High", the edited version of which was referred to as "She's So Fly (I'm So High)".[1]

Toro Y Moi also covers the song on his 2011 EP, Freaking Out.

Canadian musician Kaytranada sampled the song in 2013 for his song "Seeu Enni Way".

The song was used in a 2018 ad for the NBA's "Saturday Primetime".

In 2005, Smooth Jazz Artist Patrick Yandall covered the song on his "Eyes Of Mars" CD.


The song peaked at #2 on the US R&B chart, and became a moderate pop hit peaking at #26 on the US Hot 100 in the spring of 1986.[2] It reached #6 on the UK singles chart, and #7 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Keke Wyatt version[edit]

"Saturday Love"
KeKe Wyatt Saturday Love Single Cover.jpg
Single by Keke Wyatt featuring Ruben Studdard
from the album Unbelievable
ReleasedMay 24, 2011
LabelShanachie Records
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Producer(s)"J.R." Hutson
Keke Wyatt singles chronology
"Who Knew?"
"Saturday Love"
"Fall in Love"

"Saturday Love" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Keke Wyatt featuring Ruben Studdard taken from her third studio album Unbelievable (2011). The song was written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and produced by "J.R." Hutson. The song was released as the lead single on May 24, 2011 worldwide.[3][4]

Track listings and formats[edit]

Digital Download[3][4]
  1. "Saturday Love" – 3:59
  2. "Saturday Love" (Misfitz Remix) - 3:26


Chart (2011) Peak
US Adult R&B Songs[5] 31

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Worldwide May 24, 2011 Digital download Shanachie Records [3][4]


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  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 440.
  3. ^ a b c "Saturday Love (feat. Ruben Studdard) - Single by KeKe Wyatt & Ruben Studdard on Apple Music". Apple Music. Apple Music (UK). Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Saturday Love (feat. Ruben Studdard) - Single by KeKe Wyatt & Ruben Studdard on Apple Music". Apple Music. Apple Music (US). Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ "KeKe Wyatt Adult R&B Songs Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

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