Saturday Love

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"Saturday Love"
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7-inch US vinyl single
Single by Cherrelle featuring Alexander O'Neal
from the album High Priority
ReleasedOctober 16, 1985
Recorded1985
StudioFlyte Tyme Studios
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Genre
Length4:51
LabelTabu
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.

Impact and legacy[edit]

Queen Latifah also sampled the song on "Keep Your Head to the Sky", a bonus track on the Japanese release of 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.

Chart performance[edit]

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"
Single by Keke Wyatt featuring Ruben Studdard
from the album Unbelievable
ReleasedMay 24, 2011
Recorded2010–2011
GenreR&B
Length3:59
LabelShanachie Records
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Producer(s)"J.R." Hutson
Keke Wyatt singles chronology
"Who Knew?"
(2010)
"Saturday Love"
(2011)
"Fall in Love"
(2014)

"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 listing[edit]

Digital download[3][4]

  1. "Saturday Love" – 3:59
  2. "Saturday Love" (Misfitz Remix) – 3:26

Charts[edit]

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

Release history[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/Grind-Mode/She%27s-So-Fly/
  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 Chart History: Adult R&B Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2020.

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