We have much to thank Whigfield for, as she was the lady who pushed Wet
Wet Wet off the top of the chart after 15 weeks! By September 1994 we
were sick and tired of Love Is All Around, but when this
simply-produced Danish europop song went straight in at No.1, some
people were wishing Wet Wet Wet were still at #1.
Okay, so Saturday Night was hardly pushing musical boundaries, but it
was a bouncy, upbeat Danish eurodance tune that we all enjoyed dancing to in the clubs, at
least. The song was a top ten hit across Europe, and the CD single
featured no less than seven versions of the track. Yes, these were the
days when record companies were allowed to fill-up a CD single with
The song was not a one hit wonder for Whigfield (real name Charlotte
Carlson) by any means. Five more songs were released as singles from the
Danish singer's debut self-titled album during 1995, four of them
reaching the British Top 30; Another Day (#7), Think Of You (#7), Close To You (#13) and the double-A side Big Time/Last Christmas (#21). A final single, Sexy Eyes, stalled at #68, although it was a minor hit in a few European countries.
Whigfield released a new single on September 7th 2012 called '4ever'.
This follow-up single was a case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and it sounds like the producers just used the backing track from Saturday Night! It was released on August 29th 1994.