"Saturday Night" as written by Brett Anderson and Richard Oakes....

Today she's been working she's been talking she's been smoking

but it'll be alright

'cause tonight we'll go dancing we'll go laughing we'll get car sick

and it'll be okay like everyone says it'll be alright and ever so nice

We're going out tonight out and about tonight.

Oh whatever makes her happy on a Saturday night

Oh whatever makes her happy whatever makes it alright.

Today she's been sat there sat there in a black chair, office


but it'll be alright,

'cause tonight we'll go drinking we'll do silly things,

and never let the winter in,

And it'll be okay like everyone says, it'll be alright and ever so


We're going out tonight, out and about tonight.

Oh, whatever makes her happy on a Saturday night,

Oh, whatever makes her happy, whatever makes it alright.

We'll go to peepshows and freak shows,

We'll go to discos, casinos,

We'll go where people go and let go

oh whatever makes her happy

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"Saturday Night" as written by Amber Digby Bill Anderson

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  • +3
    General CommentAbsolutely gorgeous song. About a guy who works all day, and whose main reason for existing and carrying on is a girl. She also works, is fed up with her job, and he feels that he can make her life worthwhile on a Saturday night at the weekend. Wonderful, wonderful song.

    And it has Keeley Hawes in the video. What else do you want?!
    Starfighter Piloton May 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"lovey dovey" eh?...
    ...no, I honestly don't think so... ;-)
    It's rather about blowing one's mind in order to forget, for one night, the trivial everyday unsatisfying life of the rest of the week...
    So it may apparently sound fun, but there's an underlying desperation there...
    Talklikeawomanon September 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think I'd have to agree with everyone who says this song is a commentary on the emptiness and superficial pleasures of nightlife, and has a darker message than just being a love song or whatever. The depressing music video at least seems to imply this.
    etinacadiaegoon July 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow discos, casinos, and drinking! your life at 10 must've been real fun!! =)
    miraejaon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust to say, the video to this song is one of my favourite music videos ever. The tude station setting captures the feeling of going out in London very well.
    pantomimehorseon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe my focus is unusual, because I do the work I do....but I have allways thought that the song is about a couple, who has had a personal tradegy, maybe lost a child or got cancer? That is why the everyday life seems so meaningless in the song, and that is why she gets what she wants on a saturday night, and that is why they have to go out to forget what has happened for a little while, constantly reassuring themselves that "it will be allright"/"it will be ok" and wanting to let go? Maybe the black chair is even the office furniture at a doctors office?
    JoBjo00on December 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's no posts about this song? jeeeeeeeez. well im the first. This song reminds me of my true home, london, where i no longer live, loved it since it was release back in good ol 1996/97. best 2 years of my life, even if i was only 10.
    pretend_jackon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was a rather nonchalant song. This song came out when i was 13/14.. And the Djs loved to play it on saturdays. At that time staying out late at night was still a novelty and i get wide eyed excited about it. Listening to this song made me wonder whether ten years down I'd be spending my saturdays like this.. Grin.
    MiChi83on March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVEY DOVEY SONG.
    Eatcarpeton April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"LOVEY DOVEY SONG."

    No. It really isn't.
    pantomimehorseon April 19, 2007   Link

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