Tim: ‘Saturday Night’ was the first single I ever bought.
Tom: It was very nearly the first single I bought, before I decided that actually I’d rather spend the money on something else instead. (The actual first single? The Children in Need version of ‘Perfect Day’. No regrets.)
Tim: I needed it for a school dance competition, you see (which I totally won), and the single came with six remixes attached to it, of which the Extended Nite Mix was by far and away the best. It prompted my granddad to express amazement at how much you get on CDs these [those] days.
Tom: The “cassingle” had the same remixes. I remember it well. I also remember being somewhat confused by the concept of including the same song six times on one cassette. I was new to this whole ‘pop music’ thing.
Tim: I have no idea why I remember that, from seventeen years ago, in such detail.
Tom: And the strange thing is, I remember my nearly-buying-it in detail too. Formative years, and all that.
Tim: Um, where were we? Oh, right, her new song.
Tim: Well, first things first* – ‘ba ba-ba ba’ is no ‘dee-dee da-na na’.
Tom: Well, no.
Tim: But anyway, it’s repetitive, lyrically brain-numbing, not particularly exciting – basically, everything that makes up a shit track.
Tom: After this many years, you think she’d come out with something better.
Tim: But, it’s not shit, though.
Tom: What? I don’t trust your judgement. You’re still on the codeine.
Tim: Nah, finished that a while back. But anyway, when did you ever trust my judgement?