Have you noticed it's never the established bands and artists who record these charity singles anymore? I've nothing against The Saturdays but, keeping it real here, they are an up and coming band whose career will benefit from the free publicity - a band who need the mainstream success a cover version of a well known song will give them. Let's not be hypocrites here just because "it's going to a good cause" - if you buy this or download it please do not think "that's my donation done". I know people who will buy any charity record whether they like it or not just because it satisfies them that they are doing their part. I don't doubt that the proceeds go to a worthy cause, but I also suspect that charity records actually lead to people donating less, and the only people who benefit are the bands who record them, as Comic Relief and Children In Need give you the kind of publicity that money can't buy. I'm not trying to be controversial here - just trying to help put things in context.
(Please note the 3 stars represents a neutral review score)
If you like this cover version please buy this record and also donate.
If you do not like this cover version but are thinking of buying it anyway, please think hard about your reasons.
If you do not buy this record, please donate instead.
All the best to Comic Relief for 2009.