Missing You

Album: Headlines (2010)
Charted: 3
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This club tune is the first single to be released by British/Irish girl group The Saturdays mini album, Headlines. The set was released to bridge the gap between their second and third albums. According to the quintet's record label, "The bittersweet lyrics are an ode to a lost love."
  • The song's music video was shot in Malaga, Spain at the end of May 2010. Singer Vanessa White told BBC News: "Every time we'd turned round, our dresses would get stuck to our legs! That was a nightmare. It was either that or slipping over."
  • The song is about a troubled relationship. Vanessa told BBC News: "It's about being in a relationship where the passion has gone - so you're missing that spark. It's quite deep, actually, for a pop song."
  • The girls also sung about troubled relationships on their previous singles "Forever Is Over" and "Ego." Vanessa explained to BBC why they so often choose to sing about such matters: "I guess we always want to relate to what our fans are going through and everyone has been in a relationship like that.
    That's why I really like doing Missing You acoustically. When we use the full backing track, we have to do all the dance moves, but when it's acoustic you can really get into the emotion of the song."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.

U2

U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.