A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"

De La Soul

About A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"

"A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" is the first single by American hip hop trio De La Soul from their second studio album De La Soul Is Dead. The track also includes vocal contributions from American rapper Q-Tip, American R&B singer Vinia Mojica and American entrepreneur Russell Simmons. The track's composition is built around many samples. The song was generally well-received by critics. The song peaked at number twenty-two on the UK Singles Chart and at numbers six and forty three on the United States Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts respectively.  


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(And rollerskates)

Girl meets boy on Thursday night
Boy was high, girl fly like kite
They hold hands until next day
Boy then lets go, hit his way
Boy rules butt, brags to his boys
Erection brings bad boy joys
Boy thinks of that big fat back
Big black fat love, big black fat
Girl calls boy to stand him up on Saturday

Saturday, it's a Saturday
It's a Saturday, it's a Saturday
Saturday, it's a Saturday
Saturday, it's a Saturday

Back once more with the wallop in the score
Must I ride and rip, should I make you rock your hip
Reviver of a roller-boogie in a rink
And sure to make you think about the times
To scope fun instead of fights
(But diving from a piece of metal sure to take your life)
Yo, slip your butt to the fix of this mix
Toss that briefcase, it's time to let loose
Cause you've worked like heck to get the week in check
So unfasten that noose around your neck
Connected like a vibe from the wheel to the foot
Come on everybody dig the funky output

Five days you work
One whole day to play
Come on everybody, wear your rollerskates today
It's Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday-ay
(Is the word, is the word, is the word)

Now as you pump your fist I reminisce
To a bounce, rock, skate, roll
Fess to impress
Hey, pretty diamond, do you like the way I'm dressed
Cool, keep the faith and be my mate
Cause all we need is feet
(And rollerskates)
But promote the hustle cause it keeps me thin
No need to talk, look who just walked in

(Is there a Dred on skates?)
Yes, man
(So kick the wham on this jam)
Oh Mr. Sprinkler, Mr. Sprinkler
Wet me for one, Mr. Sprinkler
I'm heatin' high-five in a daze, no split
With a yawn I trip to the dawn
Out comes the bodies following the one idea
It's clear, rattle to the roll
Hold back up the track, grab your rollerskates y'all
And let's zip on by
Zip-a-de-doo-dah, let's zip on by
Feed on a weed and we're feeling high
Sun is on thick and the cheese is rollin' quick
Come on, there's no time to hide
Season is twist, spinning and winning
No hackeysack, let let me in
Spill on the bottom away, but it's okay, huh
It's a Saturday

Now let's all get baked like Anita

Watch Mr. Lawnge, don't look at the peter

Feel on the fun, I'll feel on the

Hey, watch that!

It's a Saturday

Now is the time
To act the fool tonight
Forget about your worries and you will be all right
It's Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday
Saturday, it's Saturday-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay


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De La Soul

De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur and Vincent Mason, known under a variety of nicknames. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". more »

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" was released as a single in 1991. It was the lead single of De La Soul's second studio album, "De La Soul Is Dead".
Chart Performance
The song made it to the top spot on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and reached number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also secured a place in the top 30 in the UK Singles Chart.
Music Video
The music video for "A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" features various scenes including a pool party and roller skating rink, which aligns with the laid back, fun main theme of the song.
The song is primarily classified as a hip-hop track, with elements of pop and R&B infused into its composition.
Noteworthy Collaborations
The track features notable contributions from Vinia Mojica, a frequent collaborator with De La Soul, and Q-Tip, a member of the critically acclaimed rap group A Tribe Called Quest.
The song samples various tracks including "Evil Vibrations" by The Mighty Ryeders, and "Grease" by Frankie Valli.
Social Commentary
Like many of De La Soul's songs, "A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" contains subtle social commentary. It criticizes the increasing violence in hip-hop culture.
Album Reception
The album "De La Soul Is Dead" received highly positive reviews and is often considered one of the best hip-hop albums of the 90s. The success of "A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" played a significant role in this reception.
Songwriting Credits
The song is credited to De La Soul members Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur, Vincent Lamar Mason, and producer Prince Paul.
The song remains a fan favorite and is widely recognized as a classic in the genre of alternative hip-hop. It is also often seen as a highlight in De La Soul's discography. The track continues to be a staple in sets by DJs at clubs and parties around the world.

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