Thursday, November 15, 2012

saturday night fever











This gigantic discothèque album captured the cultural zeitgeist with its feverish grooves and lush production to become one of the biggest albums of all time.  The film 'Saturday Night Fever' was based on a fictionalized magazine article by Nik Cohn called 'Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night', in which he drew from the British Mod subculture of the sixties.  Starring John Travolta in a Oscar and Golden Globe nominated performance as a working class Brooklyn youth who escapes his problems by dancing at nightclubs on the weekends. The cross media marketing of the soundtrack with the film created a cultural sensation that brought disco to the mainstream.  Four singles went to number one on the US pop chart, all of them written and produced by the Bee Gees. 

'Saturday Night Fever' went to number one in Australia for three months, and the UK for five months.  In the US, the album spent twenty-four consecutive weeks at the top of the US album chart and has been certified platinum fifteen times for sales of over fifteen million copies.  The album won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo Or Group, Producer of the Year, and Album of the Year as well as Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group for "How Deep Is Your Love" and Best Arrangement Of Voices for "Stayin' Alive".  It also won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul / R&B Album.  'Saturday Night Fever' is the ninth biggest selling album of all time with sales of over forty million copies worldwide.  









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"Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees)
The single went to number four on the R&B chart and number one on the pop chart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa9n7GirhsI





"How Deep Is Your Love" (Bee Gees) 
The single went to number one on the adult contemporary and pop charts.





"Night Fever" (Bee Gees) 
The single went to number eight on the R&B chart and number one on the pop chart. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FECFb1_YdII




"More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjZmSkUL6Ws





"If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman) 
The single went to number one on the pop chart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-boBxcMlo






"Jive Talkin'" (Bee Gees) 





"You Should Be Dancing" (Bee Gees) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JoZS6LgqYI




"Boogie Shoes" (KC and the Sunshine Band) 
The single hit number thirty-five on the pop chart.





"Disco Inferno" (The Trammps) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-opY4qcidFk







full album:




Track listing[edit]
Side A
1. "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson 4:45
2. "How Deep Is Your Love" (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson 4:05
3. "Night Fever" (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson 3:32
4. "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson 3:18
5. "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Freddie Perren 3:00
Side B
6. "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Walter Murphy) Murphy (based on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony) Thomas J. Valentino 3:03
7. "More Than a Woman" (Tavares) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Perren 3:17
8. "Manhattan Skyline" (David Shire) Shire Shire & Bill Oakes 4:45
9. "Calypso Breakdown" (Ralph MacDonald) William Eaton 7:51
Side C
10. "Night on Disco Mountain" (David Shire) Modest Mussorgsky (arranged by Shire) Shire & Oakes 5:13
11. "Open Sesame" (Kool & the Gang) Robert Bell Kool & the Gang 4:01
12. "Jive Talkin' " (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Arif Mardin 3:44
13. "You Should Be Dancing" (Bee Gees) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson 4:14
14. "Boogie Shoes" (KC and the Sunshine Band) Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch Casey & Richard Finch 2:17
Side D
15. "Salsation" (David Shire) Shire Shire & Oakes 3:51
16. "K-Jee" (MFSB) Charlie Hearndon & Harvey Fuqua Bobby Martin & Broadway Eddie 4:13
17. "Disco Inferno" (The Trammps) Leroy Green & Ron Kersey Kersey 10:51

Total length:  1:15:54


Additional songs recorded for the film but not used:
"Emotion" by Samantha Sang
"You Stepped Into My Life" by Bee Gees
"If I Can't Have You" by Bee Gees
"(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" by Bee Gees

"Warm Ride" by Bee Gees



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