I figured it was time to honor another classic soundtrack, Saturday Night Fever. Saturday Night Fever was a film released in 1977 that starred John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney. This dance movie was very popular that its soundtrack grew popularity as well. Basically, anything associated with Saturday Night Fever during this time was a huge success.
Now let’s talk about what made this soundtrack so popular. For one, it was such a hit even when disco has died out of the scene. Second, The Bee Gees were a big part of the soundtrack and who does not love The Bee Gees? This soundtrack even won a Grammy for Album of the Year and had a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of top albums of all time.
Out of the seventeen tracks on this album, a total of six are songs by The Bee Gees. These are classics like “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever,” “More Than a Woman,” “Jive Talkin’,” and “You Should Be Dancing.” All these tracks from The Bee Gee’s are hits and are still popularly known today. The Bee Gee’s wrote and recorded all these songs, and had no idea at the beginning that they would be making a soundtrack.
Aside from songs from The Bee Gees, there are also other great dance tunes in this album. Many of them were already popular songs from the disco period. One is Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You.” Another great hit is “More Than a Woman” by Tavares. There is also “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps. The Bee Gee’s also had a version song “If I Can’t Have You” which was not included in the film, instead included Yvonne’s version.
Disco was a great period in time that was definitely memorable to many and the film Saturday Night Fever, along with the album, gives all of us a chance to experience those moments or even re-live those times. Certainly, a lot of people would agree that this album is one of the best out there that brings disco back to life.
Saturday Night Fever is really one for the books and the fact that this album was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library Congress proves that. If you are planning a disco party or simply want to groove to disco tunes, then this is the soundtrack that you should play on your mp3 players and play out loud on your speakers.