BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #384:’ SATURDAY NIGHT”- BAY CITY ROLLERS – JANUARY 3, 1976

HAN'S WORST HITS OF THE 70'S- “SATURDAY NIGHT”- BAY CITY ROLLERS |  slicethelife

Billboard #1 Hits: #384: “Saturday Night”- Bay City Rollers. January 3, 1976. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Saturday Night”- Bay City Rollers
  • Record Company- Arista
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
  • Time: 2:56
  • B-side:”Marlena”
  • Album-Rollin
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in Canada.

There was a lot of hype behind the Scottish – Bay City Rollers in late 1975-76. They were being hyped as ‘the next Beatles”- as we know they fell a little short on that. They had been around releasing records since 1971 before having their first chart hit in the US- go to #1 with “Saturday Night” When all was said and done in 1976-77 they had 6 Top 40 hits- and that was all there would be. I remember Howard Cosell featuring them on his television variety show Saturday Night- and all the hype that went with that. I wasn’t even into music at the time but I was watching. This isn’t a great song by any means but the chanting “S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night” sure is catchy.

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