Billboard #1 Hits: #441: ” Night Fever”- The Bee Gees. March 18, 1978. #1 for 8 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Night Fever”- The Bee Gees
- Record Company- RSO
- Genre: Disco
- Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
- Time: 3:32
- B-side: “Down The Road”
- Album- Saturday Night Fever
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 8 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Brazil, Canada, Ireland and Spain
The 3rd #1 hit in three months for The Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Four of five #1 hits had now been Bee Gees related. I think their best song is “Stayin’ Alive” which was #1 for 4 weeks- why was “Night Fever”- #1 8 weeks doubling it? I would guess the momentum of the album/ movie at that point was so huge it carried the single. I -along with millions of others bought the soundtrack but it wasn’t until years later that I saw the movie on television. I found it underwhelming. The original title for the move was Saturday Night- when Robert Stigwood, The Bee Gees manager approached them and asked them to write a song for the movie with that title they didn’t like the title and mentioned a song they had already written called “Night Fever”- so the movie became Saturday Night Fever.