BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #441: “NIGHT FEVER’- THE BEE GEES -MARCH 18, 1978

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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.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #441: “NIGHT FEVER’- THE BEE GEES -MARCH 18, 1978

    • no question- but i must admit there is a little too much filler in that entire album but the best tracks- well if it had been just a single album.,,

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