Album of the Day
Saturday Night Fever
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were hard at work on their studio follow-up to CHILDREN OF THE WORLD when producer Robert Stigwood called – might the trio have some songs for a little disco movie he was making? Things soon took on a life of their own as SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER ignited a global phenomenon. Powered by an amazing track line-up (Bee Gees' “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin' Alive” and “Night Fever,” Yvonne Elliman's version of the Gibbs' “If I Can't Have You” and Walter Murphy's “A Fifth Of Beethoven” all became No.1 singles), the soundtrack hit No.1 on the U.S. album chart on this day in 1978, spending more than 20 weeks in the top slot. When all was said and done, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER had racked up more than 30 million sales and five Grammy Awards, and the double album remains one of the most enjoyable dance music collections ever made.