by Nicholas James
This is the most famous Bee Gees album of
all, and is not really a Bee Gees album at
all. The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever
includes other artists, such as KC and the
Sunshine Band and Kool & the Gang. But it is
the Bee Gees songs that it is rightly famous
The first four tracks are the most
well-known. 'Stayin' Alive' is the defining
Bee Gees song, with a relentless thumping
back beat and enigmatic lyrics suggesting
life on the tough streets of New York, but
it never made Number One in the UK charts.
Don't listen to what the Gibb brothers say,
'Night Fever' is a pure disco dance track,
and still feels fresh today. 'How Deep Is
Your Love' is arguably the most beautiful
ballad the Bee Gees ever created. 'More Than
A Woman' appears in two versions, a falsetto
Bee Gees recording (which lacks the depth of
production of the first three tracks) and a
more laid-back version by Tavares, which
became a hit single. 'If I Can't Have You'
was also written by the Bee Gees, but
recorded on this album by Yvonne Elliman, a
version that is inferior to the Bee Gees
powerful recording which did not feature on
this album (but is featured on
Greatest Hits: The Record and
From the Brothers Gibb. The Bee Gees
also threw in their 1976 disco classic from
of the World, 'You Should Be
Dancing', and their first ever funky track
'Jive Talkin', from the
album two years earlier.
The remainder of the album is not as strong,
however 'Disco Inferno' by Trammps is
something of a dance floor classic.
This album became the best selling album of
all time for many years, and is still the
best-selling soundtrack album. The Bee Gees
tracks have stood the test of time. This
album, and its accompanying film, changed
the way people dressed, danced and even the
way they lived their lives. The Bee Gees
would never reach these dizzy heights again.
Why Buy Saturday Night Fever?
This is the iconic soundtrack album that
became the Bee Gees most famous product.