After watching this week’s “Glee“, I just had to write about “Saturday Night Fever“. How much fun was that episode? I know some people really hate disco, but they can hate all they want. I love it and all the cheesy dance moves. Whether or not you were kicking around in the 70s, you’re probably still aware of several tracks from the iconic movie’s soundtrack. I wasn’t partying during the hey day of the disco ball era, but appreciate the impact the movie and music have had on pop culture. I’ve even been to a few disco-themed parties in my time. If you haven’t been to one, organize one now. They’re a groovy good time.

Before Whitney Houston and her “bodyguard” sang they’ll always love us, “Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track” was the top selling soundtrack of all time with over 15 million copies sold in the US and over 40 million worldwide. The “Queen of the Night” shattered that with 17 million domestic and 44 million worldwide sales. The disco album won Record of the Year at that year’s Grammys and is ranked at #131 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Just like “The Bodyguard“, the “Saturday Night Fever” OST track listing was dominated by one musical act. In this instance, it was the Bee Gees with six tracks. The brother band became the poster boys of the disco movement along with the film’s leading man, John Travolta. Check out all the tracks below, along with my Top 5 favorites.

My Top 5 Favorite “Saturday Night Fever” Songs

Not only are these five my favorite from the OST, but they’re amongst my all-time favorite disco tracks. It was a close race deciding the top two placings since I love them both. But since the Bee Gees are synonymous with the movie and decade, I gave them the upper hand and crowned “How Deep Is Your Love” as the winner. Do you agree with my rankings? If not, I’d love to hear which ones are your favorite.

  • 1. How Deep Is Your Love
  • 2. If I Can’t Have You
  • 3. More Than A Woman
  • 4. Disco Inferno
  • 5. You Should Be Dancing

“Saturday Night Fever” Tracks

Stayin’ Alive

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Pop #1, R&B # 4

How Deep Is Your Love

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Pop #1, Adult Contemporary #1

Night Fever

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Pop #1, R&B #8

More Than A Woman

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Club Play Singles # 3

If I Can’t Have You

Artist: Yvonne Elliman
Billboard: Pop #1

You Should Be Dancing

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Pop #1

Boogie Shoes

Artist: KC & The Sunshine Band
Billboard: Pop #35

Disco Inferno

Artist: The Trammps
Billboard: Club Play Singles #1, Pop #11

Jive Talkin’

Artist: Bee Gees
Billboard: Pop #1