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Tell us your favorite song and give some background information.
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I was two years old when the film Saturday Night Fever hit theaters. Trust me that it didn’t stop me from worshiping this soundtrack. My mother had it on vinyl and I was obsessed. I would pull it out and read the notes so many times over the years. So when I finally got my copy on compact disc, I was thrilled. I hadn’t even seen the movie in it’s entirety yet. Didn’t care. It was the music I adored.
For 40 years, this has been my top song. I’ve had to endure the jabs at disco, but I also listen to Hip-Hop which came out of marriage of funk and disco, and that gets talked down a lot too. Usually I only hear it from white people who barely venture beyond a single genre, either country or metal. So, they’re not exactly judges of music. When you love music, you love MUSIC. You don’t put down any in favor of one type. (I listen to just about everything, including having a huge Sinatra collection to challenge my U2 and Beatles catalog.) My brother used to think I was so weird because I wanted to watch Soul Train after cartoons, but that was just me already in love with the sound and dancing.
The Bee Gees aren’t just disco though. They got their start in the 1960s, playing rock. Bee Gees – I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You – 1968 – YouTube (Barry was so handsome back then. The years have been a bitch!)
Stayin’ Alive has survived on my playlist to this day. It will likely be there for years to come.
Let’s hop on over and see what songs are the favorites of the other authors…