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"Night Fever"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
Released February 7, 1978 (1978-02-07)
Format 7" single
Recorded Le Château, Hérouville, France about April 1977 and
Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, United States in September 1977[1]
Genre Disco, pop
Length 3:31
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry, Robin, & Maurice Gibb
Producer Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[2]
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Stayin' Alive"
(1977)
"Night Fever"
(1978)
"Too Much Heaven"
(1979)
Alternate cover
Alternate Single Cover
Saturday Night Fever track listing
Side A
  1. "Stayin' Alive"
  2. "How Deep Is Your Love"
  3. "Night Fever"
  4. "More Than a Woman"
  5. "If I Can't Have You"
Side B
  1. "A Fifth of Beethoven"
  2. "More Than a Woman"
  3. "Manhattan Skyline"
  4. "Calypso Breakdown"
Side C
  1. "Night on Disco Mountain"
  2. "Open Sesame" performed
  3. "Jive Talkin'"
  4. "You Should Be Dancing"
  5. Boogie Shoes"
Side D
  1. "Salsation"
  2. "K-Jee"
  3. "Disco Inferno"

"Night Fever", is a disco song, written and performed by The Bee Gees. It first appeared on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. Producer Robert Stigwood wanted to call the film Saturday Night, but singer Robin Gibb expressed hesitation at the title. Stigwood liked the title Night Fever but was wary of marketing a movie with that name. He combined the two suggestions and the idea for Saturday Night Fever as a motion picture was born.[citation needed]

"Night Fever" remained the number one Billboard Hot 100 single for over two months in 1978. It also replaced Andy Gibb's "Love Is Thicker Than Water" at number one, and was in turn replaced by Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" - all of which were written and produced by the Gibb brothers.

After the success of "Night Fever," the Governor of Florida, Reubin O'Donovan Askew, made the three men "honorary citizens" of the state, due to the amount of time they spent each year recording singles in Miami.[citation needed]

In addition to Saturday Night Fever, the song has also appeared in the movie and on the soundtrack for Mystery Men.

A rare music video was made for the song in 1978, however it wasn't shown to the public until 2004 despite the fact the video didn't contain any uncensored content. It features the brothers singing the song in a dark studio cut with images from New York City streets. An interesting note, in the video Barry Gibb was shown without his trademark beard.[3]

The song lists at #33 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.[1]

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Chart performance

Chart Peak position
United States 1
Canada 1
United Kingdom 1
Spain 1
Ireland 1
Brazil 1
Belgium 2
Germany 2
Norway 2
New Zealand 2
South Africa 2
China 3
Netherlands 3
Japan 4
Austria 4
Italy 5
Sweden 5
Finland 6
Australia 7
France 31

Covers

Texan punk rock band The Dicks covered this song on the B-side of their 1980 debut single "Hate the Police" under the title "All Night Fever".

In 2008, Australian singer and songwriter Tina Arena performed a cover version of "Night Fever" for the French film Disco.

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Preceded by
"(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
March 18, 1978 - May 6, 1978
Succeeded by
"If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman
Preceded by
"Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" by Brian and Michael
UK number-one single
29 April 1978 - 6 May 1978
Succeeded by
"Rivers of Babylon" by Boney M
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