Get Down Saturday Night

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"Get Down Saturday Night"
Single by Oliver Cheatham
from the album Saturday Night
Released 1983
Format 7", 12"
Genre R&B, Boogie
Length 7:32 (12" version)
4:00(7" version)
Label MCA (U.S.)
Ariola (Germany)
Writer(s) Oliver Cheatham, Kevin McCord[1]
Producer(s) A.D.K.
Oliver Cheatham singles chronology
"Get Down Saturday Night"
(1983)
"Bless the Ladies"
(1983)

"Get Down Saturday Night" is a song by American R&B artist Oliver Cheatham, released in 1983 as the first single from his second album Saturday Night. That spring, the song reached number 37 on the US R&B chart.,[2] as well as reaching #38 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song was featured in the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Track listing[edit]

1983 releases[edit]

12" vinyl[4]
  • US: MCA / L33-1103
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Get Down Saturday Night"   7:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Get Down Saturday Night"   7:32
12" vinyl
  • UK: MCA / MCAT-828[5]
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Get Down Saturday Night" (Special Extended Version) 7:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Something About You"   4:42

Other releases[edit]

  • 1988 – "Get Down Saturday Night (You Can Do It)"
  • 1989 – "Get Down Saturday Night (Get Down in the 90's)"
  • 1998 – "Get Down Saturday Night '98"
  • 1999 – "Get Down Saturday Night '99"
  • 2002 – "Get Down Samedi Soir" (DJ Abdel feat. Rohff & Oliver Cheatham)
  • 2003 – "Get Down Saturday Night (Stand for Love)"
  • 2007 – "Get Down Saturday Night" (Special extended version)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[2] 37
UK Singles Chart[3] 38

Use in sampling[edit]

The song has been sampled for other songs, particularly in electronic dance music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003). All music guide to soul: the definitive guide to R&B and soul. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 135. ISBN 0-87930-744-7. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. 
  2. ^ a b Get Down Saturday Night at AllMusic.
  3. ^ a b "Get Down Saturday Night" on ChartStats.
  4. ^ ""Get Down Saturday Night" (MCA, US) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  5. ^ ""Get Down Saturday Night" (MCA, UK) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-06.