Another Saturday Night

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"Another Saturday Night"
Another Saturday Night.jpg
Single by Sam Cooke
from the album Ain't That Good News
B-side "Love Will Find a Way"
Released April 2, 1963
Format 7-inch single
Recorded February 28, 1963
Studio RCA, Hollywood, California
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 2:42
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Sam Cooke
Producer(s) Hugo & Luigi
Sam Cooke singles chronology
"Bring It On Home to Me"
"Another Saturday Night"
"(Ain't That) Good News"
"Bring It On Home to Me"
"Another Saturday Night"
"(Ain't That) Good News"

"Another Saturday Night" is the title of a 1963 hit single by Sam Cooke from the album Ain't That Good News. It reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and was number one on the R&B chart for a single week.[1] In the UK, the song peaked at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[2][3]

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on this version of the song.[4] Other musicians on the record included John Anderson on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Jewell Grant on sax, Ray Johnson on piano, and Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, and Clifford Hills on bass.

Notable covers, remixes and samples[edit]

  • In 1974, Cat Stevens recorded a version of the song which peaked at number six on the Hot 100, number one in Canada twice,[5][6] on September 28 and October 19, separated by two other number ones, and number 19 in Stevens' UK homeland.[3]
  • Claude François recorded the song in French as "La vie d'un homme" (lit. "A man's life"). Notably, this is thanks to Cat Stevens having sung it, as Claude François also adapted "Wild World" (in 1971 as "Fleur Sauvage"; lit. "Wild Flower"), thus having a former business relation with Cat Stevens as well as an ear out for his musical hits.[citation needed]
  • In 1993, Jimmy Buffett covered and recorded the song. His version peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[7]
  • Sam & Dave recorded at least one version that appears on albums released after their formative years such as the I Thank You compilation released in 2002 by the Brentwood Records label.[8]
  • Swedish crooner Andreas Weise released a big band version of the song in May 2012.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 134. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 119. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  4. ^ Blaine, Hal and David Goggin, ‘’Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew: The Story of the World’s Most Recorded Musician’’, MixBooks, Emeryville, CA 1990
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 
  8. ^ I Thank You [Brentwood] Sam & Dave Album, Yahoo! Music, 2009[permanent dead link]

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Preceded by
"If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
June 8, 1963
Succeeded by
"It's My Party" by Lesley Gore
Preceded by
"Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim (September)
"Beach Baby" by The First Class (October)
Canadian RPM number-one single
(Cat Stevens version)

September 18 + October 19 (return to top), 1974
Succeeded by
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder