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"
ReleasedApril 2, 1963
Format7-inch single
RecordedFebruary 28, 1963
StudioRCA, Hollywood, California
GenreR&B, soul
Length2:42
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Sam Cooke
Producer(s)Hugo & Luigi
Sam Cooke singles chronology
"Bring It On Home to Me"
(1963)
"Another Saturday Night"
(1963)
"(Ain't That) Good News"
(1964)

"Another Saturday Night" is the title of a 1963 hit single by Sam Cooke from the album Ain't That Good News. The song was written by Cooke while touring in England when staying in a hotel room where no female guests were allowed.[1] It reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was No. 1 on the R&B chart for a single week.[2] In the UK, the song peaked at No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart.[3][4]

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on Cooke's version of the song.[5] 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.

Cat Stevens version[edit]

"Another Saturday Night"
Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens.jpg
Single by Cat Stevens
B-side"Home in the Sky"
ReleasedJuly 1974
Format7-inch single
StudioRCA
GenreFolk rock
LabelIsland (UK/Europe)
A&M (USA/Canada)
Songwriter(s)Sam Cooke
Producer(s)Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens singles chronology
"Oh Very Young"
(1974)
"Another Saturday Night"
(1974)
"Ready"
(1975)

In 1974, Cat Stevens recorded a version of the song which peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Hot 100, No. 13 Easy Listening,[6] No. 1 in Canada twice,[7][8] on September 28 and October 19, separated by two other No. 1s, and No. 19 in Stevens' UK homeland.[4]

Chart history[edit]

Other covers, remixes and samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ain't That Good News reissue liner notes by Hugo & Luigi, Lenne Allik. ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. 2003.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 134.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 119. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Blaine, Hal and David Goggin, ‘’Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew: The Story of the World’s Most Recorded Musician’’, MixBooks, Emeryville, CA 1990
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 228.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 228.
  14. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 12, 1974". Archived from the original on December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  15. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (January 16, 2018). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  16. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  17. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1974". Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  18. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.
  19. ^ I Thank You [Brentwood] Sam & Dave Album, Yahoo! Music, 2009

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