Saturday Night (Bay City Rollers song)

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"Saturday Night"
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Single by Bay City Rollers
from the album Rollin'
B-side "Marlina"
Released 29 September 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Glam rock, pop rock
Length 2:56
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Producer(s) Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Bay City Rollers singles chronology
"Love Me Like I Love You"
(1975)
"Saturday Night"
(1975)
"Money Honey"
(1976)

"Love Me Like I Love You"
(1975)
"Saturday Night"
(1975)
"Money Honey"
(1976)
Music video
"Saturday Night" (TopPop, 1976) on YouTube

"Saturday Night" is a song recorded by the Scottish pop rock band Bay City Rollers. It was written and produced by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. The tune is an upbeat pop rock number with a memorable hook, in which the word "Saturday" is spelled out in a rhythmic, enthusiastic chant.

The original version of the song was recorded and released in the UK in 1973, but did not hit the charts. The original version was sung by Nobby Clark. At the end of 1975, Saturday Night was released In America and it hit the no. 1 spot in January 1976. It was the first Billboard #1 of the US Bicentennial year. The song had been re-recorded for the Rollers' 1974 UK album Rollin' with lead vocals by Les McKeown, Nobby's replacement. The single also reached number one on the RPM Canadian Singles Chart listing on 10 January 1976.[1] This is the band's sole No. 1 hit in the United States.

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by English rock band Ned's Atomic Dustbin for the Mike Myers 1993 romantic comedy film So I Married an Axe Murderer. The song also appears on the soundtrack album.

Canadian hard rock band Monster Truck covered the song for the 2017-2018 season of Hockey Night in Canada.[10]

Sampling[edit]

The 'Hey Ho Let's Go' chant in "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones was according to Tommy Ramone inspired by "Saturday Night".[11]

Canadian rock band Simple Plan's 2015 song "Saturday" interpolates the opening "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night" chant from the Bay City Rollers song in several parts.[12]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Production – Bill Martin & Phil Coulter (track A), Phil Wainman (track B)

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