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
Writer(s) Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Producer(s) Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Bay City Rollers singles chronology
"Love Me Like I Love You"
(1975)
"Saturday Night"
(1975)
"Money Honey"
(1976)

"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: the word "Saturday" spelled out in a rhythmic 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

Chart performance[edit]

Covers[edit]

The 'Hey Ho Let's Go' chant in "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones was according to Tommy Ramone inspired by "Saturday Night."[10]

Credits[edit]

  • Producer - Bill Martin & Phil Coulter (tracks: A), Phil Wainman (tracks: B)

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Preceded by
"Let's Do It Again" by The Staple Singers
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 3, 1976 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Convoy" by C.W. McCall
Preceded by
"That's The Way I Like It" by KC and the Sunshine Band
RPM Canadian Top Singles Survey number-one single
January 10, 1976 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Convention