Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 44

The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

This selection is unique in the sense that this soundbyte is the whole sondtrack and not just one song.

I think that this is one of the greatest soundtracks ever anchored by one of the most talented groups ever - The Bee Gees.

Saturday Night Fever - the movie is still iconic. I mean John Travolta in his skinny day, dancing around town and of course that dance scene with him in a white suit that has parodied, replicated et all over time. If you havent seen it, i urge to find it and watch it. Its good stuff.

The soundtrack embodies what the movie and that period in time was all about - Disco. It was the 70's and the days of soul and r&b gave way to this blazing phenomenon called disco with hot pulsating beats, tight tight clothing and lots of nightlife. The Bee Gees burst on the scene made up on the Gibbs - Robin & Maurice (twins) and Barry, the tall hottie with the falsetto. Amazing stuff.

This soundtrack album has my favorite Bee Gee songs on it - Jive Talking, Saturday Night Fever, More than a woman, How deep is your love, etc. It also features songs from Tavares, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshione Band etc

This album has gone platinum 17 times in the US alone, was ranked number 131 on Billboards 500 greatest albums of all time list etc......

I dont think that additional words are necessary........Enjoy!


Daddy's Girl said...

Fabulous soundtrack and definitely monumental. First time I saw SNF (was pretty young then) I was disappointed - I didn't get what all the fuss was about. A few years later, I caught it again and I definitely got it - it was all about that vibe, that confidence, that strut, that awareness, that style, that rebirth, all the underlying insecurities... it was all about disco. For me, the music was WAY better than the movie, and maybe that's because the music is so prominent in the movie - it captures the whole mood of the movie PERFECTLY. Even though it's not a musical in the strict sense of the word, it's IMPOSSIBLE to talk or even think about SNF without dwelling on the music - and that's what differentiates a good soundtrack from a monumental one. About the Bee Gees - your choice of adjective (talented) is spot on.

Soul said...

I still haven't seen this movie beyond a fw minutes at the beginning.

I don't know why, every single time I'm about to watch it, something comes up. I do like the soundtrack though, especially with the Beegees singing 'staying alive'.
I really must watch this movie