Night Fever – Bee Gees

February 5, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Night Fever” by the popular 1970’s disco group Bee Gees.

  • The Bee Gee’s song “Night Fever” spent eight weeks at #1 in America, longer than any other song at that point. For 5 of those same weeks, another of their song from the same album was #2, “Staying Alive.”
  • “Night Fever” first appeared on the 1977 soundtrack for the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever. The movie starred a young heartthrob named John Travolta and brought disco dancing into the mainstream.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the Bee Gees had little to do with the actual making of the movie. Most of the dancing was shot prior to hiring the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees — then only moderately popular — redid their songs to fit the dancing sequences that had already been filmed.
  • If the Bee Gees weren’t involved in filming, then what were the Saturday Night Fever casts dancing to? Not “Night Fever” or “Staying Alive.” The actors were actually dancing to Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs songs.
  • The Bee Gees wrote, produced, and arranged their own songs, which is rare for popular artists. The group often wrote the songs ahead of time, then wrote lyrics as a group in the studio.
  • Barry Gibb, the Bee Gees member who performed much of the writing, is the only songwriter to have had four consecutive #1s in America.
    • “Staying Alive”
    • “Night Fever”
    • “If I Can’t Have You”
    • “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”

Lyrics:

( LyricFind)

Listen to the ground

There is movement all around

There is something goin’ down

And I can feel it

On the waves of the air

There is dancin’ out there

It’s somethin’ we can’t share

We can’t steal it

That sweet city woman

She moved through the light

Controlling my mind and my soul

When you reach out for me, yeah

And the feelin’ is right

Then I get night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to show it

Here I am

Prayin’ for this moment to last

Livin’ on the music so fine

Borne on the wind

Makin’ it mine

Night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to show it

In the heat of our love

Don’t need no help for us to make it

Gimme just enough

To take us to the mornin’

I got fire in my mind

I get higher in my walkin’

And I’m glowin’ in the dark

Give you warnin’

Sweet city woman

She moves through the light

Controlling my mind and my soul

When you reach out for me

And the feelin’ is right

Night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to show it

Here I am

Prayin’ for this moment to last

Livin’ on the music so fine

Borne on the wind

Makin’ it mine

Night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to show it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to show it

Gimme that night fever, night fever

We know how to do it

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