The tune was also on the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack album as if you didn't know, Gentle Reader, assuming you're "of a certain age." And yeah: I bought it. And I played it, a lot. From The Wiki:
The cultural impact of Saturday Night Fever in the United States was tremendous.
The soundtrack also won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 131 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The soundtrack hit the #1 spot on Billboard Music Chart's Pop Album and Soul Album charts. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 57th greatest album of all time.
Pretty successful, no? The album's success and sales make it all the more interesting that a lot of my contemporaries pull a "Good Morning, Mr. Phelps" where SNF is concerned, which is to say they "disavow all knowledge" of its existence and the fact they boogied down to the tunes therein. That might also be because we ALL know "Disco SUCKED," right? Either that or the missions of my contemporaries weren't successful, thus the disavowal of all knowledge.
As for me? The fact I liked the album and always trotted it out at parties (to a universally positive reaction, especially from the wimmen) might be a dark secret in most circles today. I'm not all that ashamed to admit it, tho... mainly because I