Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Album Cover Parodies and Spoofs of Saturday Night Fever

16 parodies of the Saturday Night Fever album cover.The 1977 Saturday Night Fever album cover.
Left: 16 parodies of the Saturday Night Fever album cover. Right: The Saturday Night Fever album cover. 

The 1977 film Saturday Night Fever was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2010 by the Library of Congress. If the Library of Congress thinks it's important, well then so does Travelmarx. The film revolves around Tony Manero (John Travolta), a dancing and drinking working-class New Yorker who is just trying to find himself.

If you were born before this film was released, you probably remember it and it occupies part of your psyche – for better or for worse. The film burned into our psyche its catchy soundtrack by the Bee Gees and other artists, as well as that classic image of Travolta in a white disco suit, striking a pose: left hip jutted out and right arm pointing upward.

If you were born after the movie's release, chances are you became aware of the film through later parodies or remakes of the music.

That brings us to the album cover parodies of the original soundtrack. The Discogs list Saturday Night Fever - Parody Tribute Imitation Inspiration has many more parodies than what we show here. We curated the list to album covers that clearly show that classic, multi-colored dance floor, whic in our mind makes the image.

We listened to as many of these parodies as we could. It was surprising even to us how cringe-worthy some of them are. Though, the 2 Jews Live Present album is kind of cute. They are a Jewish hip-hop parody due from Miami, Florida. The Saturday Night Fever album cover spoofs come from artists ranging from America, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Mexico, and the UK. The album parodies go from 1977 to 2020, just to drive home the point that the Library of Congress was right.

Of mention but not show here (because the cover doesn't resemble the original) is the Hector Zazou, Barbara Eramo, Stefano Saletti – Oriental Night Fever, which is a interesting take on the some of the Saturday Night Fever songs as well as other disco songs.

Of mention, and definitely next go at the collage: Saturday Night Hay Fever.


1977 Sesame Street Fever
1978 Cepillín - Cepillin Night Fever - Mexico
1978 Ricki Gal - Chassidisco Fever - Israel
1979 Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops - Saturday Night Fiedler
1979 Israeli Disco Fever
1979 Les Pantheres Roses Guy De Lo and His Orchestra - The Pank Panther Discostar - France
1981 439 Golden Greats - Never Mind The Originals Here's The HeeBeeGeeBees
1995 Thumper - No One Left the Disco Alive
1998 Jane's DetdSaturday - Belgium
2004 Saverio & Lele - Nando Discoteca - Italy
2004 Sinterklaas Fever m.m.v. Hermes House Band & Kinderkoor Prettig - Sinterklaas Fever – Netherlands. Sinterklaas is Sint-Nicolaas in Dutch, a figure based on Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children.
2008 Les Bidochons - Saturday Night Bidochons - France
2009 2 Live Jews Present - Disco Jews
2009 Various - Disco Re-Adventures
2013 The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican - Sat'day Neet Fever - UK
2007 Polkadot Cadaver - Purgatory Dance Party – recorded version of 2007 album.




1977 Sesame Street Fever
1978 Cepillin - Cepillin Night Fever
1978 Rick Gal - Chassidisco Fever
1979 Israeli Disco Fever
1979 Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops - Saturday Night Fiedler
1979 Les Pantheres Roses Guy De Lo And His Orchestra - The Pank Panther Discostar
1981 439 Golden Greats - Never Mind The Originals Here's The HeeBeeGeeBees
1995 Thumper - No One Left the Disco Alive
1998 Jane's Detd. - Saturday
2004 Sinterklaas Fever m.m.v. Hermes House Band & Kinderkoor Prettig - Sinterklaas Fever
2004 Saverio & Lele - Nando Discoteca
2008 Les Bidochons - Saturday Night Bodochons
2009 2 Live Jews Present - Disco Jews
2009 Various - Disco Re-Adventures
2013 The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican - Sat'day Neet Fever
2020 Polkadot Cadaver - Purgatory Dance Party

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