I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges (1978)

This is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago. 

There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different?  When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory and more of the music that keeps you movin?  We’re it.

See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more.  For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.

As we put this feature together, we got to thinking, “we need to feature the movie this song is known for in our MOVIES section.

From the 1979 movie starring George Hamilton, Artie “Very Interesting” Johnson, Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles) and the beautiful Susan Saint James along with Richard Benjamin.

The movie was a spoof comedy on Dracula in NYC in 1979. He’s been thrown out of his castle in native Romania and hilarity ensues.

Filmed on a budget of three million dollars, the movie was a hit at the box office and pretty damn profitable, bringing in almost 45 million dollars.

George Hamilton purchased the rights to the movie to make a sequel years ago however nothing’s materialized from that… yet.

As far as the song and Alicia Bridges: In 1978 Bridges was a Grammy nominee who would open the Grammy’s show singing this hit. The self-titled LP, Alicia Bridges, was also rising on the Billboard, Cash Box and Record World charts and the LP remained on the charts for up to 35 weeks. Both the LP and the single release were international successes, and “I Love the Nightlife” went top 40 in the UK and Germany, Spain and other European countries. Bridges’ music was especially popular in Japan. She received an RIAA Certified Gold Record for the sale of over one million copies of her hit single in the USA, as well as a gold record from Canada

It’s cheesy, it’s funny and we loved it.  For more on the movie CLICK HERE.

SOURCE: Sal Amato, WikiPedia