On January 21 the soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever” started a 24-week run at #1 on the music charts…

January 21, 1978 the soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever,” which starred John Travolta, started a 24 week run at number one on the US album charts.

Cover art for the soundtrack for "Saturday Night Fever"  RSO / Polydor / Reprise

Cover art for the soundtrack for “Saturday Night Fever”
RSO / Polydor / Reprise

It went on to be certified 15x platinum and eventually sold over 30 million copies worldwide. In addition, it won six Grammy Awards, including the 1979 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

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