Song of the Day: “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”

Song of the Day: “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”

While I’d like to say that today’s song is based on the awesome songs of Sir Elton John in the new animated children’s movie, Gnomeo and Juliet (which is actually pretty cute, and not as misogynistic as most cartoons these days), I must admit that it’s simply inspired by the day of the week. I love to play both this song as well as “Saturday Night” by the Bay City Rollers on Saturdays. Not only do they get me in the mood for the weekend; they’re also such wonderful, fun songs that dismantle any doldrums you’ve got hanging around. Forget the week you left behind; it’s Saturday, and Saturday night’s alright!

Who isn’t immediately enthused by hearing “I want to rock, I want to get a belly full of beer” or to get “about as oiled as a diesel train”? It’s a throwback song to early rock, done only the way Elton John can do it, and it’s something that spans generations. Will there ever be a day when most people don’t love Saturday nights, after all? My mom rocked out to this song, I’ve played it on many Saturdays all my life, and my own daughter loves it. I don’t see it dying out anytime soon.

Click here to enjoy this amazing song.