Also, a number one single performed by the lovely Whigfield
. After being a big hit in Ibiza
, it was showcased on Channel 4
's 'The Big Breakfast
' before going on to dominate the UK singles charts in the middle of 1994
Musically, it's interesting in several ways - most obviously, the fact that it doesn't follow the conventional verse / chorus pop structure. Instead, it has an extended verse and a bridge, repeated three times. There are four chords which cycle in strict time - the superb C major, the melancholic A minor, the bombastic F major and the always-sufficient G major.
Whigfield's next song, 'Another Day', was essentially identical. The lyrics of 'Saturday Night' appear to be a tale of demonic possession in a burning building, a subtext sadly not explored by the video, which consisted of Whigfield applying make-up.
There was also a Spanish version entitled 'Sábado À Noite', I'm not going to add the lyrics. No, okay.
No sooner had the nation recovered than Scatman John's 'Scatman' hit the charts like a big fat whale.
Written and produced by Larry Pignagnoli and David River
Performed by Whigfield
Saturday night, I feel the air is getting hot -
Like you, baby!
I'll make you mine you know - I'll take you to the top
I'll drive you crazy!
Saturday night, dance, I like the way you move -
it's party time and not one minute we can lose -
be my baby!
Da ba da dan dee dee dee da nee na na na [This is the official transliteration]
Be my baby!
Da ba da dan dee dee dee da nee na na na
[Repeat the whole damn thing three times]