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Musically speaking, one of the many things I loved about the seventies, was that artists used to literally turn any classical music into a new disco song! 🤣 I really, really missed that. That was a time when we were more culturally connected to our music. Anyway, an composer by the name of Walter Murphy reinterpreted Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” aka, more popularly known as “A Fifth Of Beethoven,” for the “Saturday Night Fever” movie soundtrack. He not only reinterpreted it, he turned it in to a disco masterpiece. First of all, let me start off by saying, how lucky all of the artists were who participated on this soundtrack. The album went 15x platinum! Do you realize how few movie soundtracks have accomplished this? The only other recent soundtrack (that I can remember right now) that hit big like that was, the late Whitney Houston’s “Bodyguard (1992)” which shattered SNF with over 18x Platinum. Every single artist that was on this album became cult legends, and was forever associated with this album. The enormous success and exposure with “Symphony No. 5” allowed Murphy to enjoy 40+ prosperous years doing what he does. Murphy has written music for “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson, “Family Guy,” and even for the TV show “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.” If you’d like to listen to “Symphony No. 5,” how it was originally composed, go to Spotify here.

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