Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons! Label: A&M Records - SP-12012 • Format: Vinyl 12 Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night) (1978, Vinyl) | Discogs A forgotten disco classic. Comment Report abuse. It sold over one million copies in the U.S., plus the same track reached No. “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” by Bell and James is a quintessential party song.
59 in the UK Singles Chart. Other than that, it's pretty much nothing special. Songwriting and disco soul funk duo of multi-instrumentalists Leroy M. Bell and Casey James from Philadelphia. One-hit wonders have always been a guilty pleasure. But a little more disco-ey. Sometimes I'm even a listener. These bands all had multiple hits, but the backing group for many of these It’s more proof that everything in one-hit wonder land is connected.I'm an obsessive music collector, cataloger, commenter and trivia nut.
Connections, of course. Bell's uncle was Philly soul mainstay Thom Bell, so they signed as songwriters at Mighty Three Music, a company he co-owned with Gamble & Huff. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979. Even though I was in the 5th grade and could not live it up on a Friday night I still liked this song.I loved it too, Tonia. It’s a much better 3-minute song.Not forgotten in Phoenix–I think both KOOL-FM 94.5 and KAJM (“Mega 104.3”) play it.
It’s about nothing more than busting out this Friday night. Helpful. One person found this helpful. Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
See all reviews from the United States Leroy Bell’s uncle is Thom Bell and if you know anything about 1970s soul music, you realize Thom Bell was a genius songwriter and producer who contributed significantly to the success of The Stylistics, The Delfonics and, my personal favorite, The Spinners. In terms of 45-rpm singles, they didn't release all that many but their first and its B-side, both included in the initial LP above, certainly put them on the national musical map so to speak when Livin' It Up (Friday Night) rose to # 7 R&B and # 15 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in Nov-Dec 1978 on … View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Livin' It Up (Friday Night) on Discogs. This song could have been recorded by The SOS Band who gave the world “Take Your Time (Do it Right).” It’s another song with unnecessary parentheses in the title. 7 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and No. Three albums and several hit singles followed, including "Livin' It Up (Friday Night)", which hit No. Livin' It Up (Friday Night) was the #64 song in 1978 in the R&B charts.The song was performed by Bell & James.Comment below with facts and trivia about the song and we may include it in our song facts! They started writing songs for the roster of Philadelphia International Records (The O'Jays, MFSB, Teddy Pendergrass etc.)
Over a two-year period between 1978 and 1980, Leroy Bell and Casey James released three albums as Bell and James. Although the extended version I posted gets a little tedious. Only a single song charted and that’s the brilliantly infectious, magnificently joyous “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” that reached #15 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1979 making Bell and James a one-hit wonder.How did these guys get their chance in the limelight? Livin' It Up (Friday Night) 7:03: Three Way Love Affair: 4:55: Just Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) 4:40: Ask Billie (They Tell Me) 3:31: You Never Know What You've Got: 3:37: I Need You (Beside Me) 3:57: Don't Let The Man Get You: 3:56: I Love The Music: 5:52 Watch the video for Livin' It up (Friday Night) by Bell And James for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. This song could have been recorded by The SOS Band who gave the world Bell and James are like Hall and Oates. Read more. It's Friday night, yeah yeah yeah yeah Livin' it up, livin' it up, oh yeah Friday night Livin' it up, livin' it up at last Livin' it up, livin' it up, oh yeah Friday night Livin' it up, livin' it up at last Only on a Friday Never on a Sunday Never on a Monday Same situation every day Some kind of … With double the mustaches of Hall and Oates, which somehow makes them more powerful. Livin' It Up (Friday Night) because of its title was a staple in the late 70s dance clubs, and still can be heard in retro venues. Watch the video for Livin' It Up (Friday Night) from Bell & James's A&M 50: The Anniversary Collection for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Data Correct