Thank God It's Friday

Album: Thank God It's Friday Soundtrack (1978)
Charted: 22
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  • This was the theme song to the movie of the same name. Going with the theme of the film, the song is about finding love at a disco. The movie didn't do very well, but music from the film made an impact: this song got a lot of play in dance clubs and another track from the movie, "Last Dance" by Donna Summer, won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was the only hit for Love and Kisses, who were a studio group put together by European producer Alec Costandinos.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 12th 1978, Love & Kisses performed "Thank God It's Friday" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...Four months earlier on April 30th, 1978 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and on July 16th, 1978 it peaked at #22 {for 1 week} and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...And on May 28th, 1978 it reached #1 {for 6 weeks} on Billboard's Dance Records chart {#28 on the R&B chart}...Three years earlier in 1975 John Denver was thanking God for being a country boy.
  • Jane from Austin, Txi remember the film and theme song
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThe vocalists are Joanne Stone, Sue Glover, Stephanie DeSykes, Sunny Leslie, and Vicki Brown. The popularity of the song at the time helped make "Thank God It's Friday," a national catch phrase in the United States, though few remember either the film or the theme song.
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