Alicia Bridges’ ‘I Love The Nightlife‘ (Disco Round) featured in new Netflix exclusive The Laundromat
If you see any movie on Netflix in the next few weeks, you must see The Laundromat.
Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer and Sharon Stone, The Laundromat takes a somewhat humorous look at the story of the Panama Papers scandal, and the shady offshore business dealings being engaged in by some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful.
The Laundromat not only features superb performances from the likes of Streep and Oldman, however, it also has a superb soundtrack. With songs from Judy Collins, UB40, Loretta Lynn and Alicia Bridges’ ‘I Love The Nightlife‘ (Disco Round) among others.
One of the best songs in the film, Bridges’ ‘I Love The Nightlife‘ (Disco Round), was released back in 1978, and was a huge hit for the American R&B soul singer.
The song placed high on three American charts — disco, pop and soul — and also charted high in eight other countries. Quite a feat back in the late 1970s, when popular music didn’t have the international reach it does today.
In Canada, the track hit the number 1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Alicia Bridges’ ‘I Love The Nightlife’ (Disco Round) was written by the singer in collaboration with Susan Hutcheson.
The song’s appearance on The Laundromat is not the first time it has appeared in popular culture either.
It has also been featured in shows as diverse as The Simpsons, iZombie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and in the movies Love at First Bite and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Listen to Alicia Bridges’ ‘I Love The Nightlife’ (Disco Round), one of the most iconic disco songs from the 1970s, in the video below.
You can also hear it in the Spotify widget below that.
And do do do watch The Laundromat. It is one of the best films of 2019.
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