Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting – Elton John

Australian Charts:
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting peaked at no 21 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 6 October 1973.

‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ is a lively throwback to early rock and roll with a glam edge. The lyrics discuss a night out in town in which the narrator plans to “get about as oiled as a diesel train”. Bernie Taupin has said that the song was meant to be an American rock and roll song set in Britain. It was inspired by his raucous teenage days and in particular, the fistfights in his local pub, the Aston Arms in Market Rasen.
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In the liner notes to Elton John’s boxed set, it explains that he recorded his vocal while leaping around and “going crazy.” It was the first time Elton recorded a vocal standing up, and he made the most out of it.
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