Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges (born July 15, 1953) is an American singer and songwriter who co-wrote and performed her international hit “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)” in 1978.

The song was co-written by Alicia Bridges and Susan Hutcheson in 1977 for Bill Lowery, founder of Southern Music. “I Love the Nightlife” was the first single produced by Steve Buckingham who was invited to produce the single’s parent album entitled Alicia Bridges after he had played guitar on a session by the singer. Bridges suggested to Hutcheson that they write a song with either “disco” or “boogie” in the title after Bridges saw a current Top Ten hit list featuring several songs with dance-oriented titles. The original title of the resultant song: “Disco ‘Round”, became the subtitle under the main title “I Love the Nightlife” as Buckingham considered it an R&B number and didn’t want it labeled disco: Bridges herself would later admit she’d had hopes that the song would be received as a Memphis soul number, calling it “something Al Green might sing”. However it is as a disco classic that the song is most remembered: in a 26 August 1998 MTV countdown of the Top 54 Dance Songs of the Disco Era, “I Love the Nightlife” was ranked at #37.


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