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Encyclopedia > Disco Inferno (The Trammps song)
"Disco Inferno"
Single by The Trammps
from the album Disco Inferno
A-side(s) "Disco Inferno"
B-side(s) "You Touch My Hot Line"
Released 1976
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1976
Genre Disco
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Green, Kersey
Peak chart positions
  • #11 (U.S.)
  • #16 (UK)
The Trammps singles chronology
"That's Where The Happy People Go" "Disco Inferno" "The Night The Lights Went Out In New York City"
"Disco Inferno"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album What's Love Got To Do With It
Released 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Label Parlophone Records
Writer(s) Green, Kersey
Producer(s) Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge & Roger Davies
Tina Turner singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Fight"
1993
"Disco Inferno" "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"
1993
"Disco Inferno"
Single by Cyndi Lauper
from the album A Night At The Roxbury O.S.T.
Released 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop
Label Jellybean Records
Writer(s) Green, Kersey
Producer(s) Cyndi Lauper, Mark Saunders, Jan Pulsford
Cyndi Lauper singles chronology
"Early Christmas Morning" "Disco Inferno" "Shine"

"Disco Inferno" is a single by The Trammps from the album of the same name. It was also notably covered by Cyndi Lauper on the A Night at the Roxbury soundtrack and also by Tina Turner in 1993 on the What's Love Got To Do With It? soundtrack album. Image File history File links Trammpsdiscoinferno. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Trammps, based in Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. ... Disco Inferno is an album released by the disco and funk group The Trammps in 1976. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It is the twelfth album by Tina Turner, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 1990s in music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Tyrone Garfield Ron Kersey (April 7, 1949 – January 25, 2005) was an American keyboardist, songwriter and producer most known for writing the music to Disco Inferno by The Trammps. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Chris Lord-Alge is a mixer who has worked on various albums including Bad Religions No Substance, Darren Hayes Spin and Underoaths Define the Great Line, My Chemical Romances The Black Parade, Rise Againsts The Sufferer and the Witness. ... Roger Davies is an Australian-born artist manager. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... I Dont Wanna Fight is a popular song by Tina Turner, which was released as the title track for her autobiographical movie Whats Love Got To Do With It. It reached #9 on the BillBoard Hot 100 and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. ... Why Must We Wait Until Tonight is a single released by Grammy Award-winning rock/soul singer, Tina Turner for her 1993 Whats Love Got To Do With It album. ... Image File history File links Glenn Gilberti from http://www. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 comedy film based on a recurring skit on televisions long-running Saturday Night Live. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Early Christmas Morning was the first and only single off of Cyndi Laupers Christmas album, Merry Christmas. ... Shine, The title track off of Cyndi Laupers Shine album was the first and only single off the album. ... The Trammps, based in Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. ... Disco Inferno is an album released by the disco and funk group The Trammps in 1976. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 comedy film based on a recurring skit on televisions long-running Saturday Night Live. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Whats Love Got To Do With It? is the twelve album by Tina Turner, released in 1993. ...

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Song information

The song was originally performed by the Trammps in 1976 and released as a single. Although it topped the U.S. Disco chart, it was not a significant success at pop radio, peaking at number fifty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. According to famed mixer Tom Moulton (who mixed the record), the levels had been set wrong during the mixdown of the tracks, resulting in a much wider dynamic than was commonly accepted at the time. Due to this the record seems to "jump out" at the listener.[1] The Trammps, based in Philadelphia, were one of the first disco bands. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Tom Moulton (b. ...


"Disco Inferno" gained much greater recognition once it was included on the soundtrack to the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. Re-released by Atlantic Records, the track peaked at number eleven in the U.S. during the spring of 1978, becoming the Trammps' biggest and most-recognized single. Later, it was included in the Saturday Night Fever musical, interpreted by the 'DJ Monty' in the "Odissey 2001" discotheque. // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


The song also became an unofficial theme song for New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams. It was often played at Yankee stadium while the scoreboard/video system displayed the phrase "Bern, baby Bern," a play on the song's refrain. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... For other persons named Bernard Williams, see Bernard Williams (disambiguation). ...


Cover versions

Cyndi Lauper version

Lauper performed this song live for the first time at NEW YORK, Bryant Park on June 21st, 1998


In the Billboard magazine dated May 16, 1998 in the "Dance Trax" column, there was a story on remixers Bobby Guy and Ernie Lake, aka Soul Solution: "They are working with Cyn on a chest-pounding rendition of 'Disco Inferno'. The cut will be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to A Night At Roxbury." A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Soul Solution is a house music remix team (Bobby Guy, a keyboardist and Ernie Lake, a drummer) who worked together between the 1990s years. ...


Although the original release date of the maxi single was August 3, 1999, it was distributed from July 24 in some regions. The single was officially released in the U.S. on December 16, 1999. Lauper performed it at many shows around the time of its release.


Additional versions

Dread Zeppelin covered the song on their 1992 album It's Not Unusual. Dread Zeppelin is an American band best known for covering the songs of Led Zeppelin in a reggae style sung by an Elvis Presley impersonator, though their act now encompasses many other songs and other styles of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 other events of 1992 list of years in music 1990s in music // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ...


Tina Turner covered the song in 1993 for the What's Love Got To Do With It soundtrack and it charted at number twelve in the UK Singles Chart, 4 places higher than The Trammps' version (#16). Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 1990s in music. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


Marcia Hines has recently covered "Disco Inferno" on her latest album Discotheque released September 2006. Marcia Hines (born July 23, 1953) is an American born singer who achieved great success in her adopted homeland of Australia. ...


Madonna performed her vocals from "Music" over an instrumental version of this song on her 2006 Confessions Tour creating the amazing mash-up "Music Inferno". Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... It has been suggested that Music (Video) be merged into this article or section. ... The Confessions Tour 2006 by pop singer Madonna was a world tour organized to support the album Confessions on a Dance Floor. ... Music Inferno is a dance song performed live during Madonnas 2006 Confessions Tour. ...


Chart Performance

The Trammps version

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 1
Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 11
UK Singles Chart 16

Tina Turner version

Chart (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 12
US Dance/Club Play 8

Cyndi Lauper version

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 8
Hot Dance Singles Sales 12

Official Versions

  1. Boris & Beck Roxy Edit Dub
  2. Boris & Beck Roxy Dub
  3. Club Mix
  4. Rescue Me Mix
  5. Soul Solution A Capella
  6. Soul Solution Drumapella
  7. Soul Solution Mix
  8. Soul Solution Radio Edit

 
 

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