The Silver Convention

Fly, Robin, Fly

Composed by Silvester Levay / Stephan Prager

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With Silver Convention's Jupiter Records single "Save Me" becoming a huge international disco hit, producer Michael Kunze and arranger/songwriter/keyboardist Sylvester Levay began assembling songs for an album. Levay woke up one morning with a catchy riff in his head. He used to riff, completed writing the song with Stephan Lager, and titled it "Run Rabbit Run," a reference to the Volkswagen Rabbit. The day of the recording session for the song, Levay heard a song on the Armed Forces radio station titled "Run Rabbit." When he toldKunze about it, Kunze changed the title to "Fly Robin Fly." "Fly Robin Fly" became a huge worldwide disco hit and was picked up by Bob Reno for New York-based Midland International Records after meeting Jupiter's Ralph Siegel at MIDEM '75, an annual record business convention. "Fly Robin Fly" nested at number one R&B and stayed at number one pop for three weeks in the fall of 1975. It was included on the Save Me album which went gold, going to number one R&B, number ten pop, and yielded the radio-aired/disco cut "I Like It." "Fly Robin Fly"'s follow-up "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)" also went gold, peaking at number five R&B and parking at number two pop for three weeks in the spring of 1976.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1975 Midland Int.
No Image 1976
Various Artists
Ronco Silver
Get Up and Boogie with Silver Convention: Their Greatest Hits 1977 Music Club Records 3:18
No Image 1992
Various Artists
Rhino
The Best Disco in Town [Hippo] 1993
Various Artists
Hippo 3:43
Discomania [K-Tel 1993] 1993
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:15
Greatest Hits [Unidisc] 1994 Unidisc 7:42
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Priority
The Disco Years, Vol. 7: The Best Disco in Town 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:50
Hits from the 70's [Fat Boy] 1995
Various Artists
Fat Boy 7:42
#1 Hits: 1975-1979 1996
Various Artists
GNP/Crescendo 3:48
Mega Hits: Disco Express, Vol. 1 1996
Various Artists
Priority
Rock On 1975 1996
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings 3:17
Music Express 1996
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:20
Disco Hits: Get Down Tonight [Rhino] 1997
Various Artists
Flashback Records / Rhino Flashback 5:23
Rock On: 1975-1979 1997
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:20
Old School Mega Mix, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Cold Front Records / K-Tel Distribution 3:16
Pure Disco, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Polydor / Polygram 5:02
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 5:03
DJ Disco Mix, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
Beast Records / Simitar Distribution
Dance Club Retro, Vol. 2: Disco 1998
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 5:33
54, Vol. 2 1998
Original Soundtrack
Tommy Boy 4:56
Rock On: From 1970 to 1979 1998
Various Artists
Madacy 3:20
Disco Box 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:49
Disco Fever, Vol. 2 [SPG] 1999
Various Artists
SPG 3:05
Number 1 Hits of the 70's, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 7:46
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1975 2000
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:22
Disco Essentials [Delta] 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 3:56
70's Jewels 2000
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:19
Disco's Greatest Hits 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 3:20
Instant Party: Disco Boogie 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:48
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1975-1979 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:22
A Year in Your Life: 1970's, Vol. 3 2001
Various Artists
Definitive 3:48
All the 70's 2003
Various Artists
Warner Bros. 5:36
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion [Box Set] 2004
Various Artists
Shout! Factory / Shout! Factory/My Music/TJL 3:47
Ultimate Hits: More Ultimate Disco 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 3:16
70s Music Explosion: Magic 2005
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:19
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-4 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:50
Disco Music: The Definitive Collection 2007
Various Artists
Music Brokers 5:24
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Podis
40 Power Hits, Vol. 2 2008
Various Artists
ZYX Music 5:33
100 Hits RTL: Disco Show 2009
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 5:23
We Love the Nightlife 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:50
We Love the Nightlife: Get Up and Boogie 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:50
Sounds of the Seventies: Dance Fever
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:20
No Image
Various Artists
Midsong 7:39
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