Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees
‘Stayin' Alive’ by the Bee Gees is the lead song from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack, one of the best-selling albums in history. The song reached No. 1 in multiple countries including Australia, Mexico, Canada, Netherlands and the USA.
The band wrote the song in Paris. Robin Gibb recalls, ‘The subject matter of “Stayin' Alive” is actually quite a serious one; it's about survival in the streets of New York, and the lyrics actually say that’.
The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack was the turning point of the Bee Gees’ career, with both the film and soundtrack having a major cultural impact throughout the world, enhancing the disco scene's mainstream appeal. The Bee Gees won five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever, including Album of the Year.
The Bee Gees consisted of English-born brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They formed the group in Australia in 1958. The Bee Gees released their first two studio albums and early singles here and had their first chart success in Australia with their 12th single, ‘Spicks and Specks', in 1966.
The band returned to the UK in January 1967, when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience.