Stayin’ Alive

Stayin’ Alive

Bee Gees

“Stayin' Alive” is a 1977 disco single written by the Bee Gees which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for four weeks.

It was released as part of the 1977 soundtrack album Saturday Night Fever in which it famously depicts John Travolta strutting down the streets of Brooklyn, New York City.

This song became one of the most recognizable songs of the Bee Gees. In 2004, it ranked No. 9 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey in terms of America’s top cinema tunes. The same year, Stayin' Alive was placed No. 189 on the list of The Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This song was polled No. 5 of The Nation’s Favorite Bee Gees Song in a UK television poll on ITV in 2011.

The song’s sheer popularity inspired a mass influx of covers from all sorts of different genres. See Cereus Bright’s alternate cover and Leo Moracchioli’s Metal cover just to list a few.

This song has also been used in a wide variety of movies, from Foul Play to Bushwhacked, since being used in Saturday Night Fever.