Australian singles chart:
Stayin’ Alive entered the Kent Music Report on 27 February 1978 and was a #1 hit. The song was #2 on the Top 100 of 1978.
The song is on the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 26 Dec 1977. It reached #1 on 20 March 1978 and remained there for 13 weeks.
Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
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The Bee Gees wrote Stayin’ Alive over the course of a few days while sprawled on the staircase at the Château d’Hérouville studio near Paris. As with many other artists during the 1970s, the Bee Gees recorded a majority of the soundtrack in France for tax reasons.
Over the years, the brothers have had mixed feelings about the song. On one hand, they admit it brought them tremendous fame; on the other, it led to their being pigeonholed as a disco act, despite a long and varied career before and after.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stayin’_Alive
Stayin’ Alive plays over the opening credits of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever while John Travolta struts through the streets of New York City. The movie has come to represent the disco era, and has made this the song most associated with disco.
This was one of five songs the Bee Gees wrote specifically for Saturday Night Fever.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/bee-gees/stayin-alive
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