Throwback Thursday: "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees

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            The Bee Gees song “Stayin' Alive” was released in 1977 as part of the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. It peaked at #1 on the US Billboard chart and remained there for four weeks. In 2004 it was placed #189 on The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. ( The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Album of the year. The Bee Gees recorded Staying Alive in France at a studio called Chateau D’Herouville. ( A quote from Karl Richardson who was one of the song’s producers and the song’s engineer: “I distinctly remember Barry [Gibb] saying ‘Boy, Karl, have I got a song for you,’ and sitting down to play ‘Staying Alive’ on an acoustic guitar. It was like a chant, and it was unbelievable. I said, ‘Barry, don’t forget that rhythm. That’s a number one record.’ I knew, five bars in, no questions asked. You couldn’t get past the intro without knowing it was a smash.” (Classic Tracks: The Bee Gees ‘Staying Alive’ by Richard Buskin,




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