500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive'
Writers: Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producers: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Karl Richardson, Albhy Galuten
Released: Nov. '77, RSO
27 weeks; No. 1
This disco classic was written when Robert Stigwood approached the Bee Gees for music for a film based on the Brooklyn club scene. He needed a groove for an eight-minute John Travolta dance sequence. The Gibbs wrote the song on the staircase of a French chateau that served as the setting for several porn flicks.
Appears on: Saturday Night Fever (Polydor)