500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive'

191. 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)

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