Stayin' alive by Bee Gees

"Stayin' Alive" is a disco song by the Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Stayin' alive by Bee Gees


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Stayin' alive

  • Album:
    Saturday Night Fever
    motion picture soundtrack
  • Date of release:
    13 December 1977
  • Genre:
  • Length of the song:
    4 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • Writer:
    Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  • Produced by:
    Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson

Interesting information about the song

Several words from Robin Gibb's Concorde ticket inspired the Gibbs to write the lyrics for "Stayin' Alive". Robin recalls:

"The subject matter of 'Stayin' Alive' is actually quite a serious one; It's about survival in the streets of New York, and the lyrics actually say that". Barry Gibb also recalls, "People crying out for help. Desperate songs. Those are the ones that become giants. The minute you capture that on record, it's gold. 'Stayin' Alive' is the epitome of that. Everybody struggles against the world... And it really is a victory just to survive. But when you climb back on top and win bigger than ever before, well that's something everybody reacts to everybody"

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking,
    And we're staying alive, staying alive.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here