You only need to hear the first few notes of the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees and you know the song, the movie and dance revolution it set off in 1978.
Even though ringtones are a current day technology, oldies but goodies in music are a staple. You only need to hear the first few notes of the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees and you know the song, the movie and dance revolution it set off in 1978.
The Bee Gees is a group of three brothers led by Maurice Gibb and twin siblings Maurice and Robin. Their falsetto sound became infamous in the 1970’s when the brothers wrote and performed most of the soundtrack for the movie Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. In the late 1960’s the band was famous for its soft rock with three part harmonies.
The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997 after selling more than 200 million albums and earning the title of the best selling musical artists of all time. Mentioned on their Hall Of Fame citation is the fact that only Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold them.
The group was not without set backs and sadness. The fourth and youngest brother of the trio, Andy Gibb, died of a drug overdose in the 1970’s following success in the pop genre. Then in January of 2003, brother Maurice died suddenly from an intestine problem. The group temporarily halted activity until September of 2009, when Barry Gibb announced that the group would perform again.
The song Stayin’ Alive is the signature and title song for the movie Saturday Night Fever which made its premiere in 1978. The movie and music revolutionized the way the world saw dance. It set off the disco craze across the world and the Bee Gee’s led the way.
Now again they lead the way with one of the most downloaded and recognizable ringtones, Stayin’ Alive. People who saw the movie when it first premiered to high schoolers all know the song and know the strut. Ringtones are a great medium for any band as free promotion for their music. Every time a call is received or a text comes in, their music plays. Instant recognition and free airplay is achieved.