It may be of surprise to you how many people don’t know the famous disco record “Staying Alive” was sung by the legendary white group called Bee Gees. The pop group was formed in 1958 and were famous for their music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They became prominent in the disco-music era in the mid to late 1970s and 1980s with major hit records. Although three-part harmonies were common at the time, they had a signature sound. And the best part of it all is they wrote their own hits.
Earlier this week we posted a video on social media with a list of songs that many might have thought were sang by black artists. These songs include “Sex You Up“ by the group Color Me Badd, “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, “What You Won’t Do For Love“ by Bobby Caldwell and lastly “Staying Alive” by Bee Gees. The video had a massive response with over 300 comments. Most of them asked, “who didn’t know Bee Gees were white?” With that being noted, it was only right to do a survey in the streets, and find out if people are possibly confused by the sound of the song or just not music heads.
Watch the video with the Question Of The Day “Did you know Staying Alive” was sung by a white group?