The movies Saturday Night Fever and its sequel Staying Alive are so indelibly intertwined with the music of the Bee Gees that we can’t imagine them any other way. But the guys at Auralnauts like to subvert expectations, so they edited John Travolta’s big strut scene at the end of the movie, removing the trio’s trademark disco sound.
Awesome Bee Gees
The 1977 Bee Gees track Stayin’ Alive is one of the most famous songs of the disco era. Musician Charles Berthoud remembers the song a little differently than we do, with way more flourishes for the bass guitar part – and a funky prog-rock synth solo sandwiched in the middle.
Yes, Foo Fighters have made a Bee Gees cover album. The special-edition LP titled HAIL SATIN was made for Record Store Day 2021 and features the “Dee Gees” performing five disco tracks on one side, and five live songs from Medicine at Midnight on the other. Enjoy their excellent cover version of You Should Be Dancing.
(PG-13: Language) When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy. Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli presents an angry version of the Bee Gees’ 1979 disco hit Tragedy, a song which seems to be exceptionally relevant during these frustrating days when we can’t always be with our loved ones.
Musician Luca Stricagnoli takes on yet another genre and proves that it can sound great on an acoustic guitar. His fingerstyle cover version of The Bee Gees disco hit Stayin’ Alive will have you busting out your white polyester suits and busting out your best dance moves.
Paweł Zadrożniak’s retro-mechanical orchestra The Floppotron is back with another great cover. Listen up as it performs a Bee Gees’ disco classic. If you prefer something a bit more modern, he also dropped a cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger this week.