Tuesday, September 24, 2019

How First-Class Mixes Have Changed Over 40 Years

Stayin’ Alive is known to most as a defining track of not only the Bee Gees career but also of the disco genre. As the opening track of the Hollywood film Saturday Night Fever, the track got much exposure, and the single spent four weeks at number one in the US when it was released in 1977. It was nominated for Record Of The Year at 21st Grammy Awards in 1978 and won the Best Arrangement For Voices and Album Of The Year categories. Whether you like the genre or not, Stayin’ Alive’s place in music history is significant. Let’s explore the attributes of the song, mix, and approach to see what we can learn.