Of the ‘Stayin Alive’ covers out there, this ragtime rockabilly version from Postmodern Jukebox is one of the best. In it, a group of immensely talented musicians gave one of the biggest, most recognizable songs of all time from The Bee Gees a completely different sound.
Disco is a genre of music that, for most people, has no middle ground. Groups like ABBA, The Village People and KC & The Sunshine Band made music people either loved or hated. Regardless of the entrenched and diametrically opposed opinions, several Disco songs have stood the test of time, becoming classics.
One of those beloved Disco songs is The Bee Gees' iconic hit, "Stayin' Alive." Most people, within the first few notes, will recognize the hit from the 70s. But in a video posted on YouTube, a group of musicians takes the popular song in a completely different direction, making it their own.
Unique Take On ‘Staying Alive’ Cover
In the clip, Postmodern Jukebox featuring Wild Bill gives "Stayin' Alive" a ragtime rockabilly cover.
One man tickles the keys on the piano while another gentleman taps around on the drums. A third guy strums along on the bass as he sings the tune’s lyrics.
"Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"
This version is much different from the original, but it appears to have the approval of several. Many people commented on the video, stating how much they appreciated the updated version of The Bee Gees' hit.
"I absolutely adored this rendition. No idea that the Bee Gees did so well as ragtime. Superb performance," one person commented.
"This is, without a doubt, one of THE most-excellent covers in the history of covers! Musical genius, stellar vocals and talent," a second person added.
"Perfect! Beautiful rendition of the classic...Stride piano, rockabilly rhythm section, great vocals...love this!" someone else wrote in response to the video.
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Colossians 3:16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
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