On May 20, the world lost yet another musical gem when Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb died at the age of 62. The singer and his two brothers, Barry and Maurice Gibb, experienced breakout success with their soundtrack to 1977’s Saturday Night Fever, which included hits like “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive.” And even 35 years later, their songs still manage to have a monumental impact on the entertainment community, especially when it comes to reality television.
Throughout the years, singing shows like American Idol and Dancing With the Stars have covered numerous Bee Gees hits, proving that disco is not just a thing of the past. Check out the video clips below and see just how much Gibb and his brothers will always be stayin’ alive in our hearts.
Joshua Ledet covered the famous Bee Gees hit “To Love Somebody” during Season 11, proving that he really was somebody to love.
During the show’s sixth season, Jordin Sparks also performed the song “To Love Somebody,” to which she received significant praise. With her voice and those lyrics, it was a no-brainer that she belonged in the competition.
The Bee Gees themselves performed on Idol’s Season 9 finale with top 12 finalists Siobhan Magnus and Aaron Kelly, proving that oldies can still be goodies.
In 2007, Blake Lewis, Chris Sligh, Rudy Cárdenas and Tom Lowe all covered the classic Bee Gees song “How Deep Is Your Love” during the show’s traditional Group Week.
Next: You’re Still My Idol.Josh Gracin singing “Jive Talkin” during the Top 4 portion of Season 2. The only thing better than this guy’s voice was his undeniable stage presence.
In Season 2, Clay Aiken performed “To Love Somebody.” And though nothing can quite beat the original song, this season runner-up sure did a good job trying.
Ruben Studdard also covered a Bee Gees hit on the second season of Idol called “Nights on Broadway,” which earned him praise from both the crowd and the judges.
Season 8 contestant, Matt Giraud, did an amazing rendition of the Bee Gees classic “Stayin Alive.” And though this isn’t the actual live performance, his incredible vocals pretty much say it all.
Next: Dancing with the Stars Performances.Dancing with the Stars
Stacy Keibler and her partner Tony Dovolani performed an impressive freestyle dance to the popular Bee Gees hit “Stayin Alive.” It’s no wonder these two were able to stay in the competition for so long with moves likes these. Eat your heart out Travolta!
Joey Fatone and his partner Kym Johnson Cha-Cha-Cha’d their way to beat of the hit song “You Should Be Dancing” during Season 4. It’s nice to see they were taking the title quite literally.
In 2009, the Bee Gees sang “You Should Be Dancing” while some of the pros along with Melissa Rycroft performed a beautiful dance routine.
Next: X Marks the Spot.The X Factor
In 2007, a group called Same Difference performed “Tragedy” on The X Factor, but the real tragedy is that they didn’t end up winning the competition. They really were phenomenal.
During the third season of the show, Reece Mastin covered the Bee Gees smash hit “Stayin Alive,” which also included fun dance moves and an incredibly large disco ball.