Produced by Jean Vanloo. Album Born to Be Alive. Born to Be Alive Lyrics. We were born to be alive We were born to be alive. Born, born to be alive (Born to be alive) Yes we were born Born Born (Born to be alive). People ask me why I never find a place to stop And settle down, down, down But I never wanted all those things People need to justify Their lives, lives, lives. Yes we were born, born Born to be alive (Born to be alive) Yes we were born Born Born (Born to be alive)
Written-By – Hernandez. Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – J. Munaffo. Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Hervé Tholance. Arranged By – Guy De Lo. Arranged By – Hervé Tholance, Patrick Hernandez. Backing Vocals – Patrick Hernandez. Born To Be Alive (LP, Album). Born To Be Alive (CD, Album, RM).
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Artist: Patrick Hernandez. Album: Born to Be Alive. We were born to be alive. Born, born to be alive. You see you were born. People ask me why. I never find a place to stop. And settle down, down, down. But I never wanted all those things. People need to justify. Their lives, lives, lives. Born, born, born to be alive.
We don‘t have an album for this track yet. View all albums by this artist. Patrick Hernandez didn't have one of the biggest, most iconic one-hit-wonder disco smashes, but he did have one of the best. 1979's hypnotic, gold-selling "Born to Be Alive" reached number 16 on the Top 40 pop chart, yet it's not often cited as one of the genre's definitive songs. It doesn't show up on many disco compilations either, with 1993's Double Knit Dance Hits being an exception. The song is, of course, the centerpiece of its parent album, Born to Be Alive.
Patrick Hernandez, born in France to a Spanish father and Austrian/Italian mother, wrote the song in 1978, but had no success finding a producer who would take the song, until he met Italian producer, Jean Vanloo. Hernandez and Vanloo recorded the track in a studio in Belgium and released it under the French record label Aquarius in 1978. Auditions were held in New York City, and of the many who flocked to try out, a young Madonna was among those chosen to tour with Hernandez. See if you can spot her in the video on the right. Born to be Alive" has been covered by a number of international artists. The Spanish pop-punk group Los Nikis changed the lyrics to the repeated "Me Voy a Benidorm! (I Go to Benidorm!)" then released a follow up "No Vuelvo Ir a Benidorm! (I Won't Go to Benidorm Again!)" as an allusion to the problem of mass tourism in the small Spanish coastal city.