Born to Be Alive is a 1979 single by French singer Patrick Hernandez.
The single was written by Hernandez, was a significant worldwide pop hit and also hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. Written first as a hard-rock song.
"Born to Be Alive" first became a hit in France, and has become one of the biggest singles in that country. The song also gained gold status in the USA. After that single hit record, he dropped out of the music businesss, making do with an occasional TV appearance.