Favorite Bee Gees song

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Beefcake, Apr 16, 2012.

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Which is the best/your favorite Bee Gees song?

Poll closed Apr 30, 2012.
  1. Pre-disco 2-fer: I Started a Joke / Words

    19.7%
  2. How Deep is Your Love?

    23.7%
  3. Night Fever

    10.5%
  4. More Than a Woman

    7.9%
  5. Stayin’ Alive

    21.1%
  6. To Love Somebody

    7.9%
  7. More Love 2-fer: Love So Right / Love You Inside Out

    3.9%
  8. Nights on Broadway

    13.2%
  9. Too Much Heaven

    3.9%
  10. How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

    15.8%
  11. Tragedy

    11.8%
  12. Other (You Should be Dancing, One, Massachusetts, etc.)

    30.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    In honor of a family who has brought so much to music, but is now holding vigil on yet another brother who it appears will "go" far far far too soon. ...

    What is the best/your favorite Bee Gees song? (Multiple selections = okay.)

    For me, the chords, words, and "ahhhhhhhhhhs" in the first minute of How Deep is Your Love are unmatched :swoon: ... so phenomenal ... edges it to the top over How Do You Mend a Broken Heart and To Love Somebody.
     
  2. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

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    Ahhhhhhh! Kick and recommend thread! :).

    Grew up with the B-gees and I can't find any B-gees song that I dont like except maybe Tragedy. My fave of all I think would be Dont Throw It All Away, oh wait, Emotions should be on top of my list, but heck I voted for all.
     
  3. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    My most favorite: How deep is your love

    Thanks for this thread.
     
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  5. pollyanna

    pollyanna Don't blink

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    :(

    I had my very first slow dance to "Words" about a million years ago........
     
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    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Well, the Bee Gees (at least some of them) wrote "If I Can't Have You" and recorded it, I believe, but I much prefer Yvonne Elliman's version. :)

    With them singing, probably "Jive Talking".
     
  8. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Now that you say that, it really does sound like a Bee Gees song :eek: Am now imagining Barry Gibbs' falsetto in place of Yvonne Elliman...
     
  9. Rob

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    You Should Be Dancing.

    We couldn't understand the part of the chorus that goes "whatcha doin on your back" so we used to sing "stick it in your ear and dance, stick it in your ear and dance, you should be dancing, yeah" :D
     
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    I prefer the Tavares version of "More Than a Woman." :shuffle:
     
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    I like it too, but it always makes me think "I don't know, how long is your love?"

    Okay, that's just wrong... :slinkaway
     
  14. nubka

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    Me, too! :respec:
     
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    I'm not a fan, at all. But my favorite when I was a little boy was How deep is your love.
     
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    Another vote for Emotions (Other).

    I had no idea how prolific the Bee Gees were as songwriters until they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
     
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    I thought it was "whatcha doin in your bed" (it's midnight and you should be dancing)

    I liked "Jive Talkin" and "Islands in the Stream".
     
  19. Jenny

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    Mushy middle school dance voids: How Deep is Your Love.

    Great song, even when Destiny's Child did it - another "other" for Emotion.

    Special mention to Barry Gibb's title track from the movie version of Grease.

    And much nostalgia for a song I still really love: I Just Wanna Be Your Everything by brother Andy.
     
  20. Latte

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    That is just so hard to choose. And I didn't realize it was multiple choice.
     
  21. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I'm so glad that Nights on Broadway and Love So Right made the poll. GREAT songs! My favourite was from around that same time period, "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love" which went to #12 on the U.S. pop charts (and #2 here in Canada).

    I assumed the poll was about songs recorded by the Bee Gees, not songs written by them. Otherwise, we'd have to include too much other stuff, including Diana Ross' "Eaten Alive" album (which included Chain Reaction), Dionne Warwick's "Heartbreaker" album and Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album (which had three top 10 hits on it). I do have to admit that I looooved Samantha Sang's "Emotion". :respec:
     
  22. Beefcake

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    ^ Yep, many amazing Gibbs songs out there. I also love, from the Guilty album, the Babs' Robin/Barry penned "Woman in Love" ... the one with a ridiculously amazing-even-for-leStreisand "I give you it allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll" note. :swoon:
     
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    Praying for Robin.
     
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    Pretty much like anything of theirs pre-disco. Sorry can't stand disco.
     
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    New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1967)
     
  27. Peaches LaTour

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    Massachusetts.

    I spent a lovely childhood in Needham where my sister (who is my best friend) was born. I have so many wonderful memories of that time that it brings tears to my eyes whenever I hear it.

    "I've Just Got to get a Message to You" is also a favorite of mine.

    Deeply, deeply saddened to learn that Robyn is so ill. :(
     
  28. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    It's interesting to see so many songs I don't know (or don't remember) cited here, and I'm going to have to do some digging in our music collection to see if we actually have any of this.

    It's a pity when a good artist is remembered mostly for their hits, which are often not representative of their larger body of work.

    One that immediately comes to mind is Robert Palmer (who died way too young) - most remember Addicted to Love and the landmark video that went with it, but the much larger body of work he wrote and recorded is really, really good and apparently, all but forgotten.

    Another band from the 70s is Thin Lizzy - most know The Boys Are Back in Town, but again there's a ton of other music that's really unique and remains high on our listening list today.
     
  29. JILEN

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    My elder, dear brother who passed away years ago loved to sing "I Started A Joke". It was him who brought home those red Polydor records in the early 70s' that got me listening and singing to the Be Gees and the rest is history. Now 40 years later, I still swoon to the tune of "Still Waters".

    Who is the falsetto ahhhhh, among the 3 brothers lol? I always thought it to be Barry?

    I just hope Robin will pull through, I'm just :( ..
     
  30. Susan1

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    I'm definitely pre-disco
    The pretty songs from my grade school years -
    Tied for 1. My World - Run to Me
    How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (I still have that 45)
    Words
    New York Mining Disaster 1941
    Fanny
    Lonely Days
    Gotta Get a Message to You
    I Started a Joke

    And later - Barry's duets with Barbra on the Guilty album! (You know he co-wrote most of the songs?) I always liked What Kind of Fool better than Guilty.

    (fun poll - I had those songs in my head all afternoon.)