Irresistible Force (song)

“Irresistible Force” is a song by the Bee Gees, released in March 1997 on their album Still Waters, this song was written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.

It was written in 1995, and was recorded in 1996 as a demo and then this song was recorded with “Miracles Happen.” This track was one of the highlights in that album with its guitar and synth rock sound. The keyboards were played by Maurice and Robbie Kondor (Robbie also played on other songs in their 1987 album E.S.P..), the guitars were played by Waddie Watchtel and Carlos Alomar (who also worked with David Bowie, Mick Jagger, John Lennon and others), The bass was played by Pino Palladino (A Welsh session player who worked with Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Jeff Beck, Paul Young and others). The drums were played by Steve Jordan.[1]

You Win Again (Bee Gees song)

“You Win Again” is a 1987 song written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and performed by the Bee Gees. Released as a single in late 1987, it marked the start of the group’s comeback, becoming a number one hit in many European countries, including the UK—their first to do so in over eight years, and made them the first group to score a UK number-one hit in each of three decades: the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.[1]

As songwriters, the Gibb brothers received the 1987 British Academy’s Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.[2] In 1988, the band received a Brit Award nomination for Best British Group.[3] In a UK television special on ITV in December 2011, it was voted second (behind “How Deep Is Your Love”) in “The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song”.[4]

You Stepped Into My Life

“You Stepped Into My Life” is a song released by the Bee Gees in September 1976 on the album Children of the World.[1] It was also released as the B-side of “Love So Right”.[2] Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb.

In Canada, this song was chosen as the A-side and its flipside was “Love So Right”[3] In Scandinavia and UK, it released as a double A side single with “Love So Right”. Allmusic’s Bruce Eder called this funk number as one of the “soul ballads” on the album Children of the World.[4]

Wouldn’t I Be Someone

“Wouldn’t I Be Someone” is a song by The Bee Gees. It was released on 22 June 1973 in the United Kingdom and in July 1973 in the United States.[1] The cover of the single was also used on Best of Bee Gees, Volume 2.

“Wouldn’t I Be Someone” was recorded around October 1972 in The Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles. The long chorus, extended by an instrumental section of the song is their new idea and was reminiscent to their 1969 song “Odessa (City on the Black Sea)”, but the difference between the two is when electric guitar was added to this song.[2]

Words (Bee Gees song)

“Words” is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. The song reached No. 1 in Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands.

“Words” was the Bee Gees third UK top 10 hit, reaching number 8, and in a UK television special on ITV in December 2011 it was voted fourth in “The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song”.[1] The song has been recorded by many other artists., including hit versions by Rita Coolidge in 1978 and Boyzone in 1996. This was Boyzone’s fifth single and their first number one hit in the UK.

The Woman in You

“The Woman in You” is one of five songs the Bee Gees contributed to the film, Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Director Sylvester Stallone used the Bee Gees songs in the movie more as background music rather than the prominent way Saturday Night Fever had featured them. The single received more airplay than the Bee Gees previous two singles, though not enough to reach a top 10 position. In interviews following the release of the film, the brothers expressed their displeasure at the way their songs were edited and revealed that their hearts were not in the music. By 1983, the Bee Gees were focusing their talents on solo projects and production of other artists, so it is not surprising that they were not all enthusiastic about the Staying Alive movie.

When He’s Gone

“When He’s Gone” is the first and only American single from the 1991 Bee Gees album High Civilization. Warner Bros. did nothing to promote the album or the single and neither charted in America, the first and only time a Bee Gees album failed to chart in America. The Bee Gees made two TV appearances in May, 1991 to promote the single. They appeared on Rick Dees’ show Into the Night where they sang “When He’s Gone” and “One” and on The Arsenio Hall Show they sang “When He’s Gone” and “To Love Somebody”.

Two different B-sides were issued. In the United States, the song “True Confessions” was used, which was a song that was not included on the cassette versions of High Civilization. The B-side in the UK was live performance of “Massachusetts” done in Melbourne, Australia from their 1989 One For All Tour.

Tomorrow Tomorrow (Bee Gees song)

“Tomorrow Tomorrow” is a song by the Bee Gees written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. The song was originally intended to be recorded by Joe Cocker.[1] It was the first Bee Gees single released after Robin Gibb had quit the group which was now down to a trio featuring Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and drummer Colin Petersen.

Originally, the song was written for Joe Cocker, but the group ultimately released it themselves. Barry rushed the track through, but it never reached Joe, who was given ‘Delta Lady’ by his management instead”.[2]

This song was recorded on 19 and 21 March 1969. Its B-side “Sun In My Morning” and the unreleased song “Ping Pong” were also recorded on March 19.[1]

To Love Somebody (song)

“To Love Somebody” is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb. Produced by Robert Stigwood, it was the second single released by the Bee Gees from their international debut album, Bee Gees 1st, in 1967.[2] The single reached No.17 in the United States and No.41 in the United Kingdom. The song’s B-side was “Close Another Door”.[1] The single was reissued in 1980 on RSO Records with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” as its flipside.[3] The song ranked at number 94 on NME magazine’s “100 Best Tracks of the Sixties”.[4] It was a minor hit in the UK and France. It reached the top 20 in the US. It reached the top 10 in Canada.

The song has been recorded by many other musicians, including Nina Simone whose version reached No. 5 in the UK in 1969, Michael Bolton whose recording reached No.11 in the US and No.16 in the UK in 1992.

This Is Where I Came In (song)

“This Is Where I Came In” is a song by the Bee Gees. It was the only single from their final album and was featured as the last song performed on the live Bee Gees 1997 PBS special One Night Only before the album release of This Is Where I Came In as an “experimental” song at that time the song was titled “This Is Just (Where I Came In)” before being changed and shortened to the current song title, “This Is Where I Came In”, released in 2001. The song was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. It reached no. 18 in the UK and no. 25 in Germany, but was not released in the United States. “Just in Case” is a song from 1997, which was shown in the writing stages on the Bee Gees 1997 documentary Keppel Road. “I Will Be There” is a song from 1999 and presumably the demo version for Tina Turner, who recorded it on her 1999 album Twenty Four Seven. The remix version of this song was remixed by DJ Domino, released also in that year also in Universal Records in the United States was edited to 5:07 and the DJ Domino edit was edited to 3:45.

Lead vocals are performed by Robin Gibb on the first verse and on the chorus, while Barry Gibb sang lead on the second verse and sing harmony on the chorus. The song’s music video was directed by Jake Nava.

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