The Greatest 10 Disco Songs From The Bee Gees
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The Gibb brothers (Maurice, Barry, and Robin) had a much higher proportion of songs to hits than virtually any other group. The Bee Gees experienced reinvention after reinvention over their on-and-off 50-year career, which makes them even more superior to others. They were able to not only cement themselves as rock sensations but also redefine themselves by turning to disco and thereby helping to push forward an entirely new genre. Below, are the 10 greatest disco songs from none other than the true faces of the Disco genre.
“Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)” – Main Course (1975)
The 1975 plaintive ballad masterfully shows the Gibb brothers’ intricate harmonies as a stunning falsetto and sharper tenor become heaped atop a juicier baritone.
“You Should Be Dancing” – Children of the World (1976)
“You Should Be Dancing” is a dizzying good time because of its mesmerizing beat and the group’s enticing voices. You just can’t help but move to the beat of this music.
“If I Can’t Have You” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The Bee Gees’ “If I Can’t Have You” is also included on Saturday Night Fever’s soundtrack. It’s a passionate love song with over-the-top harmonies and dramatic tones, a triumphal ballad.
“More Than A Woman” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
With its origins in providing the musical background for the film Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees’ “More Than A Woman” became an instant classic and a defining song of the disco era.
“Jive Talkin’” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
One of their most robust disco singles, it has a grooving synth beat and a bass line powered by funk.
“How Deep Is Your Love” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
A more subdued ballad than their other disco hits, “How Deep Is Your Love” is a favorite on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The song retains all the intensity of their ‘70s discography without any of the showmanship, making it ideal for casual listening.
“Stayin’ Alive” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Perhaps the most recognizable disco song by Bee Gees, the infectious beat of “Stayin’ Alive” compels everybody listening to get their groove on. The strutting beat and thrilling horns make it nearly impossible to stay still.
“Night Fever” – Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The song “Night Fever,” which also debuted on the film’s soundtrack, is credited with giving the movie, which was initially titled Saturday Night, its now-iconic name. It’s a glittering mirror ball of a song with reflecting fractals of whooshing bass, screeching strings, and unfathomable harmonies.
“Too Much Heaven” – Single (1978)
In “Too Much Paradise,” there was no such thing as having an excessive amount of harmony. The hit song from 1978 is not just an exhibition of remarkable vocal feats but also a presentation of the Bee Gees’ all-around superb musicianship.
“Love You Inside Out” – Spirits Having Flown (1979)
The upbeat and funky Bee Gees were also masters at crafting slow-grooving love songs, and “Love You Inside Out” is a prime example of their signature style. The fact that the band was so good at producing hits, however, does not imply that they never took some time to have some fun together.