Top Ten Tracks: Bee Gees

Should I go out on a limb today? Calling the Bee Gees the best and greatest pop group ever? Well, maybe I should say my fave at least when anyone talks about pop music. Pop is short for poplar so that’s what you are getting with them. Like very few have out sold the number of records, reading it’s four or five and only group is The Beatles who has outsold them. Never really as cool as The Beatles, maybe even totally daggy but I dig them and now they get a whole post to themselves on my blog. I guess they did spend sometime in Australia when they were younger which might explain why but not really! I don’t know why? Maybe because they’re just totally great songwriters!

Anyway here’s my ten picks…

Like Nobody Else – Morning Of My Life: The Best Of 1965-66 (1965)

I Don’t Know Why I Bother With Myself – Spicks and Specks (1966)

Spicks and Specks – Spicks and Specks (1966)

New York Mining Disaster 1941 – Bee Gees’ 1st (1967)

I Started a Joke – Idea (1968)

(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts – Horizontal (1968)

I Laugh In Your Face – Odessa (1969)

Don’t Forget To Remember – Cucumber Castle (1970)

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Trafalgar (1971)

Stayin’ Alive – Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1977)

Mainly focusing on their 60’s stuff with seven tracks and then only three 70’s songs. Robin Gibb wins as my fave Bee Gee member or Gibb brother because he’s got the best lyrics, I think a lot them above are his but not all of them! The 1966 Spicks and Specks which was their second album, I’ve two songs for that one but then got something from all the earlier albums. I wasn’t even going to included Stayin’ Alive but is most likely my fave of all the disco music they did but they’re more remember now for that stuff so that one track slipped in!

Only one more pop music stars’ top ten next Sundays, OK?

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Five pierce line-up of Bee Gees in 1968, three Gibb brothers are all on the right!

Who’s going to share your fave Bee Gee song/s with me now? Please!

Cheers 🙂

16 Comments

  1. I can’t say I am familiar with their early stuff, just their main hits…sorry. But they definitely wrote great songs, not only for themselves, but for other acts as well.
    If I had to pick a favourite Bee Gee’s song, it would be a toss up between, You Should Be Dancing, and Stayin’ Alive. I don’t mind their 80s hit, You Win Again.
    Our coincidences keep happening, as just a day ago I was talking about the Bee Gee’s spending their formative years in Brissie. Strangely this convo was cricket related. Lol

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    1. Thanks for sharing your faves! Yeah, they were immigrants to Australia and grew-up here and some count them as Aussies but i don’t know about that? I really know nothing about cricket at all!
      Cheers 🙂

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      1. Yeah the cricket convo was pretty stupid, which is my forté. I just mentioned how most BBL teams have names with no association to the city. For instance Melbourne Renegades, what do Renegades have to do will Melbourne? I suggested naming teams which reflected the locality/city/state, would perhaps add some fan connection.
        Anyway, instead of being the Brisbane Heat, I thought they could be called Brisbane Cyclones, or Brisbane Barriers (a tie in to the Barrier Reef), or even Brisbane Fever (since The Bee Gees lived there, and had the hit Night Fever. I wouldn’t be opposed to the Brisbane Jive Walkers…Lol)

        TMI? Yes these are the type of stupid questions I think about.

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      2. Sorry, i even had to look up what BBL was? I’m that bad when it comes to cricket! Fair call, i get you and make more sense to me, maybe should just be Brisbane Bee Gees? 🙂

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  2. Oh, gee mate …. I know what you are saying is sort of correct – but I just can’t go on record as having agreed with you. You’re younger than me …. you weren’t around when all this was happening on ‘Bandstand’ with Brian Henderson (you may be young enough to recall him as a newsreader) but trust me … the young Bee Gees were nauseating, and …. I cannot forgive them.

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  3. I’m actually surprised you like any songs from the Bee Gees William. Because they made some disco hits, and also because of Barry Gibb’s falsetto, the Bee Gees were everyone’s favorite band to hate on. I was tepid on their early stuff – it was OK, but just didn’t do much for me, as I was very young. The first song I remember liking from them was ‘I Started a Joke’, followed by ‘Lonely Days’, but it was the gorgeous ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ that blew me away and made me a fan.

    My Ten Favorite Bee Gee songs are:

    1. Stayin’ Alive (one of the greatest pop songs of all-time)
    2. How Deep is Your Love
    3. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
    4. Night Fever
    5. You Should Be Dancing (I sang this in Karaoke once)
    6. Jive Talkin’
    7. Too Much Heaven
    8. More Than a Woman
    9. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)
    10. Love You Inside Out

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    1. surprise! i do listen to a lot of stuff that might surprise you? wait and see/hear who i’ve got for the last pop music next sunday’s ttt post? i do really like/love disco but it’s more grace jones/donna summer type of disco! i really don’t mind falsetto singing or even love it, just the other day in a post last week or something i was saying how great it was bono singing in falsetto! Yeah, you right i guess the Bee Gees is everyone’s favorite band to hate on! anyway cheers for sharing your 10 faves with me! 🙂

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  4. Well: If you are married, you can’t listen to that heavy stuff all day long. You need compromise with your wife: what comes next in the player?
    So I need to teach myself in liking cheesy melodies of that half-men-ligue. In german:” halbes Hemd” = half t-shirt = not adult old boys without balls…

    so I started listening to the Bee Gees…

    🙂 Joke! Only some cliché lines…

    I liked the Bee Gees before my first love affair, here are the results:

    1. Odessa
    2. Lamplights
    3. every christian lion hearted man will show you (sounds like: greetings from the tomb)
    4. Massachusetts
    5. New York mining desaster 1941
    6. got to get a message to you (live from “Here at last”)
    7. nights on broadway (live from “Here at last”)
    8. boogie child
    9. edge of the universe
    10. bury me down by the river

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    1. I’m not married but maybe need learn to compromise or something?
      Anyway I guess the Bee Gees are just like that but that’s another great list of songs yet again dude and just had to have a listen to all of them again!
      Cheers man 4 joining in 🙂

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