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