Sunday, February 25, 2018

Livin' On The Music So Fine




On February 25, 1978 Barry Gibb had a very good week.  His band, The Bee Gees, has the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Stayin' Alive".  Their last #1 hit, "How Deep Is Your Love" was still in the Top 10. Their next #1 hit, "Night Fever", was already at #8. The song Barry had written with his younger brother, Andy Gibb, "(Love is) Thicker Than Water" was one week away from hitting #1. And the song he and brother Robin Gibb had written for Samantha Sang and for which he provided backing vocals,"Emotion", was climbing the charts at #5 on its way to peaking at #3. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack was on top of the U.S. album charts from January through July.

And Barry wasn't done. By the end of the summer Frankie Valli would take the Gibb-written "Grease" to #1 as well.


1 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO)
2 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)
3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)
4 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century)
5 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang
6 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic
7 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen
8 NIGHT FEVER –•– Bee Gees (RSO)
9 LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)
10 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO)



1 comment:

  1. Well… this brings back memories. Please excuse me while I go download it. I had to contact my son to ask him how to use this payment method: http://www.digitalgp.co.uk/ to purchase the album. It did not take as long as I thought it would. I can still remember the day I first listened to ‘Stayin’ Alive’. It was the fastest beat I’d ever heard at the time and those night clubs used to roll this track on repeat!

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