♫ To Love Somebody ♫

Last night, I said I was having a hard time finding a song I hadn’t already played, and as he sometimes does, our friend David came to the rescue with a few suggestions.  One of the suggestions was To Love Somebody by Michael Bolton.  I well remembered the song, but when I listened, it didn’t sound quite like I remembered it.  Still, I recognized it and it was one I’ve always liked, so I turned to my favourite resource for music trivia, SongFacts, and they had the song, but … by the Bee Gees, not Michael Bolton.  When I listened to the Bee Gees version, it was the one I remembered most.

So, I will offer both tonight, but first a bit of background …

Legend has it that this song was written for Otis Redding, who died before he had the chance to record it. While this is a chance Redding would have recorded the song, that’s not who the Bee Gees had in mind when they recorded it.  Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote the song for their manager, Australian-born impresario and entertainment entrepreneur Robert Stigwood, who was an influential part of London’s gay showbiz establishment.  According to Barry Gibb …

“It was for Robert. I say that unabashedly. He asked me to write a song for him, personally. It was written in New York and played to Otis but, personally, it was for Robert. He meant a great deal to me. I don’t think it was a homosexual affection but a tremendous admiration for this man’s abilities and gifts.”

The Animals, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Nina Simone (who had a big hit with it in the UK), Janis Joplin, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, and Tom Jones, among others, have recorded this song.  Wait … “The Flying Burrito Brothers”???  There’s really such a group?  Ay ay ay!

The Bee Gees version charted at #17 in the U.S., #9 in Canada, and #41 in the UK, and Michael Bolton’s version at #11 in the U.S., #2 in Canada, and #16 in the UK.

To Love Somebody
Michael Bolton/Bee Gees

There’s a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you
Lived with you
There’s a way everybody say
To do each and every little thing
But what does it bring
If I ain’t got you, ain’t got?

You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

In my brain
I see your face again
I know my frame of mind
You ain’t got to be so blind
And I’m blind, so, so, so blind
I’m a man
Can’t you see what I am?
I live and I breathe for you
But what good does it do
If I ain’t got you, ain’t got?

You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like

To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like
To love somebody

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Robin Hugh Gibb / Barry Alan Gibb
To Love Somebody lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

♫ Emotion ♫

I always thought this was a Bee Gees song … and in some ways it is, but the first artist ever to record it was Australian singer Samantha Sang.  The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, but Sang recorded it in 1978 and her version reached #1 in Canada, #3 in the U.S., and #11 in the UK.  This song was Sang’s only hit single in the U.S.

The three Gibb brothers provide backup vocals on this song. The Bee Gees released their own version of the song on their 1991 retrospective-plus The Record.

Forgive me, but tonight I am running on fumes, and I cannot bring myself to dig for more about this song.  Just sit back, enjoy the music, and I’ll do better tomorrow … I promise!

Emotion
Samantha Sang/Bee Gees

It’s over and done
But the heartache lives on inside
And who’s the one you’re clinging to
Instead of me tonight?

Ooo baby
And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
Cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Don’t you know there’s nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Don’t cha know there’s nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

I’m there at your side,
I’m part of all the things you are
And you’ve got a part of someone else
You’ve gotta go find your shining star

And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
Cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Don’t you know there’s nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight

And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
I’ll cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight
Nobody to kiss me
Goodnight, goodnight

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Alan Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Emotion lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

♫ I Started A Joke ♫

I Started a Joke is a song by the Bee Gees from their 1968 album Idea, which was released as a single in December of that year. It was not released as a single in the United Kingdom, where buyers who could not afford the album had to content themselves with a Polydor version by Heath Hampstead. This is the last Bee Gees single to feature Vince Melouney’s guitar work, as he left the band in early December after this song was released as a single.

This song was written by Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and produced by the Bee Gees with Robert Stigwood.  According to Robin Gibb …

“The melody to this one was heard aboard a British Airways Vickers Viscount about a hundred miles from Essen. It was one of those old four engine “prop” jobs, that seemed to drone the passenger into a sort of hypnotic trance, only with this it was different. The droning, after a while, appeared to take the form of a tune, which mysteriously sounded like a church choir. So it was decided! We accosted the pilot, forced him to land in the nearest village and there, in a small pub, we finished the lyrics [with Barry]. Actually, it wasn’t a village, it was the city, and it wasn’t a pub, it was a hotel, and we didn’t force the pilot to land in a field … but why ruin a perfectly good story?

There was a lot of psychedelia and the idea that if you wrote something, even if it sounded ridiculous, somebody would find the meaning for it, and that was the truth. This is a very spiritual song. The listeners have to interpret it themselves, trying to explain it would detract from the song.”

Robin Gibb’s son played I Started a Joke on his phone just after his father died from kidney failure on 20 May 2012. Robin-John Gibb told The Sun:

“When he passed away we went out, they took the equipment away and we came back in, I picked up my phone and found “I Started a Joke” on YouTube and played it. I put the phone on his chest and that was the first time I broke down. I knew that song and its lyrics were perfect for that moment. That song will always have new meaning to me now.”

This was famously covered by Faith No More and released as their last single, after the band already split up. They covered the song in 1995. It was released as a bonus track on the album King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime in Argentina in 1995 and as a B-side of the UK and European Limited edition versions of the “Digging The Grave” CD single, which came out February 28, 1995. London Records released it as a single after Faith No More split up in 1998.  

I listened to the Faith No More version, fully expecting not to like it, but strangely I found it quite good, so I will include it, as well as the Bee Gees’ version here.

I Started a Joke
Bee Gees


I started a joke which started the whole world crying
But I didn’t see that the joke was on me oh no
I started to cry which started the whole world laughing
Oh If I’d only seen that the joke was on me


I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
‘Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh if I’d only seen that the joke was on me


I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
‘Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh if I’d only seen that the joke was on me
Oh no that the joke was on me


Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Maurice Ernest Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
I Started a Joke lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

♫ Words ♫ (Redux)

Last night I played a Bee Gees tune, Too Much Heaven.  I rarely play the same artist two nights in a row, unless I’m doing a tribute, but in comments, there were several who said while they were okay with that song, they really preferred some of the Bee Gees earlier work, and at least three — Keith, David and rawgod — specifically mentioned this one, Words.  Since my memory seems to have left home these days, I figured I ought to go ahead and play this one while it was fresh in what passes for a mind.  Turns out I had played this before, but way back in November 2018, so we’ve likely all forgotten about that by now, yes?


The Bee Gees were three brothers – Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They wrote this after getting in a few arguments and realizing the power of words – how they can make you happy or sad.  What I did not know is that this song was written for a movie called The Mini-Affair. In England, the movie was titled The Mini Mob.  Never having heard of the movie, I was going to say it must have been a flop, but then a quick check on IMDB shows it with a 7.7 out of 10 rating, so … not a flop.

Released in 1968, 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”.

According to Barry …

“I remember the first session so clearly. Robin and I were in the studios at 9 o’clock in the morning, and Robin kept on falling asleep over the piano. I wanted him to write the piano part of the song and play it because I’m not much of a pianist, but he just couldn’t keep his eyes open, so I ended up doing it myself”.

Barry was the only Gibb to sing on this. It was the first Bee Gees single where only one brother sang.  Elvis Presley performed the song live as part of his concerts in the late ’60s and early ’70s, but you won’t find his version played here!  Elvis has done a few songs that I really like, but this ain’t one of ’em.

Words
Bee Gees

Smile an everlasting smile
A smile can bring you near to me
Don’t ever let me find you gone
‘Cause that would bring a tear to me

This world has lost it’s glory
Let’s start a brand new story
Now my love, right now
There’ll be no other time
And I can show you how, my love

Talk in everlasting words
And dedicate them all to me
And I will give you all my life
I’m here if you should call to me

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say

It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say

It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away
It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away
It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away

Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Maurice Ernest Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Words lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

♫ Too Much Heaven ♫

Too Much Heaven by the Bee Gees, was the band’s contribution to the “Music for UNICEF” fund. They performed it at the Music for UNICEF Concert on 9 January 1979. The song later found its way to the group’s thirteenth original album, Spirits Having Flown.

In the U.S., it would become the fourth of six consecutive to hit the #1 spot, equaling the record set by Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles for the most consecutive #1 songs.

The single was released in the late autumn of 1978. It had originally been intended for use in the John Travolta movie Moment By Moment, but was pulled before the film’s release reportedly because Barry Gibb thought the movie was awful when he was shown a rough cut.  In the first week of 1979, preceding the Music for UNICEF Concert, the single first topped the charts in both the United States and Canada. In the United Kingdom, the single peaked at number three late in 1978. A slow ballad that was unlike the previous two singles off the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, Barry Gibb noted that the group wanted to “move in an R&B direction, still maintaining our lyric power, and our melody power as well.”

In the summer of 1978, the Gibb brothers announced their latest project at a news conference at the United Nations in New York City. All of the publishing royalties on their next single would go into UNICEF, to celebrate the International Year of the Child, which was designated to be 1979. The song earned over $7 million in publishing royalties. Then-United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim heralded the move as “an outstanding and generous initiative.”

The Bee Gees were later invited to the White House, where President Jimmy Carter thanked the group for their donation. At the ceremony, the brothers presented Carter with one of their black satin tour jackets. Carter remarked that he was “not a disco fan” but knew enough about their music because his daughter Amy was a big fan.

Too Much Heaven
Bee Gees

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb

Oh you and me girl
Got a lot of love in store
And it flows through you
And it flows through me
And I love you so much more
Then my life, I can see beyond forever
Everything we are will never die
Loving’s such a beautiful thing
Oh you make my world, a summer day
Are you just a dream to fade away

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb

You and me girl got a highway to the sky
We can turn away from the night and day
And the tears you had to cry
You’re my life
I can see a new tomorrow
Everything we are will never die
Loving’s such a beautiful thing
When you are to me, the light above
Made for all to see our precious love

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb

Love is such a beautiful thing
You make my world a summer day
Are you just a dream to fade away

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line
Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as wide as a river
And harder to climb

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line

Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb
Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It’s much harder to come by
I’m waiting in line

Nobody gets too much love anymore
It’s as high as a mountain
And harder to climb

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Barry Alan Gibb / Maurice Gibb / Maurice Ernest Gibb / Robin Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Too Much Heaven lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Warner Chappell Music Inc

♫ How Can You Mend A Broken Heart ♫

I was so so so wrong about this song!  I could have sworn it was Al Green’s and that the Bee Gees covered it, but it turns out the Bee Gees wrote and were the first to record the song, with Al Green’s version coming a year later!

Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote this in August 1970, along with Lonely Days when the Gibb brothers had reconvened following a period of break-up and alienation.  According to Barry Gibb …

“Robin came to my place, and that afternoon we wrote How Can You Mend a Broken Heart and that obviously was a link to us coming back together. We called Maurice, finished the song, went to the studio and once again, with only ‘Broken Heart’ as a basic structure, we went in to the studio with that and an idea for ‘Lonely Days’, and those two songs were recorded that night.”

They originally offered the song to Andy Williams, but ended up recording it themselves, although Williams did later cover the song on his album You’ve Got a Friend.

The song was sung live for the first time in 1971, in a performance that was notable as drummer Geoff Bridgford’s first appearance with the band. Although failing to chart on the UK Singles Chart, the song became the Bee Gees’ first US number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number four on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1971. In Spain, it was released under the title “Cómo Puedes Arreglar Un Corazón Destrozado”.

Al Green recorded the song a year later, in 1972, and it was his version that was used in the 1999 movie Notting Hill.  Because it was the Al Green version I initially set out to play, and because I like both, though very different versions, I shall play both.

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? 
Al Green

I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again

I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow, no one said a word about the sorrow

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? – Notting Hill lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

♫ Just The Way You Are ♫

Last night I was tired, and forgot to include any Kenny Rogers’ trivia in my post.  As we’re nearing the end of this tribute week, there are a few more things I wanted to include.  Kenny did duets with a number of other artists, but the ones he is most remembered for are the ones he did with Dolly Parton.  So, how did the two meet and connect?kenny-dolly-2The two first crossed paths in Nashville in the early days of their careers, and he helped her when she headlined a syndicated TV show in the 1970s.

“Kenny was a big star, and I couldn’t get any people on my show. Kenny said ‘I’ll do it,’ and I’ll never forget it. He’s always been there for me as a friend.”

Nearly a decade later, Rogers was in the recording studio with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, who had just co-written Islands in the Stream and decided to give it to Rogers. After a few days trying to record, Rogers didn’t like how it sounded and was ready to give up. According to Rogers, Gibb said, “You know what we need? We need Dolly Parton.”  By coincidence, Parton happened to be the same studio that day. Rogers’ manager went to go find her.  Recalls Kenny …

“She came marching into the room, and once she came in and started singing, the song was never the same. It took on a personality of its own.” 

Of all their duets, Islands in the Stream is my very favourite, but I find that I have already played it three times here, so … I’ll wait a while before playing it again.


Last night I played We’ve Got Tonight that Kenny sang with Sheena Easton, and I mentioned that while I loved Kenny Rogers, I preferred the Bob Seger version of that particular song.  Well, guess what?  Tonight’s song … same thing!  While I love Kenny Rogers in all things, for this particular one, I prefer Billy Joel’s version.  But, as I said last night, this is a week-long tribute to the late, great Kenny Rogers, not the alive-and-whole Billy Joel.

I actually just discovered that I played the Billy Joel and Barry White versions of this, as well as one where Joel visits Sesame Street with Marlee Matlin back in January, but as I had a special request for the version by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West, that is tonight’s fare!

Just The Way You Are
Kenny Rogers/Dottie West

Don’t go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don’t imagine you’re too familiar
And I don’t see you anymore

I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I’ll take the bad times
I’ll take you just the way you are

Don’t go trying some new fashion
Don’t change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care

I don’t want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are

I need to know that you will always be
The same old someone that I knew
What will it take till you believe in me
The way that I believe in you?

I said I love you and that’s forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are

Songwriters: Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management

♫ Woman In Love ♫

Tonight a song was in my head.  The lyrics … echoed within the deep, dark rabbit hole … there is one who may understand … or not.

Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote this song. After their wildly successful contributions to the 1978 movie Saturday Night Fever, they were asked to work on an album for Streisand, which became Guilty. It was Streisand’s best-selling album.  Two other songs from the album hit US Top 10, and both were duets with Barry Gibb: Guilty and What Kind of Fool. Guilty won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal by Duo or Group. It is her fourth of four Platinum records, and is considered her greatest international hit.

In the UK this was Streisand’s first #1. Having made her British chart debut in 1966 with Second Hand Rose, the 14-year-279-day interval between her first chart appearance and her first number one was then the fourth-longest wait in UK chart history.

Streisand has openly stated that she does not like Woman in Love because she doesn’t believe in the meaning of the lyrics. She has rarely performed the song live.

Woman in Love
Barbra Streisand

Life is a moment in space
When the dream is gone
It’s a lonelier place
I kiss the morning goodbye
But down inside you know
We never know why
The road is narrow and long
When eyes meet eyes
And the feeling is strong
I turn away from the wall
I stumble and fall
But I give you it all

I am a woman in love
And I do anything
To get you into my world
And hold you within
It’s a right I defend
Over and over again
What do I do?

With you eternally mine
In love there is
No measure of time
We planned it all at the start
That you and I
Live in each other’s hearts
We may be oceans away
You feel my love
I hear what you say
No truth is ever a lie
I stumble and fall
But I give you it all

I am a woman in love
And I do anything
To get you into my world
And hold you within
It’s a right I defend
Over and over again
What do I do?

I am a woman in love
And I’m talking to you
You know, I know, how it feels?
What a woman can do
It’s a right
I defend over and over again

I am a woman in love
And I do anything
To get you into my world
And hold you within
It’s a right I defend
Over and over again

Songwriters: Barry Alan Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Woman in Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

♫ Night Fever ♫

I usually don’t struggle to find my “song of the day”, but tonight, for some reason, I just couldn’t come up with anything that I hadn’t already played.  Probably because I just finished my “mini-rants” post and the remnants of angst are still pinging around in my head.  Anyway, I threw out some random ideas, then hit upon this one by the Bee Gees.

In 1977, The Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood was producing a movie about the New York disco scene. The working title of the film was “Saturday Night,” so he asked the group to write a song of that name. The Bee Gees thought it was a dumb title, but they had already written a song called “Night Fever.” They convinced Stigwood to use that and change the film’s title to Saturday Night Fever. The movie became a classic, telling a coming-of-age story in the disco era. It helped launch the film career of John Travolta, who starred as Tony Manero, the conflicted youth who escaped his troubles on the dance floor.

The soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever sold over 30 million copies worldwide and won the 1978 Grammy for Album Of The Year. This was the third single from the soundtrack and its biggest hit, remaining on the top of the Hot 100 for eight weeks in early 1978. It also topped the British singles chart for two weeks and won a 1978 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Group.  According to Robin Gibb …

“The idea for the film that became Saturday Night Fever started when our manager, Robert Stigwood, saw an article in New York magazine entitled ‘Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night’ by Nik Cohn, talking about teenagers going to dancing competitions. When they first started dance rehearsals for the film with John Travolta, they were using our song ‘You Should Be Dancing,’ which had been released the previous year. We were mixing a live album in France and Robert rang and asked if we had any other songs we could contribute. In the end we had five new tracks – ‘Staying Alive,’ ‘How Deep is Your Love?’ ‘Night Fever,’ ‘More Than a Woman’ and ‘If I Can’t Have You’ (recorded by Yvonne Elliman) – plus the previously released ‘Jive Talkin” and ‘You Should Be Dancing.’ It was also our idea to call it Saturday Night Fever, because the competitions were on Saturday and we already had the track ‘Night Fever.’

Until the film came out, ‘disco’ meant something very different in the UK to the US. We were writing what we considered to be blue-eyed soul. We never set out to make ourselves the kings of disco, although plenty of other people tried to jump on the bandwagon after the success of the film. When we went to the premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles it was obvious the film and the songs really gelled, but none of us had any idea how huge it would become. It remains the biggest-selling soundtrack ever, and very few artists have created something with the cultural impact that Saturday Night Fever had.”

Night Fever
Bee Gees

Listen to the ground
There is movement all around
There is something goin’ down
And I can feel it

On the waves of the air
There is dancin’ out there
If it’s somethin’ we can share
We can steal it

And that sweet city woman
She moves through the light
Controlling my mind and my soul
When you reach out for me
Yeah, and the feelin’ is right

Then I get night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it

Here I am
Prayin’ for this moment to last
Livin’ on the music so fine
Borne on the wind
Makin’ it mine

Night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it

In the heat of our love
Don’t need no help for us to make it
Gimme just enough to take us to the mornin’
I got fire in my mind
I get higher in my walkin’
And I’m glowin’ in the dark
I give you warnin’

And that sweet city woman
She moves through the night
Controlling my mind and my soul
When you reach out for me
Yeah, and the feelin’ is right

Then I get night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it

Here I am
Prayin’ for this moment to last
Livin’ on the music so fine
Borne on the wind
Makin’ it mine

Night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it

Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to do it

Songwriters: Robin Hugh Gibb / Maurice Ernest Gibb / Barry Gibb / Barry Alan Gibb / Maurice Gibb / Robin Gibb
Night Fever lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

♫ What Kind Of Fool ♫

Sigh.  Once again, I have let our friend Ellen down.  On Wednesday, I did not do a music post.  I do the music posts, as a rule, last thing before going to bed at night, and on Tuesday night I did not find a song in my heart, so I gave up and went to bed.  Apparently, it was Barbra Streisand’s 77th birthday, and Ellen was hoping I would honour her on that day with a song.  (Sometimes I think Ellen takes great pleasure in gently chastising me for missing these special dates, but don’t tell her that I’m onto her!)

So, two days late, Happy Birthday Barbra!birthday-cake

I am not posting any trivia about the song or artists tonight, for I’m counting on Ellen to fill in all the gaps for us later today!

What Kind of Fool
Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb

There was a time when we were down and out
There was a place when we were starting over
We let the bough break
We let the heartache in
Who’s sorry now

There was a world when we were standing still
And for a moment we were separated
And then you found him
You let the stranger in
Who’s sorry now

Who’s sorry now
What, what kind of fool (what kind of fool)
Tears it apart (tears it apart)
Leaving me pain and sorrow

Losing you now
Wonderin’ why
Where will I be tomorrow

There was a time when we were down and out
There was a place when we were starting over
We let the bough break
We let the heartache in
Who’s sorry now
Who’s sorry now

What, what kind of fool (what kind of fool)
Tears it apart (tears it apart)
Leaving me pain and sorrow

Losing you now
Wondering why
Where will I be tomorrow

Was there a moment when I cut you down
Played around
What have I done
I only apologize
For being as they say, the last to know
It has to show
When someone is in your eyes

What kind of fool (what kind of fool)
Tears it apart
Leaving me pain and sorrow

What kind of fool
How can I win
Where will I be tomorrow
What, what
What, what, yeah
Don’t leave me baby
Where will I go
Where will you be, what have I done?
Oh where will I be so, tell me why
Why why
What kind of fool

Songwriters: Albhy Galuten / Barry Gibb
What Kind of Fool lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group