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Bee Gees Songs

Updated on July 22, 2016

The Brothers Gibbs

The Bee Gees story is one of a family, composed of talented, determined, unstoppable trio of the Gibbs brother, Barry and fraternal twins Maurice and Robin. Three outstanding songwriters, singers, producers and musicians.

For over 40 years, they have produced world - wide record sales of more than 200 million, they are in the top five of the most successful recording artists of all time.

With hit records in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and in the new Millennium, the Bee Gees have become the first group ever to have such success over 5 consecutive decades.

I have been a Bee Gees fan since I was in high school, at that time, I can only hear their songs played in the radio, when I finally got my first cassette record player, the first audio cassette record I bought of course was the Bee Gees greatest hits!

I have so many favorite Bee Gees song, I could not name them all here, but here are some of my favorites, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

1968 - I Started a Joke

According to Robin Gibb the idea of the song " I Started a Joke ", came when he was siting on the plane over Germany and heard a melody in the droning of the engine. As soon as he got on the ground that night he completed the song with Barry and Maurice.

For him it was a very spiritual song, about faith and survival in life. It wasn't a love song, it was one of the first song they wrote about struggling to survive emotionally alone in the world.

Bee Gees, Maurice Gibb Last Great Performance April 27, 2001

1977 - How Deep Is Your Love

This song was ranked #366 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This song has a universal connotations and it clicks with everyone. According to Robin Gibb before they cut the song they knew they could fuse some of their own personalities into the track. Love is the anchor, it's a foundation.

The video above is Maurice Gibbs last performance on 27 April 2001. Maurice Gibbs passed away on 12 January 2003.

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.

The song earned over $7 million dollars in publishing royalties.Too Much Heaven was the Bee Gees conrtibution to the "Music For UNICEF" fund.

1977 - Saturday Night Fever

In 1977's Saturday Night fever sparked not only a cultural phenomenon but was for two decades the biggest selling soundtrack record ever and it began a string of hit singles for the Bee Gees.

Staying Alive is a song about a struggle against the world, a victory just to survive, the lyrics describes the scenario about the survival in the city.

Bee Gees Live Concert

Bee Gees - Spicks and Specks(Fox Fam Concert) live in sydney

Bee Gees Achievements

  • Fifth most successful recording artists of all time (behind The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson)

  • Only writers in history to achieve UK number ones in four different decades ( from the Sixties to the Nineties)

  • Only recording artists to have written and produced six consecutive USA number ones(from How Deep is Your Love to Love You Inside Out)

  • Only songwriters to have five of their compositions in the USA top ten at the same time (March 4, 1977)

  • Worldwide total album sales in excess of 100 million.

  • Five US two million selling singles (certified platinum) for Stayin' Alive', Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, tragedy & Love you Inside Out

  • Seven USA one million selling singles (certified gold) for ‘Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, ‘Jive Talking', ‘Night On Broadway,' ‘You Should Be Dancing', ‘Love So Right' & ‘How Deep is Your Love.'

  • Sixteen nominations resulting in seven GRAMMY awards, 2004 Hall of Fame Award (Saturday Night Fever)

Bee Gees- First of May

Very Best of the Bee Gees


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      Nico Jakarimilena 5 years ago

      My favorite is "Railway", but I always love to hear "Words", thanks.

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      carmini 5 years ago

      Love love love the bee gees they are legends

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      Sandra 5 years ago

      I heard their was a melody that they took from a Catholic hymn. Do you know the song that has that hymn as the melody?

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      william.fischer29 6 years ago

      I love listening their songs. They are really incredible and gorgeous guys and of course one of my favorite group of singers.

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      carmelo cordero 6 years ago

      when i hear their song TRAGEDY, that's the time i loved bee gees, and all their songs.

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      Cindy 7 years ago

      The music of the BeeGees changed my life. Any time that I am feeling sad, I listen to the BeeGees. If I am happy, when I listen to them, it makes me happier. I would love just to meet them in person and tell them how powerful their music is to me.

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      Sean Leong 7 years ago from Malaysia

      Listening to their songs brings back lots of my good memories. I was and will always be their fan.

      Excellent job MM Del Rosario. Keep it up.

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      Ahmed 7 years ago

      it is so big and good waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaew

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      jaklin 7 years ago

      omg thanks for all nice moments that you give us love you

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      d luck 7 years ago

      i listen to 'I Started a Joke' since i was child. nice song.

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      sandy 7 years ago

      I love the BEE GEES since the early 70's for ever a fan all that you sing is precious deep is your love how can you mend this broken heart still have the albums and songs. Beautiful Love songs and encourging too. Very classic this music very dear to my heart I love you all. Thank you for precious Master Pieces very dear fan BEE GEES RULE

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      coco 7 years ago

      I do love Bee Gees. Their songs make me happy. After listening to them I want to live a bit longer.

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      abdalla oudat 8 years ago

      this is the only group who i loved , some of the songs make me cry ,i hope i can reach this group, or to call them

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      Ayman Maher 8 years ago

      From many years ago,,,, and for more years in future i fond and respect BGs

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      black scorpion 8 years ago

      wish that somedays bee gees well be reborned

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      stars439 8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      fantastic article and photos. god bless

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      roger hernandez 8 years ago

      i love BEEGEES,i have been a big fan of the BEEGEES,great hub

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      Nillan Maharaj 8 years ago

      I Love THE BEEGEES, My contact number is 0832320641

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      RestartYourLife 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I have always been a big fan of the BeeGees, great hub

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      britneydavidson 8 years ago from united kingdom

      excelllent hub and good discription.i love to hear beegees....they are wonderful.

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      pepo  8 years ago

      Iam so happy cos i hove bee ges songs with me in every where its make me in good mod

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I was 12 when the Saturday Night Fever came out and John Travolta I remember was still my first crush. I still have that album until this day, and it is funny but now they call them vinyls. The entire album to me is priceless!!:)

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      earnestshub 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you the Bee Gees rule.

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      MM Del Rosario 9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi GCODY, thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the songs.....

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      gjcody 9 years ago

      Hi MM Del Rosario ...just stopped by to listen to a song ..thanks again for the great site!

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      MM Del Rosario 9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi gjcody,

      i am glad you like it --- Forever BEE GEES Fans !!! thanks for dropping by.... good luck also!!!

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      gjcody 9 years ago

      What can I say really took me back a few years. I just "loved" them ...I wore an eight track tape out ...playing it in my car. I know you probably don't know what a eight track tape is. But will have to buy the CD ...great hub. Thank you ...thank you ....I will bookmark this and listen to it often best to you and your success!!!

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      MM Del Rosario 9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      i will always include 'Words" as one of my favourite.....thanks for visiting...

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      Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Excellent hub. I'm so glad you included that song