Most people know the Bee Gees, some don’t and that’s ok. The Bee Gees helped define an era of music, they made music across all kinds of genres, ranging from folk, pop, rock, and even disco. Truly an iconic band with a rich history and an even richer set of songs. The band was made up of three brothers. Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb from the UK. They had some great melody in their voices and are rightly recognized as a great band. This article is going to breakdown what we believe to be the best Bee Gees songs.
1. Stayin’ Alive
By far the Bee Gees most popular song, with its feel-good groove and funky feeling this song is universally loved by all who listen to it. It is both motivating and believe it or not, life-saving. In the UK there were ad campaigns about how the rhythm of Stayin Alive is ideal for performing chest compressions too. Stayin Alive literally!
2. You Should Be Dancing
A piece of disco music fame. This rocketed the Bee Gees into disco stardom. One of the grooviest sounding songs in existence, it makes you want to tap your feet and dance along to its steady rhythms. Featuring powerful electric guitar chords and simple yet powerful vocals to get you down on the dance floor all night long.
Another famous song by the Bee Gees. Tragedy is popular for its slow start but exciting and melodious chorus that makes you want to bop along with its tunes. The song describes a few tragedy situations but the main focus is on the upbeat, groovy tune. Tragedy was so popular it became a number one hit in the Hot 100 charts.
4. How Deep Is Your Love
A much slower song from the Bee Gees but also one of their best-selling songs. It has been covered numerous times by lots of different bands and artists such as Take That and Michael Buble. Less of a song that you want to dance to and more of a song that you’d sway along to.
One of the Bee Gees earliest songs with some poetic and impactful lyrics. Words isn’t fast-paced like some of the Bee Gees later songs, instead, it takes a different approach with pianos and other orchestral instruments playing in the background. “You think 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 can see how this song is slightly sadder than their usual ones but still meaningful.
Special Mention: Night Fever
A song popularized because of the hit film Saturday Night Fever. Yet another disco classic produced by the Bee Gees with another get down and dance feel to it. A mixture of orchestral and electric soundtracks and mixes gives this song a unique hybrid blend. It reached number one in the Hot 100 charts similar to their other song Tragedy.
We hope that fellow disco and Bee Gees fans agree with our list! Although I’m sure our rankings are very much up for debate, this list still summarizes some absolute classics that the Bee Gees have produced over the years. Just to go over our list again, it goes as follows:
- Stayin’ Alive
- You Should Be Dancing
- How Deep Is Your Love
Special mention: Night Fever
We hope you enjoyed our list and article, please go ahead and share what you think the best Bee Gees songs are, we’d love to hear all the different opinions everyone has!