Chart Position: 1

  • #11 bestseller for 1975
  • Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
  • Lead vocals: Barry Gibb
  • Backing vocals: Robin and Maurice Gibb
  • Guitar: Maurice and Barry Gibb, Alan Kendall
  • Keyboards: Blue Weaver
  • Recorded in Miami FL
  • Produced by Arif Mardin
  • The song’s working title was ‘Drive Talking’
  • The novel syncopated beat was inspired by the sound of Barry Gibbs’ car crossing a bridge on Biscayne Bay in Florida
  • This song marked a comeback for the Bee Gees, launching them as one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s, and it launched them into “disco” music, although at the time the Bee Gees considered it to be rhythm & blues
  • This song was, along with works by Stevie Wonder, one of the first to employ synth-bass
  • Later recorded by Rufus (1975), Boogie Box High (1987), Judybats (1994), Dread Zeppelin (1992) and Boogie Disco Nights (2001)

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