Desire (Bee Gees song)

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"Desire"
Single by Andy Gibb
from the album After Dark
B-side "Waiting For You"
Released January 1980
Format 7" single, 12" single, 45rpm single
Recorded 1978
30 May 1979 (lead vocal)
Genre Funk, R&B
Length 4:24
Label RSO Records
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb
Albhy Galuten
Karl Richardson
Andy Gibb singles chronology
"Why"
(1978)
"Desire"
(1980)
"I Can't Help It"
(1980)
"Desire"
Song by Bee Gees
Released Unreleased
Recorded 1978
Genre Funk, R&B
Length 4:24
Writer Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer Bee Gees
Albhy Galuten
Karl Richardson

"Desire" was written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb and was originally recorded by the Bee Gees in 1978 during the sessions of Spirits Having Flown and Blue Weaver recalls that this version was originally intended for the album. After spending weeks on it, they dropped it from the album lineup. Later it was recorded by Andy Gibb and released as a single and on the album After Dark and Andy having a new lead vocal in 1979.[1]

Andy Gibb's version[edit]

Andy Gibb's version of "Desire" was released as a single in January 1980, reaching number four on the Hot 100. Any sense that Andy was channeling the Bee Gees rather than finding his own way would be confirmed here, as all three of his brothers were heard in the background too. Sounding a lot like "Too Much Heaven", Andy's version would be last top ten single in the United States.[2] In other countries this single and its B-side "Waiting For You" were released as a double A.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Desire"   Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb 4:24
2. "Waiting For You"   Andy Gibb 4:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibb Songs 1978
  2. ^ Gibb Songs 1979

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