More Than a Woman (Bee Gees song)

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"More Than a Woman"
Italian picture sleeve
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
Released 15 November 1977
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Genre Disco
Length 3:15
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees singles chronology
"How Deep Is Your Love"
(1977)
"More Than a Woman"
(1977)
"Stayin' Alive"
(1977)
Saturday Night Fever track listing
Side A
  1. "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees)
  2. "How Deep Is Your Love" (Bee Gees)
  3. "Night Fever" (Bee Gees)
  4. "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees)
  5. "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman)
Side B
  1. "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Walter Murphy)
  2. "More Than a Woman" (Tavares
  3. "Manhattan Skyline" (David Shire)
  4. "Calypso Breakdown" (Ralph MacDonald)
Side C
  1. "Night on Disco Mountain" (David Shire)
  2. "Open Sesame" (Kool & the Gang)
  3. "Jive Talkin'" (Bee Gees)
  4. "You Should Be Dancing" (Bee Gees)
  5. "Boogie Shoes" (KC and the Sunshine Band)
Side D
  1. "Salsation" (David Shire)
  2. "K-Jee" (MFSB)
  3. "Disco Inferno" (The Trammps)

"More Than a Woman" is a disco song by the British group Bee Gees. It was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb[1] for the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.

The soundtrack includes two versions — one by the Bee Gees and the other by Tavares. Both versions are featured in the film as well. The song has been recorded and performed by various artists but in different forms. The Bee Gees did not release this song as a single (though in Italy it peaked at No. 4 in September 1978),[2] yet it has remained a staple on radio and one of their best known songs. An abridged live version of the song performed by the Bee Gees in 1997 is available on both the DVD and CD versions of One Night Only.

The song has also been included on Bee Gees compilations such as Tales from the Brothers Gibb and Their Greatest Hits: The Record. The very first British pressings of Their Greatest Hits: The Record featured the song with a mastering fault, with the audio noticeably dipping to the right briefly during the first verse. This was corrected after several thousand copies had been distributed.

Personnel[edit]

Tavares version[edit]

"More Than a Woman"
Single by Tavares
from the album Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
B-side "Keep in Touch" (US)
"We're Both Ready for Love" (UK)
Released November 1977
Format 7"
Recorded 1977
Genre Disco, funk, soul
Length 3:25
Label Polydor, RSO, Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Tavares singles chronology
"Whodunit"
(1977)
"More Than a Woman"
(1977)
"One Step Away"
(1977)

"More Than a Woman" was also recorded by Tavares in 1977, and also appeared in Saturday Night Fever and on the soundtrack album. Their version charted at number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100[3] and number seven on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[5] 30
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 32
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles[3] 36

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "More Than a Woman – Song Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ (Italian) "HitParadeItalia – Top10 del 30 Settembre 1978". Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tavares – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ (Dutch) "More Than A Woman – TAVARES". Top 30. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top Singles." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tavares – More Than A Woman" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Flava To Da Bone – More Than A Woman". Discogs. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Chaney, Jen (18 April 2012). "When ‘Glee’ went disco: The ‘Saturday Night Fever’ episode". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Lamb, Bill. "Glee Songs Report Card – Season 3, Episode 16". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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