Paying the Price of Love

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"Paying the Price of Love"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Size Isn't Everything
B-side "Decadance" (US)
"My Destiny" (UK)
Released August 1993
Format 7", CD, cassette tape
Recorded 1992 or 1993
Genre Pop, hip hop
Length 4:12
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Bee Gees, Femi Jiya
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Happy Ever After"
(1991)
"Paying the Price of Love"
(1993)
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
(1993)

"Paying the Price of Love" is the first single from the Bee Gees' album, Size Isn't Everything. It was more reminiscent of the Bee Gees disco era than recent singles. With an uptempo hip-hop beat and soaring falsetto vocals, it was too heavy for adult contemporary radio, which is where the Bee Gees were primarily played in 1993. It reached the top 10 in Belgium and the top 40 in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and the UK. In the US, it did chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #74, and made the top 30 on the A/C chart.The promotional video for the song showed the brothers performing the song as holograms on a futuristic version of MTV--which could be considered ironic, as the video never aired on the network, but rather on its companion channel, VH1.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak position
Austria 24
Belgium 5
Canada 53
France 31
Germany 36
Italy 33
Netherlands 19
United Kingdom 23
United States 74

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