Sweetheart (Bee Gees song)

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Single by Bee Gees
from the album Cucumber Castle
A-side "I.O.I.O." (United Kingdom)"If I Only Had My Mind on Something Else" (United States)
Released March 1970
Recorded 26 September 1969
IBC Studios, London
Genre Country
Length 3:09
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees flipsides chronology
"The Lord"
"Man for All Seasons"
Single by Engelbert Humperdinck
B-side "Born to Be Wanted"
Released 1970
Format 7"
Genre Adult contemporary
Label Decca
Producer(s) Peter Sullivan
Engelbert Humperdinck singles chronology
"My Marie"
"When There's No You"

"Sweetheart" is a song released by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "I.O.I.O." in March 1970. and released on the album Cucumber Castle in April 1970.[1]


Written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. Lead vocals by Barry Gibb, with harmony vocal by Maurice Gibb. The violins was featured on this song, but the musician who played on the instrument was not credited. The song was recorded on September 26, 1969, and this track was the group's last recorded in their September sessions, Cucumber Castle sessions was continued until October 1969.[2] Barry Gibb only sings and play guitar on the song's demo.


Engelbert Humperdinck version[edit]

The song was later recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and released as a single, and its flipside was "Born to Be Wanted" on Decca Records in UK, Germany and Belgium, on Parrot Records in US and Jugoton Records in Yugoslavia, his version was produced by Peter Sullivan, And his version reached #22 in the US and #2 on the US Adult Contemporary Charts.,[3] The song was released on his album Sweetheart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 22
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Canada RPM Top Singles 34
UK Singles Chart 22


  1. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1970". 
  2. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1969". 
  3. ^ Discogs.com. "Engelbert Humperdinck - Sweetheart". 

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