Why (Andy Gibb song)

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Single by Andy Gibb
from the album Shadow Dancing
B-side "One More Look at the Night" (US)
"Fool for a Night" (UK)
Released September 1978
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1978, Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Disco, funk
Length 4:31
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Andy Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Andy Gibb singles chronology
"(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away"

"Why" is a song written by Barry and Andy Gibb, fourth and last single released on the album Shadow Dancing. Released as a single in September 1978 around the same time as "(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away".

Barry wrote the lyrics for this song while Andy composed the melody, it was recorded in Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles, California. Barry sings background vocals on this track especially on the refrain and chorus. Barry also used his falsetto voice on this track as well as "Shadow Dancing", "Don't Throw it All Away" and "An Everlasting Love". The song features a guitar work by Jock Bartley. John Sambataro who also sing background vocals on the album, plays slide guitar on this track as it was featured on the intro and interlude.

The two US singles have consecutive catalog numbers and the same B side, as if "Why" was a quick replacement for "(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away". (The song was in fact the American hit.)[1] This track was produced by Barry, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, but the B-side was "One More Look at the Night" written by Andy Gibb and produced only by Galuten and Richardson (and was also used as the B-side of "Don't Throw it All Away") In the UK, its B-side was "Fool for a Night" was originally released on Andy's debut album Flowing Rivers (1976).


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why"   Barry Gibb, Andy Gibb 4:31
2. "One More Look at the Night"   Andy Gibb 3:25
United Kingdom
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why"   Barry Gibb, Andy Gibb 4:31
2. "Fool for a Night"   Andy Gibb 3:20


  1. ^ Gibb Songs 1978

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