Boogie Child

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"Boogie Child"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Children of the World
B-side "Lovers"
Released
  • January 1977
  • 4 February 1977 (UK)[1]
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length 4:14
Label RSO
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Love So Right"
(1976)
"Boogie Child"
(1977)
"Edge of the Universe (Live)"
(1977)

"Boogie Child" is the third hit single from the Bee Gees' 1976 platinum album Children of the World, released in the US in early 1977. The song peaked at no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 as an A-side and was then used as the B-side of the single "Children of the World" in the UK. It was the last song recorded by the Bee Gees for their album Children of the World.

Content[edit]

"Boogie Child" perhaps evolved from the unreleased "Boogie Summer" (recorded on 2 April). It was one of the two songs, alongside "Can't Keep a Good Man Down", that was the last new tracks recorded for the album.[2] "Boogie Child" was released as a single at the start of 1977 with "Lovers" as the B-side. In the UK, RSO Records issued "Children of the World" as the third single from the album with "Boogie Child" as the B-side.[3] In New Zealand, "Children of the World" was chosen as the B-side of this single.[4]

In December 1976, before the release of the single, the Bee Gees performed it at their concert at The Forum, Los Angeles which appears on their first concert album Here at Last... Bee Gees... Live released in May 1977. The original audio of "Boogie Child" on that concert, which features uncredited background vocalists, was replaced by Barry's background vocals when it was mixed in April 1977 in France.

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Canada (CHUM)[5] 13
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[6] 43
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 9
Italy (FIMI)[8] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 12
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles[10] 31
US Cash Box[11] 14
US Record World[12] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bee Gees - Boogie Child / Children of the World". 45cat. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs : 1976". Columbia University. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs : 1977". Columbia University. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bee Gees - Boogie Child / Children of the World". 45cat. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ CHART NUMBER 1050 – Saturday, February 26, 1977 at the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November 2006). CHUM. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 5150." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5176a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Indice per Interprete: B" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bee Gees – Boogie Child". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Children of the World – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  11. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending MARCH 5, 1977 at the Wayback Machine (archived 3 October 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  12. ^ RECORD WORLD 1977 at the Wayback Machine (archived 20 August 2009). Record World. Geocities.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.

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