Come On Over (Bee Gees song)

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"Come On Over"
Song by Bee Gees
from the album Main Course
Released June 1975 (UK)
August 1975 (US)
Format 7" single
Recorded 23 January 1975
Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre R&B, soul, country, folk rock
Length 3:26
Label RSO Records
Songwriter(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
Producer(s) Arif Mardin

"Come On Over" is a ballad written by Barry and Robin Gibb and recorded by the Bee Gees for their album Main Course, with lead vocals by Robin, joined by Barry in the chorus of the song. A live version was recorded in Los Angeles during their Children of the World Tour and appeared on their first live album Here at Last...Bee Gees...Live. The song was more reminiscent of their older style compared to the new R&B sound of "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway". It would become a #1 adult contemporary hit for Olivia Newton-John in 1976.

Olivia Newton-John version[edit]

"Come On Over"
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Come On Over
Released March 1976
Genre Country pop
Length 3:38
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Barry & Robin Gibb
Producer(s) John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Let It Shine"
(1975)
"Come On Over"
(1976)
"Don't Stop Believin'"
(1976)
"Let It Shine"
(1975)
"Come On Over"
(1976)
"Don't Stop Believin'"
(1976)

In 1976 Olivia Newton-John's recording of "Come On Over" was released as a single and also became the title track of her 1976 album. It peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Newton-John's sixth #1 in a row on the Easy Listening chart, for one week in April 1976.[1] "Come On Over" peaked at #5 on the US country chart[2] and #3 in New Zealand.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 55
Canadian RPM Top Singles 22
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3
Recording Industry Association of New Zealand 3
US Billboard Hot 100 23
US Billboard Easy Listening 1
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 181. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 248. 
Preceded by
"Looking for Space" by John Denver
Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks number-one single (Olivia Newton-John version)
April 24 - 29, 1976
Succeeded by
"We Can't Hide it Anymore" by Larry Santos