If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else

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"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Cucumber Castle
ReleasedMarch 1970 (US)
Recorded25 September 1969[1]
Genreeasy listening
LabelPolydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s)Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Don't Forget to Remember"
"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else"
Audio sample
"If Only I Had My Mind On Something Else"

"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else" is a pop ballad recorded by the Bee Gees. It was written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. It was the first track on the album Cucumber Castle. A remastered version was released in 1990 on Tales from the Brothers Gibb.[2]


"If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else" was recorded on 25 September 1969 at the IBC Studios in London, same day as "High and Windy Mountain" and "One Bad Thing". On the next day (September 26) they recorded two new songs that was intended for the album "Turning Tide" and "Sweetheart".[1]

Release and aftermath[edit]

The song was released in the US as the follow up to "Don't Forget to Remember" but it failed to make any impact and stalled at #91. Following this, Barry and Maurice went their separate ways, both releasing solo singles with limited success. Barry and Robin reconciled in the summer of 1970 and the Bee Gees reunited later that year.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 91
US Cash Box[4] 76
US Record World[5] 76


  1. ^ a b Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1969". Columbia.edu.
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Bee Gees - Tales from the Brothers Gibb". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bee Gees - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Cashbox Top 100 Singles". Cashbox Archives. April 4, 1970. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts - Part 2" (PDF). Brothersgibb.org. Retrieved 24 January 2015.

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