Love You Inside Out
|"Love You Inside Out"|
|Single by Bee Gees|
|from the album Spirits Having Flown|
3:48 (7" version)
|Songwriter(s)||Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb|
|Producer(s)||Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson|
|Bee Gees singles chronology|
"Love You Inside Out" is a 1979 hit single by the Bee Gees from their album, Spirits Having Flown. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in June 1979, interrupting Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff", becoming the third single from the album to do so. In the UK, the single peaked at No. 13 for two weeks. It was the ninth and final number-one hit for the Bee Gees in the US. The trio would not return to the top 10, for ten years, with the song, "One".
The song is a slow funk groove number. During recording, the Bee Gees played a prank on their manager Robert Stigwood, sending him a version with the line "backwards and forwards with my cock hanging out" to see if he was paying attention to their work. For the released version, the line is "backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out".
- It was the group's ninth number one single in the US (tenth if you include "Lonely Days", which reached number one on the Cashbox charts in 1971), more number one singles than any other 1970s artist.
- It was The Bee Gees sixth consecutive number one single in a single year. The only other group to achieve this was The Beatles.
- It was the third consecutive number one single from Spirits Having Flown, which followed three consecutive number one singles from their previous album Saturday Night Fever. At that point, no other artist had ever had three consecutive number one singles from two successive albums.
- At the time, it placed them fourth among all artists with number one singles (9) and fourth in total weeks (27) at number one.
- Barry Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
- Robin Gibb – backing vocals
- Maurice Gibb – bass, backing vocals
- Blue Weaver – synthesizer, keyboards, programming
- Dennis Bryon – drums
- Alan Kendall – electric guitar
- George Terry – electric guitar
In 1996, the R&B group Total sampled the song on the album track "When Boy Meets Girl" from their self-titled debut in 1996. In 2004, the song was covered by Feist (under the title "Inside and Out") on her 2004 album Let It Die. It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. Saxophonist Arturo Tappin's smooth jazz version (Love You Inside and Out) is on his 2007 "Inside Out" album. "Love You Inside Out" was sampled by Snoop Dogg for his rap single "Ups & Downs" in 2005 on rap group Nemesis' hit "Cantifiguritout". This song was also sampled by R. Kelly and Jay-Z's hit song "Honey".
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