Rest Your Love on Me

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"Rest Your Love on Me"
Single by Bee Gees
A-side"Too Much Heaven"
ReleasedNovember 1978
Recorded2 May 1976
StudioLe Studio, Quebec, Canada
GenreCountry pop
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb
Producer(s)Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees flipsides singles chronology
"Down the Road (live)"
"Rest Your Love on Me"

"Rest Your Love on Me" is a country ballad performed by the Bee Gees and written and sung by Barry Gibb. It was the B-side of the US No. 1 hit "Too Much Heaven". Andy Gibb recorded the song as a duet with Olivia Newton-John for his 1980 album After Dark.


"Rest Your Love on Me" was written by Barry Gibb in 1976 and recorded it on 2 May on the Children of the World sessions. Stephen Stills played bass on its original demo.[1]

It was not used until "Too Much Heaven" was released, as "Rest Your Love on Me" was chosen as the B-side. As a country song, it did not fit in with what the Bee Gees were putting on their albums, even though they continued to write the occasional country song, like "Where Do I Go", also left off the forthcoming album.[2]


The song reached No. 39 on the country charts in the United States, their only appearance in the Country Top 40 as artists (though Barry and Maurice also performed and played on 1983's country chart-topping "Islands in the Stream"). The single was a double-A side in the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia, Ireland and in Belgium. Later in 1979, it was included on the compilation album Bee Gees Greatest, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard album charts.

The Osmonds, themselves beginning a transition from pop/rock to country music, recorded the song under Maurice Gibb's direction shortly before the Bee Gees released their version, but not released until afterward. In January 1979, Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John would perform it at the Music for UNICEF Concert, the first time most people would have heard it.[original research?]

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Conway Twitty version[edit]

"Rest Your Love on Me"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Rest Your Love on Me
B-side"I Am the Dreamer (You Are the Dream)"
Released21 February 1981
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb
Producer(s)Conway Twitty, Ron Chancey
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Lovin' What Your Lovin' Does to Me"
"Rest Your Love on Me"
"I Still Believe in Waltzes"

"Rest Your Love on Me" was recorded by Conway Twitty in 1980 for his album of the same name. It was his 25th number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of ten weeks within the top 40.[3]


Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks[4] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks[4] 9

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Hughes, Andrew (2009). The Bee Gees – Tales of the Brothers Gibb. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857120045. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Gibb Songs : 1976". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 362.
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 360.
  5. ^ "Gibb Songs : 1979". Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Olivia Newton-John / Andy Gibb – Rest Your Love on Me (1980, Vinyl)". Discogs. 1980.