Sweetheart (Bee Gees song)

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"Sweetheart"
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Single by Bee Gees
from the album Cucumber Castle
A-side "I.O.I.O." (UK)
"If I Only Had My Mind on Something Else" (US)
Released March 1970
Recorded 26 September 1969
IBC Studios, London
Genre Country
Length 3:09
Label Polydor (UK)
Atco (US)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees flipsides chronology
"The Lord"
(1969)
Sweetheart
(1970)
"Man for All Seasons"
(1970)
"Sweetheart"
Single by Engelbert Humperdinck
from the album Sweetheart
B-side "Born to Be Wanted"
Released 1970
Format 7"
Genre Traditional pop, easy listening
Label Decca
Producer(s) Peter Sullivan
Engelbert Humperdinck singles chronology
"My Marie"
(1970)
Sweetheart
(1970)
"When There's No You"
(1971)

"Sweetheart" is a song released by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "I.O.I.O." in March 1970. and released on the album Cucumber Castle in April 1970.[1]

Recording[edit]

Written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. Lead and harmony vocals by Barry Gibb, with background vocal by Maurice Gibb. The violins was featured on this song, but the musician who played on the instrument was not credited. The song was recorded on September 26, 1969, and this track was the group's last recorded in their September sessions, Cucumber Castle sessions was continued until October 1969.[2] Barry Gibb only sings and play guitar on the song's demo.

It was one of the tracks featuring Terry Cox on drums following the departure of Bee Gees' original drummer Colin Petersen.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Engelbert Humperdinck version[edit]

The song was later recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck and released as a single, and its flipside was "Born to Be Wanted" on Decca Records in UK, Germany and Belgium, on Parrot Records in US and Jugoton Recordsin Yugoslavia.[3] The song was released on his album Sweetheart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 7
Canada (RPM) 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 22
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening Charts 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 22

Other versions[edit]

Alan Caddy Orchestra and Singers covered "Sweetheart" in 1970 and released on 6 Top Hits and Tribute to Engelbert Humperdinck.[4][5] Top of the Pops released this song for Top of the Pops, Volume 13 in September 1970 on Hallmark Records.[6] American singer and actor Dean Martin recorded his version also in 1970 and included on For the Good Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1970". 
  2. ^ a b Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1969". 
  3. ^ Discogs.com. "Engelbert Humperdinck - Sweetheart". 
  4. ^ "Alan Caddy Orchestra and Singers - 6 Top Hits". 45cat. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Allan Caddy Orchestra & Singers - Tribute To Engelbert Humperdinck". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top of the Pops - Top of the Pops, Volume 13". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

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