Sweetheart (Bee Gees song)
|Single by Bee Gees|
|from the album Cucumber Castle|
|Recorded||26 September 1969 |
IBC Studios, London
|Label||Polydor (UK) |
|Songwriter(s)||Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb|
|Producer(s)||Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees|
|Bee Gees flipsides singles chronology|
|Single by Engelbert Humperdinck|
|from the album Sweetheart|
|B-side||"Born to Be Wanted"|
|Genre||Traditional pop, easy listening|
|Engelbert Humperdinck singles chronology|
The song was written by Barry and Maurice Gibb, and featured Barry Gibb on lead vocal. Violins are featured in this song, but the musicians who played theme were not credited. The song was recorded on September 26, 1969. Barry Gibb only sings and play guitar on the song's demo.
- Barry Gibb — lead and harmony vocal, acoustic guitar
- Maurice Gibb — backing vocal, bass and acoustic guitar, piano
- Terry Cox — drums
- Uncredited — violins, orchestral arrangement
Engelbert Humperdinck version
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. The song was released on his album Sweetheart.
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||7|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||22|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening Charts||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||47|
Alan Caddy Orchestra and Singers covered "Sweetheart" in 1970 and released on 6 Top Hits and Tribute to Engelbert Humperdinck. Top of the Pops released this song for Top of the Pops, Volume 13 in September 1970 on Hallmark Records. American singer and actor Dean Martin recorded his version also in 1970 and included on For the Good Times.
- Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1970".
- Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1969".
- Discogs.com. "Engelbert Humperdinck - Sweetheart".
- "Alan Caddy Orchestra and Singers - 6 Top Hits". 45cat. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- "Allan Caddy Orchestra & Singers - Tribute To Engelbert Humperdinck". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- "Top of the Pops - Top of the Pops, Volume 13". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2015.