The Only Love

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"The Only Love"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album High Civilization
Released August 1991 (1991-08)
Format 7" single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre R&B, soft rock
Length 5:32
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Bee Gees, David Foster
Bee Gees singles chronology
"When He's Gone"
The Only Love
"Happy Ever After"

"The Only Love" is a ballad performed by the Bee Gees, It was written and produced by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, lead vocals by Barry Gibb. Released on their 1991 album High Civilization.


"The Only Love" was originally offered by Barry to Kelli Wolfe, but he then replaced it with a song he wrote specifically for her, "Born to Be Loved by You".[1]

This track sounds like an extended Barry verse welded to the type of big singalong chorus that Robin and Maurice always favored, Its lyrics are well put and under the circumstances he seems entitled to the over-the-top repeats at the song's finish.[1] This song was originally offered to Bryan Adams, though he declined their offer.


It was released as a single only in the UK, The B-side "You Win Again", a previously unreleased live version performed in Melbourne, Australia on their "One For All World Tour" in December 1989. This song was not charted in UK and America, but it reached #31 in Germany.[2] The sleeve art for the single was a photo collage that included an image of Maurice’s daughter Samantha right in the center.[3]

"The Only Love" was performed in 1991 High Civilization Tour.



  1. ^ a b Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1990". 
  2. ^ "Bee Gees: The Only Love". 
  3. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1991". Retrieved 17 January 2014.