BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #373: “JIVE TALKIN'”- BEE GEES- AUGUST 9, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hits: #373: ” Jive Talkin”- Bee Gees. August 9, 1975. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Jive Talkin'”- Bee Gees
  • Record Company-RSO
  • Genre: Funk, Disco
  • Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb
  • Time: 3:44
  • B-side:”Wind Of Change”
  • Album-Main Course
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

The Bee Gee’s comeback single- they hadn’t had a Top 10 in the U.S. since “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” in 1971- the Bee Gees would rule the singles chart for the rest of the decade. “Jive Talkin'” in its early stages was called “Drive Talkin”‘ In the song- the pulsing synthesiser baseline was one of the earliest used of synth base in a pop recording- along with Stevie Wonder’s work in this era. “Jive Talkin’ is also on the list of famous stuttering songs.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #373: “JIVE TALKIN'”- BEE GEES- AUGUST 9, 1975

  1. it was a change in direction for them, but I always liked this song. I actually bought the ‘Main course’ LP before they became gigantic via Saturday Night Fever.

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