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.

  2. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no doubt the Bee Gees knew how to write catchy tunes with a good grove and great harmony singing.

    On a more nerdy note, I also dig that Rickenbacker bass Maurice Gibb is playing the clip. 🙂

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