Billboard #1 Hits: #433: “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”- Andy Gibb. July 30, 1977. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “I Just Want To Be Your Every Thing”- Andy Gibb
- Record Company- RSO
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Barry Gibb
- Time: 3:32
- B-side:”In The End”
- Album- Flowing Rivers
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #26 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Chile.
Andy Gibb as pointed out in the recent Bee Gees documentary was briefly- before the release of Saturday Night Fever- even bigger than his brothers in popularity. His stay on top was brief but he wasn’t your typical teen idol- that no doubt helped sell some records to teenage girls but the difference between Andy Gibb and say talent less vessels like Shaun Cassidy and Lief Garrett- Andy could actually sing- he was a Gibb after all and he had a not so secret weapon- his brother Barry writing songs for him. This was the first of a handful of Gibb hits- his first three chart singles went to #1 and he had six Top 10 hits in a row. I like them all- to varying degrees- a guilty pleasure for sure.
Andy Gibb would later say about the writing process of “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”-
“So, once we discussed it all and got the deal together, me and Barry locked ourselves in a bedroom and Barry just started writing. When Barry writes, it is very hard to collaborate with him, because he is so quick. And before I knew it he was starting to do the chorus of [‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’], and I thought, ‘Wow what a hook!’. He’s an expert at his craft. Within about 20 minutes, he’d written a number one record; and then we went right into another one, [‘(Love Is) Thicker than Water”