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The Gibb brothers wrote both this and "Too Much Heaven" (another American #1), in an afternoon off from making the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie in which they were starring. Then in the evening they wrote another American #1 single, "Shadow Dancing" for their brother Andy Gibb.
In January 1999 a cover by the British group Steps returned this song to the top of the British charts. Released as a double A-side with "Heartbeat," it sold over a million copies in the UK, making it the top selling Bee Gees cover of all time in Britain.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.