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Album: EmotionReleased: 1978Charted:
This was the only hit for Australian vocalist Samantha Sang. This song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb for the film Saturday Night Fever, but was not used in the movie. It does appear in the 1978 Joan Collins film The Stud.
This disco-era ballad explores the devastating feelings that come with the end of a relationship when you are heartbroken, and wonder what your lover is doing now.
The three Gibb brothers provide backup vocals on this song. The Bee Gees released their own version of the song on their 1991 retrospective-plus The Record.
In 1978 Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams' recorded this song as the B-side for their American chart-topping single "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late."
In 2001 Destiny's Child released a cover version of "Emotion" on their album Survivor, which was mostly comprised of bumping dance numbers about female empowerment. "Emotion" showcased a different side of the group, and the sensitive ballad was released as a single in October 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks in America. This version reached #10 US and #3 UK.