Since news of Robin Gibb's deteriorating health hit the web, there seemed to be little hope he would awake from his coma. But Gibb has beaten the odds, and according to the Vancouver Sun, awoke to the sounds of his latest composition, “The Titanic Requiem”, a collaborative classical piece created with his son.
Though the Bee Gees are often synonymous with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the songwriting of the Gibb brothers has lifted the band far beyond it. They have penned hits for everyone from Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream,” to Diana Ross’s “Chain Reaction.”
In 1977, “How Deep is Your Love” stayed in the top 10 on the U.S. charts for a record-breaking 17 weeks, and reached number-one status in the U.K. almost 20 years later in 1996 when it was covered by British boy band Take That.
It is apparently the Bee Gees’ most covered song, with over 400 versions by everyone from Ann Wilson to David Hasselhoff.
Below is the original “How Deep is Your Love,” followed by covers by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, the Bird and the Bee, En Vogue, Kelly Rowland featuring Michael Bublé and the Hoff, because, well, it’s hard to not include him once mentioned.
Kelly Rowland feat. Michael Bublé
The Bird and the Bee
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on Apr 18, 2012