The Bee Gees were at the heart of the disco movement in the 70s and was comprised of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin. However, the youngest Gibb brother, Andy, had his own time in the blazing hot spotlight as a teen heartthrob and disco king. He had six singles hit the music charts, with "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" being the first one. Released in 1977, the smooth groove was written by Barry Gibb in 20 minutes and remained at #1 on the charts for four weeks.
Andy Gibb died tragically young, just after turning 30. This sad circumstance tends to lend a layer of sadness to his music. "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" is already a beautiful ballad. The fact Andy died before he could become a music legend gives the song that much more import. He had a winning smile, easy-on-the-eyes good looks and a subtle aura of shyness. He helped define what disco was, mysterious, yet engaging.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.
31 May 2021
The Isley Brothers added smokiness and umbre to it. They’re not just singing the song, they’re living it.
3 March 2021
The song is simple in its approach. It has an uncomplicated melody, a catchy refrain and Withers’ dulcet vocals. Songs like this epitomize the 70s, full of happiness and love. Pop culture always defines eras. The movies, television shows and music mirror the times. “Lovely Day” symbolizes the 70s, but it’s eternal in its outlook.
20 November 2020
The 70s had some of the best slow jams. Love songs were actually about love. Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” from the album of the same title, is a worthy entry into the 70s catalog of golden love song hits. The silky tune blazed up the music charts in 1974 and remained at number one for a week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles…