This song was no ‘Tragedy’ on the charts!

It may be about a break up but the song “Tragedy” is one of the Bee Gees most popular and
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It may be about a break up but the song “Tragedy” is one of the Bee Gees most popular and successful.

Written by the three brothers, and included on the 1979 album ‘Spirits Having Flown’, the single soared to the top of the charts today in 1979.

As legend has it, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb wrote this song and “Too Much Heaven” in an afternoon off from making the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie. How’s that for talent!?

Another break-up song, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor was knocked off the top spot by “Tragedy”, though went back to number one after a week. The song marks the fifth of six consecutive number ones for the band of brothers.

The memorable lyrics go as follows:

Here I lie in a lost and lonely part of town
Held in time
In a world of tears I slowly drown
Goin’ home
I just can’t make it all alone
I really should be holding you
Holding you
Loving you loving you

Tragedy
When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on
It’s tragedy
When the morning cries and you don’t know why
It’s hard to bear
With no-one to love you you’re goin’ nowhere
Tragedy
When you lose control and you got no soul
It’s tragedy
When the morning cries and you don’t know why
It’s hard to bear
With no-one beside you you’re goin’ nowhere
When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on

Have a listen to the classic song today and tell us your memories.

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