This Bee Gees’ number one is “Too Much Heaven” 21



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Today in 1979, “Too Much Heaven” by the Bee Gees, soared to number one on the Billboard charts.

It was the band’s contribution to the “Music for UNICEF” fund and was performed at the Music for UNICEF Concert on 9 January 1979.

In the US, it would become the fourth of six consecutive number one songs, the same amount achieved by the Beatles.

Robin Gibb has said this was one of his favourite songs of the Bee Gees – we can agree!

This song is incredibly complex as there are nine layers of three-part harmony, creating 27 voices altogether.

Interesting, the single “Too Much Heaven” was originally been intended for use in the John Travolta movie Moment By Moment, but was pulled before the film’s release reportedly because Barry Gibb thought the movie was awful!

Take a listen to “Too Much Heaven” below and tell us, what do you remember about this song?

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  1. Yes and Words were favorites of mine, I actually got to see the Bee Gees perform live at Festival Hall when I was 15 in 1969, they were incredible. Russell Morris was the support act so I was in heaven.

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    • This is wonderful!! It really adds to our appreciation of this marvelous music. OR, it could be a crying shame that jerks like you have to goof off and commercialize at every opportunity.

  3. Love the Bee Gees! I still remember seeing them for the first time on Bandstand in the 60s. Still have my vinyl LPs. So sad that Barry is the only one still with us, but their music will live on forever.

  4. üüüThis song !!! I love it ! I remember well how I felt myself when I heard it for the first time !!!

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