14 June 2023

14 June 2023 - Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything

This post has been sitting in draft for over three years.  It was by far our oldest draft.

The song, however, is too good to stay in draft forever. 

Andy Gibb, the younger brother of the Bee Gees, passed away in 1988 at the age of 30.   He was 19 when this was released and 18 when he recorded it.  Written and co-produced by his brother Barry, the song features Joe Walsh of the Eagles on guitar and a clear Barry background vocal.  The song was Grammy-nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male (which it lost to a James Taylor song).

Andy Gibb himself recieved a Best New Artist nomination in 1978 on the strength of this song - another award he lost, this to Debby Boone (which we get. "You Light Up My Life" was the biggest theft of a hit song of all time and NO, Kasey Cisyk was NOT nominated, and that's not really Boone's fault, which we already said here.). The song spent 16 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 - a record at the time - and four non-contiguous weeks on top of the charts.  He was also a frequent subject of the covers and centerfolds of the teen magazines of the time, like Tiger Beat.  He was the Johnathan Taylor Thomas or whoever the kids like nowadays of his time.  

Unfortunately, with his fame came the temptations of drug use - which he defeated, but not before they damaged his heart.  He passed away of natural causes in 1988, while attempting a comeback, and his huge voice, which impressed most who heard it, is missed.   

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