How Deep is Your Love - (Bee Gees Cover) Tony DeSare and Tedd Firth
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"How Deep Is Your Love" is a song recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. Originally intended for Yvonne Elliman, it was ultimately used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever. It was a number three hit in the UK. In the U.S., it topped the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 December 1977 (becoming the first of six consecutive U.S. #1 hits) and stayed in the Top 10 for a then-record 17 weeks. The song also spent six weeks atop the U.S. adult contemporary chart. The song also lists at #20 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. Along with "Stayin' Alive", it is one of the group's two songs on the list. The song was famously covered by Take That for their 1996 Greatest Hits album, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks.
The song is a notable break from the Bee Gees' contemporary disco songs and is in fact a slower love song more closely resembling the band's earlier soft rock work. Most noticeably, lead singer Barry Gibb uses much less falsetto on "How Deep Is Your Love" than he did on other Bee Gees hits of the era.
In 1983, The Bee Gees were sued by a Chicago songwriter, Ronald Selle, who claimed that the Gibb brothers stole melodic material from one of his songs, "Let It End," and used it in "How Deep Is Your Love." At first, The Bee Gees lost the case; one juror said that a factor in the jury's decision was the Gibbs' failure to introduce expert testimony rebutting the plaintiff's expert testimony that it was "impossible" for the two songs to have been written independently. However, the verdict was overturned a few months later.[2
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