The music world has never been the same since the birth of ‘The Bee Gees.’ Their inspired disco beats and falsetto harmonies changed the music industry forever and inspired countless artists.
The song ‘Heartbreaker’ is a cover by ‘The Bee Gees’ of a famous Dionne Warwick song. However, many people don’t realize ‘The Bee Gees’ wrote the music for Dionne’s 1982 album of the same name.
‘The Bee Gees’ made the song their own, adding their distinctive falsetto voices and tight harmonies to the chorus, singing, “Why do you have to be a heartbreaker? Is it a lesson that I never knew? Got to get out of the spell that I’m under, my love for you.”
Maurice Gibb later said he wished the brothers had saved the song for themselves. Dionne had great success with the music, and now the world gets to hear what an actual Bee Gees’ version would’ve sounded like restored to HD quality.
The performance video features the brothers playing and singing in sepia tones. Large arenas are filled with screaming fans as they sing the hit song. The video cuts between the younger and older versions of the brothers throughout the song.
‘The Bee Gees’ have been successful since the late 1960s. Their prominence continued in the disco era with their fantastic three-part harmonies leading to their nicknames ‘The Disco Kings,’ ‘Britain’s First Family of Harmony,’ and ‘The Kings of Dance Music.’
‘The Bee Gees’ had a legendary career, and seeing these highlights set to the song ‘Heartbreaker’ brings back great memories of their unique sound. The brothers wrote so many hits for themselves and others over the years, making music history.