Video of the Week: Abba – The Last Video

Video of the Week: 33 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers

Video of the Week: Peanuts Gang Singing “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac

Video of the Week: The Secret of Steely Dan’s Mu Chord

Video of the Week: The Drum Solo That Changed Popular Music

Video of the Week: 100 Top 10 Hits Written by the Bee Gees

Yes, incredible as it seems, the Bee Gees as songwriters are responsible for over 100 songs that have made it to the top ten on various charts throughout the world. Hard to believe? Here are the details:

1. All the Love in the World (Dionne Warwick) Top 10 UK, Ireland, Belgium 2. Alone – Top 10 UK, Australia and many other countries 3. An Everlasting Love (Andy Gibb) Top 10 UK, USA, Canada, Ireland 4. Boys Do Fall in Love (Robin Gibb) Top 10 Italy & South Africa 5. Chain Reaction (Diana Ross) #1 UK, Australia, Ireland, Top 10 New Zealand & South Africa 6. Chain Reaction (Steps) Top 10 UK & Ireland 7. Come On Over (Olivia Newton-John) #1 US Billboard Easy Listening 8. Desire (Andy Gibb) Top 10 USA, Canada, Belgium, Spain 9. Don’t Forget to Remember – #1 Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Top 10 UK & other countries 10. Eaten Alive (Diana Ross) Top 10 Italy & US Dance Club Songs 11. Emotion (Samantha Sang) #1 Canada & NZ, Top 10 USA & Australia 12. Emotion (Destiny’s Child) Top 10 USA, UK & many other countries 13. ESP – Top 10 Switzerland 14. Eyes That See in the Dark (Kenny Rogers) – Top 10 US Adult Contemporary 15. Fanny (Be Tender with My Love) – Top 10 Canada, New Zealand 16. First of May – #1 Netherlands, Top 10 all over Europe 17. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Top 10 UK & Ireland 18. Grease (Frankie Valli) – #1 USA, Canada, Netherlands, Top 10 UK, Australia and many other countries 19. Blue Angel (Pras Michel) – Top 10 UK 20. Guilty (Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb) – Top 10 USA 21. Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick) – Top 10 USA, UK & many other countries 22. He’s a Liar – Top 10 Belgium, Italy, Spain 23. Hold on to My Love (Jimmy Ruffin) – Top 10 USA, UK, Ireland 24. Holiday – Top 10 Netherlands & Spain 25. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – #1 USA & Canada, TOP 10 Australia, New Zealand, South Africa 26. How Deep Is Your Love – #1 USA, Canada, France, TOP 10 UK, Australia and many other countries 27. How Deep Is Your Love (Take That) #1 UK, Ireland, Spain, TOP 10 in many European countries 28. I Can’t Help It (Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John) Top 10 US & Canada Adult Contemporary 29. I Just Want to Be Your Everything (Andy Gibb) #1 USA, Canada, Australia 30. I Started a Joke – #1 Australia, Canada & New Zealand, TOP 10 USA, South Africa, Netherlands, France 31. I Started a Joke (Faith No More) The only song that I didn’t find any top 10 positions for 32. If I Can’t Have You (Yvonne Elliman) #1 USA & Canada, TOP 10 Australia & New Zealand 33. If I Can’t Have You (Kim Wilde) Top 10 Australia, Ireland, Belgium 34. Immortality (Celine) Dion Top 10 UK, German-speaking countries, France 35. IOIO – Top 10 German-speaking countries, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, New Zealand 36. IOIO (B3) Top 10 Germany & Austria 37. Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton) #1 USA, Canada, Australia, TOP 10 UK & other countries 38. Ghetto Supastar (Pras Michel) #1 Germany & many other European countries, TOP 10 UK & Australia 39. Islands in the Stream (Comic Relief) #1 UK 40. I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You – #1 UK, Ireland, Italy & South Africa, TOP 10 USA, Australia & other countries 41. Jive Talkin’ – #1 USA & Canada, TOP 10 UK & other countries 42. Jive Talkin’ (Boogie Box High) Top 10 UK & Netherlands 43. Juliet (Robin Gibb) #1 Germany, Italy, Switzerland 44. Jumbo/ The Singer Sang His Song – #1 Netherlands, TOP 10 German-speaking countries 45. Living Eyes – Top 10 Austria 46. Lonely Days – #1 Canada, TOP 10 USA, Australia and other countries 47. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water (Andy Gibb) #1 USA, TOP 10 Canada 48. Love Me (Yvonne Elliman) Top 10 UK, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa 49. Love Me (Martine McCutcheon) Top 10 UK & Ireland 50. Love So Right – Top 10 USA & Canada 51. Love You Inside Out – #1 USA 52. Massachusetts – #1 UK & many other countries 53. More Than a Woman – Top 10 Italy 54. More Than a Woman (Tavares) Top 10 UK 55. Morning of My Life (Esther & Abi Ofarim) Top 10 Germany 56. My Lover’s Prayer (Alistair Griffin & Robin Gibb) Top 10 UK 57. My World – #1 Italy, Top 10 Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands 58. New York Mining Disaster 1941 – Top 10 Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand 59. Night Fever – #1 USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Spain, TOP 10 Australia and many other countries 60. Nights on Broadway – Top 10 USA, Canada, Netherlands 61. Nights on Broadway (Candi Staton) Top 10 UK & Ireland 62. One – Top 10 USA 63. Only One Woman (The Marbles) #1 South Africa & New Zealand, Top 10 UK, Australia and many others 64. Only One Woman (Alien) #1 Sweden 65. Ordinary Lives – Top 10 Germany & Switzerland 66. (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away (Andy Gibb) Top 10 USA & Canada 67. Paying the Price of Love – Top 10 Belgium 68. Rest Your Love on Me (Conway Twitty) #1 US Country Charts 69. Run to Me – Top 10 UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and other countries 70. Saved by the Bell (Robin Gibb) #1 Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, TOP 10 UK & other countries 71. Secret Love – Top 10 UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria 72. Shadow Dancing (Andy Gibb) #1 USA & Canada, TOP 10 New Zealand & South Africa 73. Shine Shine (Barry Gibb) Top 10 US & Canada Adult Contemporary 74. Spicks and Specks – #1 New Zealand, Top 10 Australia & the Netherlands 75. Stayin’ Alive – #1 USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Spain, TOP 10 UK & many other countries 76. Stayin’ Alive (N-Trance) #1 Australia, Austria & South Africa, TOP 10 UK & many other European countries 77. Sweetheart (Engelbert Humperdinck) Top 10 US & Canada Adult Contemporary 78. The Runaway (Carola)Top 10 Sweden 79. The Woman in You – Top 10 Spain 80. This Woman (Kenny Rogers) Top 10 US Adult Contemporary 81. To Love Somebody – Top 10 Australia, Canada, Netherlands 82. To Love Somebody (Nina Simone) Top 10 UK 83. To Love Somebody (Jimmy Sommerville) Top 10 UK, Ireland, Netherlands 84. To Love Somebody (Michael Bolton) Top 10 Canada, France, #1 US Adult Contemporary 85. Tomorrow, Tomorrow – Top 10 Germany & other European countries 86. Too Much Heaven – #1 USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, TOP 10 UK & many other countries 87. Too Much Heaven (Nana) Top 10 German-speaking countries 88. Tragedy – #1 USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, TOP 10 Australia, Germany and other countries 89. Tragedy (Steps) #1 UK & New Zealand, TOP 10 Australia & Ireland 90. Warm Ride (Graham Bonnet) Top 10 Australia & New Zealand 91. What Kind of Fool (Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb) Top 10 USA 92. Woman in Love (Barbra Streisand) #1 USA, UK & many other countries 93. Woman in Love (Liz McClarnon) Top 10 UK 94. Words – #1 Canada, Germany, the Netherlands & Switzerland, Top 10 UK & some other European countries 95. Words (Boyzone) #1 UK, Ireland, TOP 10 Germany & other European countries 96. World – #1 Germany & Netherlands, Top 10 in many other European countries & Australia 97. You Should Be (Blockster) Top 10 UK 98. You Should Be Dancing – #1 USA & Canada, TOP 10 UK 99. You Stepped Into My Life (Melba Moore) Top 10 US Dance 100. You Win Again – #1 UK, Germany & other European countries, Top 10 Australia

Video of the Week: The Story of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

From the 2011 documentary The Harmony Game. Reflections on the making of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic Bridge Over Troubled Water album 40 years after its release. The above excerpt relates the origin and recording of the transcendent title track.

Video of the Week: Dean Ford’s More Reflective ‘Reflections of My Life’

The Marmalade’s 1970 hit “Reflections of My LIfe” rose above typical radio fodder of its time. Infused with wistful longing, the song managed heart-baring emotion without slipping into the maudlin melodrama common to the era.

Forty-four years later Dean Ford found still more layers of beauty in this reflective pop chestnut. Dean was himself “taken back home” four years after this recording.

The classic 1970 version is below.

Video of the Week: When a Costumed Person Destroys The Drums At Children’s Music Concert

Or, as variously described in the viewer comments:

When you’re a death metal drummer, but it’s your little brother’s birthday party.

When you get a PHD in food science but end up working at your local McDonalds

“No matter how hard I try to run from my past, I can’t escape what I truly am.”

This is like hiring Gordon ramsay to make you a slice of toast.

“This suit is not to protect me, but to limit my power”

I can just feel his frustration. Every stroke is harder and angrier than the last. “Is this what my life has come to? All those drum lessons. All those dreams of being a rock god, reduced to… this?”

Plot twist: the cameras turns to the crowd of kindergarteners slam dancing

Teacher: Does anyone here play an instrument? The quiet kid:

Nah, this guy just saw his crush walk into the concert

That drum must had smoked a pack of cigarettes after that

That moment when she says she wants you to dress up in something weird so you can come over and smash…but you misunderstand….

This is like hiring Eminem to sing you a bed time story

When your metal band isn’t making enough money…

When u play the tutorial after finishing the game

Plot twist: He’s not wearing a costume.

This guy had a bowl of nails for breakfast without any milk

Video of the Week: Peter Frampton on his new memoir, David Bowie and overcoming the “depths of despair”

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