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"Nights on Broadway" – Bee Gees

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShJ5XdzKz98]

I wasn’t too impressed when I first heard this song some time ago. Thought it was okay, but nothing to get excited about.

But when I listen to “Nights on Broadway” now, I have to wonder about that initial impression. Today, it strikes me as one of the Bee Gees’ very best songs in a long list of great songs by them.

My current thoughts about it are well-expressed by another listener:

“Absolute monster tune, what a groove, what a momentous jam. Quality from start to finish.”
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HannahSky · F
I'd say the same, monster tune really, pretty complex song they have going here. It's just different from a lot of others they're known for.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@868864,HannahSky] Agreed. It is different from a lot of their other music.

They recorded it when they were transitioning from pop ballads to disco music. Although it probably can be classified as a dance song, it's not really disco, nor is it like the music they were doing previously.
ChampagneOnIce · 46-50, F
I have never heard that song before, but it is very Bee Gees! I like it.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@327203,ChampagneOnIce] Yes, it is unmistakably a Bee Gees song. Glad you like it. 😎
walabby · 61-69, M
They grew up just down the road from me... at Cribb Island, Brisbane.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1116,walabby] Cool. I'm sure the locals take a lot of pride in that.
walabby · 61-69, M
[@121363,Rutterman] They do. There's a BeeGee's arcade in Redcliffe, Brisbane. Cribb Island is now the airport..
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I always loved the song but I have no idea what’s it’s about. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@11509,Keepitsimple] The lyrics are kind of hard to understand at times. Not sure if this helps, but here they are...

Here we are
In a room full of strangers
Standing in the dark
Where your eyes couldn't see me

Well, I had to follow you
Though you did not want me to
But that won't stop my lovin' you
I can't stay away

Blamin' it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them love songs
Singin' them straight to the heart songs
Blamin' it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them sweet sounds
To that crazy, crazy town

Now in my place
There are so many others
Standin' in the line
How long will they stand between us

Well, I had to follow you
Though you did not want me to
But that won't stop my lovin' you
I can't stay away

Blamin' it all (blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them love songs
Singin' them straight to the heart songs
Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them sweet sounds
To that crazy, crazy town (oh those nights)

I will wait
Even if it takes forever
I will wait
Even if it takes a lifetime
Somehow I feel inside
You never ever left my side
Make it like it was before
Even if it takes a lifetime, takes a lifetime, ooh

Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them love songs (yeah, yeah)
Singin' them straight to the heart songs (yeah, I'm blamin' it all)
Blamin' it all (blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them sweet sounds (oh yeah)
To that crazy, crazy town (yeah)

Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them love songs (yeah, yeah)
Singin' them straight to the heart songs
Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them sweet sounds (oh yeah yeah)
To that crazy, crazy town (yeah)

Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway (blame it on the nights on Broadway)
Singin' them love songs (yeah, yeah)
Singin' them straight to the heart songs
Blamin' it all (I'm blamin' it all)
On the nights on Broadway
Singin' them sweet sounds
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
[@121363,Rutterman] you know what? I think after ready the lyrics I just simply like the music and the sounds of their voices. The words don’t really touch me. Crazy huh? I always loved the BeeGees.
marsbar · F
I’ve never heard this song before. I don’t find it as catchy as their other ones, but boy did they have great voices & harmonies.
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@73351,marsbar] They sure did. And they were great songwriters as well. If I'm not mistaken, they wrote nearly all (if not all) of their songs.
marsbar · F
[@121363,Rutterman] Yes, they wrote all of them, as well as other songs for other artists.
BalmyNites · F
I💜this
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@561899,BalmyNites] So do I. 😎
BalmyNites · F
[@121363,Rutterman] I like ‘More Than A Woman’ the best though 😌
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@561899,BalmyNites] I like that one too. 😇
Mmmmm...loving it. 🥴

I wonder what changed that you started liking this song now, Mr Tibbs...is it coz you can relate to the lyrics lately? 🤪😈
That’s cool, darling. I just loved the lyrics. 💞[@121363,Rutterman]
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@372543,Vivaci] 🤗 😘
🥴😘 [@121363,Rutterman]
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
Age, is finetuned whine.

I agree, sum words of tunes, I couldn't connect dots with, until I personally experienced & aged, in order to clearly see.

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c]
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1201531,checkoutanytime] That's a great version of the Johnny Nash song. 👍
StarLily · 46-50, F
Love it!🎶😌
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@18164,StarLily] Same. 👍 😎
fun4us2b · 61-69, M
They were amazing....
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@64578,fun4us2b] Yes, absolutely.
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
Starting at 1:52. He has a famous brother. Do you know who his brother is?
[youtube=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXT1clXc04&list=RD6j7E7pvLxmI&index=7]
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@1149,MrBrownstone] That's Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
[@121363,Rutterman] Correct

 
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