Friday, September 6, 2013

"Me (Without You)" by Andy Gibb

Song#:  0530
Date:  03/14/1981
Debut:  72
Peak:  40
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  The cobbled together "Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits" album was issued by RSO to fulfill Gibb's contract with them. Then, they let him go. His drug addiction and other issues were just too much for the label and Gibb was left without a recording contract. This second single from the collection was written by Gibb and it became his final Top 40 chart song.

ReduxReview:  Gibb's song is pretty dark and fits with where he was in life it seems. It's a pretty sad song and probably appropriate that it was his last Top 40 song. It is a mournful ballad and he sounds quite good on it. But I'm not so sure a big, dark ballad was what folks expected from him.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  While still in Australia, the 19-year-old Gibb married Kim Reeder, who was 18. They moved to US and a year later Reeder was pregnant. But she went back to Australia and gave birth to their daughter Peta there and divorced Gibb.


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