Hear Foo Fighters Go Disco With Bee Gees Cover, “You Should Be Dancing”

Hear Foo Fighters Go Disco With Bee Gees Cover, “You Should Be Dancing”

barry gibb, dave grohl
L: Bee Gees' Barry Gibb (Photo by Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty Images). R: Dave Grohl. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images).

Appearing on Jo Wiley’s BBC Radio 2 Sofa Session, Foo Fighters have busted out a surprisingly faithful cover of the Bee Gees’ 1976 No. 1 disco hit, “You Should Be Dancing.”

Grohl told Wiley they were inspired by last year’s Bee Gees documentary, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, saying: “We’ve been going down to our studio every day and filming things and recording things, and this one day we had our list of things we were supposed to do and it said, ‘Record a cover song for Jo.’ And while we were having this conversation somebody said, ‘Hey, have you seen that Bee Gees documentary?’”

“And I was like the last person on earth … the only person that hadn’t seen it! So I was like, ‘Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ‘OK… how do you wanna do it?!’ And I said: ‘Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees.’”

While the band are well known for their stellar covers and collaborations, even Grohl was shocked by how easily he found his falsetto, telling Wiley: “We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought,  ‘OK, well I’m gonna go out and sing it…’ and let me tell you: I have never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life! I sang the song, and it was like six minutes and I was done. I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!”

If you want to listen to Foo Fighters’ entire 23-minute session on BBC Radio 2, including their full version of "You Should Be Dancing,"  follow this link.

The much-anticipated Bee Gees documentary, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart premiered in December last year. The film explores the “triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb” according to a statement from director Frank Marshall.

“The iconic trio, who found early fame in the ‘60s, went on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No.1 hits throughout their storied career. This film follows the [Bee Gees'] meteoric rise, as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.”

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) | Official Teaser | HBO

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart on streaming in Australia, but you can buy or rent on YouTube, here. 

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