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Boomer Anthems (The Disco Detour): Nights on Broadway

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
To that crazy, crazy town

“Producer Arif Mardin asked if one of the Bee Gees member could do some screaming during the main chorus to make the song more exciting. In response, Barry Gibb began singing higher and higher, eventually singing it in a falsetto that was unexpectedly powerful. He had never known he had such an ability and Barry’s falsetto became a trademark of the Bee Gees, although Maurice had been harmonizing in falsetto for years and did the shadow “blamin it all” part in falsetto, Barry recalled in a May 2001 interview with Mojo magazine “Arif said to me, “Can you scream?” I said, “under certain circumstances”. He said, “Can you scream in tune?” I said, “well, I’ll try”” — La Wik

Disco: Crafted for cocaine and when that faded disco faded. Nevertheless, the masterpieces of disco still work today. It’s hard to stay in your seat when this BeeGees blow out gets cranking. When the DJs spin this above dance floors throughout the land on late Saturday nights the tables empty and the floor fills.

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