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YOU WIN AGAIN

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: THE BEE GEES
 
Top Position (Australia): 8
 
Song Author: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
 
 
Year Recorded: 1987
Record Label: Warner Bros
Label Number: 7-28351
 
SONG PROFILE
 
"You Win Again"

Single by the Bee Gees
from the album E.S.P.
B-side "Backtafunk"
Released August 1987 (US)
September 1987 (UK)
Format 7", 12", cassette, CD
Recorded 1987
Middle Ear studio, Miami Beach
Genre Rock, pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 4:01 (album version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer Arif Mardin, Barry Gibb
Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Brian Tench

"You Win Again" is a 1987 song written and performed by the Bee Gees. Barry Gibb wrote the melody while brother Maurice conceived the drum sounds (in his garage[1]) that open the track.

On "1000 UK #1 Hits" by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, Robin Gibb said "We absolutely thought that 'You Win Again' was going to be a big hit. It took us a month to cut it and get the right mix."

It was a #1 single in Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark and Norway, as well as making the top 10 in Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and Sweden.

It also topped the Eurochart for 4 weeks. When this reached #1 on October 17, 1987 in the UK, it made the Bee Gees the first group to score a UK #1 hit in each of three decades: the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.

It was less successful in the US however, only reaching #75 in the singles charts as many American DJs were still reluctant to play any Bee Gees music due to the disco backlash on the early '80s. They finally overcame that problem in 1989 with the hit single "One".

As CD singles were not common in the late 1980s, "You Win Again" was released commercially on vinyl and cassette, though a 1-track CD single was produced as a promotional-only copy in the USA and a 2-track Mini CD single was released in Japan.

The song also appeared as a bonus track on the American version of One, replacing the song "Wing and a Prayer". All current versions of the album feature the song as a bonus track.

Track listing7" single
1."You Win Again"
2."Backtafunk"

12" single
1.Extended mix
2.Fade version
3.Backtafunk

US CD
1."You Win Again" (7" fade version)
Japan Mini CD
1."You Win Again" (7" fade version)
2."E.S.P."

Personnel

Barry Gibb - lead vocals, guitar
Robin Gibb - backing vocals
Maurice Gibb - backing vocals, keyboards
Robbie Kondor - keyboards
Rhett Lawrence - drum programming