The Bee Gees and Tavares both recorded 'More Than A Woman' in 1977. But which version is the best? And did we get it right?
The Bee Gees Versus Tavares
More Than A Woman has been recorded and performed differently by a number of singers since it was originally recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. Here, we compare their original version with Tavares' version, also released in 1977.
The Bee Gees - More Than A Woman
This disco song, recorded by Smooth favourites the Bee Gees , was written for the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.
The Bee Gees didn't actually release this as a single but it has become one of their best-known songs over the years.
Essentially this is a love song, although the lyrics "Here in your arms I found my paradise / My only chance for happiness / And if I lose you now, I think I would die" border on creepy in 2014.
The vocals here are a little bit cockier than those of Tavares - we like that.
Tavares - More Than A Woman
Tavares (brothers Arthur, Ralph Vierra, Perry Lee, Antone and Feliciano) were backstage at a Madison Square Garden show when the Bee Gees approached them with More Than A Woman and said they thought it would make a good cover for them. And they weren't wrong - this version charted at number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the UK Singles Chart.
Both this cover version and The Bee Gees ' original version feature on the soundtrack album for Saturday Night Fever - in fact, both versions feature in the film too. See, no rivalry here!
With the arrangement very similar to the Bee Gees version, this needed a red-hot vocal to set it apart from the original. We're not sure this delivers.
Best version? A close one, but Barry Gibb's vocals just swing it in favour of the Bee Gees.
Which is your favourite version? Let us know via the comment box below.