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Foo Fighters have covered the Bee Gees… and it absolutely rules

"I have never, ever in my life sung like that!" Get your disco on as Foo Fighters tackle the Bee Gees' classic You Should Be Dancing.

Foo Fighters have covered the Bee Gees… and it absolutely rules
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Ryan Johnston

Foo Fighters have shared an absolutely brilliant, super-cool cover of the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever classic You Should Be Dancing.

The rock titans got their disco on for Jo Wiley's BBC Radio 2 Sofa Session, with Dave Grohl explaining how it came about: “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, ‘Okay… how do you wanna do it?!’ And I said: ‘Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees.’

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“We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ‘Okay, 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!” the frontman jokes. “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!”

Hey, we'll definitely take Dave channeling some more Barry Gibb in the future, please…

Check out a snippet below, and hear the full cover in all its glory over at foofighters.co/SofaSession.

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