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Rest Your Love on Me

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"Too Much Heaven"


Country pop

November 1978

2 May 1976

Le Studio, Quebec, Canada

"Rest Your Love on Me" is a country ballad performed by the Bee Gees written and sung by Barry Gibb. It was the B-side of the US No. 1 hit "Too Much Heaven".



"Rest Your Love on Me" was written by Barry Gibb in 1976 and recorded it in May 2 on the Children of the World sessions. Stephen Stills played bass on its original demo.

It was not used until "Too Much Heaven" was released, as "Rest Your Love on Me" was chosen as the B-side. As a country song it did not fit in with what the Bee Gees were putting on their albums, even though they continued to write the occasional country song, like "Where Do I Go", also left off the forthcoming album.


By itself, it reached #39 on the country charts in the United States, their only appearance in the Country Top 40 as artists (though Barry and Maurice also performed and played on 1983's country chart-topping "Islands in the Stream"). The single was a double A in the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia, Ireland and in Belgium. Later in 1979 it was included in the compilation album Bee Gees Greatest, which rose #1 on the Billboard album charts.

It just beat out The Osmonds version recorded under Maurice Gibb's direction not long before but not yet released. In January 1979, Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John would perform it at the Music for UNICEF show, the first time most people heard it.

Credits and personnel

  • Barry Gibb – vocals, guitar
  • Maurice Gibb – bass
  • Blue Weaver – keyboards, synthesiser, piano
  • Dennis Bryon – drums
  • Karl Richardson – sound engineer
  • Nick Blacona – engineer
  • Conway Twitty version

    "Rest Your Love on Me" was recorded by Conway Twitty in 1980 for his album of the same name. It was his 25th number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 10 weeks within the Top 40.

    Other versions

  • Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John had done a duet version of "Rest Your Love on Me" at the UNICEF show in January 1979, so she agreed to record it and a new song for Andy's third album After Dark, Albhy Galuten winces recalling the session years later. This song was released as a single in other countries.
  • The Osmonds recorded this song from their album Steppin' Out released in that year also produced by Maurice Gibb.
  • Rhythm Sound, a Surinamese group recorded "Rest Your Love on Me" in their own language.
  • References

    Rest Your Love on Me Wikipedia

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