The Woman in You

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"The Woman in You"
The Woman In You.jpg
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Staying Alive
B-side"The Woman In You" (Instrumental)
ReleasedMay 1983
RecordedMarch 1983
GenrePop rock
Length4:01 (single version)
5:43 (extended version)
Songwriter(s)Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s)Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Living Eyes"
"The Woman in You"
"Someone Belonging to Someone"

"The Woman in You" is one of five songs the Bee Gees contributed to the film, Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Director Sylvester Stallone used the Bee Gees songs in the movie more as background music rather than the prominent way Saturday Night Fever had featured them. The single received more airplay than the Bee Gees previous two singles, though not enough to reach a top 10 position. In interviews following the release of the film, the brothers expressed their displeasure at the way their songs were edited and revealed that their hearts were not in the music. By 1983, the Bee Gees were focusing their talents on solo projects and production of other artists, so it is not surprising that they were not all enthusiastic about the Staying Alive movie.

History and background[edit]

"The Woman in You" was the last track recorded for Staying Alive, and the lead single from the soundtrack.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Brian Grant and conceptualised by Keith Williams, which did air in rotation on MTV, featured each brother in a working class job where they all come in contact with the same woman (Cynthia Rhodes) who lures them away.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
Australia[1] 73
Belgium[2] 17
France 23
Germany[3] 23
The Netherlands[4] 21
Spain 2
United Kingdom[5] 81
United States[6] 24


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  3. ^ "Bee Gees – 'The Woman in You'" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Bee Gees – 'The Woman in You'" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Bee Gees | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Bee Gees – Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 September 2014.