Andy Gibb’s Shadow Dancing

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The song “Shadow Dancing” was written and released in 1978 by the brothers Gibb, that is, Barry, Robin, Maurice, and Andy.  It was a single as well as on Andy Gibb’s 1972 album titled Shadow Dancing. It was an enormous international hit, reaching RIAA platinum status. It sold 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. The song was #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. Cash Box as well as #1 in Canada and Brazil. It went to #4 in Norway, #5 in New Zealand, #8 in Sweden, #11 in Australia, and #42 in the U.K.  And the song made it to #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and #8 on the U.S. Billboard Easy Listening chart.

Apparently, the brothers all wrote the song together while they were working on tracks for the Shadow Dancing album. Andy sings lead and background vocals on the track. Barry is on the background and harmony vocals. He also did the orchestral arrangement along with Albhy Galuten. Lots of horns!

“Shadow Dancing” was sampled in Skrillex’s “My Name is Skrillex.”

Andy was the youngest Gibb brother — a singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and teen idol. He rose to international success in the late 1970s. He died at the age of 30 after battling drug addiction and depression.

Here are the lyrics to “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb:

You got me looking at that heaven in your eyes
I was chasing your direction
I was telling you no lies
And I was loving you
When the words are said, baby, I lose my head
And in a world of people, there’s only you and I
There ain’t nothing come between us in the end
How can I hold you when you ain’t even mine
Only you can see me through
I leave it up to you

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

All that I need is just one moment in your arms
I was chasing your affection
I was doing you no harm
And I was loving you
Make it shine, make it rain, baby I know my way
I need that sweet sensation of living in your love
I can’t breath when you’re away, it pulls me down
You are the question and the answer am I
Only you can see me through
I leave it up to you

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

And in this world of people there’s only you and I
There ain’t nothing come between us in the end
Ah, can I hold you when you ain’t even mine
Only you can see me through
I leave it up to you

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

Do it light, taking me through the night
Shadow dancing, baby you do it right
Give me more, drag me across the floor
Shadow dancing, all this and nothing more

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