YOU WIN AGAIN (1987) - Bee Gees
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
After a run of six No.1 singles in the U.S. during the final years of the 1970s, Bee Gees success took a bit of a nosedive during the 80s.
It would be 1987 before the group entered the British Top 40 again with their comeback single "You Win Again".
Released in August 1987 in the U.S. and September 1987 in the UK, "You Win Again" was the lead single from the album E.S.P. and reached #1 in the UK and several countries across Europe. The song was the band's first top ten UK hit since 1979, when they reached #16 with "Spirits (Having Flown)".
E.S.P. was The Bee Gees seventeenth original studio album, and was their first proper album release for six years. The album proved to be successful, reaching the top five across Europe.
However, the trio's success proved to be short-lived, and the song remained their only major hit of the decade in the UK. However, they did achieve more success in some European countries, particularly in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.
During the 90s, Bee Gees saw a resurgence in their popularity with eight Top 40 singles in the UK and many hits across Europe.