The Bee Gees were a pop music group that was founded in 1958. The group’s line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording music, but they had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a rock act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as prominent performers of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin’s clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry’s R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the late 1970s and 1980s. They wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists.
“Emotion” is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb and recorded by Australian singer Samantha Sang for the Private Stock label. The song was Sang’s only hit single, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. There is a promotional video made for this song. The Bee Gees recorded their own version of the song and it was released on their 2001 collection titled Their Greatest Hits: The Record. They originally recorded the track in 1994 as part of an album called Love Songs which was never released.
In 2001, “Emotion” was recorded by American R&B group Destiny’s Child for their third studio album Survivor (2001). Produced and arranged by Mark J. Feist, it features a significantly slower tempo than the Samantha Sang original, although a more uptempo Neptunes-produced remix of the song was also produced and included in the band’s remix album This Is The Remix (2002). Mark J. Feist had previously produced the song for Regine Velasquez in 1998 and used exactly the same backing track for Destiny’s Child.