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Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself

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"Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself"
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Single by Bee Gees
from the album Trafalgar
B-side"Walking Back to Waterloo"
ReleasedNovember 1971
Format7", 45rpm
Recorded7 April 1971
IBC Studios, London
Length5:24
LabelPolydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Songwriter(s)Barry Gibb
Producer(s)Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees singles chronology
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"
(1971)
"Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself"
(1971)
"My World"
(1972)
Audio sample
"Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself"

"Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" is a ballad written and sung by Barry Gibb, and released on the Bee Gees' album Trafalgar in 1971, and the second single release taken from the album.

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Contents

Recording and release

This slow dramatic piano ballad was described by Robin Gibb in the liner notes of Tales from the Brothers Gibb box set as "...the dawning, or the closing, of the 'gotta find out who I really am' era." This track was the last song recorded for the album. "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" was recorded on April 7, the same day when they finished the tracks "Israel", "It's Just the Way" and "Engines, Aeroplanes".[1]

The single was released in November 1971, four months after the number 1 smash hit "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" Considering that "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" was a number 1, it was surprising that this did not even make the top fifty. With the success of "...Broken Heart", Atco Records was choosing ballads exclusively for Bee Gees singles during this time. This song along with "Walking Back to Waterloo" was released as a double A-side in Spain, Canada, Japan and the US. The album version of the song was faded at 5:24.

A promotional single issued by Atco in the US, featured the song in its mono and stereo versions on its respective sides.[2]

Personnel

Chart positions

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 53
US Cash Box[5] 39
US Record World[3] 30

References

  1. ^ Joseph Brennan. "Gibb Songs: 1971".
  2. ^ Discogs.com. "Bee Gees - Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself (US promo single)".
  3. ^ a b "Songs Written by the Gibb Family on the International Charts - Part 2" (PDF). brothersgibb.org. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Bee Gees Charted Songs". musicvf.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Cashbox Top 100". Cashbox Magazine. November 20, 1971. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
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