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Saved by the Bell (song)

For the TV series, see Saved by the Bell.

"Saved by the Bell" is a 1969 single written and recorded by Robin Gibb. It was released in June 1969 and has been certified gold. It was the lead single on Gibb's debut album Robin's Reign, released in early 1970. According to Vinyl Records, the song was co-produced by Kenny Clayton. Gibb also made a promotional video for this song. The song gained commercial success in Europe, but was a commercial failure in the US.

"Saved by the Bell"
Single by Robin Gibb
from the album Robin's Reign
B-side"Mother and Jack"
Released27 June 1969
RecordedMarch 1969
GenreSwamp pop, folk
Length3:20 (single version)
3:06 (album version)
LabelPolydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Spin (Australia)
Songwriter(s)Robin Gibb
Producer(s)Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb singles chronology
"Saved by the Bell"
(1969)
"One Million Years"
(1969)

Music critic Nicholas James says: "'Saved by the Bell' falls into this category, being heavily influenced by the Bee Gees track 'I Started a Joke'. It has a powerful Robin Gibb lead vocal and an infectious melody, although the lyrics are somewhat simplistic (possibly even banal)." David Furgess described "Saved by the Bell" as a "killer song".

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Gibb announced his solo plans on 19 March 1969, on the same day the Bee Gees recorded "Tomorrow Tomorrow" and two other songs. "Saved by the Bell" was recorded around March 1969 at De Lane Lea Studios, along with three other songs: "Mother and Jack", "Alexandria Good Time" and "Janice". As Gibb said: "I made that record back at the end of March, immediately following my split from the Bee Gees".

Fellow Bee Gee Maurice Gibb worked on "Saved by the Bell", playing piano, adding vocals, and recording organ and guitar, accompanied by a drum machine. The demo was then sent to Kenny Clayton, who arranged the song with a big singalong chorus. The orchestra section of the song was arranged by John Fiddy.

"Saved by the Bell" was recorded for Gibb's debut album, Robin's Reign. It was released as a single on 27 June 1969, with "Mother and Jack" as the B-side. On its release, the song competed directly with the Bee Gees' single "Don't Forget to Remember". "Saved by the Bell" rose to number two in the UK Singles Chart, while topping the short-lived British Top Pops newspaper charts. It also hit number one in South Africa, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Ireland. "Saved by the Bell" held the number-one slot in South Africa for three weeks, in the Netherlands for six weeks, and in New Zealand for 1 week. Other chart positions include #4 in Norway and #3 in Germany. It didn't fare as well in the US, only reaching #87.

Shortly after the release of "Saved by the Bell", Gibb told The Guardian:

"Everything I write I write to the best of my ability, that is, every song I have written could be a single. I never write A-sides; that would be an insult to my ego. "Mother and Jack", on the flip of "Saved by the Bell", could just as well have been an A-side. All the tracks for my first LP could be singles."

"Saved by the Bell" was re-released by Old Gold Records in 1988 with "Words" (Bee Gees) as the B-side. It was re-released in Spain by Polydor as the B-side of "Tomorrow Tomorrow" (Bee Gees). It was included on the compilation The Story of Musikladen No. 2 1976–1980. The song's mono mix was released on the compilation Rare Collection on Polydor Japan, while the stereo version was released in 1990 on the Tales from the Brothers Gibb.

Gibb performed "Saved by the Bell" in Beat-Club on 2 August 1969. The episode features a segment where Eddie Vickers interviews Gibb. The clip was included on the DVD Beat Club Rebroadcasts Vol. 9 and The Story of Beat-Club Volume 2 1968–1970.[clarification needed]

Gibb also performed "Saved by the Bell" in Auckland, New Zealand. As he recalls:

It was quite chaotic because there was a whole lot of people and not a lot of security. I almost had to climb a tree, it was frightening. It got quite dangerous. The concept of security hadn't crept into the popular arena. It started out as enjoyable and then the audience got out of hand.

Gibb performed the song in 2005 with The Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt Orchestra.

Notable covers of "Saved by the Bell" include Elton John's version.

Charts (1969) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 2
New Zealand RIANZ Charts 1
South African Singles Chart 1
German Media Control Charts 3
Danish Singles Chart 1
Top Pop Singles Chart 1
Dutch Top 40 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
Norwegian VG-lista Charts 4
Australian Go-Set Charts 9
Canada RPM Top Singles 44
Yugoslavian Singles Chart 2
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Saved by the Bell (song)
Saved by the Bell song Language Watch Edit For the TV series see Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell is a 1969 single written and recorded by Robin Gibb It was released in June 1969 and has been certified gold It was the lead single on Gibb s debut album Robin s Reign released in early 1970 According to Vinyl Records the song was co produced by Kenny Clayton 2 Gibb also made a promotional video for this song 3 The song gained commercial success in Europe but was a commercial failure in the US Saved by the Bell Single by Robin Gibbfrom the album Robin s ReignB side Mother and Jack Released27 June 1969RecordedMarch 1969GenreSwamp pop folkLength3 20 single version 3 06 album version LabelPolydor United Kingdom Atco United States Spin Australia 1 Songwriter s Robin GibbProducer s Robin GibbRobin Gibb singles chronology Saved by the Bell 1969 One Million Years 1969 Music critic Nicholas James says Saved by the Bell falls into this category being heavily influenced by the Bee Gees track I Started a Joke It has a powerful Robin Gibb lead vocal and an infectious melody although the lyrics are somewhat simplistic possibly even banal 4 David Furgess described Saved by the Bell as a killer song 5 Contents 1 Background 2 Release 3 Re releases 4 Performances 5 Cover versions 6 Chart performance 7 ReferencesBackground EditGibb announced his solo plans on 19 March 1969 on the same day the Bee Gees recorded Tomorrow Tomorrow and two other songs 6 Saved by the Bell was recorded around March 1969 at De Lane Lea Studios along with three other songs Mother and Jack Alexandria Good Time and Janice As Gibb said I made that record back at the end of March immediately following my split from the Bee Gees Fellow Bee Gee Maurice Gibb worked on Saved by the Bell playing piano adding vocals and recording organ and guitar accompanied by a drum machine The demo was then sent to Kenny Clayton who arranged the song with a big singalong chorus 6 The orchestra section of the song was arranged by John Fiddy 6 Release Edit Saved by the Bell was recorded for Gibb s debut album Robin s Reign 7 It was released as a single on 27 June 1969 with Mother and Jack as the B side 8 On its release the song competed directly with the Bee Gees single Don t Forget to Remember Saved by the Bell rose to number two in the UK Singles Chart while topping the short lived British Top Pops newspaper charts It also hit number one in South Africa the Netherlands New Zealand and Ireland Saved by the Bell held the number one slot in South Africa for three weeks in the Netherlands for six weeks and in New Zealand for 1 week Other chart positions include 4 in Norway and 3 in Germany 9 It didn t fare as well in the US only reaching 87 Shortly after the release of Saved by the Bell Gibb told The Guardian Everything I write I write to the best of my ability that is every song I have written could be a single I never write A sides that would be an insult to my ego Mother and Jack on the flip of Saved by the Bell could just as well have been an A side All the tracks for my first LP could be singles 10 Re releases Edit Saved by the Bell was re released by Old Gold Records in 1988 with Words Bee Gees as the B side 11 12 It was re released in Spain by Polydor as the B side of Tomorrow Tomorrow Bee Gees 13 It was included on the compilation The Story of Musikladen No 2 1976 1980 14 The song s mono mix was released on the compilation Rare Collection on Polydor Japan while the stereo version was released in 1990 on the Tales from the Brothers Gibb 15 Performances EditGibb performed Saved by the Bell in Beat Club on 2 August 1969 The episode features a segment where Eddie Vickers interviews Gibb 16 The clip was included on the DVD Beat Club Rebroadcasts Vol 9 and The Story of Beat Club Volume 2 1968 1970 17 18 clarification needed Gibb also performed Saved by the Bell in Auckland New Zealand As he recalls It was quite chaotic because there was a whole lot of people and not a lot of security I almost had to climb a tree it was frightening It got quite dangerous The concept of security hadn t crept into the popular arena It started out as enjoyable and then the audience got out of hand 19 Gibb performed the song in 2005 with The Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt Orchestra 20 Cover versions EditNotable covers of Saved by the Bell include Elton John s version 21 Chart performance EditCharts 1969 Peak positionUK Singles Chart 2New Zealand RIANZ Charts 1South African Singles Chart 1German Media Control Charts 3Danish Singles Chart 1Top Pop Singles Chart 1Dutch Top 40 1Irish Singles Chart 1Norwegian VG lista Charts 9 4Australian Go Set Charts 9 9Canada RPM Top Singles 22 44Yugoslavian Singles Chart 23 2References Edit Discogs com Robin Gibb Saved by the Bell Australian release Saved by the Bell Mother and Jack Robin Gibb Vinyl Records Retrieved 15 March 2013 Robin Gibb Saved by the Bell Promo Video 1969 You Tube Retrieved 11 April 2013 Robin s Reign Robin Gibb www beegeesreviews info Julian Cope presents Head Heritage Unsung Reviews Robin Gibb Robin s Reign Julian Cope presents Head Heritage a b c Joseph Brennan Gibb Songs 1969 Retrieved 10 February 2013 Discogs com Robin Gibb Robin s Reign Robin Gibb Saved by the Bell Discogs Retrieved 10 February 2013 a b c Tsort Songs from the Year 1969 tsort info Altham Keith 21 May 2012 Robin Gibb I don t sing with my voice I sing with my heart a classic interview from 1969 London The Guardian Retrieved 7 March 2013 Robin Gibb Saved by the Bell Bee Gees Words 45cat Retrieved 13 June 2013 Robin Gibb Bee Gees Saved By The Bell Words Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Bee Gees Robin Gibb Tomorrow Tomorrow Saved By The Bell Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Various The Story Of Musikladen No 2 1976 1980 Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Joseph Brennan Gibb Songs 1969 Retrieved 10 February 2013 Show 45 August 2 1969 Beach Boys Dave Clark 5 Steppenwolf others Tv com Retrieved 15 March 2013 Various Beat Club Rebroadcasts Volume 9 Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Various The Story Of Beat Club Volume 2 1968 1970 Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Reid Graham ROBIN GIBB INTERVIEWED 2010 To Bee Gee or not to Bee Gee Elsewhere Retrieved 26 May 2013 Robin Gibb with The Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt Orchestra Discogs Retrieved 12 April 2013 Claude Bernardin Tom Stanton 1996 Rocket Man Elton John from A to Z Page 93 ISBN 9780275956981 Retrieved 14 April 2013 Item Display RPM Library and Archives Canada Collectionscanada gc ca 1969 08 23 Retrieved 2018 12 08 Billboard 28 February 1970 Billboard 1970 02 28 p 65 Retrieved 14 April 2013 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Saved by the Bell song amp oldid 1003531170, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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