Hear Dave Grohl Channel Barry Gib On ‘You Should Be Dancing’ Cover
The Foo Fighters explored their groovy side on their new album Medicine at Midnight. The band continued to get funky during their recent appearance on Jo Wiley’s Sofa Sessions where they covered Bee Gees’ classic “You Should Be Dancing.”
The band covered the song when they were in the studio to record a cover for Wiley’s show when the new Bee Gees documentary, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, was mentioned. Frontman Dave Grohl suggested they cover “You Should Be Dancing” and do it like the Bee Gees.
“We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ’Okay, well I’m gonna go out and sing it,’” Grohl recalled. “And let me tell you: I have never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life! I had no idea my voice could… I sang the song, and it was like six minutes and I was done. I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!”
Grohl does a scarily good job channeling Barry Gib with his flawless falsetto while the rest of the band beautifully captures a funky disco beat. You can’t help but dance when you hear it.
Listen to a snippet of the cover below. Hear the full song at foofighters.co/SofaSession.
Foo Fighters’ new album, Medicine at Midnight, is out now. The band along with JAY-Z, Rage Against the Machine, and Kate Bush are among the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2021 class. Fans can cast their votes here.
In case you missed it, Foos caught up with @jowhiley on @BBCRadio2 and premiered the 'Dee Gees.' 🕺 Check out the cover now on @BBCSounds: https://t.co/RuhWFbKtKh pic.twitter.com/6QZ994Af2o
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 18, 2021