Massachusetts (Bee Gees Song)
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"Massachusetts" is a song by the English-Australian rock band Bee Gees in 1967.Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. Robin Gibb sang lead on this song and it would become one of his staple songs to perform during concerts. It later appeared on their 1968 album, Horizontal. It was their first Number 1 hit in Australia and the UK and eventually became one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 5 million copies worldwide. When the Bee Gees wrote the song, they had never been to Massachusetts. The song has a minor claim to fame in the history of British radio. While many people know "Flowers in the Rain" by The Move was the first record played on BBC Radio 1, "Massachusetts" was the second. This single is the first number-one hit single by a non-Japanese artist on Japan's official hit chart, Oricon. Strangely, even though "Massachusetts" was a worldwide number one single, it only reached #11 in the United States where the state of Massachusetts is located.
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