Foo Fighters aka 'Dee Gees' rock cover of Bee Gees' disco hit "You Should Be Dancing"

Rock News 12/07/2021

It's Foo Fighters like you've probably never heard them before.

Foo Fighters have released a cover of Bee Gees' iconic 1976 disco hit, You Should Be Dancing, which will feature on their upcoming "Hail Satin" LP to be released on July 17 for Record Store Day.

The tune, which the band have renamed themselves to "Dee Gees", will be one of five Bee Gees covers. Others include Night Fever, More Than A Woman and Tragedy (see tracklisting below).

Dave Grohl explained how the cover came to be.

We've been going down to our studio every day and filming things and recording things, and this one day we had our list of things we were supposed to do and it said, 'Record a cover song for Jo.' And while we were having this conversation, somebody said, 'Hey, have you seen that BEE GEES documentary?' And I was like the last person on earth — the only person that hadn't seen it! So I was, like, 'Why don't we just do a BEE GEES song?' And someone was just, like, 'Okay… how do you wanna do it?!' And I said: 'Well, let's 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…' 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 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!'

The tracklisting for Hail Satin is below: 

Side A - The Dee Gees:

01. You Should Be Dancing
02. Night Fever
03. Tragedy
04. Shadow Dancing
05. More Than a Woman

Side B - Live At 606:

01. Making A Fire
02. Shame Shame
03. Waiting On A War
04. No Son Of Mine
05. Cloudspotter