EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Massachusetts’ – The Bee Gees

What was the number one song in the UK on 11th October 1967?

British/Australian group, The Bee Gees were at number one for 4 weeks with Massachusetts.

Written as a kind of antithesis to the flower power movement, the Bee Gees first UK number one single, tells the story of someone that tried going to San Fransisco, but got tired of the scene and became homesick for Massachusetts. The song’s melody nicely depicts a sense of tiredness, but at the same time, for me personally, this also makes the song quite dull to listen to. Soz lads.

Lyrics

Feel I’m goin’ back to Massachusetts
Something’s telling me I must go home
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
The day I left her standing on her own
Tried to hitch a ride to San Francisco
Gotta do the things I wanna do
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
They brought me back to see my way with you
Talk about the life in Massachusetts
Speak about the people I have seen
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
And Massachusetts is one place I have seen
I will remember Massachusetts
I will remember Massachusetts

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