If I Can't Have You (Bee Gees song)

"If I Can't Have You" is a disco song written by the Bee Gees in 1977. The song initially appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in a version by Yvonne Elliman, released in November 1977. The Bee Gees' own version appeared a month later as the B-side of "Stayin' Alive".

"If I Can't Have You"
Song by Bee Gees
A-side"Stayin' Alive"
Released
  • 13 December 1977 (US)
  • 6 January 1978 (UK)
Recorded
  • January and February 1977
  • September 1977
Studio
GenreDisco
Length3:25
LabelRSO
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Audio
"If I Can't Have You" on YouTube

The song later appeared on the Bee Gees' compilation Their Greatest Hits: The Record. The remixed version was released and remastered in the compilation Bee Gees Greatest in 2007 and marked the return of the Bee Gees to the US Hot Dance Tracks charts after 28 years. According to Maurice, this track was the first song they did while they were recording the other songs for the film. The recording was started at Château d'Hérouville as a basic track only and completed later at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles.[1]