Young Filipino trio’s impression impressed Bee Gees

May 29, 2018 - 6:05 PM
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The TNT Boys from “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” earned praises from international music superstars Bee Gees for their rendition of “Too Much Heaven.”

In a tweet posted by the official account of the international music group, the group acknowledged the talented boys who dressed, performed and sang like them.

Young performers Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto and Kiefer Sanchez’s impression of the Bee Gees trio has also been popular on YouTube, having earned 4.4 million views so far.

Many Filipinos on the comments thread expressed their amazement over their performance and how they have captured the attention of the legendary music group.

Background of the song 

“Too Much Heaven” is Bee Gees’ contribution to the “Music for UNICEF” concert on Jan. 9, 1979 held in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

The concert was for UNICEF to raise money for their world hunger programs and to celebrate the start of the International Year of the Child.

The song reached number one in the music charts of the United States and Canada. It has received platinum certification from both countries as well.

France and the United Kingdom has given it a gold certification.

Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees’ member, reportedly stated that “Too Much Heaven” is one of his favorite songs.

Bee Gees’ phenomenal success

Bee Gees is known as one of the most famous music groups who has become extremely successful throughout their years in the industry.

They are originally composed of the Gibb brothers named Robin, Barry and Maurice.

Some of their most popular hits are “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Too Much Heaven,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Night Fever” and “Islands in the Stream,” among others.

Pop music group Bee Gees are considered one of the world’s bestselling artists of all time. (Creative Commons/Stock photo)

The group has sold around more than 220 million records worldwide. They are also considered one of the world’s bestselling artists of all time.

During the ’60s, Bee Gees were recognized for their “psychedelic pop” style. By the ’70s, they dominated disco clubs and in the ’90s, they turned to adult contemporary songs.

Throughout their career, they have won five Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, one BRIT Award, one World Music Award and three Special Awards of Merit from Grammy.

How Bee Gees’ music influenced people 

Several musicians have credited Bee Gees among their inspirations in their respective careers.

Brian May of the British rock band Queen said, “Of course I was, and am a huge fan of the Bee Gees’ creations in music.”

“King of Pop” Michael Jackson also shared, “I cried listening to their music. I knew every note, every instrument.”

Ringo Starr of the English rock band Beatles also had high praises for the music group. “The Bee Gees from our era were quite important, especially the harmonies,” he said.

In the Philippines, most of Bee Gees’ hit songs are still played in radio stations everywhere, especially their hits from the disco era.