Foo Fighters Cover Of Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” Music Video
The release of the video comes out just in time for their disco album Hail Satin which is set to debut on Saturday, also known as National Record Store Day. The video mocks a 1970’s Saturday Night Fever club-like aesthetic with the band performing on a stage with backup singers under an array of flashing fluorescent colorful lights in contemporary rock-style clothing.
The Foo Fighter’s performed the rendition of the classic at their Madison Square Garden show in June and on BBC 2 radio in February. Lead singer David Grohl revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 2 that he wanted the band’s cover of the song to sound stylistically as close to the original, even slipping into a Gibb-style falsetto.
“We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ’Okay, well I’m gonna go out and sing it,'” Grohl said. “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!”
Hail Satin consists of 10 tracks containing four top-charting covers of The Bee Gees’ “Tragedy,” “Night Fever,” “More Than A Woman” and “You Should Be Dancing.” The album also has a rendition of Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing,” as well as live-in-studio performances from the band’s February album Medicine at Midnight.
Watch the band’s video of “You Should Be Dancing” below.