Maybe you don't know me any more than I know you
And I wouldn't blame you if you walked away
I've been watching you all evening with those teardrops in your eyes
And it touches me much more than I can say
You know I hate to think that someone
Could have hurt someone like you
And if I was him I'd be right by your side
Lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while...
...goes this Conway Twitty number one hit. In a clearer sense, in love, just bare yourself and rest it on your loved one.
Easier said than done, showing love and baring your soul to someone take more than a ton of effort. Most often than not, a lot of people just force love upon each other. But this song, however, just encourages the 'in love' to just free his/her soul and just love...
A Bee Gees Original Hit
Performed by the Bee Gees, "Rest Your Love on Me" is a country ballad written and sung by Barry Gibb. It was the B-side of the US No. 1 hit "Too Much Heaven".
"Rest Your Love on Me" was written in 1976 and recorded on May 2 on the Children of the World sessions. In addition, Stephen Stills played bass on its original demo.
It was not used until "Too Much Heaven" was released, as "Rest Your Love on Me" was chosen as the B-side.
As a country song, it did not fit in with what the Bee Gees were putting on their albums, even though they continued to write the occasional country song, like "Where Do I Go", also left off the forthcoming album.
By itself, it reached #39 on the country charts in the United States, their only appearance in the Country Top 40 as artists. To note, the single was a double A in the United Kingdom, France, Scandinavia, Ireland and in Belgium. Later in 1979, it was included in the compilation album Bee Gees Greatest, which rose #1 on the Billboard album charts.
Conway Twitty version: A 'Twitty' Touch
"Rest Your Love on Me" was recorded by Conway Twitty in 1980 for his album of the same name. In addition, it was his 25th number one on the country chart as a solo artist. Furthermore, the single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 10 weeks within the Top 40.
Indeed, Conway just added a 'Twitty' touch to this Bee Gees hit. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that, Twitty gave a flavorful of his vocal and made the song his own. His moves, facial expressions, and his vocals are what made the song go number one. Hence, when this song starts playing, it's Twitty that everyone remembers more than the original one.
Enjoy this Season of Love with your family, friends, and loved ones. Spread the love folks, and keep it burnin'...
Watch Conway Twitty perform "Rest Your Love on Me".
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