Foo Fighters took to Jo Wiley’s BBC Radio 2 “Sofa Session,” where they performed a whole slew of tracks, including a cover of the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing.”
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“We’ve been going down to our studio every day and filming things and recording things, and this one day we had our list of things we were supposed to do and it said, ‘Record a cover song for Jo,'” Grohl explained of the Bee Gees track. “And while we were having this conversation, somebody said, ‘Hey, have you seen that Bee Gees documentary?’ And I was like the last person on earth – the only person that hadn’t seen it! So I was like, ‘Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ‘Okay… how do you wanna do it?!’ And I said, ‘Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees.'”
And the indie rockers did just that, staying true to the groove-heavy disco original. With a twangy bass and heavy groove, frontman Dave Grohl delivers falsettos you’ve never heard from him before.
“We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ‘Okay, well, I’m gonna go out and sing it,'” Grohl continued, “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!”
In addition to the cover, Foo Fighters also performed “All My Life” and “Waiting on a War.”
Listen to the session in full here.