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Single by Samantha Sang
from the album Emotion
B-side "When Love Is Gone"
Released 1977
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 3:43
Label Private Stock
Writer(s) Barry Gibb
Robin Gibb
Producer Barry Gibb
Samantha Sang singles chronology
"Emotion" "You Keep Me Dancing"

"Emotion" is a 1977 single recorded by Australian pop singer Samantha Sang for the Private Stock label. Written by Bee Gees members Barry & Robin Gibb and produced by Barry (who also provide backing vocals), the song was Sang's only hit single, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It was intended for use in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, but ended up being featured in the film The Stud (1978) starring Joan Collins 1.

Also in 1978, Emotion was used as the B-side of Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams' single "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", which reached number one in the U.S.

The Bee Gees recorded their own version of the song and it was released on their 2001 collection titled Their Greatest Hits: The Record. They originally recorded the track in 1994 as part of an album called Love Songs which was never released.


Destiny's Child version

Single by Destiny's Child
from the album Survivor
Released 13 November 2001 (Europe)
November 20, 2001 (U.S.)
4 December 2001 (Australia)
Format CD single, maxi single, download, 12" single
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop, R&B, Soul
Length 3:55
Label Columbia
Producer Beyoncé Knowles, Mark Feist
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"8 Days of Christmas"
Survivor track listing
"My Heart Still Beats"
"Brown Eyes"

"Emotion" was remade by R&B group Destiny's Child in 2001, it was produced and arranged by Mark J. Feist. It is a slower-tempo version than the Samantha Sang original, although a more uptempo Neptunes-produced remix of the song was also produced.

Destiny Child's remake appeared on their third studio album Survivor and was issued as that album's third and final single. The Destiny's Child version of "Emotion", accompanied by a music video featuring a triple split screen effect, continued the group's streak of top-ten hits in the United States, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 2001. It was also a hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number three and sold over 108,000 copies. It won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for "Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo" ("Emotion").

"Emotion" debuted at number sixty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 on 29 September 2001 and reached its number-ten peak position during its tenth week. With the exception of "No, No, No Part One", this was Destiny's Child first ballad single and was quite well received reaching the top ten in several countries including New Zealand, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

The song was heavily on radio station playlists during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and eventually became a tribute song to the family of the victims.


Formats and tracklistings

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Emotion."

U.S. CD single
  1. "Emotion" (album version) — 3:56
  2. "8 Days of Christmas" — 3:29
European maxi single
  1. "Emotion" (album version) — 3:56
  2. "8 Days of Christmas" — 3:29
  3. "Emotion" (Calderone Dub mix) — 6:55
  4. "Emotion" (video) — 3:56


Chart (2001) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 17
Ö3 Austria Top 40[1] 28
Belgian Singles Chart[1] 19
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 11
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 10
French Singles Chart[1] 61
German Singles Chart[2] 13
Irish Singles Chart[3] 9
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[1] 2
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 6
Romanian Singles Chart[4] 48
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 14
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 21
UK Singles Chart[1] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 28


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