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On this day in 1978, Andy Gibb's third single became his third U.S. No.1 hit – an unprecedented feat. That single is the title track of the singer-songwriter's second album, SHADOW DANCING, which like its predecessor, benefits from the helping hands of his older brothers, the Bee Gees. Given that pedigree, it's no surprise that the music is first class pop-rock with a disco beat, and both "An Everlasting Love" and "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" were Top 10 hits, pushing the album to platinum sales status. But Andy wasn't merely riding his siblings' coattails; he wrote 6 of the 10 songs himself, and his lead vocal work here is immaculate. While Gibb's career was brief (he would release just one more album before his death at age 30), SHADOW DANCING displays a talent that was incandescent.