YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING, if you put your capo on the 3rd fret! Thanks to Chris Hill & Heather Bromberg for bringing this song to BUG!
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees) wrote this song as an R&B tune and named it after the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. "Islands in the Stream" was recorded by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. It was released in August 1983 as the first single from Rogers's fifteenth studio album Eyes That See in the Dark. The Bee Gees released a live version in 1998 and a studio version in 2001.
"Islands in the Stream" knocked Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' off the number one spot in 1983, giving both Rogers and Parton their second pop number-one hit (after Rogers's "Lady" in 1980 and Parton's "9 to 5" in 1981). It also topped the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. It has been double certified Platinum and gold certified singles by the Recording Industry Association of America for two million and half a million digital sales in US. In 2005 the song topped CMT's poll of the best country duets of all time.