The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke

"I Started a Joke" is a song by the Bee Gees from their 1968 album Idea, which was released as a single in December of that year, following the release of the album in September. Curiously, it was not released as a single in the United Kingdom, where buyers who could not afford the album had to content themselves with a Polydor version by Heath Hampstead. This is Vince Melouney's last single with the Bee Gees to feature his guitar work as he left the band in early December after this song was released as a single.

I Started A Joke
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Song Lyrics


I started a joke, which started the whole world crying,
but I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said.

Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes,
and I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said.

'Til I finally died, which started the whole world living,
oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was one me.

Soundtrack Credits


The song "I Started A Joke" appears on the soundtrack of the following movies and TV shows.

Alternative Versions


Release History


The The Bee Gees song "I Started A Joke" appears on the following releases. The list of releases includes albums, compilations, singles, soundtracks and remix albums.
Disc Track Album Year
1 8 22 Hits of the Bee Gees
1 7 A Tribute to the Bee Gees
1 6 Bee Gees 2009
1 5 Best of Bee Gees 2004
1 11 Idea 1989
1 5 Number Ones 2004
1 19 One Night Only 2008
1 15 The Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits: The Record
1 11 Here At Last-Live 1977
1 0 Mythology (4 CD) 2010
1 0 Ultimate Bee Gees (2CD+DVD)
1 8 Their Greatest Hits: The Record 2001
1 1 I Started A Joke / Kilburn Towers 1968
1 1 I Started A Joke 1969
1 1 Forever 1979
1 1 I Started A Joke 1968
1 9 Bee Gees Mix 1987
1 1 Bee Gees' Biggest 1969
1 1 I Started A Joke / Holiday 1976
1 2 Starportrait International 1970
1 20 Bee Gees
1 7 20 Greatest Hits 1978
1 11 Gold Vol. 1 1976
1 15 The Complete Hit-Album 1985
1 8 All Time Greatest Hits 1976
1 10 Bee Gees 1975
1 2 Their Most Beautiful Love Songs 1986
1 6 Pop Giants, Vol. 19 1974
1 4 20 Bee Gees Winners 1988
1 5 Bee Gees Story 1991
1 5 Best Of Bee Gees
1 10 I've Gotta Get A Message To You 1968
1 14 Goldene Serie International 1975
1 90 The Studio Albums 1967-1968 2006
1 8 Greatest Volume 1 - 1967-1974
1 15 Tales From The Brothers Gibb A History In Song 1967 -1990 1990
1 5 Love Hits 1987
1 4 Best Of 1991
1 13 First Hits 1989
1 3 IL Rock - Deagostini 1989
1 5 Bee Gees Story 1991
1 1 A Arte De Bee Gees 1988
1 8 Revival 1987
1 5 Hits Album 1987
1 5 The Very Best Of 1987
1 9 Best Album 1987
1 8 16 Greatest Love Songs 1986
1 4 Los Mas Grandes Exitos De Los Anos ´60 1985
1 7 Love From The Bee Gees 1985
1 1 In Love 1984
1 5 21 Love Songs 1984
1 3 The Very Best Of 1982
1 5 Bee Gees 1982
1 2 Don't Forget To Remember Vol.2 1980
1 13 The Bee Gees 1990
1 5 Best Of 1978
1 4 Love Collection 1975
1 6 Don't Forget To Remember 1975
1 6 The Scope Of The Bee Gees 1975
1 6 Best 1975
1 18 Massachusetts 1973
1 13 Perfect Series 1974
1 1 Anatomia Musical De 1974
1 8 Greatest Hits 1974
1 22 Double Gold 1973
1 9 De Gouden Plaat Van 1973
1 9 My World 1972
1 9 Perfect 1972
1 19 For Ever 1972
1 1 Série Autógrafos De Sucesso 1971
1 11 In The Morning 1971
1 5 Portrait Of The Bee Gees 1971
1 2 Tour Souvenir Vol.2 1972
1 15 Golden Double Album 1969
1 1 The Bee Gees' Greats
1 2 The Best Of Bee Gees
1 1 The Best Of
1 6 Bee Gees' Golden Hits
1 5 Massachusetts / The Bee Gees Best 6 (Vol.1) 1972
1 4 Portrait Of The Bee Gees 1973
1 20 The Words And Music Of Maurice Gibb / Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb 1978
1 6 The Best Of The Bee Gees
1 7 Programme Plus 1985
1 7 Greatest Hits Vol. 1 1983
1 5 The Best Of Bee Gees Vol.3
1 8 Bee Gees
1 15 Bee Gees
1 6 The Best Of The Bee Gees
1 24 The Look Behind Collection 1992
1 1 A Popularidade De Bee Gees 1975
1 6 Bee Gees 2009
1 14 The Ultimate Bee Gees 2009
1 4 Best Of The Bee Gees
1 6 Opus Collection 2010
1 31 Mythology - The 50th Anniversary Collection 2010
1 5 The Best! 1990
1 7 Live By Request 2001
1 4 Idea - TV Special 1968 2006
1 10 This Is Where I Came In - The Official Story Of The Bee Gees 2001
1 22 The Very Best Of The Bee Gees Live From The One For All Tour 1990

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