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"Tragedy" is a song recorded by the Bee Gees, included as the first track on their 1979 album Spirits Having Flown. The single held the No. 1 spot in the UK and US for two weeks.
The "booms" heard later in the song are the sound of Barry cupping his hands over the microphone and creating an explosion sound. This was revealed in NBC's "The Bee Gees Special".
"Tragedy" has been covered by numerous artists, the most notable version by the pop group Steps. Steps released "Tragedy" as a double A-Side along with their song "Heartbeat" on September 6, 1998. The single held the No. 1 spot in the UK the week of January 3, 1999.
- Certified gold in the US on February 5, 1979.
- Reached No. 1 in the UK and Canada on March 3.
- Reached No. 1 in the US on March 24.
- Certified platinum in the US on May 14.