As we celebrate the Billboard Hot 100's 60th anniversary, Billboard looks at those behind the hits: the most prominent songwriters who have lent their talents to crafting the chart's top smashes, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception.
Gibb, unsurprisingly, earned his biggest success in the late 1970s with Bee Gees classics, with brothers Maurice and Robin. At the same time, the trio's brother Andy, with whom Barry also wrote, achieved solo success. At the height of the Gibb siblings' reign in 1978, Barry scored the unprecedented feat of co-writing four consecutive Hot 100 No. 1 hits, in order: Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," Andy Gibb's "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water," Bee Gees' "Night Fever" and Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You."