Written specifically for the British film The Mini Mob (The Mini-Affair in the U.S.), starring '60s heartthrob Georgie Fame, the stately, gentle "Words" was released as a single in January 1968 and brought the new year in with a bang, reaching number 15 on the pop charts. It ultimately found a home on The Best of the Bee Gees compilation the following year. According to Robin Gibb, the song was inspired by separate arguments which he and brother Barry had just endured. Neither was about anything in particular, "they were just words. That is what the song is all about; words can make you happy...or sad." Interestingly, Barry alone sings on the record. It was the first Bee Gees single not to feature both brothers. An enduring live favorite, "Words" has also spawned several memorable covers, most notably Rita Coolidge's 1978 U.K. hit rendering.