“If I Can’t Have You” — Yvonne Elliman

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I’d forgotten that Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You” came from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack until I saw a documentary about the Bee Gees the other evening. I always liked the song…possibly the smoothest song of the disco era…but it’s definitely one for smooching to, not for dancing to.

The arrangement and production is first class. “If I Can’t Have You” shimmers at a level few other…