During the Gavin and Stacey barn dance episode Bryn and Nessa took to the stage to sing a cover of Islands in the Stream. It’s time to warm up your vocal chords and have a karaoke-style singalong! Islands in the Stream was originally sang by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. But Bryn and Nessa both did a crackin’ job with this cover version, now it’s your turn.
Here’s the lyrics and then press play on the video further down the page and get singing.
Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on
You do something to me that I can’t explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got something going on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah ha
Making love with each other, ah ha
Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong?
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha
How was your sing-along? And did you laugh at Jason making a surprise entrance at the end, yes you did haha!
This scene was from Episode 5 of Series 2 during Gwen’s surprise birthday party. However, the song was later made into an official charity single for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2009. It also featured the legendary singer, Tom Jones, who’s another Welsh hero. And included a scene at the start which had Robin Gibb in it too. For the release of the single it was renamed to Barry Islands in the Stream. If you wish to watch the whole video here it is, it’s about 8 minutes long and is very funny.
If you have a friend who loved this please consider sharing it with them. The Gavin and Stacey barn dance episode is up there as one of the funniest episodes, but of course it’s tough to pick being such a classic comedy!