It’s A Sign Of The Times


That your love for me is getting so much stronger
It’s a sign of the times
And I know that I won’t have to wait much longer

You’ve changed a lot, somehow
From the one I used to know
For when you hold me now
I feel like you never wanna let me go

It’s a sign of the times
That you call me up whenever you feel lonely
It’s a sign of the times
That you tell your friends that I’m your one and only

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Side One

A Sign of the Times

Side Two

My Love

Downtown With Petula Clark


When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go downtown
Things will be great when you’re downtown
No finer place for sure, downtown
Everything’s waiting for you

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Side One

Downtown

Side Two

You’d Better Love Me

Dirty Vegas


Dirty Vegas is a British house music trio made up of Ben Harris and Paul Harris (no relation) on instruments and production and Steve Smith on vocals. The group formed in 2001, then broke up in 2005 before reforming in December 2008 to record new material.

They are best known for their international hit single “Days Go By”, which gained mainstream popularity in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse television commercial, and for remixing songs created by other artists.

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Dirty Vegas

Side One

Roses
Home Again
Human Love
Walk into the Sun
Closer

Side Two

A Million Ways
Don’t Throw It Away
In This Life
Given You Everything
Save Me Now

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Third World Child


Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg (born 7 June 1953) is a British-born musician and anthropologist from South Africa, who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and more recently as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. He is an important figure in South African popular music history, with songs that mix Zulu with English lyrics and African with various Western music styles.

The name Savuka is based on the Zulu word for “we have risen” or “we have awakened”. At the height of the band’s success in 1988, Michael Jackson had to cancel his show in Lyon, France, as he attracted a smaller audience than Johnny Clegg and Savuka. A newspaper headline in France read “white man singing black music, out sells black man singing white music”. Their last album Heat, Dust and Dreams was nominated for a Grammy Award for best album in the category of World Music.

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Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Side One

Are You Ready?
Asimbonanga (Mandela)
Giyani
Gumba Gumba Jive
Great Heart

Side Two

Missing
Ring on Her Finger
Third World Child
Berlin Wall
Don’t Walk Away

Somebody To Love


I figured “Somebody to Love” would be a somewhat bittersweet way to end the Queen week on Valentine’s Day. Not a love song, but I posted enough early, but a song for those single folks out there that are perhaps curled up with their cats. Named Dawson and Daria. Me, okay, it’s me! It’s me, curled up eating chocolates I made Mr. Richard buy me on the couch with Dawson and Daria. It may not be the most upbeat singles anthem, but hey, it deserves a spot on the playlist.

I hope you have all enjoyed this week of Queen! I’m not sure who the next artist will be to deserve a full week of attention, but I’m sure somebody will be popping up soon. In the meantime, get the cats glammed up and spend the night rocking out to some Queen in your living room. Or cuddled with your loved one. Whatever fits your situation!

Somebody find me, somebody find me
Somebody to love, anybody find me
Can you find me? Can, can you find me?
Some, some, somebody, somebody to love, ya

(Find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love)
Some, some, somebody to love me
Can you love me? Can you love me?
Oh, give love, give love, give love
Give love, somebody to love

Can anybody fine me?
Can anybody find me?
Find me, find me, find me, find, ooh ya
Some, yeah, somebody
Oh, oh somebody to love

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Side One

Somebody to Love

Side Two

White Man

Flash’s Theme


Written by Queen’s guitarist Brian May, “Flash” is the theme song of the 1980 film Flash Gordon. The soundtrack released to coincide with the film contained only the music composed and performed by Queen.

There are two versions of the song. The album version (“Flash’s Theme”) is in fact the start to the movie, with all the dialogue from the first scene. The single version features dialogue cut from various parts of the movie, most memorably, Brian Blessed’s character exclaiming “Gordon’s alive?!” This version was also included on Queen’s Greatest Hits compilation from 1981.

Flash is sung as a duet between Freddie Mercury and Brian May, with Roger Taylor adding the high harmonies. May plays all of the instruments except for the rhythm section.

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Side One

Flash’s Theme A/K/A Flash

Side Two

Football Fight

I Want It All And I Want To Break Free


Double whammy Queen post today! We’re getting down there with the singles and tomorrow’s the last day for Queen week. I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts here and on social media. Check back soon to see what the next week long feature may be!

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Side One

I Want It All

Side Two

Hang on in There

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Side One

I Want to Break Free

Side Two

Machines (Or ‘Back to Humans’)

Another One Bites the Dust


I told you I’d be sharing some memories of Queen and my childhood, and “Another One Bites the Dust” sparks yet another memory. A short memory, but still, from a slightly later point in my life.

I had to be in sixth grade, and I was staying over my best friend’s at the time. Her dad had to run some errands and we probably tagged along in the hopes of getting fast food. This song came on the radio and he laughed, saying they should have played it at a sister’s wedding. See, it was a short memory, but I’m pretty sure this is a relatively common “dad” joke.

Are you happy? Are you satisfied?
How long can you stand the heat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat, yeah, yeah, yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

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Side One

Another One Bites the Dust

Side Two

Don’t Try Suicide