What better song to play on Hallowe’en than Michael Jackson’s Thriller? A 14-minute Hallowe’en-style video version was released in 1983 and this was followed by a single released in January 1984. I’ve “swingified” this a bit and I hope you like it.
Today’s song is Queen’s Radio Ga Ga, or at least my ‘swing’ version of this song! Radio Ga Ga dates from 1984 and was written as a lament to the demise of radio over TV, and the rising importance of the music video over the song itself. Queen drummer Roger Taylor who wrote the song said “That’s part of what the song’s about, really. The fact that they [music videos] seem to be taking over almost from the aural side, the visual side seems to be almost more important.”
I hope Queen fans aren’t offended by my swingification of this piece!