Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Dark Romance of Q...

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Well, I was stuck for Q songs that fit my theme for the 2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge, which was le major suck (this is not actual French). I put out an S.O.S. to my peeps and they answered the call, bless them. My Dear Friend Katy O suggested Queen and I smacked myself on the forehead for not having thought of them already. So today's post of three will be an all Queen revue!

Crazy Little Thing Called Love: For a long time I thought this was a cover, which made sense after I learned that Freddie Mercury wrote this as an hommage to Elvis Presley. (That is actual French.) Though it was a departure from their usual stuff, the world went crazy for it, and so, I must confess, did I. C'est adorable! (Also actual French.)



Get Down Make Love: My Dear Friend Robin suggested this song and thank goodness she did, as I'd never heard it before! (Woof!) Also was intrigued to learn that Nine Inch Nails covered it!



You Take My Breath Away: I came across this tune, another I hadn't heard, in my investigation of Queen tuneage for this post. Dudes. This really did take my breath away. You da man, Freddie - I hope I can someday do an hommage to you that's worthy of your eternal greatness. I can't believe you've been gone for over twenty years. May God hold you close.


14 comments:

  1. I was a part of a college choir that sang a version of "Crazy Little Thing Called Loved" one year. We went on a week long tour where we performed that song three times a day the whole week long. As a result, I really can't stand that song anymore.

    I still love Queen though.

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    1. Oh, dear! Three times a day for a whole week does seem cruel and unusual punishment. :-)

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  2. Grrrr... I suggested Queen to you right from day one, if you care to look back! Memory of a goldfish, eh? Women!

    As for 'goth-pie', think along the lines of 'honey-pie', 'sweetie-pie' and any other inane food related term of endearment :)

    Pavlovian desires? Ding, ding... there goes the bell! lol

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    1. Sorry, laddie-me-boy-o, but I planned out all my songs/asked my posse for help back in March, weh-heh-HAY before you suggested Queen. ;-)

      BTW, being that you're in the UK, I'd have expected something more like "Goth-pasty." ;-)

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  3. Awww, no "Fat Bottomed Girls"? They make the rockin' world go 'round! hahaha I'm glad you didn't use the song from The Highlander movie - that one makes me nearly suicidal. - Katy O

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    1. LOL, I actually really dig that Highlander tune!

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  4. I think "Killer Queen" and "39" are the only 2 Queen songs I can tolerate anymore. They've been so overplayed on the radio. Thank you for not posting that awful clunker, 'Radio Gaga'.

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    1. It wouldn't have been in keeping with my own, peculiar criteria. :-D

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  5. Why don't they sing like the used to in the good ole days? I also love Queen's Ryche!


    Elizabeth
    A to Z co-host

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    1. Each generation has its unique voices. Freddy's was something extra special, I think.

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  6. your post on Queen is a lot more informed than mine - I could never bring myself to like thenm much.

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    1. Oh, I wouldn't say that at all, David - you actually give some history and interesting facts about the band! (I just blather.) :-)

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  7. I like "You Take My Breath Away." I also like Bohemian Rhapsody- I always think of Wayne's World when I hear that. But I don't believe this qualifies as dark romance.

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    1. I think some of the lyrics teeter on the edge of darkness, like, "Every time you make a move you destroy my mind..." and "I will find you anywhere you go, I'll be right behind you..." I guess it's a matter of perspective.

      Also, my kooky criteria for selection allows for songs that are some combination of passionate/darkly romantic/simply romantic/just plain dark/sexy woof! Even if the lyrics aren't, I might feel the music is, if you see what I mean. :-)

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