Freeze | Radio Gaga

Gaga is an informal adjective, which means overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm.

Radio Gaga is a song by the rock band Queen. Song analysts say it was a 1984 commentary on television taking over radio’s popularity and the advent of music video as an important medium for promoting records. In the past, one would listen to radio for comedy, drama, or science fiction program.

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack

Radio music is still relevant – in spite of Spotify and other music services on the Internet because of radio’s capacity to bring local flavor.

Those who enjoy old music listen to RETRO 95.5 in Davao City because many of the songs there bring back memories when going gaga over radio was common.

Let’s take a look at one of the great pop songs from the past century.

Don McLean

Don McLean

KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG

Killing Me Softly with His Song is a song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel – in collaboration with Lori Lieberman. Lori recorded the song late in 1971. Roberta Flack’s version became a number one hit in the US and Canada in 1973.

According to Lori Lieberman, the song was born of a poem she wrote after experiencing a strong reaction to the Don McLean Song Empty Chairs.

Don McLean said he didn’t know the song described him and, when asked about it, said he was absolutely amazed and humbled by the whole thing.

LYRICS

I heard he sang a good song

I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him
And listen for a while
And there he was this young boy
A stranger to my eyes

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

I felt all flushed with fever
Embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud
I prayed that he would finish
But he just kept right on

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

 

He sang as if he knew me
In all my dark despair
And then he looked right through me
As if I wasn’t there
And he just kept on singing
Singing clear and strong

Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

 

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