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Queen - Radio Ga Ga - Lyrics Meaning



Radio Ga Ga was written by the Queen drummer, Roger Taylor.

When this song reached charts it meant that amazingly,each member of Queen had written a song that had made it to the Top 10.

Roger Taylor wrote the song as a criticism of the over commercialised radio stations which seemed to be playing the same songs over and over again.

The song was originally titled Radio Ca Ca but the other three members of Queen asked Taylor to rewrite the title.

The video for the song is based on the 1926 film, Metropolis which was directed by Fritz Lang.It wasn't just a case of deciding to base the video on that film, in fact Queen were required to reimburse the German government to use clips of the film in the video.

One of the most memorable things about this song is surely the performance at Live Aid.The sight of the audience clapping in unison really made the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end.

This was also incorporated in the video and the extras got the clapping sequence correct at the first try but funnily enough it took the band member far longer to get it right!

When the video was released a minority wrongly thought that the clapping was some sort of Nazi salute.




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