Radio Ga Ga Lyrics - Queen

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I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds, invaded by Mars
You made 'em laugh - you made 'em cry
You made us feel like we could fly.(radio)

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour

All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you!

We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
How music changes through the years.

Let's hope you never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around cuz we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio - (Radio).

All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what's new?
Radio, someone still loves you!!

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In response to Paul Grimes Is An Idiot's Review | Reviewer: FreddieHg | 3/16/14

In response to #7 of your points in particular, Roger Taylor stated that the song was originally Radio Ka Ka. He got the song idea after hearing his son denounce radio as "Radio ka ka" as a young child. They later changed it to Radio Ga Ga though there are claims that you can still hear the original "ka ka" track in the background. Therefore, the "Radio ka ka" misconception is not completely unfounded. I cannot cite the source of this information, though I came across it while gathering research for the 10-page research paper I wrote on Queen. I am quite certain of its validity. I believe it was from one of the video documentaries, perhaps Queen: Days of Our Lives.

Reviewr Paul Grimes is an effin moron and the lyrics are wrong. | Reviewer: Paul Grimes Is An Idiot | 2/18/13

1. It's multiple sclerosis.
2. It's neural as in brain, not skeletal.
3. It isn't curable, you can't have had it and now not have it, though it can be treated and kept in remission at certain stages.
4. Lady GaGa never had it, She was, however, diagnosed with borderline Lupus and thus far has claimed that she hasn't suffered any of the effects of Lupus.
5. She got her name from this song you moron.
6.The Queen song "Radio Ga Ga" inspired her stage name: "I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called 'Radio Gaga'. That's why I love the name [...] Freddie was unique—one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music," she commented
7. It is and always has been just ga ga and goo goo, there is no ka ka in the lyrics.

fans of Queen!!!! Revised Mercury rules! | Reviewer: redwolf | 12/18/12

Who r u people! This section is reserve for true Queen fans! This is my ring tone so I know these lyrics are wrong! 'I sit alone and watch your light, my only friend though teenage nights, and everthing I needed to know I

learned it on the radio" Respect!Mercury Rules!

Definition... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/15/12

If any song in the world could define your childhood, what song would that be?

For me, this is that song. I heard this for the first time while growing up in Samoa the 80's and 90's. Yes, of all places to hear this song, I heard it in Samoa!? Who would've guessed?

I have been blessed to have listened and to have grown up listening to music of this nature. In my opinion, this is a true classic in every sense of the word.

Lady gaga truth | Reviewer: Paul grimes | 7/2/11

You idiots, do you know what ga ga means? Its french and if you at least do a little research on lady gaga before your quick to judge and be so ignorant, she had the bone desaease multiple scorsas(yes spell check) so the name suits her
fine, and yes it pays

tribute to queens radio gaga, I I the song about how with time and age our radio is fading out,
unfortuatlylady gaga with
age and time its going to
get sicker,ashame for
such a talented artist,
who quotes all her songs
plus many of past and
present artist that I'm
sure majority of ppl that
bash her, probably like
one or two of her songs that she wrote for your favorite band/group/artist

Parody of lady gaga | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/4/11

it's exactly that: all we hear is radio GAGA radio Blah Blah, I'm so tired of all this GAGA's commercial rubbish, did you hear Judas? Jesus! This woman is white trash, no wonder 13 mil people unfriended her, she had her paparazzi which was OK and now she started all this born this way etc like recorded in somebody's bedroom by 1st grader, no any value to it. Note to all A&Rs: u idiots take next time real musicians to play, not waxed masquerade.

She Did Get Her Name from This Song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/23/11

I watched Lady Ga Ga on a primetime TV interview just a month ago and she clearly stated that- she got her name from Queen (Radio Ga Ga) Might have been Diane sawyer or Barbara Walters.

No matter what, thats what she said. If anyone can provide additional interviews in print where she goes into any further detail (GREAT) It would be better if it's her saying it not someone else.

Hope this helps

Freddie Mercury is the best Male Vocalist of all time! (just wanted to pay tribute)Because of his vocal range, musicality, writing, his wide range of genres and ability to sound better live then in studio!!!!! Simply amazing

Re: The irony of lady gaga | Reviewer: laxer33 | 4/21/11

This song is about how music has become more about the music videos and the attractiveness of the artists, etc. instead of the quality and meaning of the music.

I think what Lady Gaga was trying to do by somewhat naming herself after Radio Ga Ga, if that's even how she got her name, was to have a sense of meaning to her music. That her songs are going back to when music meant something without a fancy music video.

Reply to more informed | Reviewer: Guitarist guy | 3/17/11

lol, dude, calm down. so he got a fact wrong, so what? I think it's still sort of safe to say that her stage name originated from this song, and that's probably what he was getting at.

Brilliant song as well, one of those 'Once in a generation' type songs IMHO

This is in response to "Anonymous | 8/12/10" | Reviewer: more informed | 9/20/10

If you are going to be critical and act as if you know something you should make sure you have your facts straight. Otherwise you may spread false info(thats about the worst) and also make yourself look like a BOOB(idiot) or just a total dick.

Lady Gaga did not take her name from this song. This is an important point now so pay attention. Her manager called her "gaga" because well he thought it was cool but more importantly the reason he took something from the QUEEN library of works is because he felt that there were many similarities as far as vocal strength, style, talent, capabilities, etc. between her and Freddy Mercury. With no actual tie to the song itself. The name was well received and it stuck. OK buck-o got it? Good. Who's next? NEXT!

The irony of lady gaga | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/12/10

Its very ironic that lady gaga took her name from this song seeing how this song is criticizing musicians like her and gaga came from something roger's baby said and was meant to show how the music on the radio had lost meaning

Another Masterpiece From a Legendary Band | Reviewer: Niloo | 10/31/09

What can I say about " Radio Ga Ga "? this song really ROCKS!!!!. I hadn't heard a song before that shows the values of radio like this. This song made me think about radio. Whenever I hear it, I can't get it out of my head for a long time. Thanks Queen for composing such a great song. I'll always love them…

Nawwwww | Reviewer: ShazZ | 7/21/08

i didnt even know about Freddie Mercury-Farokh Balsara until i found a cd in my house that my dad used to listen to and i really like sad that he passed away...
ps. he is the same religion as kool!

shahnaz, 12, NSW.

An Amazing Live Sensation!!!!! | Reviewer: Mark | 3/11/08

This song is great when you hear it from when they played it at Live Aid in 1985, because that was their moment in the sun, and this song catapulted them to the top, thanks to the genius in Freddie Mercury. This song gives me chills every time I hear it, because of his honesty towards the crowd when he plays the song. He gets them into everything that Queen does, and this song is the primary example of that. "All we hear is Radio Ga-Ga." Not when Freddie performs it, we don't. Truly amazing!!!!!

Best of Both Worlds | Reviewer: Invader Phlegm | 2/18/08

Queen is one of the truly rare musical acts who can produce both serious rock and pop and epitomize both. Radio Ga Ga is without a doubt one of my favorite tracks ever - made even more so by the truth of the lyrics, which seem to become all the truer with the passage of time.

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