“The Show Must Go On” x 4


Same Title, Different Song
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I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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The Show Must Go On – Three Dog Night  
written by Leo Sayer and David Alexander Courtney
Released March 16, 1974

Musicanship: III

Vocals: III

Emotions: II

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

Baby, although I chose this lonely life
It seems it’s stranglin’ me now
All the wild men, big cigars, gigantic car
They’re all laughin’ at the lie

Oh, I’ve been used Ooo-oo-oo-oo (used)’
I’ve been a fool Oh, what a fool
I broke all the rules Oh, yeah
But I must let the show go on

Outstanding instrument: Vocals

Funny – Comical – Bizarre

Final Score: X

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The Show Must Go On – Pink Floyd
Album: The Wall – Released: 1979

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: III

Lyrics: III

Some Words:

Oooh Ma Oooh Pa
Must the show go on
Oooh Pa take me home
Oooh Ma let me go
There must be some mistake
I didn’t mean to let them
Take away my soul
Am I too old is it too late

Oooh Ma Oooh Pa
Where has the feeling gone?
Oooh Ma Oooh Pa
Will I remember the songs?
Oooooh aah the show must go on.

Roger Waters wanted to create a Beach Boys type sound for the backing to this song so he bought in Beach Boy Bruce Johnston to provide backing vocals

Outstanding instrument: Choir

Tragic – Sick – Magical

Final Score: XIV

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The Show Must Go On – Grim Reaper
Album: See You In Hell – Released: 1983

Musicanship: III

Vocals: III

Emotions: II

Lyrics: III

Some Words:

Hold back the tears honey, just hold back the pain
Remember the years darling, remember my name
And love is a game honey, that none of us won
I just walk away now, the show must go on.

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Haunting – Emotional – Balladistic

Final Score: XI

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The Show Must Go On – Queen
Album: Innuendo – Released: 1991

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: IIIII

Emotions: IIIII

Lyrics: IIII

Some Words:

Empty spaces what are we living
For abandoned places I guess we
Know the score on and on does
Anybody know what we are looking
For

Guitarist Brian May wrote this while lead singer Freddie Mercury was dying of AIDS. It was Mercury’s last official album with Queen, and when it was released, very few people knew he had the disease. The lyrics are about the need to press on and make the most out of life while you can still enjoy it.

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Epic – Anthemic – Heavenly

Final Score: XVIIII

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And…today’s winner is: QUEEN

Freddie was extremely amazed when Brian introduced it to him. «Darling, I will sing it and I’ll give it my all»

Empty spaces what are we living
For abandoned places I guess we
Know the score on and on does
Anybody know what we are looking
For

Another hero another mindless
Crime behind the curtain in the
Pantomime hold the line does
Anybody want to take it anymore

The show must go on (2x) yeah
Inside my heart is breaking my
Make-up may be flaking but my
Smile still stays on

Whatever happens I’ll leave it
All to chance another heartache
Another failed romance on and on
Does anybody know what we are
Living for

I guess I’m learning I must be
Warmer now I’ll soon be turning
Round the corner now outside the
Dawn is breaking but inside in
The dark I’m aching to be free

The show must go on (2x) yeah
Inside my heart is breaking my
Make-up may be flaking but my
Smile still stays on

My soul is painted like the wings
Of butterflies fairytales of
Yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly my friends

The show must go on (2x) I’ll face
It with a grin I’m never giving in
On with the show

I’ll top the bill I’ll overkill I
Have to find the will to carry on
On with the (2x) show the show
Must go on…

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