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Playlist of Shirley Bassey

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  • This is my life, SHIRLEY BASSEY

    5:13

    The legendary Shirley Bassey sings it out with feelings...incredible! A must listen/watch to music.

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  • Shirley Bassey - Where Do I Begin

    4:46

    1973 (Shirley Bassey performs her version of one of the most beautiful songs ever written. From All About Shirley TV Special)

    Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1971 LP Titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Something Else'

    ABOUT this song:
    (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story is a popular song published in 1970, with music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Carl Sigman. The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film Love Story. The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular.

    LYRICS:
    Where do I begin?
    To tell the story of how great a love can be
    The sweet love story that is older than the sea
    The simple truth about the love he brings to me
    Where do I start?

    Like a summer rain
    That cools the pavement with a patent leather shine
    He came into my life and made the living fine
    And gave a meaning to this empty world of mine
    He fills my heart

    He fills my heart with very special things
    With angels' songs, with wild imaginings
    He fills my soul with so much love
    That anywhere I go, I'm never lonely
    With him along, who could be lonely
    I reach for his hand, it's always there

    How long does it last?
    Can love be measured by the hours in a day?
    I have no answers now, but this much I can say
    I'm going to need him till the stars all burn away
    And he'll be there

    He fills my heart with very special things
    With angels' songs, with wild imaginings
    He fills my soul with so much love
    That anywhere I go, I'm never lonely
    With him along, who could be lonely
    I reach for his hand, it's always there

    How long does it last?
    Can love be measured by the hours in a day?
    I have no answers now, but this much I can say
    I'm going to need him till the stars all burn away
    And he'll be there

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  • Never, Never, Never by Shirley Bassey

    3:41

    I was in grade school when I first heard this song and I immediately liked it. I still do.

  • Shirley Bassey - GOLDFINGER

    4:38

    2011 - Dame Shirley Bassey appears on the Classic BRIT Awards Show)

    Dame Shirley closes the 2011 Classic Brit Awards Show (May 12, 2011) by paying tribute to John Barry. Shirley is spectacular, once again, as she sings one of her hits, Goldfinger, which was co-written by John Barry, Leslie Bricusse, Don Black and Anthony Newley. Bassey is the UKs most successful female recording artist of all time, with approaching 140 Million records sold worldwide! Not bad for someone who never originally intended to go into show business!!

    Shirley recorded two versions of this song. She recorded the soundtrack to the movie, 'Goldfinger' and then she recorded a version to be sold as a 'single.' Both versions are superb, but I believe she holds that big last note longer here, on the 'Single' version! Simply amazing! And, based on the length of this last note it most likely was during the recording of this version where John Barry kept telling Shirley to 'hold it,,,,hold it,,,,hold it' until as Shirley says, I almost passed out!

    ABOUT the song, Goldfinger:
    Goldfinger was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Composed by John Barry and with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was performed by Shirley Bassey for the film's opening and closing title sequences, as well as the soundtrack album release. The single release of the song gave Bassey her only Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, peaking at number eight; in the United Kingdom, the single reached #21. In 2008, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    Upon being asked to create a theme song for the film-in-progress, Bricusse and Newley looked at each other instantly and sang out, Goldfinger . . . wider than a mile, reprising Moon River, the successful theme song from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Originally, Newley recorded the song, but it was re-recorded by Bassey with George Martin and Jimmy Page as a session guitarist. Newley's version was later released in 1992 to mark the 30th Anniversary of James Bond on film, in a compilation collector's edition: The Best of Bond...James Bond.

    The release on vinyl of Bassey's version sold more than a million copies in the United States (Guinness Book of Records)[citation needed], and it also reached number one on the Japanese charts and the top ten of many European countries. The song has become Bassey's theme song and she has performed it in most of her concerts since the 1960s, often as an opening number.

    LYRICS:
    Goldfinger
    He's the man, the man with the Midas touch
    A spider's touch
    Such a cold finger
    Beckons you to enter his web of sin
    But don't go in

    Golden words he will pour in your ear
    But his lies can't disguise what you fear
    For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
    It's the kiss of death ...

    From Mister Goldfinger
    Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
    This heart is cold

    Golden words he will pour in your ear
    But his lies can't disguise what you fear
    For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
    It's the kiss of death ...

    From Mister Goldfinger
    Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
    This heart is cold
    He loves only gold
    Only gold
    He loves gold
    He loves only gold
    Only gold
    He loves gold

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  • Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever / GOLDFINGER

    8:20

    2002 (Shirley's appearance on a BAFTA James Bond Tribute Show - Performing these two theme songs decades after her original recordings....The Dame's still got it!)

    ABOUT the song, Goldfinger:
    Goldfinger was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Composed by John Barry and with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was performed by Shirley Bassey for the film's opening and closing title sequences, as well as the soundtrack album release. The single release of the song gave Bassey her only Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, peaking at number eight; in the United Kingdom, the single reached #21. In 2008, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    Upon being asked to create a theme song for the film-in-progress, Bricusse and Newley looked at each other instantly and sang out, Goldfinger . . . wider than a mile, reprising Moon River, the successful theme song from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Originally, Newley recorded the song, but it was re-recorded by Bassey with George Martin and Jimmy Page as a session guitarist. Newley's version was later released in 1992 to mark the 30th Anniversary of James Bond on film, in a compilation collector's edition: The Best of Bond...James Bond.

    The release on vinyl of Bassey's version sold more than a million copies in the United States (Guinness Book of Records)[citation needed], and it also reached number one on the Japanese charts and the top ten of many European countries. The song has become Bassey's theme song and she has performed it in most of her concerts since the 1960s, often as an opening number.

    ABOUT the song, Diamonds Are Forever:
    Diamonds Are Forever is the soundtrack for the 7th James Bond film of the same name.

    Diamonds Are Forever, the title song, was the second Bond theme to be performed by Shirley Bassey, after Goldfinger in 1964. The song was also recorded in Italian by Shirley Bassey as Una Cascata di Diamanti (Vivo Di Diamanti), this version was only issued on 7-inch single in Italy and has not had a CD release.

    Producer Harry Saltzman hated the song and it only made the film due to co-producer Albert Broccoli. One of Saltzman's major objections was to the innuendo in the lyrics.

    The original soundtrack was once again composed by John Barry, his sixth time composing for a James Bond film. Music written by John Barry (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) and lyrics by Don Black.

    Diamonds Are Forever STATS:
    recorded: September, 1971 U/A
    released: November, 1971
    soundtrack album: UK: 29216, US: UAS-5220

    charted:
    single UK: #38, January 15, 1972
    single US: Pop charts: #57, January 29, 1972
    Easy Listening charts: #14, January 1, 1972
    album US: #74, January 8, 1972

    Written as theme for the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever 1971. Released on soundtrack LP: Jan 6th 1972, and on a soundtrack single: Jan 29th 1972. Another single with Pieces Of Dreams on the B-side had been released 1971. The single reached position number 38 in the UK single charts in 1972. In the US the single reached No. 57 on the charts, and the soundtrack LP reached No. 74. The soundtrack LP is available digitally remastered on CD. The song is available on many collections, live recordings, and videos. This was the second official recording of a James Bond theme for Shirley Bassey after Goldfinger. Moonraker followed 1979.

    In Italy the film was called Una Cascata Di Diamanti and for the Italian soundtrack single Shirley Bassey had recorded the song with Italian lyrics: Vivo Di Diamanti.

    ABOUT the Movie - Diamonds Are Forever:
    Diamonds Are Forever (1971) is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the sixth to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is based on Ian Fleming's 1956 novel of the same name, and is the second of four James Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The story has Bond impersonating a diamond smuggler to infiltrate a smuggling ring, and soon uncovering a plot by his old nemesis Blofeld to use the diamonds and build a giant laser satellite that would be used to hold the world for ransom.

    LYRICS:
    Diamonds are forever
    They are all I need to please me
    They can stimulate and tease me
    They won't leave in the night, I've no fear that they might desert me
    Diamonds are forever
    Hold one up and then caress it
    Touch it, stroke it and undress it
    I can see every part, nothing hides in the heart to hurt me

    I don't need love
    For what good will love do me?
    Diamonds never lie to me
    For when love's gone
    They'll lustre on

    Diamonds are forever
    Sparkling round my little finger
    Unlike men, the diamonds linger
    Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for

    I don't need love
    For what good will love do me?
    Diamonds never lie to me
    For when love's gone
    They'll lustre on

    Diamonds are forever, forever, forever
    Diamonds are forever, forever, forever
    Forever and ever

  • Shirley Bassey - Yesterday When I Was Young

    5:11

    1973 (Shirley delivers an unique cover to this Charles Aznavour song titled, 'Yesterday When I Was Young' - This song was a hit for both Bassey and Aznavour, which tells someone how good the song really is. Here Shirley performs it on her 'All About Shirley' TV Special back in 1973.)

    This song was recorded and released on Shirley's 1970 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Something'. Bassey's UK comeback came in 1970, leading to one of the most successful periods of her career. In this year, she returned to the UK with a record breaking run of performances at the Talk of the Town nightclub. Also in that year, she released the album Something, which showcased a new Bassey style, a shift from traditional pop to more contemporary songs and arrangements

    ABOUT the original songwriter, Charles Aznavour:
    Charles Aznavour OC, (born Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian[1], May 22, 1924, Paris) is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the best-known singers in the world. Aznavour is known for his characteristic short figure and unique tenor[2] voice; clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. He has appeared in more than 60 movies, composed about 1,000 songs (including 150 at least in English, 100 in Italian, 70 in Spanish, and 50 in German[3]), and has sold well over 100 million records.

    In 1998, Charles Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. He was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. He has sung for presidents, popes, and royalty, as well as at humanitarian events, and is the founder of the charitable organization Aznavour for Armenia along with his long-time friend and impresario Levon Sayan.

    Aznavour started his global farewell tour in late 2006, which continues through this day. In 2009 he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland, as well as Armenia's permanent delegate to the United Nations at Geneva

    LYRICS:
    Yesterday when I was young
    The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue
    I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
    The way the evening breeze may tease the candle flame
    A thousand dreams I dreamed
    The splendid things I planned
    I always built alas on weak and shifting sand
    I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
    And only now I see how the years ran away
    Yesterday when I was young
    So many lovely songs were waiting to be sung
    So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me
    And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see
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    I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out
    I never stopped to think what life was all about
    And every conversation I can now recall
    Concerned itself with me and nothing else at all
    Yesterday the moon was blue
    And every crazy day brought something new to do
    I used my magic age as if it were a wand
    That never saw the waste and emptiness beyond
    The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
    And every flame I lit too quickly quickly died
    The friends I made all seemed somehow drift away
    And only I am left on stage to end the play
    There are so many songs in me that won't be sung
    I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue
    The time has come for me to pay
    For yesterday....
    when I was young.....

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  • Shirley Bassey - I Who Have Nothing

    3:16

    1979 (Veteran Vocal Powerhouse, Shirley Bassey, BELTS out this Classic which was a Hit for her back in 1963. This version is from From her 1979 TV Variety Show)

    Shirley first recorded and released the song, I Who Have Nothing' as a Columbia Single in 1963. Of all the singers who have recorded this song over the past 50+ years, Shirley is the only artist who earned a Top 10 hit. When listening to various artists sing this song, please be kind and give this veteran who has been in the business for 60 years her dues...

    ABOUT the song:
    I (Who Have Nothing) is based on the Italian song Uno dei tanti, (English: One of Many) with music by Carlo Donida and lyrics by Giulio Mogol Rapetti.[1] Uno dei tanti was released by Joe Sentieri in 1961. The lyrics for I (Who Have Nothing) were translated into English by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Shirley Bassey released the song (produced by George Martin) in September 1963, reaching #6 on the UK charts. She performs the song at almost every live concert she gives, and it is on many of her compilation albums, including I Am What I Am with the London Symphony Orchestra, and her 1989 album La Mujer where she sings it in Spanish (Hoy No Tengo Nada). She has also been instrumental in making Donida's music known to English speaking audiences through arranging for translations from the Italian, having performed with the composer conducting his own music on Italian television.

    LYRICS:
    I, I who have nothing
    I, I who have no one
    Adore you and want you so
    I'm just a no one,
    with nothing to give you but oh
    I love you
    You, you buy her diamonds
    Bright, sparkling diamonds
    But believe me, dear, when I say
    That she can give you the world
    (sometimes: That you can give her the world)
    But she'll never love you the way
    I love you

    You can take her any place she wants
    To fancy clubs and restaurants
    But I can only watch you
    with My nose pressed up against the window paneI,

    I who have nothing
    I, I who have no one
    Must watch you, go dancing by
    Wrapped in the arms of somebody else
    When darling it is I
    Who love you

    I Love You....
    I Love You...
    I Love You........

  • Shirley Bassey - I Am What I Am

    4:35

    2009 (Dame Shirley Bassey Concert TV Special)

    ABOUT this song:
    I Am What I Am is a song originally featured on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles (1983--1987). The song is found on the finale number of the play's first act, and performed by the character of Albin Mougeotte, first played by George Hearn. The song was composed in 1983 by Jerry Herman, an openly gay man.

    The song has since been covered by the likes of Gloria Gaynor, Marti Webb, Joannie Taylor, Carol Jiani, Amanda Lear, Hannah Jones, Soraya Arnelas, Ken Page, Gerard-Rene-Gordon, Doug Shneider, Teatro, Linda Eder, John Barrowman, Amateur Transplants, Karen Mulder, Anthony Warlow, and of course Dame Shirley Bassey.

    I Am What I Am was the only studio album recorded by Shirley Bassey for the Towerbell Records label, several other tracks were also recorded at this label and issued as singles only. The recording sessions took place at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, in July and August 1984. Following the success of the previous album All by Myself this album peaked at number 25 in the UK album chart and reached Gold status. This release was the first digitally recorded album made by Shirley Bassey and was issued on vinyl, cassette and CD. Consisting of mainly re-recordings from Shirley Bassey's back catalogue and two new songs, this album was recorded 'live' with The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davies. The album also reunited Shirley Bassey with Norman Newell, who had served successfully as her producer throughout the 1960s.

    LYRICS:
    I am what I am
    I am my own special creation
    So come take a look
    Give me the hook or the ovation
    It's my world
    That I want to have a little pride in
    My world
    And it's not a place I have to hide in
    Life's not worth a damn
    Till you can say
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    I don't want praise I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise I think it's pretty
    And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    And what I am needs no excuses
    I deal my own deck
    Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
    It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
    One life so it's time to open up your closet
    Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out
    I am what I am

  • Shirley Bassey - My Way

    5:14

    1987 (Shirley performs in Berlin celebrating the city's' existence for 750 years)

    ABOUT this song:
    My Way is a song with lyrics written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra. The melody is based on a French song Comme d'habitude composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux. Anka's English lyrics are unrelated to the original French by Claude François and Gilles Thibaut and Anka is credited as a co-composer of My Way because he largely re-wrote the song. My Way is often quoted as the most remade song in history.

    Paul Anka heard the original 1967 French pop song, Comme d'habitude (as usual) performed by Claude Francois with music by Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux and lyrics by Claude Francois and Gilles Thibault, while on holiday in the south of France. He flew to Paris to negotiate the rights to the song.[1] In a 2007 interview, he said: I thought it was a bad record, but there was something in it.[2] He acquired publishing rights at no cost[3] and, two years later, had a dinner in Florida with Frank Sinatra and a couple of Mob guys at which Sinatra said he was quitting the business. I'm sick of it, I'm getting the hell out.

    Back in New York, Anka re-wrote the original French song for Sinatra, subtly altering the melodic structure and changing the lyrics: At one o'clock in the morning, I sat down at an old IBM electric typewriter and said, 'If Frank were writing this, what would he say?' And I started, metaphorically, 'And now the end is near.' I read a lot of periodicals, and I noticed everything was 'my this' and 'my that'. We were in the 'me generation' and Frank became the guy for me to use to say that. I used words I would never use: 'I ate it up and spit it out.' But that's the way he talked. I used to be around steam rooms with the Rat Pack guys - they liked to talk like Mob guys, even though they would have been scared of their own shadows. Anka finished the song at 5am. I called Frank up in Nevada - he was at Caesar's Palace - and said, 'I've got something really special for you.'[2] Anka claimed: When my record company caught wind of it, they were very pissed that I didn't keep it for myself. I said, 'Hey, I can write it, but I'm not the guy to sing it.' It was for Frank, no one else.

    Dame Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her 1970 album Something. She also performed in live on numerous occasions notably the 1976 Royal Variety Performance. In the weeks following Sinatra's death in 1998 , Bassey sang is as a tribute to him on her Diamond concert tour.

    LYRICS:
    And now, the end is near;
    And so I face the final curtain.
    My friend, I'll say it clear,
    I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

    I've lived a life that's full.
    I've traveled each and ev'ry highway;
    But more, much more than this,
    I did it my way.

    Regrets, I've had a few;
    But then again, too few to mention.
    I did what I had to do
    And saw it through without exemption.

    I planned each charted course;
    Each careful step along the byway,
    But more, much more than this,
    I did it my way.

    Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
    When I bit off more than I could chew.
    But through it all, when there was doubt,
    I ate it up and spit it out.
    I faced it all and I stood tall;
    And did it my way.

    I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
    I've had my fill; my share of losing.
    And now, as tears subside,
    I find it all so amusing.

    To think I did all that;
    And may I say - not in a shy way,
    No, oh no not me,
    I did it my way.

    For what is a woman, what has she got?
    If not herself, then she has naught.
    To say the things she truly feels;
    And not the words of one who kneels.
    The record shows I took the blows -
    And did it my way.

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  • Shirley Bassey - Get The Party Started

    4:16

    DSB - The Ultimate Diva.. Discover & Download More @

    Music video for Get The Party Started by Dame Shirley Bassey. This incredible recording can be found on the Get The Party Started album, which is out now. A new single with some fabulous dance mixes by NorthxNWest, Flip N Fill and Fugitive, as well as this music video is now also available.

    Get The Party Started was produced by Catherine Feeney, Nikki Lamborn (Never The Bride), Bob Kraushaar and Chuck Norman (NorthxNWest) with backing vocals by Rietta Austin, Margo Buchanan, Nikki Lamborn and Catherine Feeney. The music video was produced by Hera King and directed by Harvey and Carolyn (Crossroads Films).

    This song was written by Linda Perry and originally recorded by Pink. Shirley sang it for the M&S Christmas TV ad, filmed in a spy movie style, and featured models Lizzy Jagger, Erin O'Connor, Laura Bailey, Noemie Lenoir and Twiggy as undercover agents on a secret mission to attend an exclusive DSB performance at a glamorous Christmas party.

    It's difficult to know where to begin when it comes to describing Dame Shirley's incredible career which has spanned over 50 years. Having just celebrated her 70th birthday and a top ten UK album DSB proves age is no barrier for creating great music.

    The original Welsh Diva and one of Wales' greatest musical exports, she stands tall alongside fellow Welsh singers Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Tom Jones, Cerys Matthews, Dorothy Squires, Bryn Terfel and Bonnie Tyler to name but a few.

    During her career Shirley has also collaborated with Swiss band Yello on The Rhythm Divine. She sang with Chris Rea on his Ferrari inspired film, La Passione, and probably most famously with The Propellerheads whose international club hit History Repeating propelled her into the spotlight. It featured on the soundtrack to the movie There's Something About Mary starring Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz and was the music behind a Jaguar car ad.

    Shirley is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond Theme. She recorded three! Applauded by John Barry, Sean Connery and David Arnold, her hit records Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever ranked as the two best Bond themes ever in a recent poll, where she comfortably beat fellow Bond singers such as Tina Turner, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Matt Monro, Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, Lulu and Sheena Easton to the top spots. Casino Royale star Daniel Craig recently suggested DSB should record the next theme - after hearing The Living Tree you can't help but see he's got a point!

    In recent years Shirley's recording of Diamonds Are Forever was sampled by hip-hop star Kanye West.

    DSB has performed duets with acts such as Neil Diamond, Andy Williams, Alain Delon, Michael Ball, Bryn Terfel, Charles Aznavour, Jack Jones, Robert Goulet and Eydie Gorme and shared a stage with Ray Charles and Liza Minnelli on a successful tour.

    In an episode of American Idol (the US equivalent to The X-Factor) contestants Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones and Melinda Doolittle all chose Shirley Bassey hits to impress judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. Chris Sligh said Shirley Bassey rocks hard core and presenter Ryan Seacrest proclaimed that it was Dame Shirley Bassey songs that ruled the night.

  • And I Love You So - Shirley Bassey

    4:35

    A great song from the album I Am What I Am.

  • Shirley Bassey This Is My Life Lyrics

    3:16

  • Shirley Bassey - SOMETHING

    5:20

    1996 (Audience With Shirley TV Special)

    ABOUT Shirley's 1970 LP, 'Something' & Song:
    Something is a 1970 album by Shirley Bassey. With her career having been in decline since the latter part of the mid 1960s, Something proved to be Shirley Bassey's comeback when it was released in August 1970. The title track single became her biggest UK hit for many years, reaching No.4 and spending 22 weeks on the chart.[1] This was actually the second single featured on the album, The Sea and Sand having already been released earlier. The album was similarly her biggest hit for many years in the album charts, reaching No.5 and spending 28 weeks in the top 50.


    ABOUT this song:
    Something is a song released by The Beatles in 1969. It was featured on the album Abbey Road, and was also the first song written by George Harrison to appear on the A-side of a Beatles single. It was one of the first Beatles singles to contain tracks already available on a long playing (LP) album, with both Something and Come Together having appeared on Abbey Road. Something was the only Harrison composition to top the American charts while he was in the Beatles.

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney—the two principal songwriting members of the band—both praised Something as among the best songs Harrison had written. As well as critical acclaim, the single achieved commercial success, topping the Billboard charts in the United States, and entering the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The song has been covered by over 150 artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, James Brown, Julio Iglesias, Smokey Robinson, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, and is the second-most covered Beatles song after Yesterday.[


    LYRICS:
    Something in the way he moves
    Attracts me like no other lover
    Something in the way he moves me
    I don't want to leave him now
    You know I believe in how
    Somewhere in his smile he knows
    That I don't need no other lover
    Something in his style that shows me
    Don't want to leave him now
    You know I believe in how
    You're asking me will our love grow
    I don't know, I don't know
    You stick around now it may show
    I don't know, I don't know
    Something in the way he moves
    And all I have to do is think of him
    Something in the things he shows me
    I don't want to leave him now
    You know I believe in how
    You're asking me will our love grow
    I don't know, I don't know
    You stick around now it may show
    I don't know, I don't know
    Something in the way he moves
    Something in the way he knows
    Something in the way he smiles
    Something in the way he moves
    Something in the way he smiles
    Something

  • Shirley Bassey - YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG

    9:16

    Những ca khúc gợi nhớ về thời ấu thơ. Tuổi thơ bé với biết bao mộng mơ, vụng dại đã trở thành cảm hứng cho nhiều nhạc sĩ. Dưới đây là ca khúc quốc tế nổi tiếng, ghi lại những ký ức về một thời trong trẻo, ngây thơ.

  • Shirley Bassey - IF YOU GO AWAY

    7:19

    If you go away

  • Shirley Bassey Goldfinger - Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1974.

    2:48

    Goldfinger Composed by John Barry, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley,
    Produced by George Martin

    Goldfinger © 1964 by Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation and Capitol Records, Inc.
    Capitol Records 2008.

  • Shirley Bassey - Maybe This Time / I Am What I Am

    10:29

    2005 (Shirley delivers an abreviated cover of the song that her friend Liza Minnelli made famous, 'Maybe This Time' and then follows with an additional 4 song medley of some of her own hits) From Another Audience With Shirley TV Special)

    1) Maybe This Time, 2) Never Never Never, 3) As I Love You, 4) Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me, 5) I Am What I Am

    LYRICS - Maybe This Time
    Maybe this time I? ll be lucky
    Maybe this time he'll stay
    Maybe this time for the first time
    Love won't hurry away
    He will hold me fast
    I'll be home at last
    Not a loser anymore
    Like the last time and the time before
    Everybody loves a winner
    So nobody loved me
    Lady peaceful
    Lady happy
    That's what I long to be
    Well, all the odds are, they're in my favor
    Something's bound to begin
    It's gotta happen
    Happen sometime
    Maybe this time I'll win.

    LYRICS - Never Never Never (Partial Lyrics)
    You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me live, you make me die
    for you
    You make me sing, you make me sad, you make me glad, you make me mad
    for you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never want to be in love with anyone
    but you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never want to be in love with anyone
    but you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never want to be in love with anyone
    but you

    LYRICS - As I Love You:
    I will love you as I love you, all my life,
    Every moment spent with you,
    Makes me more content with you,
    Just as you are,
    You are all I could pray for,
    All that you are,
    That's what I wake up each day for,

    Every single touch and tingle I adore,
    Every kiss from you to me,
    Always seems so new to me,
    Each one warmer than the one before,
    As I love you more and more and more,

    LYRICS - Kiss Me Honey Honey:
    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop
    I'd like to play a little game with you
    A little game especially made for two
    If you come close then I will show you how
    Closer, closer, now

    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop

    SECOND VERSE:
    We've never played this little game before
    If you relax then you'll enjoy it more
    Just settle down and let me teach you how
    Closer, closer, now

    THIRD VERSE:
    You kiss so well my lips begin to burn
    And I can tell I've got a lot to learn
    So hold me close and darling show me how
    Closer, closer, now

    LYRICS - I Am What I Am:
    I am what I am
    I am my own special creation
    So come take a look
    Give me the hook or the ovation
    It's my world
    That I want to have a little pride in
    My world
    And it's not a place I have to hide in
    Life's not worth a damn
    Till you can say
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    I don't want praise I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise I think it's pretty
    And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    And what I am needs no excuses
    I deal my own deck
    Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
    It'?s one life and there's no return and no deposit
    One life so it's time to open up your closet
    Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out
    I am what I am

  • Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me

    3:18

    1960 (Here is a wonderful 'Early Shirley' song from singer/entertainer Shirley Bassey. This 1960 Columbia single titled, As Long As He Needs Me, was a hit on the UK Charts peaking at #2 and it stayed there for 5 weeks, and it remained on the charts for 30 weeks. This wonderful song written by Lionel Bart for the musical, Oliver, is an excellent example of the early Shirley Bassey recording style.

    When Shirley first started singing, she was classified as full soprano, as one can tell when listening to this song. After about a decade, her pitch lowered to somewhere between Alto and Mezzo Soprano, and Shirley can vocalist the entire spectrum of both pitch levels. But, no matter what decade or what pitch level, there is no doubt that Ms. Bassey is a remarkable top tier vocalist.

    ABOUT the song, As Long As He Needs Me:
    As Long as He Needs Me is a torch song written by Lionel Bart and sung by the character of Nancy in the musical film Oliver!, and originally introduced in the 1960 musical by Georgia Brown, who was the first actress to play Nancy. It is a love ballad expressing Nancy's love for her criminal boyfriend Bill Sikes, despite his mistreatment of her. A reprise of this song towards the end of the show expresses Nancy's affection for young Oliver Twist, implying that she now feels that the child also needs her. This reprise was omitted from the film version. The song has also been sung as As Long as She Needs Me, when sung by a male singer. Its popularity grew by virtue of renditions by several popular singers, including Lionel Bart and Shirley Bassey who reached number two for 5 weeks on the United Kingdom charts with the song. Bassey's recording became one of the highest sellers of 1960 staying on the UK charts for 30 weeks, and is still heard regularly playing in the background on the TV show EastEnders. The song was performed by Nadia Turner and Melinda Doolittle on American Idol.

    LYRICS - As Long As He Needs Me:
    As long as he needs me
    I know where I must be
    I'll cling on steadfastly
    As long as he needs me

    As long as life is long
    I'll love him, right or wrong
    And somehow I'll be strong
    As long as he needs me

    If you are lonely then you will know
    When someone needs you, you love them so
    I won't betray his trust
    Though people say I must
    I've got to stay true just
    As long as he needs me

    If you are lonely then you will know
    When someone needs you, you love them so
    I won't betray his trust
    Though people say I must
    I've got to stay true just
    As long as he needs me

    Special Thanks to Pieter, Astrid and others from the Shirley Bassey blog, Tal from the Diamond Bassey website, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

  • Shirley Bassey - TONIGHT

    5:37

    1979 (Shirley's powerful rendition of this classic from the musical, 'West Side Story' - From Shirley Bassey's TV Variety Show)

    This song was originally recorded as a 1962 Columbia single (A-Side). The (B-Side) was 'Let's Start All Over Again. This track was also included on Shirley's 1971 LP titled, 'The Fabulous Shirley Bassey'' The recording has also been included on numerous compilation CDs over the years.

    ABOUT this song:
    Tonight is a song from the Musical, West Side Story. West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The musical's plot and story are based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

    Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular; it includes Something's Coming, Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight, Jet Song, I Feel Pretty, One Hand, One Heart, Gee, Officer Krupke and Cool.

    The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances (a successful run for the time), before going on tour. The production garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical in 1957, but the award went to Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It won a Tony Award in 1957 for Robbins' choreography. The show had an even longer-running London production, a number of revivals and international success. The production spawned an innovative, award-winning 1961 musical film of the same name, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, and starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. It won ten Academy Awards out of eleven nominations, and it is produced frequently by schools, regional theatres, and occasionally by opera companies.

    LYRICS:
    Tonight, tonight,
    Won't be just any night,
    Tonight there will be no morning star.
    Tonight, tonight, I'll see my love tonight.
    And for us, stars will stop where they are.

    Today
    The minutes seem like hours,
    The hours go so slowly,
    And still the sky is light . . .
    Oh moon, grow bright,
    And make this endless day endless night!

    Tonight!

    The hours go so slowly,
    And still the skiy is light.
    Oh moon, grow bright,
    And make this endless day endless night,

    Tonight!

  • Shirley Bassey - Without You / GOLDFINGER

    6:09

    1973 (Royal Albert Hall Concert)

    ABOUT the song, Without You:
    Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1972 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - And I Love You so'

    ABOUT the co-songwriter, Peter William Ham:
    Peter William Ham (27 April 1947 -- 24 April 1975) was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the group Badfinger. Ham was born in Swansea, Wales. He formed a local rock group called The Panthers around 1961. This group would undergo several name and lineup changes before it became The Iveys in 1965.

    The Iveys changed their name to Badfinger with the single release of Come And Get It, a composition written by Paul McCartney, and it became a worldwide Top Ten hit. Ham had initially protested against using a non-original to promote the band, as he had gained confidence in the group's compositions, but he was quickly convinced of the springboard effect of having a likely hit single. His own creative perseverance paid off eventually, as his No Matter What composition became another Top Ten worldwide hit after its release in late 1970 . He followed up writing two more worldwide hits with Day After Day and Baby Blue. His greatest songwriting success came with his co-written composition Without You - a worldwide #1 when covered by Harry Nilsson and released in 1972. This song, 'Without You' has since become a ballad standard and is covered by hundreds of singers from many genres worldwide, of course, including Shirley Bassey. This song was first released by Tom Jones back on June 13, 1969.

    LYRICS:
    Well I can't forget this evening
    And your face when you were leaving
    But I guess that's just the way the story goes
    You always smile
    But in your eyes the sorrow shows
    Yes it shows
    No I can't forget tomorrow
    When I think about my sorrow
    I had you there,
    then I let you go
    And now it's only fair that I should let you know
    What you should know

    I can't live if living is without you
    I can't live
    I can't live anymore
    I can't live if living is without you
    I can't live
    I can't live anymore

    Well I can't forget this evening
    And your face when you were leaving
    But I guess that's just the way the story goes
    You always smile
    But in your eyes the sorrow shows
    Yes it shows

    I can't live if living is without you
    I can't live
    I can't live anymore
    I can't live if living is without you
    I can't live

    I can't live anymore

    Shirley recorded two versions of this song. She recorded the soundtrack to the movie, 'Goldfinger' and then she recorded a version to be sold as a 'single.' Both versions are superb, but I believe she holds that big last note longer here, on the 'Single' version! Simply amazing! And, based on the length of this last note it most likely was during the recording of this version where John Barry kept telling Shirley to 'hold it,,,,hold it,,,,hold it' until as Shirley says, I almost passed out!

    ABOUT the song, Goldfinger:
    Goldfinger was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Composed by John Barry and with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was performed by Shirley Bassey for the film's opening and closing title sequences, as well as the soundtrack album release. The single release of the song gave Bassey her only Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, peaking at number eight; in the United Kingdom, the single reached #21. In 2008, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    The release on vinyl of Bassey's version sold more than a million copies in the United States (Guinness Book of Records)[citation needed], and it also reached number one on the Japanese charts and the top ten of many European countries. The song has become Bassey's theme song and she has performed it in most of her concerts since the 1960s, often as an opening number.

    LYRICS:
    Goldfinger
    He's the man, the man with the Midas touch
    A spider's touch
    Such a cold finger
    Beckons you to enter his web of sin
    But don't go in

    Golden words he will pour in your ear
    But his lies can't disguise what you fear
    For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
    It's the kiss of death ...

    From Mister Goldfinger
    Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
    This heart is cold

    Golden words he will pour in your ear
    But his lies can't disguise what you fear
    For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
    It's the kiss of death ...

    From Mister Goldfinger
    Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold
    This heart is cold
    He loves only gold
    Only gold
    He loves gold
    He loves only gold
    Only gold
    He loves gold

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  • Joe Longthorne sings Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey.wmv

    3:53

    joe at the royal albert hall

  • Shirley Bassey - I Who Have Nothing

    2:37

    Living legend - The one true Diva
    A great inspiration.

  • Shirley Bassey - The Greatest Performance Of My Life

    6:41

    1973 (Royal Albert Hall Concert)

    Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1972 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - I Capricorn'

    LYRICS:
    Tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
    I never lost control, I played the part so well
    That not a single soul could tell that I was lying
    And so

    though it was hard to face our friends I gave a party
    I know
    I meant to show them all I've gotten over you
    And though
    I saw the unbelieving looks on all their faces
    I had to try to make them think that it was true
    So I
    who had me dance, dance through the night, just like a gypsy
    And I
    who seldom drink, drank like a fish till I was high
    And I

    who hadn't laughed since God knows when, outlaughed Pagliacci
    Till they
    believed it more than even I
    Tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
    I never lost control, I played the part so well
    That not a single soul could tell that I was lying

    But love

    if you had been behind the curtain when it fell
    When all the lights were out and I was all alone
    You would have seen

    this actress crying
    Yes, tonight I gave the greatest performance of my life
    I never lost control, I played the part so well
    That not a single soul could tell that I was lying

    But love

    if you had been behind the curtain when it fell
    When all the lights were out and I was all alone
    You would have seen

    this actress crying

    ABOUT the LP, I Capricorn:
    Following on from the success of her previous two albums, I Capricorn saw Bassey still in the midst of her revival in the 1970s. Some months earlier she had released the single For All We Know, which had become one of the biggest hits of her career, peaking at No.6 in the UK and remaining on the charts for half a year. This album was released just as the single was leaving the chart and just as her second James Bond theme, Diamonds are Forever, was entering the chart. Surprisingly, the Bond theme song was not featured on this collection. The album itself made No.13 and remained on the UK album chart for 11 weeks, it also reached No.94 on the Billboard 200 in the US.

    The album also contains the popular songs Losing My Mind, The Look of Love and John Lennon's Love. The title track was appropriate in that Bassey was indeed a Capricorn (born January 8). I Capricorn remains one of the most highly regarded albums by her fans.

    Early issues of this album had a metallic gold finish and the artwork was pasted on. I Capricorn was re-issued on CD in 2000 by EMI with alternative artwork.

  • Shirley Bassey Ten songs for you GR 058/20

    34:58

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    01 Goldfinger 00:00
    02 La vita 02:46
    03 So in love 07:00
    04 Till 09:58
    05 The second time around 13:53
    06 S Wonderful 18:23
    07 There will never be another you 20:36
    08 I've got you under my skin 24:46
    09 What now my love 28:27
    10 The party's over 31:19

  • Yesterday When I Was Young Shirley Bassey With lyrics

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  • Shirley Bassey - If I Never Sing Another Song

    4:15

    1976 (Shirley performs a wonderful Udo Jurgens / Don Black ballad titled, 'If I Never Sing Another Song'

    The song, If I Never Sing Another Song, was recorded and released on Shirley's 1976 LP titled, Shirley Bassey - Love, Life, and Feelings

    LYRICS::
    In my heyday
    Young men wrote to me
    Everybody seemed to have time to devote to me
    Everyone I saw all swore they knew me
    Once upon a song
    Main attraction,
    couldn't buy a seat
    The celebrity, celebrities were dying to meet
    I've had every accolade bestowed on me
    And so you see
    If I never sing another song
    It wouldn't bother me
    I had my share of fame
    You know my name
    If I never sing another song
    Or take another bow
    I would get by, but I'm not sure how
    Always posing, but you love it all
    Though you have to learn to act like you're above it all Everything I did the world applauded
    Once upon a star
    Framed citations, hung on every wall
    Got a scrapbook full of quotes,
    I can recall them all
    There were times I felt the world belonged to me
    And so you see
    If I never sing another song It wouldn't bother me
    I had my share of fame You know my name
    If I never sing another song Or take another bow
    I would get by, but I'm not sure how
    But I'm not sure how
    But I'm not sure how

  • Shirley Bassey, DONT CRY OUT LOUD

    3:19

    Shirley Bassey sings the best as always.

    DONT CRY OUT LOUD Lyrics


    Baby cried the day the circus came to town
    'cause she didn't want parades just passin' by her
    So she painted on a smile and took up with some clown
    While she danced without a net upon the wire
    I know a lot about 'er 'cause, you see
    Baby is an awful lot like me

    Don't cry out loud
    Just keep it inside, learn how to hide your feelings
    Fly high and proud
    And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all

    Baby saw that when they pulled that big top down
    They left behind her dreams among the litter
    The different kind of love she thought she'd found
    There was nothin' left but sawdust and some glitter
    But baby can't be broken 'cause you see
    She had the finest teacher-that was me-I told 'er

    Don't cry out loud
    Just keep it inside and learn how to hide your feelings
    Fly high and proud
    And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all

    Don't cry out loud
    Just keep it inside and learn how to hide your feelings
    Fly high and proud
    And if you should fall, remember you almost made it

    Don't cry out loud
    Just keep it inside and learn how to hide your feelings
    Fly high and proud
    And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all

  • SHIRLEY BASSEY - HER WONDERFUL SONGS OF THE 70S | 5 TRACKS

    19:24

    VIDEOS -
    SHIRLEY BASSEY - HER WONDERFUL SONGS OF THE 70'S PLAYLIST -
    TRACKLIST:
    11. I'VE NEVER BEEN A WOMAN
    12. ALONE AGAIN NATURALLY
    13. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
    14. MIDNIGHT BLUE
    15. PIECES OF DREAMS

  • Shirley Bassey - I Am What I Am

    4:54

    1996

    ABOUT this song:
    I Am What I Am is a song originally featured on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles (1983--1987). The song is found on the finale number of the play's first act, and performed by the character of Albin Mougeotte, first played by George Hearn. The song was composed in 1983 by Jerry Herman, an openly gay man.

    The song has since been covered by the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey, Gloria Gaynor, Marti Webb, Joannie Taylor, Carol Jiani, Amanda Lear, Hannah Jones, Soraya Arnelas, Ken Page, Gerard-Rene-Gordon, Doug Shneider, Teatro, Linda Eder, John Barrowman, Amateur Transplants, Karen Mulder and Anthony Warlow.

    I Am What I Am was the only studio album recorded by Shirley Bassey for the Towerbell Records label, several other tracks were also recorded at this label and issued as singles only. The recording sessions took place at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, in July and August 1984. Following the success of the previous album All by Myself this album peaked at number 25 in the UK album chart and reached Gold status. This release was the first digitally recorded album made by Shirley Bassey and was issued on vinyl, cassette and CD. Consisting of mainly re-recordings from Shirley Bassey's back catalogue and two new songs, this album was recorded 'live' with The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davies. The album also reunited Shirley Bassey with Norman Newell, who had served successfully as her producer throughout the 1960s.

    LYRICS:
    I am what I am
    I am my own special creation
    So come take a look
    Give me the hook or the ovation
    It's my world
    That I want to have a little pride in
    My world
    And it's not a place I have to hide in
    Life's not worth a damn
    Till you can say
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    I don't want praise I don't want pity
    I bang my own drum
    Some think it's noise I think it's pretty
    And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
    Why not try to see things from a different angle
    Your life is a sham
    Till you can shout out
    I am what I am

    I am what I am
    And what I am needs no excuses
    I deal my own deck
    Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
    It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
    One life so it's time to open up your closet
    Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out
    I am what I am

  • Shirley Bassey - If You Love Me

    6:46

    1959/1963 (Verteran vocalist/entertainer Shirley Bassey recorded a beautiful English cover of Edit Piaf's song, Hymne a l'mour, which Piaf wrote the original lyrics in the late 1940's and her friend Marguerite Monnot wrote the music. Years later, Hymne à l'amour was translated into English by Piaf's protégé Eddie Constantine as Hymn to Love, which was recorded by Piaf on her album La Vie En Rose / Édith Piaf Sings In English (1956). It was also adapted into English as If You Love Me (Really Love Me) with lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons, first recorded in this form in 1952 by Vera Lynn. Piaf then sang this version in Carnegie Hall at both of her performances in 1956 and 1957. Shirley recorded this version of the song as a Columbia Records single in 1959. Her recording reached #28 on the UK charts.

    Shirley recorded the second song, 'Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words), with a very soft ballad arrangement, and it was the title track of a 1963 Bassey Extended Play record. I personally enjoy Fly Me To The Moon, no matter what arrangement, and no matter who has recorded it! Both these songs, along with the very young Ms. Bassey's beutiful but powerful vocals are wonderful to listen to.

    Unfortunately, this clip has been blocked to view for most countries. I'm not sure why the producers pick certain songs to block! If you are from the United Kingdom, you are one of the lucky ones who can still view this clip!

    ABOUT the song, 'Fly Me To the Moon:
    Fly Me to the Moon is a popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally titled In Other Words, and was introduced by Felicia Sanders in cabarets. The song became known popularly as Fly Me to the Moon from the first line of the B verse, and after a few years the publishers changed the title to that officially

    ABOUT the song, 'Hymne a l'mour:
    Hymne à l'amour (Hymn to Love in French) is a popular French song originally performed by Édith Piaf. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the music by Marguerite Monnot. She first sang this song at the cabaret Versailles in New York on September 14, 1949. It was written to her lover and the love of her life, the French boxer, Marcel Cerdan. On October 27, 1949 Cerdan was killed in a plane crash on his way from Paris to New York to come see her. She recorded the song on 2 May 1950.

    Hymne à l'amour was adapted into English as If You Love Me (Really Love Me) with lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons, first recorded in this form in 1952 by Vera Lynn. Subsequent covers by Kay Starr in 1954, and Shirley Bassey in 1959 brought fame to this version.

    LYRICS - If You Love Me:
    If the sun should tumble from the sky
    If the sea should suddenly run dry
    If you love me, really love me
    Let it happen,I won't care
    If it seems that everything is lost
    I will smile and never count the cost
    If you love me,really love me
    Let it happen,darling,I won't care

    Shall I catch a shooting star?
    Shall I bring it where you are?
    If you want me to,I will
    You can set me any task
    I'll do anything you ask
    If you'll only love me stll
    When at last my life on earth is through
    I'll share eternity with you
    If you love me, really love me
    Let whatever happens
    I won't care

    LYRICS - Fly Me To The Moon:
    Poets often use many words to say a simple thing
    It takes thought and time and rhyme
    To make a poem sing
    With music and words I've been playing

    For you I have written this song
    To be sure you known what I'm saying
    I'll translate as I go along

    Fly me to the moon,
    And let me play among the stars.
    Let me see what spring is like,
    On jupiter and mars.
    In other words, hold my hand,
    In other words, darling kiss me.

    Fill my heart with song,
    And let me sing forever more,
    You are all I long for,
    All I worship and adore,
    In other words, please be true,
    In other words, I love you.
    ........
    Fill my heart with song,
    And let me sing forever more,
    You are all I long for,
    All I worship and adore,
    In other words, please be true,
    In other words, I love you.

    Special Thanks to Pieter and Astrid from the Shirley Bassey blog and all those who have provided wonderful pictures of Shirley!

  • Shirley Bassey - Almost Like Being In Love / This Cant Be Love

    3:18

    1994 (Tokyo Concert)

    ABOUT - Almost Like Being In Love:
    Almost Like Being in Love is a popular song published in 1947. The music was written by Frederick Loewe, and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

    The song was made popular by David Brooks and Marion Bell in the musical Brigadoon. It was later performed in the 1954 film version by Gene Kelly.

    The song was revived in a downbeat ballad version by singer Michael Johnson (#32, 1978). This song was also made popular by British singing sensation Dame Shirley Bassey, and, Nat King Cole recorded more than one version of the song. Other singers who have recorded Almost Like Being in Love include Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. A later version by Nat King Cole was used as the closing song in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day which starred Bill Murray. In 1961, Judy Garland performed the song as a medley with This Can't Be Love at the Judy at Carnegie Hall concert, and Shirley Bassey also performs these two songs as a medley.

    ABOUT the song, 'This Can't Be Love'
    This Can't Be Love is a show tune and a popular song from the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse. It was also included in the 1962 musical film, Billy Rose's Jumbo, though most of the songs in that film came from the 1935 Rodgers & Hart musical Jumbo. Richard Rodgers' lyrics poke fun of the common depiction of love in popular songs as a host of malignant symptoms, saying, This can't be love because I feel too well.

    LYRICS:
    What a day this has been
    What a rare mood I'm in
    Why, it's almost like being in love

    There's a smile on my face
    For the whole human race
    Why, it's almost like being in love

    And the music of life seems to be
    Like a bell that is ringing for me
    And from the way that I feel
    When that bell starts to peal
    I would swear I was falling
    Swear I was falling
    Why it's almost like being in love

    This can't be love, because I feel so well,
    No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs.
    This can't be love; I get no dizzy spells,
    My head is not in the skies.

    My heart does not stand still, just hear it beat.
    This is too sweet to be love.
    This can't be love, because I feel so well,
    But still I love to look in your eyes.

    And the music of life seems to be
    Like a bell that is ringing for me
    And from the way that I feel
    When that bell starts to peal
    I would swear I was falling
    Swear I was falling
    Why it's almost like being in love
    It's almost like being.....
    In Love!

  • Shirley Bassey - What I Did For Love

    4:23

    1979 (Shirley delivers a stunning performance of this classic show tune that all will appreciate on her TV Variety Show)

    Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1976 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Love, Life and Feelings'

    ABOUT the Musical, 'A Chorus Line':
    The song, What I Did For Love, is one of the main numbers from this musical. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch.

    With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

    The original Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Buffalo, N.Y. native Michael Bennett, was an unprecedented box office and critical hit, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history up to that time. It remains the longest running Broadway musical originally produced in the United States, and the fourth longest-running Broadway show ever. The show has enjoyed many successful productions worldwide and was revived on Broadway in 2006.

    LYRICS:
    Kiss today goodbye,
    The sweetness and the sorrow.
    Wish me luck, the same to you.
    But I can't regret
    What I did for love, what I did for love.
    Look my eyes are dry.
    The gift was ours to borrow.
    It's as if we always knew,
    And I won't forget what I did for love,
    What I did for love.
    Gone,
    Love is never gone.
    As we travel on,
    Love's what we'll remember.
    Kiss today goodbye,
    And point me t'ward tomorrow.
    We did what we had to do.
    Won't forget, can't regret
    What I did for
    Love

    What I did for
    Love

    Love
    Love is never gone
    As we travel one
    Love's what we'll remember
    Kiss today goodbye.
    And point me t'ward tomorrow.
    We did what we had to do.
    Won't forget, can't regret
    What I did for love.
    What I did for love.
    What I did for love

  • Shirley Bassey - TILL

    3:08

    1972 (The always emotional & powerfully dynamic songstress, Shirley Bassey, performs one of her signature songs on her 1972 Talk Of The Town Concert)

    This song was originally recorded and released as a track on Shirley's 1961 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey'.

    ABOUT this song:
    Till is a popular song with music by Charles Danvers. The original French lyrics were written by Pierre Buisson, and the English lyrics by Carl Sigman. First popularized by Italian singer Caterina Valente.

    LYRICS:
    Till the moon deserts the sky
    Till all the seas run dry
    Till then I'll worship you
    Till the tropic sun grows (turns) cold
    Till this young world grows old
    My darling, I'll adore you
    You are my reason to live
    All I own I would give
    Just to have you adore me
    Till the rivers flow upstream
    Till lovers cease to dream
    Till then I'm yours, be mine

    You are my reason to live
    All I own I would give
    Just to have you adore me
    Till the rivers flow upstream
    Till lovers cease to dream
    Till then I'm yours,
    be mine

  • Shirley Bassey - The Greatest Love Of All

    5:04

    Veteran vocalist/entertainer Dame Shirley Bassey recorded this beautiful rendition of this great song, The Greatest Love Of All back in 1978, and it was released on her 1979 LP titled, The Magic Is You. This was Shirley's last released LP from the United Artists Label. The Magic Is You was a top 10 hit for Shirley in the Netherlands (Incl 12 provinces/countries of Western Europe), and it also hit the charts in the UK.

    ABOUT this song:
    The Greatest Love of All is a song written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. (A live version by Benson appears on 1978's Weekend in L.A.)

    The song was later popularized by Whitney Houston under the title Greatest Love of All. The song was recorded by the American recording artist for her debut album, self-titled Whitney Houston, which was released in February 1985, by Arista Records.

    Creed wrote the lyrics in the midst of her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. Creed eventually succumbed to the disease in April 1986 at the age of 37; at the time her song was an international hit by Houston.

    The song received critical acclaim and became a major hit, topping the charts in Australia, Canada and the US, while reaching the top 20 in most countries, including Italy, Sweden and UK. It remains her third biggest US hit, after I Will Always Love You and I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me). All three songs, in order of their former popularity, re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart, after Houston's death, debuting the same week at numbers 7, 35 and 41, respectively, giving Houston three posthumous chart hits.

    LYRICS:
    I believe the children are our are future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

    Everybody searching for a hero
    People need someone to look up to
    I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
    A lonely place to be
    So I learned to depend on me

    I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
    If I fail, if I succeed
    At least I live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me
    They can't take away my dignity

    Because the greatest love of all
    Is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all
    Inside of me
    The greatest love of all
    Is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself
    It is the greatest love of all

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter
    remind us how we used to be

    I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
    If I fail, if I succeed
    At least I live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me
    They can't take away my dignity

    Because the greatest love of all
    Is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all
    Inside of me
    The greatest love of all
    Is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself
    It is the greatest love of all

    Special Thanks to Pieter and Astrid from the Shirley Bassey blog and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

  • Shirley Bassey - Big Spender

    6:48

    Shirley Bassey - Big Spender (LIVE)
    Shirley Bassey - 20 of the Best album:
    One of the most powerful voices of the last decades...
    Dame Shirley Bassey

  • Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never

    5:02

    1987 (Shirley performs in Berlin celebrating the city's existence for 750 years)

    Never Never Never was recorded and released on Shirley's 1973 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never'. This was the title song.

    ABOUT the LP - Never Never Never:
    Never Never Never is a 1973 album by Shirley Bassey. Released in May 1973, this album saw a peak in the Shirley Bassey career revival that she was experiencing during the early 1970s. The album's lead single, the title track had been a hit, reaching No.8 in the UK Charts and remaining in the top 50 for 19 weeks, becoming one of her biggest and most well-known hits, and her only single to make three US charts: No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100, No.8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, and No. 67 on the R&B Chart. The album soon followed and similarly entered the top 10, peaking at No. 10 during a 10 week run, and would go on to earn a silver disc. The album also was a hit in the US, peaking at No. 60 on the Billboard 200 amid positive reviews; it also hit No. 34 on the R&B Chart.

    LYRICS:
    I'd like to run away from you,
    but if you never found me I would die
    I'd like to break the chains you put around me,
    but I know I never will

    You stay away and all I do
    is wonder why the hell I wait for you
    But when did common sense prevail
    for lovers when we know it never will

    Impossible to live with you,
    but I know, I could never live without you
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    want to be in love with anyone but you

    You never treat me like you should,
    so what's the good of loving as I do?
    Although you always laugh at love,
    nothing else would be good enough for you
    Impossible to live with you,
    but I know, I could never live without you
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    want to be in love with anyone but you

    You make me laugh,
    you make me cry,
    you make me live,
    you make me die, for you
    You make me sing,
    you make me sad,
    you make me glad,
    you make me mad, for you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never want to be in love with anyone but you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never want to be in love with anyone but you

    I love you, hate you, love you, hate you
    But I'll want you till the world stops turning
    For whatever you do
    I never, never, never
    want to be in love with anyone but you

  • Dame Shirley Bassey - Full Vocal Range

    1:23:12

    One of the most underrated and talented vocalists of all time. And probably the most powerful female singer to ever grace the stage.

    Low notes:
    00:00 G#3/Ab3
    00:35 G3
    1:53 F#3/Gb3
    3:07 F3
    4:37 E3
    5:50 D#3/Eb3
    6:25 D3
    6:54 C#3/Db3
    6:57 C3
    7:05 B2

    Belted and mixed notes:
    7:14 F#4/Gb4
    8:33 G4
    13:02 G#4/Ab4
    15:39 A4
    21:08 A#4/Bb4
    28:55 B4
    37:23 C5
    51:48 C#5/Db5
    1:01:58 D5
    1:13:11 D#5/Eb5
    1:17:09 E5
    1:19:33 F5
    1:20:05 G#5/Ab5

    Head voice notes:
    1:20:11 D#5/Eb5
    1:20:23 E5
    1:20:56 F5
    1:21:12 F#5/Gb5
    1:21:26 G5
    1:21:56 A5
    1:22:04 A#5/Bb5
    1:22:25 C6

  • Shirley Bassey -Who Wants To Live Forever-

    7:49

    Des O' Connor and a Royal Gala 1995/1996

  • Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey / Big Spender

    5:13

    1995 (Istanbul Concert)

    ABOUT - LP Where 'Kiss Me Honey Honey' first appeared:
    The Bewitching Miss Bassey is a studio album from Shirley Bassey, which was released in 1959. Consisting of new and previously released material this was the first album from Bassey to be issued on the 12 Long-playing record format. Tracks were taken from sessions recorded between 1956 and early 1959. All the songs were recorded in the UK with Wally Stott and his Orchestra, with production by Johnny Franz. The only exception was The Wall which was recorded in New York with Jimmy Carroll and his orchestra and produced by Mitch Miller. Featuring several hit songs, including Bassey's 1958 number one single As I Love You and the huge hit Kiss Me, Honey, Honey, Kiss Me, the album showcases the best of the early career of Shirley Bassey. All the songs were only recorded in mono, no stereo versions are known to exist. In the 1970's Philips did re-issue them in an electronically enhanced stereo (also known as pseudo-stereo). The album was re-issued in the US on the Epic label with different artwork. To date (October 2009) there has been no complete CD re-issue of the album, it remains the only UK released album from Bassey not to have had a CD release. Philips did re-issue several tracks on compilations in the 1990's, and several more have been released since the material fell under public domain laws.

    LYRICS:
    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop
    I'd like to play a little game with you
    A little game especially made for two
    If you come close then I will show you how
    Closer, closer, now

    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop

    We've never played this little game before
    If you relax then you'll enjoy it more
    Just settle down and let me teach you how
    Closer, closer, now

    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop
    (But, honey, honey, don't stop)

    You kiss so well my lips begin to burn
    And I can tell I've got a lot to learn
    So hold me close and darling show me how
    Closer, closer, now

    Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me
    Thrill me, honey, honey, thrill me
    Don't care even if I blow my top
    But, honey, honey, don't stop
    (Don't care even if I blow my top)
    But, honey, honey, don't stop
    (Never stop)

    ABOUT the song:
    Big Spender is a song written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the musical Sweet Charity. It is sung, in the musical, by the dance hostess girls; it was choreographed by Bob Fosse for the Broadway musical and the film. It is set to the beat of a striptease as the girls taunt the customers.

    A hit version of the song by Shirley Bassey reached #21 in the UK Singles Chart in December 1967. This version featured in the 2004 film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and in the 2005 film Nynne. The song has become one of Bassey's signature songs. She has performed the song numerous times, most notably for the 80th birthday of Prince Philip. She also sang it at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival. The song was also featured on Shirley's recent, 'Get The Party Started' CD.

    LYRICS:
    The minute you walked in the joint
    I could see you were a man of
    distinction, a real big spender
    Good looking, so refined
    Say, wouldn't you like to know
    what's going on in my mind?
    So let me get right to the point
    I don't pop my cork for every man I see
    Hey big spender!
    Spend a little time with me
    Wouldn't you like to have fun, fun, fun?
    How's about a few laughs, laughs?
    I could show you a good time
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    Let me show you a good time

    The minute you walked in the joint
    I could see you were a man of
    distinction, a real big spender
    Good looking, so refined
    Say, wouldn't you like to know
    what's going on in my mind?
    So let me get right to the point
    I don't pop my cork for every man I see
    Hey big spender!
    Hey big spender!
    Hey big spender!
    Spend a little time with me
    Yes

  • SHIRLEY BASSEY - AVE MARIA

    3:49

    SHIRLEY BASSEY is a Welsh singer of Nigerian and English descent whose career began in the mid-1950s. She is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979). In 2000 Bassey was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts. In 1977 she received the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in the previous 25 years. Bassey has been called one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century.

  • Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever

    8:58

    1973 (All About Shirley TV Special)

    ABOUT the song, Diamonds Are Forever:
    Diamonds Are Forever is the soundtrack for the 7th James Bond film of the same name.

    Diamonds Are Forever, the title song, was the second Bond theme to be performed by Shirley Bassey, after Goldfinger in 1964. The song was also recorded in Italian by Shirley Bassey as Una Cascata di Diamanti (Vivo Di Diamanti), this version was only issued on 7-inch single in Italy and has not had a CD release.

    Producer Harry Saltzman hated the song and it only made the film due to co-producer Albert Broccoli. One of Saltzman's major objections was to the innuendo in the lyrics.

    The original soundtrack was once again composed by John Barry, his sixth time composing for a James Bond film. Music written by John Barry (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) and lyrics by Don Black.

    Diamonds Are Forever STATS:
    recorded: September, 1971 U/A
    released: November, 1971
    soundtrack album: UK: 29216, US: UAS-5220

    charted:
    single UK: #38, January 15, 1972
    single US: Pop charts: #57, January 29, 1972
    Easy Listening charts: #14, January 1, 1972
    album US: #74, January 8, 1972

    Written as theme for the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever 1971. Released on soundtrack LP: Jan 6th 1972, and on a soundtrack single: Jan 29th 1972. Another single with Pieces Of Dreams on the B-side had been released 1971. The single reached position number 38 in the UK single charts in 1972. In the US the single reached No. 57 on the charts, and the soundtrack LP reached No. 74. The soundtrack LP is available digitally remastered on CD. The song is available on many collections, live recordings, and videos. This was the second official recording of a James Bond theme for Shirley Bassey after Goldfinger. Moonraker followed 1979.

    In Italy the film was called Una Cascata Di Diamanti and for the Italian soundtrack single Shirley Bassey had recorded the song with Italian lyrics: Vivo Di Diamanti.

    ABOUT the Movie - Diamonds Are Forever:
    Diamonds Are Forever (1971) is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the sixth to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is based on Ian Fleming's 1956 novel of the same name, and is the second of four James Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton. The story has Bond impersonating a diamond smuggler to infiltrate a smuggling ring, and soon uncovering a plot by his old nemesis Blofeld to use the diamonds and build a giant laser satellite that would be used to hold the world for ransom.

    Diamonds Are Forever was a commercial success, but its humorous camp tone was met with mixed reviews from critics.

    LYRICS:
    Diamonds are forever
    They are all I need to please me
    They can stimulate and tease me
    They won't leave in the night, I've no fear that they might desert me
    Diamonds are forever
    Hold one up and then caress it
    Touch it, stroke it and undress it
    I can see every part, nothing hides in the heart to hurt me

    I don't need love
    For what good will love do me?
    Diamonds never lie to me
    For when love's gone
    They'll lustre on

    Diamonds are forever
    Sparkling round my little finger
    Unlike men, the diamonds linger
    Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for

    I don't need love
    For what good will love do me?
    Diamonds never lie to me
    For when love's gone
    They'll lustre on

    Diamonds are forever, forever, forever
    Diamonds are forever, forever, forever
    Forever and ever

  • Shirley Bassey BBC Electric Proms 2009

    1:24

  • Shirley Bassey - You Aint Heard Nothing Yet

    3:45

    1985 (This upbeat song was written for veteran vocalist dynamo Shirley Bassey by her musical director at the time, 'Michael Alexander' - This was a Commonwealth Charity Performance, Scotland)

    In 1985 Dame Shirley Bassey gave a performance to help raise money for the 1986 Commonwealth games that were held in Edinburgh in Scotland. Dame Shirley sang four songs: Nobody does it like me, Arthur's theme, You ain't heard nothing yet and This is my life.

    LYRICS - You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet:
    (The words in brackets are variations on some recordings.)
    There were times when live seems so empty to me
    But things are changing,
    now I'm free as a bird
    You ain't heard nothing yet
    There were times when I felt live running away
    But that's to easy,
    so now I'm here to stay
    You ain't heard nothing yet
    If you think I'll never sing another song
    Never shed another tear
    Then wait, you could be wrong
    If you think, I'll never break another heart
    This is now my brand new start
    And I'll prove you wrong
    I've known it all along

    There were times (when) I wished I'm (or: I was) somebody else
    Someone who'd do better,
    now I don't care
    You ain't heard nothing yet
    All my life I've known that I wasn't alone
    (That) Luck 's on my side
    Baby
    (so) how carry on
    You ain't heard nothing yet

    If you think I'll never sing another song
    Never shed another tear
    Then wait, you could be wrong
    If you think, I'll never break another heart
    This is now my brand new start
    And I'll prove you wrong
    I've known it all along

    If you think I'll never sing another song
    Never shed another tear
    Then wait, you could be wrong
    If you think, I'll never break another heart
    This is now my brand new start
    And I'll prove you wrong
    I've known it all along
    But baby
    You ain't heard nothing yet

    ABOUT this song and the writer, Michael Alexander:
    The songs You ain't heard nothing yet was written for Shirley by her musical director at the time Michael Alexander.

    You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
    Music by Michael Alexander, Lyrics by Tony (Wiz) Withers

    This song has been released on live videos only and a studio recording of the song doesn't exist. The first release was in 1985 on the video You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet and it is also on the 1993 video Shirley Bassey Live In Cardiff. Shirley Bassey has performed this song in other concerts and shows, which have sadly not been released. A great rendition was that 1985 at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Gala.

    A song of the same title was made famous by Al Jolson. Though in fact a different song, some video sleeves mention this song in relation to Shirley's performance. The title of the song was one of Al Jolson's famous catchphrase. Shirley's song was in fact written for her by her musical director Michael Alexander, and Shirley mentioned and thanked him for the song after performing it at some concerts. The lyrics were written by Tony (Wiz) Withers.
    Michael Alexander
    Biography From Norwell Lapley Associates Ltd

    Mike, throughout his 30 years experience in the music business, has covered many facets of this entertainment sector, from 3 piece jazz combos, to Symphony orchestras. He has worked in almost every country in the world for some of the business's top stars, culminating in the role of Musical Director for Shirley Bassey from 1980 to 1995.

    As musical arranger, Conductor and Director for Shirley, he has performed in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls such as: The London Palladium, The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, etc, alongside international artists including: Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles, George Shearing and many others.

    In 1984 he arranged several songs for Shirley's album I Am What I Am and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for the title track. In 1991 he produced, arranged and conducted Shirley's album Keep The Music Playing. He can be seen as Musical Director on a number of television shows, including A Special Lady, Standing Room Only and Live In Cardiff.

  • Shirley Bassey - The Rose

    4:20

    1995 (Veteran vocalist/entertainer Shirley Bassey recorded a wonderful cover of the song, 'The Rose' from the movie loosely about Janis Joplin's life, starring Bette Midler. Shirley recorded and released this song on her 1995 CD titled, 'Shirley Bassey Sings The Movies.' And, all throughout her career Bassey has definately recorded a ton of songs from both the movie industry and the musical broadway genre.

    ABOUT the CD, 'Shirley Bassey Sings The Movies':
    Sings the Movies is a studio album from Shirley Bassey released in 1995.

    In 1995 Shirley Bassey signed a deal with the PolyGram TV label, she recorded and released two albums with the label. The first was a themed album of movie songs. The songs were personally selected by Bassey for the album, and are a diverse range of ballads and pop classics, some were originally composed for original soundtracks, but several were classic songs that appeared in successful movies. One re-recording was made of the classic James Bond theme Goldfinger, this is the fourth studio recording of the song by Shirley Bassey. No singles were issued from this album. Several TV performances were made by Bassey to promote this album and British television broadcast a successful commercial campaign. The album sold well across Europe and entered the UK Albums Chart, for a run of nine weeks, on November 11, 1995 and peaked at number 24.

    ABOUT the movie, 'The Rose':
    The Rose is a 1979 American musical drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager. The film stars Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Barry Primus, and David Keith.

    The story is loosely based on the life of singer Janis Joplin. Originally titled Pearl, after Joplin's nickname, and the title of her last album, it was fictionalized after her family declined to allow the producers the rights to her story. It was written by Bill Kerby, and Bo Goldman from a story by Bill Kerby, and directed by Mark Rydell.

    The Rose was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

    Midler performed the soundtrack album for the film, and the title track became one of her biggest hit singles in 1980.

    LYRICS:
    Some say love, it is a river
    That drowns the tender reed
    Some say love, it is a razor
    That leaves your soul to bleed
    Some say love, it is a hunger
    An endless aching need
    I say love, it is a flower
    And you, it's only seed
    It's the heart afraid of breaking
    That never learns to dance
    It's the dream afraid of waking
    That never takes the chance
    It's the one who won't be taken
    Who can not seem to give
    And the soul afraid of dying
    That never learns to live

    When the night has been too lonely
    And the road has been too long
    And you think, that love is only
    For the lucky and the strong
    Just remember, in the winter
    Far beneath the bitter snows
    Lies the seed
    That with the sun's love
    In the spring becomes the rose

    Special Thanks to Pieter and Astrid from the Shirley Bassey blog and all those who have provided wonderful pictures of Shirley!

  • Shirley Bassey - Make The World A Little Younger

    4:34

    1976 (A Wonderful POP song about remembering the past, from the veteran singer/entertainer Shirley Bassey!...Shirley performs this Powerful Ballad about the good ole days that everyone will identify with; this song was performed back in 1976 on her TV Variety Show. Bassey is certainly known as one of the most powerful singers of the last 50 years. At nearly 40 yo at the time of this clip, she demonstrates once again perfect vocal timber & vibrato while blowing the roof off the house with the big notes and playing to the audience as she moves through her rich lower & mid range lyrical notes. The long last note of this song will bring chills down your spine....really!

    This song, 'Make The World A Little Younger' is a track from Shirley's, 1973 LP titled, 'Never Never Never'

    ABOUT the LP, Never Never Never:
    Never Never Never is a 1973 album by Shirley Bassey. Released in May 1973, this album saw a peak in the Shirley Bassey career revival that she was experiencing during the early 1970s. The album's lead single, the title track had been a hit, reaching No.8 in the UK Charts and remaining in the top 50 for 19 weeks, becoming one of her biggest and most well-known hits, and her only single to make three US charts: No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100, No.8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, and No. 67 on the R&B Chart. The album soon followed and similarly entered the top 10, peaking at No. 10 during a 10 week run, and would go on to earn a silver disc. The album also was a hit in the US, peaking at No. 60 on the Billboard 200 amid positive reviews; it also hit No. 34 on the R&B Chart.

    LYRICS:
    When the world was a little younger
    Fairy Tales were always true
    Every face was filled with laughter
    Every day brought something new
    Summertime seemed to last forever
    Friends would come and friends would go
    But their warmth would always linger
    In the days when time ran slow

    Make the world a little younger
    Let the laughter in
    Yesterday was filled with magic
    Bring it back again

    Make the world a little younger
    Wear a happy face
    When the worlds a little younger
    Life's a brighter place

    When the world was a little younger
    Love was just a smile away
    There was time for going fishing
    And the games we used to play

    Make the world a little younger
    Let the laughter in
    Yesterday was filled with magic
    Bring it back again

    Make the world a little younger
    Let the laughter in
    Yesterday was filled with magic
    Bring it back again

    Make the world a little younger
    Let the laughter in
    Yesterday was filled with magic
    Bring it back .....
    again........

  • Shirley Bassey - MIDNIGHT BLUE

    4:24

    1976 (Here is another great Melissa Manchester/Carole Bayer-Sager POP Song recorded as a cover by Shirley Bassey on her 1976 LP titled, 'Love, Life and Feelings.' As always, Ms. Bassey with her timelessly rich voice did a great job with this, as with all the (+/- 800) songs she has recorded. AND, one will also notice the full orchestra on this song. With a few exceptions Bassey has always insisted on recording with FULL orchestra accompliment, which unfortunately is not so prevelent nowadays. Most likely, this is to save money, but in the end, I believe most will agree the full orchestra is worth the cost. It's hard to get past Ms. Bassey's fantastic vocals, but try to listen to the orchestra, and you will hear so many instruments & sounds that take Ms. Bassey's vocal perfection to an even higher level, if this is even possible.

    In 2013, (now) Dame Shirley will celebrate 60 (Diamond) years in the music industry, and her voice is still in great shape....an amazing accomplishment for anyone, but especially for this lady who never originally wanted to go into show business!

    ABOUT the LP, Love, Life and Feelings:
    Love, Life and Feelings is the twenty-first studio album from Shirley Bassey, released in 1976 on the United Artists label. The album peaked at #13 in the UK album chart, and charted at #149 in the Billboard 200. Love, Life and Feelings was awarded silver record status by the British Phonographic Industry, with sales of more than 600,000 copies. Features covers of contemporary pop songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s, such as Alone Again (Naturally) the 1972 UK #3 single from Gilbert O'Sullivan and The Way I Want to Touch You from Captain & Tennille along side What I Did for Love, from the musical A Chorus Line written by Marvin Hamlisch.

    Singles released from the album include Natali, an Italian song with lyrics by Norman Newell, which was issued with the non-album track Runaway (E poi... Andrea Lovecchio, Shel Shapiro) as the B-side, the song was recorded in Italian and English by the Italian singer Mina. This track has of 2011 not been re-issued on CD.

    ABOUT the song, Midnight Blue:
    Midnight Blue is a single by Melissa Manchester which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1975 when it topped the Billboard Easy Listening chart for two weeks to become the #1 Easy Listening hit for the year 1975. Taken from the album Melissa, Midnight Blue was written by Manchester with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager in 1973. The song is heard on the radio in the film Ice Castles (1978). The song has also been recorded by Shirley Bassey, Cristy Lane, Johnny Mathis, Vanessa Williams and Viola Wills.

    LYRICS:
    Whatever it is it'll keep 'til the morning
    Haven't we both got better things to do?
    Midnight Blue
    Even the simple things become rough
    Haven't we had enough?

    And I think we can make it one more time, if we try
    One more time for all the old times

    For all of the times you told me you need me
    Needing me now is something I could use
    Midnight Blue
    Wouldn't you give your hand to a friend?
    Maybe it's not the end

    And I think we can make it one more time, if we try
    One more time for all the old times
    Midnight Blue

    I think we can make it
    I think we can make it
    Wouldn't you give your heart to a friend
    Think of me as your friend

    And I think we can make it one more time, if we try
    One more time for all of the old, old times
    One more time
    I think we can make it, if we try
    I think we can make it, if we try
    Looks like we're going to make it
    Looks like we're going to make it
    If we try

    Special Thanks to Pieter, Astrid and others from the Shirley Bassey blog, Tal from the Diamond Bassey website, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

  • Shirley Bassey Live from Glastonbury 2007

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    Dame Shirley Bassey wowing the audience at Glastonbury Festival 2007.

    Setlist:
    Get The Party Started
    Light My Fire
    Bond Medley Goldfinger/Moonraker/Diamods Are Forever
    Big Spender
    Big Spender Reprise
    The Living Tree
    The Lady Is a Tramp
    Medley: Maybe This Time/Never Never Never/As I Love You
    Kiss Me Honey Honey
    I Am What I Am

    I DO NOT OWN NOR I AM MAKING MONEY WITH THIS VIDEO RECORDING

  • shirley bassey -fly me to the moon

    3:34

    from her 1963 EP in other words...

  • Neil Diamond & Shirley Bassey - Play Me - high quality

    3:53

  • Shirley Bassey - I Want To Know What Love Is

    5:09

    1991 (POP chanteuse Shirley Bassey's huge discography not only spans such a wide spectrum of musical genre, she is one of the few remaining artists who has recorded and/or performed an extensive mixture of songs crossing the bridge between older and younger generation music. Here is a younger generation favorite of mine; it's a cover of Foreigner's hit, 'I Want To Know What Love Is')

    ABOUT the LP, Keep The Music Playing:
    Keep the Music Playing is a 1991 album by Shirley Bassey. The album was recorded in the UK at the Westgreen Studios and in the Netherlands at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum. The album is a mixture of contemporary pop ballads, such as I Want to Know What Love Is from Foreigner, the Jennifer Rush power ballad The Power Of Love, and the more gentle Still from Lionel Richie, combined with standards from the field of jazz and pop, such as He Was Beautiful, the sweet jazz ballad from Cleo Laine. Several of the songs are sung with a grand, operatic pop style, which may have roots in her 1984 album I Am What I Am, which she recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, and the fact that in the latter mid-1980s she started working with a vocal coach, a former opera singer. Bassey returned to the Beatles with Yesterday, as she had previously covered Something and Fool on the Hill successfully in the 1970s, and had performed Hey Jude frequently live. Another previously successful formula was used for the closing track Dio, Come Ti Amo (Oh God How Much I Love You) an Italian original in the tradition of This is My Life and Natalie. (Dio, Come Ti Amo was the Italian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966, performed in Italian by Domenico Modugno).

    The album was a commercial success and entered the UK album charts in May 1991, peaking at number 25. The original release was on vinyl, cassette and CD, the CD was issued by Dino Records in the UK and ZYX Records in Germany. FreeStyle Records is now defunct but this album has been re-issued on CD many times on various labels. This was the last Shirley Bassey album to be issued on a vinyl LP format.

    ABOUT This song:
    I Want to Know What Love Is is a 1984 power ballad recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the United Kingdom and the United States and is the group's biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band's best known songs and most enduring radio hits charting in the top 25 in 2000, 2001, and 2002 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart. Written and composed by Mick Jones, with an uncredited portion (somewhere between 5% according to Jones and 40% according to Gramm) by Lou Gramm, and produced by Jones and Alex Sadkin. I Want to Know What Love Is reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart on 15 January 1985, displacing Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas?, and stayed there for three weeks. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985 where it stayed for two weeks. It was Foreigner's first and only pop chart topper in either country, although the band had four #1 Mainstream Rock and one #1 Adult Contemporary radio hits in the US. This was the band's third of four #1 singles on the mainstream rock chart. The song spent five weeks at #1 in Australia and also hit the top of the charts in Canada, Norway, and Sweden, peaking at #2 in Switzerland and South Africa.

    LYRICS:
    I gotta take a little time
    A little time to think things over
    I better read between the lines
    In case I need it when Im older

    Now this mountain I must climb
    Feels like a world upon my shoulders
    I through the clouds I see love shine
    It keeps me warm as life grows colder

    In my life theres been heartache and pain
    I dont know if I can face it again
    Cant stop now, Ive traveled so far
    To change this lonely life

    I wanna know what love is
    I want you to show me
    I wanna feel what love is
    I know you can show me

    Im gonna take a little time
    A little time to look around me
    Ive got nowhere left to hide
    It looks like love has finally found me

    In my life theres been heartache and pain
    I dont know if I can face it again
    I cant stop now, Ive traveled so far
    To change this lonely life

    I wanna know what love is
    I want you to show me
    I wanna feel what love is
    I know you can show me

    I wanna know what love is
    I want you to show me
    And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is
    And I know, I know you can show me

    Special Thanks to Pieter, Astrid and others from the Shirley Bassey blog, Tal from the Diamond Bassey website, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley!

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