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  • Shirley Bassey - All the Best

    58:06

    TRACKLIST
    01- Kiss me honey honey 00:11
    02- As Long As He Needs Me 02:09
    03- How Can You Tell (When The Right One Comes Along) 05:27
    04- I Who Have Nothing 08:21
    05- St. Louis Blues 12:09
    06- To Be Love By A Man 15:56
    07- GoldFinger 18:22
    08- Night and Day 21:10
    09- The Banana Boat Song 24:15
    10- As I Love You 27:05
    11- You, You Romeo 30:01
    12- My Funny Valentine 32:51
    13- Burn My Candle 36:06
    14- The Wall 39:31
    15- The Gypsy in My Soul 42:01
    16- Love for Sale 44:51
    17- From This Moment On 48:42
    18- I Believe In You 50:32
    19- How About You 52:45
    20- Fire Down Below 55:10


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    Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (/ˈbæsi/; born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). In January 1959, Bassey became the first Welsh person to gain a No. 1 single. Listen to the Best Music of:
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  • Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never / Day By Day

    7:52

    1973 (Royal Albert Hall Concert)

    ABOUT the song, Never Never Never:
    The song, Never Never Never, was recorded and released on Shirley's 1973 LP titled, 'Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never'. This song originally titled 'Grande Grande Grande' was written by Tony Renis and Alberto Testa. The English version re-titled to 'Never Never Never' was written by Norman Newell.

    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 - Never Never Never:
    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

    This song, 'Day By Day' was included on Shirley's 1972 LP titled, 'And I Love You So'

    ABOUT the song, Day By Day:
    Day by Day is a song from the 1971 Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical Godspell.

    Day by Day is the third song in the show's score and it is also reprised as the closing number for the 1973 film version. Its refrain follows a prayer ascribed to the 13th century English bishop Saint Richard of Chichester:

    May I know Thee more clearly,
    Love Thee more dearly,
    Follow Thee more nearly.

    In 1972, the song was released as a single attributed to the original cast album, with Robin Lamont as the lead singer. It spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at the #13 position on July 29, 1972.

    LYRICS:
    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly

    Day by day

    Oh...

    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly
    Day by day

    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly
    Day by day

    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly
    Day by day

    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly
    Day by day

    Day by day
    Day by day
    Oh Dear Lord
    Three things I pray
    To see thee more clearly
    Love thee more dearly
    Follow thee more nearly
    Day by day

    Day by day by day by day...

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  • Shirley Bassey - This Is My Life

    8:56

    1987 (One of Shirley's signature songs! Shirley performs in Berlin celebrating the city's existence for 750 years)

    ABOUT this song:
    This Is My Life (La vita) is a 1968 album by Shirley Bassey that was released in Italy on the United Artists label (UA 9035).

    Bassey had started living as a tax exile in 1968, and was not permitted to work in Britain for two years.[1][2] In 1968 Bassey performed at the Sanremo Music Festival in Italy singing the song La vita. This song was originally written by Bruno Canfora, with (Italian) lyrics by Antonio Amurri. For the song Bassey sang at the festival, the lyrics were partially rewritten in English by Norman Newell.

    Side one of the album included only Italian songs with the exception of La vita which is the version with a mix of Italian and English lyrics. Side two is an edited version of the This Is My Life album that was released in Britain and the USA, with the addition of To Give which was only included in this album and on a single. Of the six songs recorded in Italian on this album only La vita has had a CD release. It appeared on the 1994 boxset Bassey - The EMI/UA Years 1959 - 1979. While in exile Bassey recorded several songs that were exclusively released in Italy and also performed frequently on Italian television.

    In the next step in the evolution of La vita, Newell wrote English lyrics for the remaining Italian parts and the result was This Is My Life. This English-only version became one of Bassey's signature songs, often the final encore that she performs in concert.

    LYRICS:
    Funny how a lonely day, can make a person say:
    What good is my life
    Funny how a breaking heart, can make me start to say:
    What good is my life
    Funny how I often seem,
    to think I'll find never another dream In my life
    Till I look around and see,
    this great big world is part of me
    And my life
    This is my life
    Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
    But that's the way that I was born to be
    This is me
    This is me

    This is my life
    And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
    I've such a lot of love I've got to give
    Let me live
    Let me live

    Sometime when I feel afraid,
    I think of what a mess I've made Of my life
    Crying over my mistakes,
    forgetting all the breaks I've had
    In my life
    I was put on earth to be,
    a part of this great world is me
    And my life
    Guess I'll just add up the score,
    and count the things I'm grateful for
    In my life
    This Is my life
    Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
    But that's the way that I was born to be
    This is me
    This is me

    This is my life
    And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
    I've such a lot of love I've got to give
    Let me live
    Let me live

    This is my life
    This is my life
    This is my life

  • 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

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  • This Is My Life

    3:17

    Provided to YouTube by Parlophone UK

    This Is My Life (La Vita) · Shirley Bassey

    Diamonds: The Best Of Shirley Bassey

    ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Engineer: Bob Norberg
    Produced by: Dave Pell
    Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Vocals: Shirley Bassey
    Composer: A Amurri
    Composer: A. Amurri
    Composer: Antonio Amurri
    Composer: B Canfora
    Composer: B. Canfora
    Composer: Bruno Canfora
    Arranger: Johnny Harris
    Composer: Norman Newell

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  • 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 - 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.....

  • La Vita

    4:11

    Provided to YouTube by Parlophone UK

    La Vita · Shirley Bassey

    Bassey - The EMI/UA Years 1959-1979

    ℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Performance, Vocals: Shirley Bassey
    Composer: Amurri
    Composer: Canfora
    Composer: Newell

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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

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If You Go Away

    4:36

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    If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) · Shirley Bassey

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    ℗ 1967 Originally released 1967 by Capitol Records, LLC All rights reserved.

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    Conductor: Marty Paich
    Featured Vocalist: Shirley Bassey
    Composer: Jacques Brel
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  • 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 - 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 - 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 | Never, Never, Never | 1973

    3:36

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    PLAYLIST -
    Track #1 from album, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER on United Artists Records@1973. Written by A. Testa, Norman Newell, Tony Renis. Produced by Noel Rogers.

    No copyright infringement intended. For entertainment purposes only. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

  • Dame Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever

    3:01

    Dies und noch mehr als dies muss endlich untergehen
    Dein Herze kann allein zu aller Zeit bestehen
    Dieweil es die Natur aus Diamant gemacht.

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  • 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, 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

  • Regine Velasquez X Dulce - Shirley Bassey Medley

    6:21

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  • Shirley Bassey This Is My Life Lyrics

    3:16

  • Yesterday When I Was Young Shirley Bassey With lyrics

    3:50

  • I

    2:41

    Shirley Bassey released the song I (Who have nothing) in September 1963, where it reached #6 on UK charts. She performs the song at almost every live concert she gives, and it is included on many of her compilation albums.Although this song had been recorded by many other artists, Shirley Bassey's version is one of the popular versions.

    DISCLAIMER: No copyright infringement intended. Copyright and credit go to the producer, singer, other entertainment people who are to be rightfully credited to the success of this beautiful song. Credits go as well to the rightful owners of any photos used in this video. Thanks so much!

  • Dame Shirley Bassey - This Is My Life

    5:16

    Royal Albert Hall 1973

  • And I Love You So - Shirley Bassey

    4:35

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

  • Shirley Bassey - IF YOU GO AWAY

    7:19

    If you go away

  • Dame Shirley Bassey - Big Spender

    2:58

  • 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.

  • Shirley Bassey -. Where Do I Begin Love Story

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  • 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

  • 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 Live from Glastonbury 2007

    37:41

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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

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  • Shirley Bassey - Send In The Clowns

    4:28

    1985 (Cardiff Concert TV Special) (SEE RE-UPLOAD WITH ENHANCED VIDEO & AUDIO)

    ABOUT this song:
    Send in the Clowns is a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik. Meeting him after so long, she finds that he is now in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer.

    Sondheim wrote the song specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée on Broadway. The song is structured with four verses and a bridge, and uses a complex triple meter. It became Sondheim's most popular song after Judy Collins and Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1975. Subsequently, Dame Shirley Bassey, Judi Dench, Grace Jones, Barbra Streisand, Zarah Leander, Tiger Lillies and many other famous artists have recorded the song, and it became a jazz standard.

    LYRICS:
    Isn't it rich?
    Are we a pair?
    Me here at last on the ground
    And you in mid-air
    Send in the clowns
    Isn't it bliss?
    Don't you approve?
    One who keeps tearing around
    One who can't move
    Where are the clowns?
    Send in the clowns
    Just when I stopped
    Opening doors
    Finally knowing the one
    That I wanted was yours
    Making my entrance again
    With my usual flair
    Sure of my lines
    No one is there
    Don't you love farce?
    My fault, I fear
    I thought that you want what I want
    Sorry, my dear
    But where are the clowns?
    Quick, send in the clowns
    Don't bother
    They're here

    Isn't it rich?
    Isn't it queer?
    Losing my timing this late
    In my career?
    And where are the clowns?
    There ought to be clowns
    Well maybe
    Next year

  • Dame Shirley Bassey - Dont Cry For Me Argentina

    5:16

  • Shirley Bassey - If I Were a Bell

    2:58

    Track taken from the 1961 album simple titled (Shirley) arranged and conducted by Geoff Love and his orchestra, written by Loesser, produced by Norman Newell, additional credits digitally remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London February 1997. hope you like no copyright infringement is intended.

  • SHIRLEY BASSEY 1971 Big Spender

    1:52

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  • Shirley Bassey - If And When / Just The Way You Are

    5:39

    1982 (Shirley performs a powerful rendition of the belter ballad, 'If and When', then follows with the great Billy Joel number, 'Just The Way You Are'. Performed on her TV Variety Special in 1982)

    ABOUT the LP, All By Myself:
    All by Myself is a 1982 album by Shirley Bassey. Having ended her contract with United Artists around 1980 (around the time that label was sold to Bassey's former home EMI), Bassey took a break from recording, and then began releasing albums on various labels. All by Myself was the first of these, issued on the Applause label. 1982 was the dawn of the CD era, and this was her first-ever album to be issued on CD. The album was also issued on LP and cassette. In the UK and some other countries, the album was titled Love Songs, with identical cover art, and under that name it charted for five weeks on the UK albums chart, on the K-tel label, peaking at #48. The original CD has since become scarce, though the songs have appeared on many compilations.

    LYRICS - If And When:
    If and when
    I fall in love again
    I shall remember when
    My world was you

    When and if
    I get that ole terrific thrill
    It will last until
    I think of you

    Live and learn
    They say we live and learn
    And maybe in return
    We learn to live

    Foolish me
    How crazy can I be
    When anyone can see
    There's only you

    If and when
    Love ever calls again
    I close the door and say
    You've been this way before


    If and when
    Love ever calls again
    I close the door and say
    You've been this way .....
    Before!



    LYRICS - This Masquerade:
    Are we really happy with this lonely game we play
    Looking for words to say
    Searching but not finding, understanding anyway
    We're lost in a masquerade
    Both afraid to say we're just too far away
    From being close together from the start
    We tried to talk it over, but
    the words got in the way
    We're lost inside this lonely game we play

    Thoughts of leaving disappear
    every time I see your eyes

    No matter how hard I try
    To understand the reasons why we carry on this way
    We're lost in a masquerade
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    Both afraid to say we're just too far away
    From being close together from the start
    We tried to talk it over, but
    the words got in the way
    We're lost inside this lonely game we play

    Thoughts of leaving disappear
    every time I see your eyes

    No matter how hard I try
    To understand the reasons why we carry on this way
    We're lost in a masquerade
    We're lost in a masquerade
    We're lost in a masquerade
    We're lost in a masquerade
    Masquerade
    Masquerade
    Masquerade
    Masquerade

    LYRICS - Just The Way You Are:
    Don't go changing, to try and please me,
    You never let me down before,
    Don't imagine, you're too familiar,
    And I don't see you anymore.

    I would not leave you, in times of trouble,
    We never could have come this far,
    I took the good times, I'll take the bad times,
    I'll take you just the way you are.

    Don't go trying, some new fashion,
    Don't change the colour of your hair,
    You always have my, unspoken passion,
    Although I might not seem to care.

    I don't want clever, conversation,
    I never want to work that hard,
    I just want someone, that I can talk to,
    I want you just the way you are.

    I need to know that you will always be
    The same old someone that I knew,
    What will it take till you believe in me,
    The way that I believe in you?

    I said I love you, and that's forever,
    And this I promise from the heart,
    I couldn't love you, any better,
    I love you just the way you are.

    I don't want clever, conversation,
    I never want to work that hard,
    I just want someone, that I can talk to,
    I want you just the way you are.

  • Shirley Bassey - The Performance Of My Life

    5:14

    2009 (The Pet Shop Boys wrote this wonderful song for veteran songstress Dame Shirley Bassey, which she recorded and released on her 2009 CD. There is no doubt that this song is destined to be a classic!! This clip is a live version from her Concert TV Special)

    This song, The Performance Of My Life, is the title track from Dame Shirley Bassey's lastest CD titled, 'The Performance'.

    LYRICS:
    Brave Face
    Stiff upper lip
    Will do the trick
    Look
    The mask is firm
    The face is mine
    It seems fine

    Until the final day
    I'll play this part the only way I can
    For to live, I have to give
    The performance of my life

    What's the truth
    Well, I won't bore you with the truth
    I knew it would be tough
    Right from day one
    But you go on

    Until the final day
    I'll play this part the only way I can
    For to live, I have to give
    The performance of my life

    Made it to the top!
    Although the road was steep
    And there I had a dream
    A vision of love
    Revealed in sleep

    Right on cue
    I fell in love with you
    You caused many a tear
    I had applause
    I had a career

    Until the final day, I'll play this part
    The only way I can
    For to live, I have to give
    The performance of my....
    Life!

    ABOUT the CD, 'The Performance'
    The Performance is an album by singer Dame Shirley Bassey, released on 9 November 2009. It is her first studio album of original compositions in three decades. English film composer David Arnold co-produced the entire album with Mike Dixon. David Arnold initially contacted Bassey about recording an album together following her successful appearance at Glastonbury festival in 2007. Having entered semi-retirement and not toured for a few years, Bassey was unsure until she heard that a number of famous songwriters were keen to contribute to the album. With artists such as Manic Street Preachers, Gary Barlow and Pet Shop Boys involved, Bassey felt honoured by the contributions and agreed to do the album.

    Of the Pet Shop Boys composition, The Performance of My Life, Bassey remarked that the lyrics hit close to home and moved her to tears during recording. Songwriter Neil Tennant said that it was about a diva, who lived her life on stage, but was not specifically about Bassey.

  • Shirley Bassey - I Who Have Nothing

    2:37

    Living legend - The one true Diva
    A great inspiration.

  • 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

  • Never, Never, Never - Shirley Bassey

    4:29

    Another classic song from Dame Shirley Bassey.

  • Shirley Bassey - Yesterday When I Was Young

    4:57

    1998 (Viva Diva TV Special)

    ABOUT Yesterday When I Was Young:
    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 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, 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.

    LYRICS - Yesterday When I Was Young:
    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.....

  • Shirley Bassey - This Is My Life

    6:18

    SHIRLEY BASSEY - THIS IS MY LIFE

    Funny how a lonely day, can make a person say
    What good is my life
    Funny how a breaking heart, can make me start to say
    What good is my life
    Funny how I often seem, to think I'll find another dream
    In my life
    Till I look around and see, this great big world is part of me
    And my life

    This is my life
    Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
    But that's the way that I was born to be
    This is me
    This is me

    This is my life
    And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
    I've such a lot of love I've got to give
    Let me live
    Let me live

    Sometime when I feel afraid, I think of what a mess I've made
    Of my life
    Crying over my mistakes, forgetting all the breaks I've had
    In my life
    I was put on earth to be, a part of this great world is me
    And my life
    Guess I'll just add up the score, and count the things I'm grateful for
    In my life

    This Is my life
    Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
    But that's the way that I was born to be
    This is me
    This is me

    This is my life
    And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
    I've such a lot of love I've got to give
    Let me live
    Let me live

    This is my life
    This is my life
    This is my life

  • Shirley Bassey & Neil Diamond - Play Me / Diamond - Sweet Caroline / Longfellow Serenade

    13:00

    1974 (Neil Diamond's COMPLETE performance on the Shirley Bassey 1974 TV Special. Shirley and Neil sing a duet of Diamond's hit song, 'Play Me' and then Diamond sings two moe of his Hits, Sweet Caroline and Longfellow Serenade.)

    ABOUT the song, Play Me:
    Play Me is a 1972 song by Neil Diamond from his album Moods. The song, the first single from Moods, was recorded in February 1972 in Los Angeles. It was released as a single in May 1972 and peaked at #11 in the United States in September of that year. It was listed by Billboard as #27 of his best 30 songs.

    LYRICS:
    She was morning
    And I was night time
    I one day woke up
    To find her lying
    Beside my bed
    I softly said
    Come take me
    For I've been lonely
    In need of someone
    As though I'd done
    Someone wrong somewhere
    I don't know where
    Come lately

    You are the sun
    I am the moon
    You are the words
    I am the tune
    Play me

    Song she sang to me
    Song she brang to me
    Words that rang in me
    Rhyme that sprang from me
    Warmed the night
    And what was right
    Became me

    You are the sun
    I am the moon
    You are the words
    I am the tune
    Play me

    And so it was
    That I came to travel
    Upon a road
    That was thorned and narrow
    Another place
    Another grace
    Would save me

    You are the sun
    I am the moon
    You are the word
    I am the tune
    Play me

    ABOUT the song, Sweet Caroline:
    Sweet Caroline is a pop song written and performed by Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16, 1969, as a single. Diamond revealed the inspiration for Sweet Caroline was President John F. Kennedy's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who was eleven years old at the time. Diamond sang the song to her at her 50th birthday celebration in 2007. The song reached #4 on the USA Billboard chart and eventually went platinum for sales of one million singles. The song reached #8 on the UK charts.

    ABOUT the song, Longfellow Serenade:
    Longfellow Serenade is the title of a 1974 song by the American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. This song spent two weeks at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November. The song became Diamond's second number-one hit on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, following his 1972 single, Song Sung Blue. Diamond said, occasionally I like using a particular lyrical style which, in this case, lent itself naturally to telling the story of a guy who woos his woman with poetry. The title of the song is a reference to the 19th century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

  • Shirley Bassey - SOMETHING

    4:18

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

    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-THE WAY A WOMAN LOVES

    3:19

    SHIRLEY BASSEY-THE WAY A WOMAN LOVES

  • Shirley Bassey - If I Never Sing Another Song

    5:05

    1979 (A beautiful Udo Jurgens / Don Black song from Shirley Bassey, as performed on her 1979 TV Variety Show)

    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

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