Friday, 26 April 2013

W Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

This is an April Blog Challenge. Normal blog posts will resume in May.

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Today's songs begin with W
  • Plus some lyric snippets to set you thinking and commenting!

1960s:           Walk On By - Dionne Warwick [If you see me walking down the street and I start to cry each time we meet, walk on by...] 

1970s:           We Are The Champions - Queen 

1980s:           Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand [Life is a moment in space, when the dream is gone it's a lonelier place...]

1990s:           Wind Of Change - Scorpions

We Are The Champions

Freddie Mercury wrote this classic anthem tune, guaranteed to get a crowd singing and swaying together.

'We are the champions, my friend
And we'll keep on fighting til the end...'

Mercury knew how to rouse a crowd. What a loss he is to the music scene.

What's your favourite anthem tune?

Wind of Change

This song was written by Klause Meine to celebrate the end of the Cold War with Russia. The video shows the fall of the Berlin Wall. How sad that families had been separated by that wall for so long.

'I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change...'

'...Did you ever think
That we could be so close, like brothers.
The future's in the air...'

The Moskva is the river that runs through Moscow and Gorky Park is an amusement park there. I'm starting to (inevitably) get repetitive here but I don't understand why we have to have wars, be they hot or cold and as soon as one area of friction is soothed another flares.

Will we ever be at peace with each other?
Did I miss any W songs?


  1. I've thoroughly enjoyed popping in to see what songs you've posted every day. Was hoping for "When will I see you again" The Three Degrees,but I must say "Walk on By" is a real favourite : )

    1. Glad you've enjoyed popping by. There are a lot of lovely W songs and the Three Degrees one is a lovely one too.

  2. I absolutely adore We Are The Champions. It gets me singing and swaying every time!

  3. Simply adore all of your choice, wonderful songs.


  4. Walk on By is a brilliant song....I keep going into a 60's nostalgia world on your blog!! Well done. I am enjoying it!

    1. 60s nostalgia is where I spend most of my time. Welcome to my world!

  5. Brilliant songs again and as for wars it's not people that want them it's the politicians and people running countries for their own gain.
    Mine would be When Will I See You Again by the Three Degrees it's "our song" the first song hubby and me danced to when we were seventeen and he said to me " so when will I see you again?" Very corny!

  6. Walk On By is almost *the* song I remember from my childhood. I still love it, but then I love Dionne Warwick and her voice. As for Freddie, I still miss him. What a voice, what an entertainer, and what a truly nice man he was beneath the cover art! We are the Champions will be a testament to him for generations to come. Thanks for these, Ros! The only one I personally missed here was Whiter Shade of Pale, another wonderful song.

    1. I truly believe that had Freddie Mercury lived our music scene today would be far better than it is!

  7. I wish I had seen Queen in concert while Mercury was alive. He must have been such an amazing showman!

  8. I love the haunting title track "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." from Simon and Garfunkel's debut album. It was later redone somewhat as "Somewhere They Can't Find Me," but I prefer the beautiful original.

  9. I always liked "We are the Champions." "When Will I See You Again?" is another good one.

    And I love "Wishing You Were Here" by Chicago.

    Honoring W Blogs in this A to Z
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  10. Woman in Love is a big song in my life - I remember being single, living with a girlfriend, and this song playing on the turntable VERY loudly, as the two of us danced about the house with our hairbrushes clenched tightly in our hands. We had to buy another vinyl as the first was scratched beyond playable! We simply set it to play over and over, and I think I could probably recall each and every word now.

    Friday evenings was girls night out back then, we would dress up and hit the town, for an evening of drinking in the local pubs followed by dancing at the night club. Oh my poor feet! Happy days...

    Thank you Ros, for evoking those memories.

  11. We are the Champions, We are the Champions ... why are my neighbours banging on the wall ...

  12. Hi Ros .. love all of your choices .. but the Queen song "We are the Champions" is great .. and I'll have to be back to read all your notes and take in the songs .. various .. thanks for a great ipod mix!!

    Cheers for now .. Hilary

  13. Great songs, although I'm not sure I'd heard the Barbara song. But the others are classics! Writer’s Mark

  14. What a fun idea for the challenge. I've been around long enough that I remember songs from decades ago, and so ... nice walk down memory lane. Stopping by the soon-to-end A-Z challenge. It's been a fun month.

  15. What a great theme! I'm glad I stopped by your posts. I peeked in at the B post to see if you included "Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" from the 70s. My Mom heard that song and fell in love with the name Brandy. I'm her first born so that's how I got my name. Great W tunes! Curious what you will do for X.
    Cheers from Brandy at

  16. We are the Champions is a great song, it will lift you up whenever you hear it.


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