"Radio Ga Ga" as written by Roger Taylor and Roger Aitken....
(Radio)
(Radio)
I'd sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

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

So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there

You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (Radio)

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

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

Let's hope you never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around 'cause we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual

You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (Radio)

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

Radio ga ga
Radio ga ga
Radio ga ga

You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
Radio (Radio)


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"Radio Ga Ga" as written by Roger Taylor

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  • +4
    General Commenti believe that this song has soething to do with interpretations, in that music videos dont give us the ability like the radio does to interprete songs our own way-songs mean many things to different people regardless what they were specifically written about- just my opinion...
    JOHNBOy_d_boyon October 02, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentroger taylor wrote this song cos he heard his kid say radio ga ga. so stubbed you out
    queen fan no1on June 23, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt´s about that people don´t concentrate on the music as much as before because the videos.

    On videos for hours and hours
    We hardly need to use our ears
    How music changes through the years

    you have listen to the music
    TheOlsnaon October 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this is totally irrelavent (almost) but recently Electric Six did a version of this song and as well as covering it really badly, the video is really offensive towards Queen... grrrr..... >:(
    RandomDudetteon January 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQueen Fan No1 - Roger's son actually said "Radio poo poo" and Roger altered it Radio Ga Ga.

    RandomDudette - I agree with you. Electric 6's cover is as blasphemous and pointless as those has-beens Metallica's cover of Stone Cold Crazy.

    Arianrhod - Brian even said in an interview it's about man vs. the machines. The video gives several hints to this, the main one using images from Metropolis, the movie in which the city is controlled by one female robot.

    -D
    AsItBeganon March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, Lady Gaga actually got her name from this song. So I suppose even the worst of talents are still able to acknowledge and admire the genious of true musicians such as Queen.


    I wish I could have seen them live.
    I love this song.
    peytonlovesthewhoon June 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentqueen forever!!
    kisuton September 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLady Gaga took her nom de plume from this. I recall it being on the re-release and restored version "Metropolis" soundtrack. And it's a great song. :)
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the point of the chorus is that radio is (was) still in its infancy...
    reaper961on March 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree - I think the point of this song is that despite video and all the other junk coming along, radio will still be the original form of live media.
    This part is why I think that:

    "We watch the shows-we watch the stars
    On videos for hours and hours
    We hardly need to use our ears
    How music changes through the years
    Let's hope you never leave old friend
    Like all good things on you we depend
    So stick around cos we might miss you
    When we grow tired of all this visual
    You had your time - you had the power
    You've yet to have your finest hour"

    The other reason I think this is because of the song's use in the musical We Will Rock You. I've recently spent 5 months being involved with the musical, so I feel that I'm qualified to comment as such.
    Arianrhodon April 12, 2004   Link

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