Friday, 2 March 2018

Day 2 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 2.....

Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version)

I’m not a massive Queen fan but immediately liked “Radio Ga Ga” when it was released and if my memory serves me correctly it is the only 12 inch vinyl single I own of the band.

What is surprising is that the track was written by drummer Roger Taylor.

Again this is a traditional 80s styled 12 Inch Extended version clocking in at nearly 7 minutes, the 12 inch is backed by an extended instrumental on the B side as well as the track “I Go Crazy”, which is the same version that appears on the B side of the 7 inch.

“Radio Ga Ga” was released in late January 1984 and was a massive hit across the world, where it reached number 1 in 19 countries, in The UK the single peaked at Number 2.

Interesting fact about this particular song is that it was played at every live show from 1984 to their last concert with lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1986.


A1 Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version) 6:50
B1 Radio Ga Ga (Instrumental) 6:01
B2 I Go Crazy 3:42

Finding the extended version on CD or Digital Download is pretty much impossible, however, the original vinyl 12 Inch can still be purchased here:

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