FROM THE ARCHIVE 319 -1973-

“The Old Fashioned Way” (From the Never Never Never album) is the English version of Charles Aznavour‘s Les plaisirs démodés song. The song was released in 1973 by Barclay Records as a single (What makes a Man on the B-side) and became a hit in the Netherlands (#5), Belgium and in the UK (it was on British charts for 15 weeks).

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Lyrics:

Dance in the old-fashioned way.
Won’t you stay in my arms?
Just melt against my skin and let me feel your heart.
Don’t let the music win by dancing far apart.
Come close where you belong, let’s hear our secret song.

Dance in the old-fashioned way.
Won’t you stay in my arms and
we’ll discover heights we never knew before,
if we just close our eyes and dance around the floor.
That gay, old-fashioned way that makes me love you more.

Come closer, forget about the others.
It’s nice to be like this, cheek to cheek,
in the old-fashioned way.
It’s funny, but, I have the feeling
that we are dancing as our parents used to do.
Well, maybe they weren’t wrong: the world changes, love stays.

Dance in the old-fashioned way.
Won’t you stay in my arms
and we’ll discover heights we never knew before,
if we just close our eyes and dance around the floor.
That gay, old-fashioned way that makes me love you more.

Below a short clip from a program from French TV from 2003 about Charles Aznavour which features Dame Shirley singing The Old Fashioned Way on one of her 1976 BBC shows.

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Goldfinger -Clip from French TV-

As we continue on the theme Its’ Got To Be Bassey we have today a very old vintage clip (lip sync) from French TV from a program called La Grande Lucarne broadcast May 31 in1965.

If you CLICK HERE you can vote for Dame Shirley to sing the next James Bond theme.

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Here you can read the story about the making of the The video  shot over three weeks, sees UK Bond fans Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie deploying a startling range of locations and props (including some gold body paint) to show history’s various Bonds that the Welsh singer deserves to sing one more theme. The pair has also set up a Facebook page to aid their campaign to get Shirley Bassey involved in “Spectre,” which will be the 24th Bond film and is due to be released in October this year Continue reading…………

For an article from CNet CLICK HERE

For an article from Winq CLICK HERE

For an article from Basassdigest CLICK HERE

Unofficial Dame Shirley Bassey News and Features

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