Daily Archives: June 22, 2015

Radio 54, side A, track 1: “Careless Whisper” by Wham!, #42 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Wham - Careless WhisperOh, Wham!, so I thought this song was called “Guilty Feet”.  I don’t understand why musicians title their songs after one lyric buried in their song when they use other lyrics/words way more often in said song.  You end up making me look like a fool when I have to guess the title if the DJ doesn’t happen to be around to let me know what you’ve decided to name the song, and I have to use the context of the song to make an educated guess, and pretty much every time we’ve had to rely on my educated guesses I’ve been pretty much completely wrong.  And we’ve already established my feelings on feet, so I wasn’t happy to be having that image of guilty, sweaty feet in the first place.  And then it ends up I figure out, YEARS later, that there aren’t actually any feet in the title at all.  Instead, it’s a pleasant little whisper.  Which is only mentioned ONCE in the whole song.  Doesn’t make any sense to me, Wham!  Great song, though.

“Careless Whisper”

<awesome Wham! jam>

I feel so unsure

As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor

As the music dies

Something in your eyes
Calls to mind a silver screen
And all it’s sad goodbyes

I’m never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it’s easy to pretend
I know you’re not a fool

Should have known better than ta cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I’d been given
So I’m never gonna dance again
The way I danced with yooooou

Ohhhhhhh

Time can never mend

The careless whispers
Of a good friend

To the heart and mind

Ignorance is kind

There’s no comfort in the truth

Pain is the hole you find

I’m never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it’s easy to pretend
I know you’re not a fool

Should have known better than ta cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I’d been given
So I’m never gonna dance again
The way I danced with you whoooooah

Never without your love

<awesome Wham! jam>

Tonight the music seems so loud
I wish that we could lose this crowd
Maybe
It’s better this way
We’d hurt each other with the things we want ta say

We could have been so good together
We could have lived this dance forever
But now who’s gonna dance with me
Please stay

And I’m never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it’s easy to pretend
I know you’re not a fool

Should have known better than ta cheat a friend
And waste the chance that I’d been given
So I’m never gonna dance again
The way I danced with yooooou

Ohhhhhhhhhh

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