Radio Ga Ga
Words and music by Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen on the 1984 album ‘The Works’
Chords transcribed by Shane McDonald
Intro : Drum Beats 4:4 time in this sequence xx^x^x^x^ (where x = bass drum and ^ = snare)
Low Bass - Sequenced Bass starts in F
Fadd9 I'd sit alone and watch your light Gm My only friend through teenage nights Bb And everything I had to know Gm Bb F I heard it on my radio Bb F Radio
Fadd9 You gave them all those old time stars Gm Through wars of worlds - invaded by Mars Bb You made 'em laugh - you made 'em cry Gm Bb F You made us feel like we could fly
F So don't become some background noise Fm/Ab A backdrop for the girls and boys Bb Who just don't know or just don't care G/B And just complain when you're not there F/C You had your time, you had the power Csus4 C Csus2 C You've yet to have your finest hour Bb F Gm F Ra-dio ... Ra-dio
F/Eb Bbsus2 F All we hear is Radio ga ga Bbsus2 F Bbsus2 F Radio goo goo, Radio ga ga F/Eb Bbsus2 F All we hear is Radio ga ga Bbsus2 F Radio blah blah
Eb Bb/D C Radio what's new? Bb Csus4 C Csus2 C F Radio, some - one still loves you!
Fadd9 We watch the shows - we watch the stars Gm On videos for hours and hours Bb We hardly need to use our ears Gm Bb F How music changes through the years
F Let’s hope you never leave old friend Gm Like all good things on you we depend Bb So stick around cos we might miss you G When we grow tired of all this visual F/C You had your time you had the power Csus4 C Csus2 C You’ve yet to have your finest hour Bb F Gm F Ra-dio ... Ra-dio
N.C 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
F/Eb Bbsus2 F All we hear is radio ga ga Bbsus2 F Radio blah blah Eb Bb/D C Radio what’s new? Csus4 C Csus2 C F Some-one still loves you
Sequenced Bass and Drum Beats for 9 bars
Fadd9 Radio ga ga Gm Radio ga ga Bb Radio ga ga Gm Bb F F
Guitar Ssection fills over the chords shown below...
Fadd9 Fm/Ab Bb G/B
F/C You had your time you had the power Csus4 C Csus2 C You’ve yet to have your finest hour Bb F Gm F Ra-dio ... Ra-dio
Album Ending : Fadd9 Fm/Ab Bb G/B F/C (to fade....)
Concert Ending : See Knebworth & Wembley '86 as example From the section starting ... "Radio whats new?..."
Eb Bb/D C Radio what’s new? Dm Csus4 C Csus2 C Bb Gm7 F Radio Some-one still loves you____, Loves__ You