All we hear is radio gaga

I first heard the song ‘Radio gaga‘ when I was probably ten years old. It and along with majority of the songs sung by Queen rapidly became my favourite go-to music. But it was only a few years ago when I actually listened to the lyrics properly. And understood its melancholic and wistful tune in its notes. 1984, when this song was released was only three years after the launch of the video station MTV.  Listening to music suddenly became a TV thing rather than a radio thing. Hence the song ‘Radio gaga’. It’s reminiscing about the fact that more and more people were turning to video stations for their music than radio. At the same time I also discovered that Queen’s lead vocalist died from a respiratory complication of HIV/AIDS. Whenever this song plays, I can’t help but feel a little sad and melancholic.  Continue reading