A Whiter Shade of Pale

@RasmaSandra (58080)
Daytona Beach, Florida
September 21, 2022 5:58pm CST
“A Whiter Shade of Pale” is a song by the English rock band Procol Harum and issued as their debut record on May 12, 1967. The song went to number one on the UK Singles chart and also made it on the Billboard Host 100 chart in the US. The song has become an enduring classic and has over 1,000 known cover versions. The song has a Bach-derived instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and unusual lyrics. It was composed by Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher with lyrics by Keith Reid. The song was named joint winner of The Best British Pop Single 1952 – 1977 along with “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. It is at number 57 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Your browser isn’t supported anymore. Update it to get the best YouTube experience and our latest features. Learn moreRemind me later
13 people like this
12 responses
@LadyDuck (409238)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
I have always loved this song... now it plays in my head and it will go on all the day long.
2 people like this
@LadyDuck (409238)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
@RasmaSandra I went downstairs, got my old vinyl and played the song.
1 person likes this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Sep
@LadyDuck I hope you don't mind
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@LadyDuck, oh so cool.
2 people like this
@Deepizzaguy (71810)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Sep
I always wanted to know the name of the song that you shared on this site as well as the artist. This song is one of my favorites.
2 people like this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
@Deepizzaguy among my favorites also never knew about Bach, so it was an interesting surprise while I am doing this theme about popular songs inspired by classical music
1 person likes this
@Deepizzaguy (71810)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Sep
@RasmaSandra That is amazing to know that Bach has influenced many artists to this day.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (287080)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Sep
This is a great song although I haven't heard it for a while.
1 person likes this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Sep
@JudyEV well thanks to you there are a bit more songs to go, and it all is so interesting. I even found another Elvis song from classical so that is coming up today
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (287080)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Sep
@RasmaSandra I'll keep my eyes open for it.
1 person likes this
@NJChicaa (108721)
• United States
21 Sep
I love this version by Annie Lennox
Your browser isn’t supported anymore. Update it to get the best YouTube experience and our latest features. Learn moreRemind me later
1 person likes this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
@NJChicaa thank you for the link, I have not heard this before. She sings it very well.
1 person likes this
@thelme55 (76108)
• Germany
22 Sep
I have not heard this song for ages. Thank you for sharing.
1 person likes this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Sep
@thelme55 glad you like it.
@CarolDM (192787)
• United States
21 Sep
Oh yes indeed. Love this one. On my playlist and I turn it up! Thanks for the link.
1 person likes this
@RasmaSandra (58080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
@CarolDM you're welcome
1 person likes this
@FourWalls (47350)
• United States
22 Sep
Ooh, I love this song!!!!
1 person likes this
@marlina (151669)
• Canada
22 Sep
Loved this song then, you don't know how many times my girlfriends and I played it over and over.
1 person likes this
@sol_cee (32746)
• Philippines
22 Sep
THanks for the vid. I listened to it but it doesn't ring a bell
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
I have heard long ago the song Bohemian Rhapsody. It's always sung by military men.
1 person likes this
@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
22 Sep
This song brings back so many memories.
1 person likes this
@Kandae11 (48400)
22 Sep
I like that song but l can't decide what they are singing about.
1 person likes this