Coverafbeelding Chér - Dark Lady
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   17 piekpositie
  •   85 punten
  •   1974

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   20-05-1946
Land   Verenigde Staten

Cher wordt op 20 mei 1946 geboren. In 1962 leert ze Sonny Bono kennen waarmee ze later trouwt.

Als Sonny en Cher scoren in de jaren 60 grote hits waaronder I Got You Babe en Little Man dat de eerste plaats in de Top 40 haalt. In de jaren 70 gaat Cher solo en scheidt ze van Sonny Bono. Dark Lady wordt haar eerste hit in Nederland. Daarna duurt het lang voordat ze echt meer hits gaat scoren. In 1989 begint een hits reeks met de singles If I Could Turn Back Time, in 1991 met The Shoop Shoop Song en Love And Understanding en eind 1993 met Beavis en Butthead op de single I Got You Babe. Daarna is het weer lange tijd stil maar eind 1998 maakt de zangers een gigantische comeback met de single Believe. Het wordt haar eerste solo nummer 1-hit en staat 1 week bovenaan. Cher is op dat moment 52 jaar. Strong Enough wordt een 1999 een grote hit en de laatste hit die ze scoort dateert van 2001 en is getiteld The Music's No Good Without You.

Songtekst

The fortune queen of New Orleans
Was brushing her cat in her black limousine
On the back seat were scratches
From the marks of men
Her fortune she had won
Couldn't see through the tinted glass
She said, "Home James" and he hit the gas
I followed her to some darkened room
She took my money, she said,
"I'll be with you soon"

Dark lady laughed and danced
And lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music
Till her brew was done
Dark lady played black magic
Till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me
Than I knew myself

She dealt two cards, a queen and a three
And mumbled some words
That were so strange to me
Then she turned up a two-eyed jack
My eyes saw red but the card
Still stayed black
She said the man you love is secretly true
To someone else who is very close to you
My advice is that you leave this place
Never come back and forget
You ever saw my face

Dark lady laughed and danced
And lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music
Till her brew was done
Dark lady played black magic
Till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me
Than I knew myself

So I ran home and crawled in my bed
I couldn't sleep
Because of all the things she said
Then I remembered her strange perfume
And how I smelled it once in my own room
So I sneaked back
And caught her with my man
Laughing and kissing
Till they saw the gun in my hand
The next thing I knew
They were dead on the floor
Dark lady would never
Turn a card up anymore

Dark lady laughed and danced
And lit the candles one by one
Danced to her gypsy music
Till her brew was done
Dark lady played black magic
Till the clock struck on the twelve
She told me more about me
Than I knew myself

Songinformatie

ArtiestCher
 A-kant
Titel dark lady
Lengte 03:26
Componist(en) John Durrill
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
 B-kant
Titel two people clinging to a thread
Lengte 02:40
Componist(en) Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Platenlabel MCA
Catalogusnr 5C 006-95111
Hoogste positie US 1
Album Dark Lady


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