Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Firstly, this has to be one of the best songs ever wrote. Indeed, Procol Harum’s performance is excellent too. In fact, the blend just couldn’t be better. Together with a fine video from the 1960’s this music video comes tops. Although this video has a slightly dated look it gives a taste of the scene at the time. For example, just look at the outfits wore at the time. After all this was the summer of love and the flower power era.

Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale

There is a fine mix of an instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and lyrics that are also quite unique. Obviously the track was available in the height of the swinging sixties. But, the song still gets air play today and possibly will for many generations to come. This is because classics like these will never die off.  For instance, in 2009, the song apparently had more plays in public places than any other song in the last 75 years.

This song was indeed a number one hit in the UK in June 1967 and was to remain there for six weeks. It also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. However, in the USA it only peaked at number 5, but it did sell over one million copies in America. Moreover, the song made the charts again in 1972 in the UK and got back to number one again in the Netherlands.

Different Recording Artists

Many other artists have also recorded their versions of A Whiter Shade Of Pale. In fact, there are over 1000 versions available by other singers and bands. Of course, this includes a version by Annie Lennox in 1995 that also charted.

Indeed, so timeless is the song, that many films have it as part of the soundtrack. For example, Purple Haze, The Big Chill and Breaking the Waves. Of course, it was in The Boat That Rocked which is a film about pirate radio and well worth watching.

Post Your Own Videos

Do you want to show the world what sort of music you like? Well you can post your own videos right here. You may also post in our massive Television Forum and show your music videos there too. In fact, there is also a post about this mucic video right here.

Please follow and like us:
* Rate This Video
Tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *