Song Lyric Sunday – DJ – Spin Em’

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with choosing song titles starting with a “D” or a “J” for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. This week I chose two songs. One starting with a “D” and one with a “J”. Two very different songs that were significant at different times in my life. These are outside my normal genres. “Jungle Love” was in the normal rotation by the DJ at the E-club in 1984-1985 when I was on base at Camp Lejeune and influenced my jive dancing.

“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” made me cry the first time I saw George Michael sing it and introduced Elton John onto the stage. I got chills playing it back and watching it again tonight. It has always been my favorite version.

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Song Facts:

  • Written by Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin and originally recorded in 1974 by Elton John.
  • Recorded on John’s album Caribou.
  • Released as a single that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart & #16 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Elton John and George Michael first performed this song at the Live Aid concert in 1985 with backup vocals by Wham!
  • George Michael regularly performed this song during his Cover to Cover tour. The video above was his final show at Wembley Arena in London in 1991 when he brought Elton John out as a surprise guest.
  • The live recording above reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in December, 1991 and for one week on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February, 1992.
  • The duet version spent two weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me

I can't light no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
I'm growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life

Its much too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread my meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
Id just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

Ladies and gentlemen Mr. Elton john

I can't find
Oh, the right romantic line
But see me once and see the way feel
Don't discard me baby don't
Just because you think I mean you harm
Just because you think I mean you harm, oh
But these cuts I have, cuts I have
They need love
They need love, they need love to help them heal

Oh, don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
Id just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
Cause losing everything is like the sun going down on me

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I that see, yeah
Id just allow a fragment of your life to wander free baby, oh
Cause losing everything is like the sun going down on me

Jungle Love

Song Facts:

  • Written by Prince (as Jamie Starr), Morris Day, Jesse Johnson.
  • Released on December 12, 1984 on the Warner Bros. label by The Time on the Ice Cream Castle album.
  • Peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Jungle Love has become the Times signature song and is played at everyone of their concerts.

“Jungle Love”

I, I've been watching you
I think I wanna know ya (know ya)
I said I, I am dangerous
Girl I wanna show ya (show ya)
My jungle love, yeah (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (know ya)
Jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
Girl I need to show ya (show ya)
You, you've got a pretty car
I think I wanna drive it (drive it)
I Drive a little dangerous
Take you to my crib and rip you off
Huh (Jungle love)
Look out, Oh! (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (know ya)
Oh, Jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
Girl I need to show ya (show ya)
Spoken:
Come on baby Where's your guts
You wanna make love or what
(Oh we oh we oh)
I wanna take you to my cage
Lock you up and hide the key
(Oh we oh we oh)
You are only getting part of pig
Cause if you're hungry
Take a bite of me
(Oh we oh we oh)
My jungle love, yes (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (Know ya)
Hey Jungle love, mmm (oh we oh we oh)
Girl I need to show ya (Show ya), yeah yeah yeah
My jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (Know ya)
Jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
Girl I need to show ya (Show ya)
Hey Jesse
Now Jerome, yes!
Check it out
...(Oh we oh we oh)
My jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (Know ya)
Oh Jungle love, yes (oh we oh we oh)
Girl I need to show ya (Show ya)
My jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna know ya (Know ya)
My jungle love (oh we oh we oh)
I think I wanna, I think I wanna (know ya)
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Prince Rogers Nelson / Morris Day
Jungle Love lyrics Β© Warner Olive Music Llc, Tionna Music, Warner Olive Music Llc., Universal Music Corp. Obo Warner Olive Music Llc, Universal Music Corp. Obo Tionna Music

26 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday – DJ – Spin Em’

    • Oh, the dancing! That was the point of me sharing this one from the 19 year old mind of myself. The DJ would often follow it with “Purple Rain”. So you get all hot and sweaty dancing to “Jungle Love” and then try to dance close to someone for “Purple Rain”. Awe….the 80’s! πŸ™‚

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  1. What a great performance with Elton and George! Really enjoyed hearing and seeing it.
    Jungle Love wasn’t familiar, as I was thinking it was another song! πŸ™‚

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