King For A Day" is a 1985 song by the British band the Thompson Twins. It was released as the third single from the band's fifth album Here's To Future Days. It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway. and album versions contain electric guitar.
This song finds Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey singing about a disillusioned girlfriend that he loves so much, that he would give up all the riches and power in the world to make her happy. The song nicks a line from The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" when Bailey sings, "Love is all we need to get us through. Two different recordings of "King For A Day" were released: The UK single version featured the band's older, more synth-based sound, whilst the American and album versions was the guitar-led Rodgers production and featured some axe work from the Chic leader himself. This was the second US single from the LP Here's To Future Days.
Here's to Future Days is the fifth studio album by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was the third and final release for the band as a trio, which was their most successful and recognisable line-up. Released in September 1985, it reached n. in the UK, and n. 0 in the US. Following on from the band's highly successful fourth album, Into the Gap, the writing and recording of Here's to Future Days began in late 1984
Lyrics to "King For A Day" song by Thompson Twins: I know you well And I can tell Something's on your mind 'Cause in your dreams The demon screams I . .If I was King for just one day I have just one thing to say You know that love is all We need to get us through. I've heard it said Or maybe read Only money makes The world go round. But all the gold Won't heal your soul If your world should Tumble to the ground.
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Thompson Twins Lyrics. King for a Day (UK Mix) Lyrics. Thompson Twins - King for a Day (UK Mix) Lyrics. Artist: Thompson Twins. Album: Miscellaneous. Diamond rings and all those things They never sparkle like your smile And as for fame it's just a name Only satisfies you for a while. Some people hunger For fame and fortune all their lives The saddest fools, in paradise. I've heard it said or maybe read Only money makes the world go 'round But all the gold won't heal your soul If your world should tumble to the ground.
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity from 1983, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the world. In 1993, they changed their name to Babble, to reflect their change in music from new wave to dub-influenced chill-out. They continued as Babble through 1996, at which point the group permanently dissolved.
The Thompson Twins had their American commercial breakthrough in 1984 with Into the Gap. "Hold Me Now," the first single from the album, became a bigger hit in the . than it did in the . peaking at number three; it reached number four in England. Into the Gap also featured the hits "Doctor Doctor" and "You Take Me Up," and the Thompson Twins quickly followed the record in 1985 with Here's to Future Days