Thank you, thank you, thank you Bonnie Barton for helping me to discover the brilliance behind a song I frankly never much cared for.

I think you nail it with “This is a musician’s song. Maybe even more than a listener’s song.” That unlocked something in my brain which made me look at it entirely differently.

By halfway through your amazing (naturally) selection of different treatments, I’d fallen in love with a song that used to make me want to switch the radio onto a different station whenever I heard the intro start up under the DJ’s voice.

In particular, that Diane Birch version is a thing of great beauty. If I’d heard “Everybody Wants To Rule The World" done that way back in the 80s, it would have been one of my favourite songs of the last 40 years or so.

But I absolutely adored every one of this selection of different treatments.

Wow…what a song!

Thank you for helping me discover a song I’d always overlooked, Bonnie.

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Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.

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