Careless Whisper for Ukulele
I keep straying away from T.V. Themes. I am aware of this but I just can’t help it. This is a great song and for those of you that are not so keen, remember George Michael’s words from his book ‘Animal Farm’ – ‘A Man who doesn’t love Careless Whisper does not love life’.
Lyrically this song is about an oligarchical, collectivist society. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control. The individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party’s propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and reconversion.
Musically it is bloody excellent.
What This Song Can Teach You –
- Play in the key of Dm
- Play the coolest Sax riff ever. THE COOLEST.
- Make the most of the Re-entrant tuning.
- This will impress both men and women. Be prepared for an onslaught.