The Show Must Go On: LEO SAYER

Australian singles chart:
The Show Must Go On entered the Kent Music Report on 18 February 1974 and peaked at #10. It was #62 on the Top 100 of 1974.

The song is on Silverbird which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 25 February 1974 and peaked at #14.

David Courtney, Leo Sayer

David Courtney, Adam Faith

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“The show must go on” is a show business expression meaning that no matter the circumstances, there must still be a performance. In the song, the singer is worn down from entertaining crowds that don’t care about him, and ready to call off the show. The song can be seen as a metaphor for life in general, but Sayer played it quite literally, often performing the song in a clown costume.
Sayer wrote this with his songwriting partner David Courtney and released it on his first album, Silverbird.
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