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
Record label of Australian release:
“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.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/leo-sayer/the-show-must-go-on
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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