#SongoftheWeek: Shakespears Sister – ‘All the Queen’s Horses’

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  • ARTIST: Shakespears Sister
  • SONG: All the Queen’s Horses

SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?

Twice now the unthinkable has happened for pop fans of a certain era in the last couple of years. And both of those unthinkable instances have involved one Siobhan Fahey.

After burying the hatchet with her old mates Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin from the all female group with the most entries in UK chart history, Bananarama (they reunited for their stellar ‘Original Lineup Tour’ in 2017), now she returns to the project she had success with after she left them at the peak of their powers in 1988.

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Reconvened and reconciled with Marcella Detroit, Shakespears Sister are now back with a new tour and a new greatest hits album with two new songs – including an absolutely killer lead single. And if you thought their oeuvre started and ended at the dramatic goth pop of their worldwide 1992 chart topper ‘Stay’, you are sorely mistaken.

With a mysterious, swishy, early 70s spy movie backing that would make Ennio Morricone spit with jealousy, and a tongue in cheek reference on the chorus to this most unexpected of reunions (‘All the Queen’s horses, and all the Queen’s men / They couldn’t put us back together again’) this is nothing short of an accomplished and fabulous single to be proud of.

‘All the Queen’s Horses’ is available to stream and download now, and is one of two new tracks on Shakespears Sister’s new hits album ‘The Singles Party (1989 – 2018)’, out on 19th July, both via London Records. The band will hit the road in the UK for their ‘Ride Again Tour’ this autumn, kicking off at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on 31st October. Twitter: @ShakespearsSis

Don’t forget to Tweet us or comment below and let us know your thoughts on our #SongoftheWeek this week! Plus you can follow our brand new #SongoftheWeek playlist on Spotify, so you never miss a new song and you hear it first.

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