Posted by DjPaulT on October 15th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
R E Q U E S T
“Diana” is a song performed by Bryan Adams. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the track appears as the B-side to “Heaven” and is one of the most prominent of Bryan Adams’ non-album songs.
The song was written in March 1984 in Vancouver, Canada. It was intended as a light, comedic song about the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. The song was not included on Adams’ Reckless album because Adams was worried about offending the royal couple. Nevertheless, the song was later released as a b-side on the single, “Heaven”.
The lyrics of the song admire Diana, a celebrity who the narrator first saw in a magazine, then later on TV. The narrator professes his love for Diana, and indicates that her current husband (never mentioned by name) is not good enough for her. The narrator begs Diana to leave her husband, indicating that she wouldn’t have to be part of the “social scene” if she were with him.
Though the song is assumed to be about Diana and Prince Charles, the song never explicitly identifies the characters as such. Furthermore, is it never mentioned what Diana does (other than being a well-known celebrity), nor is Charles mentioned by name or title. A royal connection is made, though, in that Diana is identified by the narrator as “the queen of all my dreams”.
According to co-writer Jim Vallance, when the British press obtained a copy of the record, they “attempted to fabricate a scandal” by saying that Adams had inappropriate feelings for Diana and had insulted Prince Charles
Adams often performed the song during his live concerts up until the day of Diana’s death after which he retired the song permanently
A&M Records released the song in 1985 as 12″ EP in Canada. The EP contains Adams hit “Summer Of ’69” and a megamix titled “The Bryan Adamix” which was remixed by Sanny X.
Summer Of ’69 3:35
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||Diana||U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||#21|
Also available the album “RECKLESS”
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