Library and Archives Canada. US Cash Box . In the staged versions, a musical ensemble performs the choruses. Netherlands Dutch Top 40 .
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Retrieved 3 February Germany Official German Charts . The main song has a pop styling, whose lyrics compare the Thai capital city and its nightlife with the game of chess. Switzerland Schweizer Hitparade . The Eighties 1st ed.
These sarcastic denunciations led to Thailand's Mass Communications Organisation issuing a ban on the song insaying its lyrics "cause misunderstanding about Thai society and show disrespect towards Buddhism". Archived from the original on 14 June South Africa Springbok Radio .
In the original concept album for the musical, Swedish artist Anders Glenmark sang in the chorus, whereas the verses are a rap originally performed by Murray Head as the American chess grandmaster, a character known as Frederick "Freddie" Trumper in the staged versions.
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Germany Official German Charts . Netherlands Single Top . Netherlands Single Top . This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat In the original London production of Chessthe setting for the song is an interview by Freddie, who is in Bangkok to serve as a TV analyst for a match involving his rival, world champion and Russian defector Anatoly Sergievsky. British actor and vinylshakegz Murray Head raps the verses, while the chorus is sung by Anders Glenmarka Swedish singer, songwriter and producer.
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It also mentions three places where chess tournaments were previously held: InGerman group Vinylshakerz remixed the song. Belgium Ultratip Flanders . US Cash Box . Other Thai-related references in the lyrics include ones to "Siam" Thailand's former namethe Oriental Hotel the " Somerset Maugham suite"ladyboys "You'll find a god in every golden cloister — And if you're lucky then the god's a she"and to Muay Thai Thai kickboxing.
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US Cash Box . For the Sodom album, see One Night in Bangkok album.
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This serves as the introduction to Act 2 in the original musical album, feeding into the first verse of "One Night in Bangkok" itself with an abrupt change in musical style. What the butler saw, then stole".
Banfkok Ultratop 50 Flanders . The " Tyrolean spa" mentioned early in the song refers to Merano in the South Tyrol region of Italythe site of Act 1 of the musical. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved 5 May It spent three weeks on the Hot in Marchpeaking at no. In the original Broadway production of the musical, the nnight appears not at the start of Act 2, but rather in the middle of Act 1, whereas in this version, the world championship of Freddie vs. The Billboard Hot Charts: