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"One Night in Bangkok" is a song originally sung by Murray Head on the 1984 concept album for the musical Chess. Its music was composed by former ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, with lyrics written by Tim Rice.

The song's lyrics contain a number of Bangkok-related references, among them the "muddy old river" (the Chao Phraya River), the "reclining Buddha" (the Wat Pho statue) and Yul Brynner (who played the King of Siam in The King and I).

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Bangkok, Oriental setting
And the city don't know what the city is getting
The creme de la creme of the chess world
In a show with everything but Yul Brynner

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok Lyrics


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  • "I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine" - as a geek I always loved that line.
  • Like it or hate it. No half measures
  • Great symphonic intro, classic '80s sound!
  • class .
  • Da kommen Erinnerungen an meine frühe Discozeit auf!!! Toll
  • genialny numer :D
  • i love this song too much
  • One of my favourites,classic 80`s
  • This song is such a contrast to his earlier hits, like "Say It Ain't So"
  • Possibly my favourite song of 'all' time!!!

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