Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok “From CHESS”

From the album CHESS THE ORIGINAL RECORDING by Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus. Featuring Tommy Korberg, Murray Head and Elaine Page.
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Music video by Murray Head performing One Night In Bangkok. (C) 1984 3 Knights Ltd., Under exclusive license to Polar Music International AB

#ChessMusical

380 Comments

  1. It's funny that none of the costumes represent Thailand, but then it's a product of its time, and quite catchy.

  2. One of the greatest of all time. I like his accent. Even my very picky mother liked this song.

  3. The national flower of Thailand is the (yellow) orchid Ratchaphruek. The capital is sometimes called the Big Mango.

  4. ❤🎉 ¡enjoyed at 5:59 pm Pacific DayLight Savings Time on Wednesday, 7 June 2023! ❤🎉

  5. Mike Tyson did it better🤷‍♀️

  6. My favorite music video,its about Chess and was created one of ABBA!

  7. had the chorus in my head today " one night in Bangkok makes the hard man crumble ..etc"

  8. And here I thought Eminem was the best white rapper😂😂😂

  9. So, so, so arrogant… So typical for western culture!
    What, in hell, this music has to do with Bangkok? It is so perfectly arabic. Bagdad would be much more suitable. But for proverbially stupid Americans whatever is not from Kentucky or from Arizona it is all the same… forein, oriental, primitive…

  10. Nevertheless…. one town is very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother.

  11. So how many actually know, who Yul Brynner is? ❤️🇩🇰

  12. Back when we had such creativity, that it took decades for a few to make witty comments & not even get in the shadow…Alas, the modern plain world.

  13. One night in Bangkok make sure it’s not a lady boy

  14. — . . tarumlüg rutangisnetauq Programmierer der Master K. I.

  15. This song plays on my headphones whenever my plane lands in the Big Mango.

  16. 2028 seguimos escuchando esta buena rola de 1987..

  17. 👍🏾🍀☺️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  18. Way ahead of their time , the Music back then should be played on every radio station , would be so much more fun. Luckily the stores know Gen Z, Gen X prefer 80's. Including Stranger Things Kate Bush etc…

  19. Bangkok, Oriental setting
    And the city don't know that the city is getting
    The creme de la creme of the chess world
    In a show with everything but Yul Brynner
    Time flies doesn't seem a minute
    Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
    All change don't you know that when you
    Play at this level there's no ordinary venue
    It's Iceland or the Philippines or Hastings or
    Or this place!
    One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky then the god's a she
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me
    One town's very like another
    When your head's down over your pieces, brother
    It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity
    To be looking at the board, not looking at the city
    Whaddya mean?
    Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town
    Tea, girls, warm, sweet
    Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite
    Get thai'd, you're talking to a tourist
    Whose every move's among the purest
    I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine
    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
    Not much between despair and ecstasy
    One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
    Can't be too careful with your company
    I can feel the devil walking next to me
    Siam's gonna be the witness
    To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
    This grips me more than would a
    Muddy old river or reclining Buddha
    And thank God I'm only watching the game controlling it
    I don't see you guys rating
    The kind of mate I'm contemplating
    I'd let you watch, I would invite you
    But the queens we use would not excite you
    So you better go back to your bars, your temples
    Your massage parlours
    One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    A little flesh, a little history
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me
    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
    Not much between despair and ecstasy
    One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
    Can't be too careful with your company
    I can feel the devil walking next to me

  20. Bangkok Oriental City! The Kings we use would not excite you…

  21. This song is not about chess , its about the Bangkok ladyboys

  22. The Cleverness of this song and video are un "matched".

  23. Oddly enough, I wrote a song about playing checkers in Thailand. It jumps all over the place.

  24. 👍👍👍✌✌🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

  25. Love this song but at that time so confused is it the same city I born & living.
    Its just what visitors experience.
    Btw the vibe is cool 😍

  26. Sounds like a really modern song. Might as well have been released in the last 5 years.

  27. King Naresuan, or Phra Naret, is considered to be a hero by many in Thailand.

  28. Cool song. Don’t know what he’s even talking about?

  29. A part of the intro is missing!

  30. Enjoy your day love 😂 you are priceless

  31. Always wonder how Abba would have done with this song..had they united in the 80s

  32. ☯️♾️Good KA®️MA Sutra kisses 💋🇺🇸

  33. Thought it was about looking out for lady boys trying to hook up with you and take your money

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  35. I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine . . . .

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