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Happy Birthday Cher: A look back at her discography

Cher is bringing her 'Here We Go Again' tour to Ireland this November, rediscover our favourite songs from her albums.

May 20 is the ‘Goddess of Pop’ birthday! To celebrate the occasion and the fact that she is bringing her ‘Here We Go Again’ tour to Ireland this November, we decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the 26 (!) albums released in her extraordinary career.

Cher’s Here We Go Again tour is coming to Dublin on November 1 at the 3Arena and on November 3 at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Tickets Available Now.

Without further ado – Our favourites from Cher’s Discography:

 

1. All I Really Want to Do (1965)

Our Favourite Song: All I Really Want to Do (Bob Dylan)
Key Lyrics: I ain’t lookin’ to block you up / Dock or rock or lock you up / Analyze you, categorize you / Finalize or advertise you / All I really want to do / Is baby, be friends with you / Baby, be friends with you

2. The Sonny Side of Chér (1966)

Our Favourite Song: “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Lyrics: He didn’t even say goodbye / He didn’t take the time to lie /Bang bang, he shot me down /Bang bang, I hit the ground /Bang bang, that awful sound /Bang bang, my baby shot me down

3.Chér (1966)

Our Favourite Song: Sunny
Lyrics: Sunny thank you for the sunshine you gave to me /Sunny thank you for the love you brought my way /You gave to me your all and all /And now I feel that I’m 10 feet tall /Sunny once so true, I love you

4. With Love, Chér (1967)

Our Favourite Song: You Better Sit Down Kids
Lyrics: I know you don’t want this, neither do we / But sometimes things happen / That we can’t foresee / Now try to be calm, kids / And don’t look so sad / Just cause I am leaving / I’ll still be your dad

5. Backstage (1968)

Our Favourite Song: Carnival – Luiz Bonfá & Antônio Maria
Lyrics: I’ll sing as I play my guitar, / I’ll cling to a dream from afar, / Will love come my way, / This Carnival day, / And stay here in my heart?

6. 3614 Jackson Highway (1969)

Our Favourite Song: Lay, Baby, Lay (Bob Dylan)
Lyrics: Why wait any longer for the world to begin? / You can have your cake and eat it too. / Why wait any longer for the one you love / When she’s standin’ in front of you?

7. Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, 1971

Our Favourite Song: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Lyrics: I was born in the wagon of a travellin’ show / My mama used to dance for the money they’d throw / Papa would do whatever he could / Preach a little gospel, sell a couple bottles of doctor good 

8. Foxy Lady (1972)

Our Favourite Song: Living In a House Divided
Lyrics: Living in a house divided / With a love that’s so one-sided / There’s no chance at all / The walls have got to fall / Tumbling down

9. Bittersweet White Light (1973)

Our Favourite Song: Am I Blue?
Lyrics: Am I blue, ah am I blue / Ain’t these tears in these eyes telling you / Am I blue / You’ll be too / I said if this plans with your man / Done fell through

 

10. Half-Breed (1973)

Our Favourite Song: Half Breed
Lyrics: We never settled, went from town to town / When you’re not welcome you don’t hang around / The other children always laughed at me / “Give her a feather, she’s a Cherokee”

 

11. Dark Lady (1974)

Our Favourite Song: Dark lady
Lyrics: Dark lady laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one / Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done / Dark lady played back magic till the clock struck on the twelve / She told me more about me than I knew myself

 

12. Stars (1975)

Our Favourite Song: Geronimo’s Cadillac
Lyrics: Sergeant, Sergeant, don’t you feel / There’s something wrong with your automobile? / Governor, Governor, now aint it strange / They didn’t have no cars on the Indian range? / Warden, Warden, listen to me / Be brave and set Geronimo free

 

13. I’d Rather Believe in You (1976)

Our Favourite Song: Flashback
Lyrics: And I flashback / Back to the time you were mine /And we lived in a love song / And I flashback / Chasing the sun, we would run / With a dream we could grow on / Everything that we touched / Turned to love

 

14. Cherished (1977)

Our Favourite Song: Pirate
Lyrics: But I knew his sweetest love song / Was when he heard the trade winds blow / And I loved him way too much / To tell the secret he should know / I told him

 

15. Take Me Home (1979)

Our Favourite Song: Take me Home
Lyrics: I’d follow you anywhere / Your place or mine / Just a one-night affair / Would be so fine / I’m in heaven (heaven), seems like heaven (heaven) / So much in heaven (heaven)

 

16. Prisoner (1979)

Our Favourite Song: Hell on Wheels
Lyrics: Let’s roll hell on wheels let’s roll / Come on and roll with me / I roll at a quarter till three yeah / And let’s rock hell on wheels let’s rock / Come on and rock it with me / I’ll make you feel so free yeah, look out

 

17. I Paralyze (1982)

Our Favourite Song: Rudy
Lyrics: Rudy toot, do you remember / All the nights we shared together / Rudy you’re still always on my mind / Rudy if you find you’re lonely / I will be your one and only / Rudy you’re still always on my mind

18. Cher (1987)

Our Favourite Song: I Found Someone
Lyrics: Now maybe, baby, maybe, baby, I found someone / To take away the heartache, to take away the loneliness / I’ve been feelin’ since you’ve been gone, since you’ve been gone

19. Heart of Stone (1989)

Our Favourite Song: Heart of Stone
Lyrics: Wish your heart was a heart of stone / We turn the wheel, and break the chain / Put steel to steel, and laugh at pain / We’re dreamers in castle’s made of sand / The road to Eden’s overgrown 

20. Love Hurts (1991)

Our Favourite Song: Save Up All Your Tears
Lyrics: Baby save up all your tears / You might need them someday / When the tears start to fall / I won’t wipe them away / When you cry in the night / For the love that you need / Baby, save up your tears /‘Cause you’ll be crying over me

21. It’s a Man’s World (1995)

Our Favourite Song: It’s a Man’s World
Lyrics: This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world / But it would be nothing, nothing / Without a women or a girl / 

22. Believe (1998)

Our Favourite Song: Believe
Lyrics: Do you believe in life after love? (after love, after love, after love) / I can feel something inside me say / I really don’t think you’re strong enough, no

23. Not.com.mercial (2000)

Our Favourite Song: Still
Lyrics: All I pray for when I sleep or lie awake / Is that you love me still / ‘Cause my heart cried out for you / Over an ocean / And your pain cried out for me / Across the way

 

24. Living Proof (2001)

Our Favourite Song: The Music’s No Good Without You
Lyrics: The music’s no good without you baby / The music’s no good at all / The music’s no good without you baby / Come back to me

 

25. Closer to the Truth (2013)

Our Favourite Song: Woman’s World
Lyrics: Tell the truth / This is a woman’s world / Tell the truth / This is a woman’s world / Said I’m stronger / Strong enough to rise above / This is a woman’s world / This is a woman’s world

 

26. Dancing Queen (2018)

Our Favourite Song: Dancing Queen
Lyrics: You can dance, you can jive / Having the time of your life / Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene / Digging the dancing queen


Cher – ‘Here We Go Again’ Tour

November 1 – 3 Arena, Dublin.

November 3 – The SSE Arena, Belfast.

Tickets Available Now.

 

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