Listen to Shirley Bassey’s ‘Don’t Take the Lovers from the World’ from Killing Eve, Season 4, Ep. 7

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Legendary Welsh singer Shirley Bassey’s ‘Don’t Take the Lovers from the World‘ was played on last night’s episode of the spy drama Killing Eve  — Killing Eve, Season 4, Episode 7, “Making Dead Things Look Nice“.

The Motown-style track was written by George David Weiss and songwriting duo Hugo & Luigi, and released by Bassey as a single in June, 1966 via the United Artists record label.

It was her first release for that label, and is a song about love being the only thing that can save the world.

Especially when things end up so crazy.

Don’t take the lovers from the world
There must be lovers in the world
‘Cause there is no one else that can save us

With all the wise men in the world
With all the great men in the world
Look at the mixed up mess that they gave us

Weirdly, the track is also one of Shirley Bassey‘s least known or least played songs.

Considering it is an absolute banger and has just the same emotional impact now as it did when it was released over 50 years ago — what the hell, folks?

And, of course, Bassey’s ‘Don’t Take the Lovers from the World‘ was the perfect song to be played over last night’s scene, eh?

Especially with the series finale on its way in next week.

A finale that, the way this show is going, will likely not end the way we hope it does.

Listen to Shirley Bassey’s ‘Don’t Take the Lovers from the World‘ from yesterday’s Killing Eve down below.

 

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