Rivers of Babylon - Boney M. - MP3 instrumental karaoke

This title is a cover of Rivers of Babylon as made famous by Boney M.

Rivers of Babylon - Boney M. - Instrumental MP3 Karaoke Download

Tempo: 116 BPM

In the same key as the original: C

This song ends without fade out

Duration: 04:05 - Preview at: 02:36

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About

Release date: 1978
Format: MP3 320 Kbps
Genres: Disco, In English
Composers: Frank Farian, George Reyam
Songwriter: Biblical
Original songwriters: Brent Dowe, J.McNaughton

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

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In 1978, Boney M. turned their attention to a Rastafarian spiritual—written and recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of the Jamaican reggae troupe The Melodians—and hit the jackpot, securing the UK's biggest-selling single of that year and remaining at the top of the UK chart for five whole weeks. Lyrically, "Rivers of Babylon" is adapted from the texts of Psalms 19 and 137 in the Hebrew Bible. The Melodians' original roots-reggae iteration was featured on the soundtrack of the film that famously "brought reggae to the world", 1972's The Harder They Come while Boney M.'s version sings from a disco-pop hymn sheet. It was released as a single with another hit, "Brown Girl in the Ring" (based on a well-known Jamaican children's song), on the B-side. Boney M.'s "Rivers of Babylon" was later certified platinum and remains one of the UK's highest-selling singles to this day, also making itself known all over the world.

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  • 3 years ago
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    I prefer this version to any other I've found. In the 17 years I've sung karaoke in bars across the country, I've found that KV has the most authentic versions of my favorite songs.
  • 7 years ago
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    Super !!!
  • 8 years ago
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    Good one!