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Language
English
Released on


Single
May 12, 1967

Uses parts from
Air aus Suite für Orchester Nr. 3 D-dur (BWV 1068) written by Johann Sebastian Bach - element - Same descending chord progression in the first 2 bars
Chart placings
#1 in Australia
#1 in United States
#5 in United Kingdom
Tags
hit song
Comments
In many countries, the song was later added to rereleases of the band's first LP, Procol Harum. For notes about the composition, see A Whiter Shade of Pale (work).
Rating
(2nd best version)
Licensing
Request a synchronization license

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written by , , English

Title Performer Release date Info
May 12, 1967 First release
Hit song
June 1967
July 18, 1967
August 1967
(Bill Wellings) August 1967
October 1967
October 1967
October 1967
(Alan Caddy) December 1967
A Whiter Shade of Pale The Okey Pokey Band and Singers 1967 Unverified
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March 10, 1968
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August 28, 1969
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A Whiter Shade of Pale Christopher John, son orchestre et ses chanteurs [MFP] 1979 Unverified
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(Kenny Cheng) 1979
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February 9, 1982
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1985 Medley
1985
A Whiter Shade of Pale Doug Parkinson 1986 Unverified
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October 4, 1989
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March 6, 1995 Editor's cover song pick
A Whiter Shade of Pale The London Symphony Orchestra 1995 Unverified
1996
A Whiter Shade of Pale Shango [JM] January 22, 1997 Unverified
September 15, 1998
1998 Live
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November 16, 1999
Whiter Shade of Pale Dennis Brown 1999 Unverified
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January 9, 2001
March 27, 2001
August 21, 2001
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September 22, 2003
November 2003
2003 Unusual cover song
Editor's cover song pick
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July 1, 2004
December 2004
A Whiter Shade of Pale Man Doki Soulmates Allstars 2004 Unverified
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2005
June 13, 2006
October 17, 2006
October 31, 2006
A Whiter Shade of Pale Summer Of Love 2006 Unverified
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September 25, 2007 Performances that are labelled as bonus tracks on releases
October 26, 2007
November 21, 2007
2007 Live
2007
September 2, 2008
(Open Records Studio Artists) December 2, 2008
December 10, 2008
2008
April 24, 2009
May 2009 Live
September 25, 2009
March 2010
2010 Live
2010 A cappella
March 2011
September 20, 2011
October 2011
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March 16, 2012
July 27, 2012
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December 4, 2012
2012 Live
Medley
2012
April 25, 2013
June 2013
March 10, 2014
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December 30, 2014
March 3, 2015
April 6, 2015
2015
March 28, 2016
May 27, 2016
Whiter Shade of Pale Siebels Johnson Jewell 2016 Unverified
2016
June 28, 2017
July 11, 2017
July 2017
A Whiter Shade of Pale Steve Saluto June 30, 2018 Unverified
July 11, 2018
January 18, 2019
July 10, 2019
September 5, 2019 Live
November 2019
May 18, 2020
A Whiter Shade of Pale Prog Collective feat. Graham Bonnet & Derek Sherinian (Graham Bonnet, Derek Sherinian) February 5, 2021 Unverified
October 15, 2021
A Whiter Shade of Pale Richer & Torrance December 6, 2021 Unverified
March 17, 2022
A Whiter Shade of Pale Starlite Campbell Band July 22, 2022 Unverified
A Whiter Shade of Pale Franz Benton 2022 Unverified
A Whiter Shade of Pale Gerd Baier, Uli Wehrmann 2022 Unverified
A Whiter Shade of Pale Richard Benson March 10, 2023 Unverified
December 8, 2023
A Whiter Shade of Pale Jack Mack and The Heart Attack Unverified

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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Georges Jouvin, sa trompette d'or et son orchestre 1967 Unverified
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i Whiter Shade of Pale The London Pops Orchestra 1971 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Johnny Sax 1973 Unverified
i A Whiter Shade of Pale The Magic Strings Arr & Cond By Norman Candler (Gerhard Narholz) 1973 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Richard Hoon 1975 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Daly Wilson Big Band 1976 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Mantovani and His Orchestra 1980 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Manhattan Jazz Quintet December 1, 1996 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Marco Castiglioni, Mauro Grossi, Attilio Zanchi (Marco Castiglioni) 2006 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade Of Pale Luna Blanca 2007 Unverified
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Giovanni Marradi (Giovanni Marradi) June 10, 2008 Unverified
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i December 31, 2011
i A Whiter Shade of Pale Painting Jazz Duo 2011 Unverified
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i November 20, 2013
i A Whiter Shade of Pale Frank Valcarcel December 22, 2014 Unverified
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i August 25, 2017
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i A Whiter Shade of Pale Charlie Dryden 2018 Unverified
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written by Czech

Title Performer Release date Info
1969 First recording in 1968
First release

written by Finnish

Title Performer Release date Info
1967 First recording on December 9, 1967
First release
1986

{bhir mkhivrun} written by Hebrew

Title Performer Release date Info
(Gabi Shoshan) January 1, 2011 First release

written by Spanish

Title Performer Release date Info
1999 First recording on June 30, 1999
First release
Live
2003 Version from TV talent show

Con Su Blanca Palidez written by Spanish (not verified yet)

Vzpomínkám daň splácím written by Czech (not verified yet)

Wermi i mym Härz written by German (not verified yet)

Title Performer Release date Info
Wermi i mym Härz COCKTAIL band February 9, 2017 Unverified

태양이 질때 written by Korean (not verified yet)

Title Performer Release date Info
태양이 질때 He 6 히식스 March 26, 1972 Unverified