♫ Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) ♫

It’s funny how you can go for years without thinking of a certain artist or a song, then you hear him/her mentioned and 💡 it’s what I call a lightbulb moment … the sound, the songs, all come rolling back!  A fellow-blogger happened to mention Billy Ocean the other day, and this song has been stuck in my head ever since!

The first version of this song was titled “European Queen (No More Love On The Run)” and released in the UK. In went nowhere, so Ocean and his team edited the song, changing it to “Caribbean Queen.” This version was a hit in both the U.S. and UK, hitting #1 in the U.S. and #6 in the UK.  A third version, “African Queen,” was made for that continent. The video was edited for the different versions so ocean would be singing the right words.

This won the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance. It gave Billy Ocean his first #1 U.S. hit.  

Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
Billy Ocean


She dashed by me in painted on jeans
And all heads turned ’cause she was the dream
In the blink of an eye I knew her number and her name yeah
Ah she said I was the tiger she wanted to tame


Caribbean queen
Now we’re sharing the same dream
And our hearts they beat as one
No more love on the run


I lose my cool when she steps in the room
And I get so excited just from her perfume
Electric eyes that you can’t ignore
And passion burns you like never before


I was in search of a good time
Just running my game
Love was the furthest
Furthest from my mind


Caribbean queen
Now we’re sharing the same dream
And our hearts they beat as one
No more love on the run


Caribbean queen
Now we’re sharing the same dream
And our hearts they beat as one
No more love on the run


Caribbean queen
Now we’re sharing the same dream
And our hearts they beat as one
No more love on the run


Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Billy Ocean / Keith Vincent Alexander / Leslie Sebestian Charles
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network

16 thoughts on “♫ Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) ♫

  1. I fell in love with the soulful voice and became a forever fan of Billy Ocean, born Leslie Sebastian Charles 70 years ago after hearing the song “Suddenly”. The September 1984 album by the same name includes your featured song as well as another great song “Loverboy”. Then came “Love Zone” in early 1986 with “Love Is Forever” and “There’ll Be Sad Songs”. My collection has continued to grow over the years. I was thrilled when the 2 disc album, “Here You Are : The Best of Billy” was released in April of 2016 with these songs and so many others. But wait…Billy Ocean is releasing an album with 12 new songs this September 4th! Originally “One World” was to be launched in April, but Covid-19 caused a postponement. Need I say that it has been pre-ordered? Do yourself a humongous favor, find and listen to the title song “One World”…Billy still has the magnificent voice that I loved then and will always love! Thank-YOU!!

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