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A little something about Queen
Queen recorded a soundtrack for the failed 1980 sci-fi movie Flash Gordon. Incorporating synthesizers into their already grandiose sound, Queen recorded 1980's The Game, the biggest album of their career and their first U.S. No. 1 album. With the single "Another One Bites the Dust" reaching No. 1 in the U.S. Rock, Soul, and Disco categories simultaneously, Queen was more popular than ever. The quartet undertook the first-ever tour of South America by a major rock band, playing to crowds of unheard sizes, up to 130,000 people per date. In fact, the band was perhaps bigger in South America than in the rest of the world, with Queen singles staying at No. 1 for years at a time. In early 1981 Roger Taylor released his solo debut, Fun in Space. During the group's time off, EMI released a "greatest hits" album which stayed in the BritishTop 100 for most of the next decade. The following year Queen released Hot Space, another commercial smash. After pausing to release a Brian May solo EP, Star Fleet Project, Queen returned to the studios in late 1983 to record The Works , released early the next year; its first single "Radio Ga Ga," reached No. 1 in 19 countries, though the album was not as popular as past Queen releases. Following the release of another Roger Taylor solo album (Strange Frontier ) in early 1984, Queen began another tour, this time heading to Africa. Their decision to include South Africa, then under worldwide boycott due to its racial policies, caused the band problems in the British Commonwealth, where they were hounded with criticism; they even faced protests at some New Zealand concert dates. Freddy Mercury's solo debut, Mr. Bad Guy , was released in 1985, shortly before Queen appeared at the famous Live Aid show in London that July. The group took some time off before recording a soundtrack for the 1986 action film Highlander, entitled A Kind of Magic .The elaborate tour that followed included a stop in Hungary, one of the first appearances by a Western rock band in an Eastern Bloc country; the tour culminated with a massive show at Knebworth that drew 120,000 British fans. The tour was captured in the group's second live album, Live Magic. Though Queen was as popular as ever throughout the world, in the U.S. their popularity was swiftly declining. Queen spent much of 1987 and 1988 apart -- Taylor formed a new band, the Cross, while Mercury worked on Barcelona, a duet album recorded with Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe. Queen's much-anticipated 16th album, The Miracle , was released in May 1989 and entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. The group took another break to pursue solo projects, signing a new U.S. deal with Hollywood Records, who released the band's backcatalog on CD. 1991's Innuendo once again entered the U.K. charts at No. 1, reaching the U.S. Top 30.
Lyrics shown below: "Crazy little thing called love", "Another one bites the dust", "Under Pressure" (Featuring David Bowie), "Radio ga-ga" , "I Want To Break Free"
Crazy little thing called love
This thing called love I just can't handle itthis thing called love I must get round to itI ain't readyCrazy little thing called loveThis (This Thing) called love(Called Love)It cries (Like a baby)In a cradle all nightIt swings (Woo Woo)It jives (Woo Woo)It shakes all over like a jelly fish,I kinda like itCrazy little thing called loveThere goes my babyShe knows how to Rock n' rollShe drives me crazyShe gives me hot and cold feverThen she leaves me in a cool cool sweatI gotta be cool relax, get hipGet on my track'sTake a back seat, hitch-hikeAnd take a long ride on my motor bikeUntil I'm readyCrazy little thing called loveI gotta be cool relax, get hipGet on my track'sTake a back seat, hitch-hikeAnd take a long ride on my motor bikeUntil I'm ready (Ready Freddie)Crazy little thing called loveThis thing called love I just can't handle itthis thing called love I must get round to itI ain't readyCrazy little thing called love
Another one bites the dustSteve walks warily down the street,With the brim pulled way down lowAin't no sound but the sound of his feet,Machine guns ready to goAre you ready, Are you ready for thisAre you hanging on the edge of your seatOut of the doorway the bullets ripTo the sound of the beatCHORUS:Another one bites the dustAnother one bites the dustAnd another one gone, and another one goneAnother one bites the dustHey, I'm gonna get you tooAnother one bites the dustHow do you think I'm going to get along,without you, when you're goneYou took me for everything that I had,and kicked me out on my ownAre you happy, are you satisfiedHow long can you stand the heatOut of the doorway the bullets ripTo the sound of the beatCHORUSAnother one bites the dustAnother one bites the dustAnother one bites the dustAnother one bites the dustThere are plenty of ways you can hurt a manAnd bring him to the groundYou can beat himYou can cheat himyou can treat him bad and leave himWhen he's downBut I'm ready, yes I'm ready for youI'm standing on my own two feetOut of the doorway the bullets ripRepeating the sound of the beat
Under Pressure Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you no man ask for Under pressure - that burns building down Splits a family in two Puts people on the the streets It's the terror of knowing What this world is about Watching some good friends Screaming let me out Pray tomorrow - gets me higher Pressure on people - people on streets Chippin' around - kick my brains around the floor These are the days it never rains but it pours People on streets - people on streets It's the terror of knowing What this world is about Watching some good friends Screaming let me out Pray tomorrow - gets me higher Pressure on people - people on streets Turned away from it all like a blind man Sat on fence but it don't work Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn Why - why - Why Love Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking Can't we give ourselves on more chance Why can't we give love that one more chance Why can't we give love Cause love's such an old fashioned word and love dares you to care for The people on the edge of the night And love dares you to change our way of Caring about ourselves This is our last dance This is our last dance This is ourselves Under pressure Under pressure Pressure
Radio ga-ga I'd sit alone and watch your light My only friend through teenage nights And everything I had to know I heard it on my radio Radio. You gave them all those old time stars Through wars of worlds -- invaded by Mars You made 'em laugh -- you made 'em cry You made us feel like we could fly. So don't become some background noise A backdrop for the girls and boys Who just don't know or just don't care And just complain when you're not there You had your time, you had the power You've yet to have your finest hour Radio. All we hear is Radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is Radio ga ga Radio blah blah Radio what's new? Radio, someone still loves you! We watch the shows -- we watch the stars On videos for hours and hours We hardly need to use our ears How music changes through the years. Let's hope you never leave old friend Like all good things on you we depend So stick around cos we might miss you When we grow tired of all this visual You had your time, you had the power You've yet to have your finest hour Radio -- Radio. All we hear is Radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is Radio ga ga Radio goo goo Radio ga ga All we hear is Radio ga ga Radio blah blah Radio what's new? Radio, someone still ----------------------------------- I Want To Break Free I want to break free I want to break free I want to break free from your lies You're so self satisfied I don't need you I've got to break free God knows, God knows I want to break free. I've fallen in love I've fallen in love for the first time And this time I know it's for real I've fallen in love, yeah God knows, God knows I've fallen in love. It's strange but it's true I can't get over the way you love me like you do But I have to be sure When I walk out that door Oh how I want to be free, baby Oh how I want to be free, Oh how I want to break free. But life still goes on I can't get used to, living without, living without, Living without you by my side I don't want to live alone, hey God knows, got to make it on my own So baby can't you see I've got to break free. I've got to break free I want to break free, yeah I want, I want, I want, I want to break free. --------------------
A little something about Queen