Sunday, March 31, 2013

"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

#1 Alert!
Platinum Alert!
Song#:  0302
Date:  08/16/1980
Debut:  67
Peak:  1 (3 weeks)
Weeks:  31
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After the second single, "Play the Game," from their album "The Game" kind of tanked (#42), this third single caught fire and became another signature tune for them and their second #1 (their first being "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" from the same album).

ReduxReview:  Oh c'mon now. If you haven't heard this song then you just don't know any music at all or you live in a cave. This thing has never stopped playing since it was released. And rightly so. It's a thumping, ballsy anthem with a great vocal by Freddie Mercury that has been played at about any sporting or competitive event for decades now. Killer Queen!

ReduxRating:  9/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) Queen received a 1981 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal for this song, but lost out to Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band.  2) It has been said that after seeing Queen in concert, Michael Jackson was the one who suggested this song be released as a single.


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