Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Calling All Girls" by Queen

Song#:  1123
Date:  07/31/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  60
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Queen's second single from their "Hot Space" album, "Body Language," just missed out on the Top 10 peaking at the dreaded #11. It provided some momentum for this next single, but unfortunately the song did not catch on and could only manage a #60 showing. The band's drummer, Roger Taylor, wrote the song. Although the band had recorded several of Taylor's compositions, this was his first to be chosen for single release.

ReduxReview:  Although not a great song, I find it far more tolerable than the insipid "Body Language." The chorus has a bit of an ELO feel to it and the groove is nice. The tune makes for a solid album track, but I'm not sure it has "hit single" written all over it.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The video for this song was inspired by George Lucas' 1971 directorial film debut "THX 1138." Queen members Brian May and songwriter Roger Taylor were not fans of the video saying the futuristic plot and robots had nothing to do with the song itself.


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