|Another One Bites The Dust|
|Produced by Queen and Mack|
|Released on August 1980|
|UK CHART POSITION #7 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Aug. 16, 1980 for 31 weeks) . . . PLATINUM RECORD (11/25/80)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|E-47031 wo. picture sleeve|
A hugely successful and hugely influential song, “Another One Bites The Bust” connected the dots between disco and rap at a time when rap wasn’t even a viable creative medium. Of course, I was hugely disappointed with it at the time, since it sounded like militant gay disco music. The B side, “Don’t Try Suicide,” at least sounded like Queen some of the time, though again its stripped-down arrangement felt like pole dancing compared to the grand ballet of A Night At The Opera. John Deacon’s bass plays a prominent role in both songs, and “Another One Bites The Dust” remains his most popular addition to the Queen canon (though I’ll take “Spread Your Wings” any day). As always, some interesting info on this courtesy of SongFacts.
Mack -- engineer
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|BRA/GER/NET||1980||EMI||7"||006 64060||see UK listing, picture sleeve|
|ITA||1980||EMI||7"||3C 006 64060||see UK listing|
|SPA||1980||EMI||7"||10C 006 64060||see UK listing|
|SWE||1980||EMI||7"||7C 006 64060||see UK listing|
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