E-47031 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.

TRACK LISTING

    UK 7-inch single
  1. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
  2. DRAGON ATTACK

    US 7-inch single
  3. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST    (John Deacon)    3:32
  4. DON'T TRY SUICIDE    (Freddie Mercury)    3:50

    UK 3-inch CD single
  5. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
  6. DON'T TRY SUICIDE
  7. LAS PALABRAS DE AMOR

CREDITS

Mack -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK August 1980 EMI 7" EMI5102  
US August 1980 Elektra 7" E-47031  
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
UK November 1988 Parlophone 3iCDS 2030513  

 

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