E-46579 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Produced by Queen
Released on October 1979
UK CHART POSITION #2 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Dec. 22, 1979 for 22 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (5/12/80)
Find it at GEMM
E-46579 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T he New Rolling Stone Record Guide (Second Edition) called this “the only listenable rock song in a dismal career,” which is just plain crazy talk, though you can’t fault them for liking it. Queen excelled at novelty, and the rockabilly jive of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was yet another novel costume change in a wardrobe that included operatic excess (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), music hall camp (“Killer Queen”) and singalong cheer (“We Will Rock You”). Following soon on the heels of the Live Killers release, the single pressed that album’s version of “Spread Your Wings” into service as the B side in the US, “We Will Rock You” in the UK. The A side re-appeared nine months later on The Game. You'll also find more on this song at Songfacts.

TRACK LISTING

    UK 7-inch single
  1. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
  2. WE WILL ROCK YOU (LIVE)

    US 7-inch single
  3. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE    (Freddie Mercury)    2:44
  4. SPREAD YOUR WINGS (LIVE)    (Freddie Mercury)    5:18

    US 7-inch "back to back hits" single
  5. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
  6. BICYCLE RACE

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 1979 EMI 7" 5001 picture sleeve
US/CAN December 1979 Elektra 7" E-46579  
GER 1979 EMI 12 1C 052-63317 same as UK listing
ITA 1979 EMI 7" 3C 006-63317 picture sleeve, same as UK listing
NET 1979 EMI 7" 1A 006-63317 same as UK listing
US   Elektra 7" E-45103 Back to back hits reissue

 

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