Queen's Biggest Selling Worldwide Single Came Out On This Day In 1980

Queen's best selling single, "Another One Bites The Dust," came out on this day in 1980. The song written by bassist John Deacon was on the album, "The Game." The song was a change in style for the band and there was some push back from some members, as depicted in the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody," but it made it to number one in the US and UK and charted in 17 countries.

John Deacon's infectious bass line was inspired by the song "Good Times" by Chic. In an interview, Chic member Bernard Edwards said, "that Queen record came about because that Queen bass player spent some time hanging out with us at our studio."

Freddie Mercury loved this track. Brian May said, "Freddie sung until his throat bled on Another One Bites The Dust. He was so into it. He wanted to make that song something special."

Watch Freddie perform an incredible live version at Wembley Stadium in 1986...

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