Friday, November 24, 2006

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

"Another One Bites the Dust" is a 1980 rock song from the English rock band Queen. It was written by bassist John Deacon and was a worldwide crossover hit (hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, hitting #2 on both the U.S. R&B charts, and the Disco Top 100). Ironically, it was successful on the R&B charts because some fans thought Queen was an R&B group. The track is on the album The Game (1980).

John Deacon originally wrote it as a cowboy theme but eventually changed the lyrics to fit a funkier arrangement. Recording sessions were produced by Reinhold Mack at Musicland Studios in Munich and consisted of Deacon playing almost all the instruments: bass, piano, rhythm and lead guitars and handclap percussion. Roger Taylor added a drum loop under protest and Brian May did some noises with his guitar and an Eventide Harmoniser.

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