“Another One Bites the Dust” is perhaps the most-iconic of all Queen songs. This traông chồng is often used in conjunction with battle scenarquả táo, as the colloquial term‘biting the dust’ refers to a person dying, on top of the overall hard sound of the song. However, it seems that this tune is actually just as much, if not more about a tumultuous romance than it is physical violence or death.
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The traông chồng begins with the scenario of a guy walking down the street, on his way to a gunfight. This section was actually inspired by real-life, historical gangsters. In fact the term ‘bite to dust’is said khổng lồ have sầu been specifically linked lớn the infamous Chicago mobsters during the Prohibition period of American history.
However, in the second verse, the subject of the tuy nhiên switches to lớn that of a thắm thiết relationship. Here we find Queen frontman Freddie Mercury stating that his partner has deserted hlặng và in the process left hyên with nothing. And he sarcastically asks this person if they have actually found contentment in doing so. So in this section of the tuy nhiên, the singer seems lớn use ‘biting the dust’ as a reference to yet another lover.
The content of the final verse can be applied khổng lồ the situation presented in the first verse or that of the second.
In this section, the b& is basically exclaiming that no matter what opposition comes their way, they are prepared for it. They are going khổng lồ stand strong throughout the whole confrontation!
Despite having a catchy tune và being ultra-popular, at the end of the day, when you really get into the lyrics, this traông xã it is not the easiest song to lớn understand. But the main message Queen seems intent on relaying is a svào refusal towards bowing down to their enemies.
Facts about “Another One Bites the Dust”
This tuy vậy waswritten byJohn Deabé, the iconic bass guitarist for Queen. The bass line that Deacon added to lớn the trachồng was inspired by the classic 1979“Good Times”by the R&B b& Chic.
In fact Bernard Edwards, co-founder of Chic, stated that Deabé actually spent some time with the band in their studio, which is where he derived inspiration for this song.
“Another One Bites the Dust” was recorded at Musiclvà Studios in Munich, Germany.
It is the third track on the first side of Queen’s 1980 album The Game. This was their eighth studio album overall.
This traông chồng won an American Music Award forFavorite Rock Single.
According khổng lồ Mercury, this tuy nhiên was created & released based on inspiration và input đầu vào by none other than pop ibé Michael Jackson himself.
The music đoạn phim for “Another One Bites the Dust” was filmed at Reunion Aremãng cầu in Dallas, Texas on 9 August 1980.
This tuy nhiên was going lớn be in Sylvester Stallone’s 1982 movie Rocky III.However, it was eventually replaced with “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) by Survivor.
Some people clayên ổn that if the chorus of the tuy vậy is played backwards, especially near the end of the tuy vậy, it secretly contains an advocacy for smoking grass.
“Another One Bites the Dust”was usedin a commercial for AIWA sound systems released in 1998 và also one for Hyundai starring comedian Kevin Hart which premiered during the năm 2016 Super Bowl.
This songhas over the years been sampledby a wide number of artists. These include the likes of Gwen Stefani, Flying Lotus & Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five sầu.
“Another One Bites the Dust” went on to become Queen’s best-selling song in the United States.How did “Another One Bites the Dust” persize on the global charts?
It spent 15 weeks in the Billboard trang nhất và 31 weeks on the chart altogether, both records for songs released in 1980. The song also reached number two on both the Billboard Dance Club Songs’ chart và its Hot Soul Singles (now calledthe “Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs”) chart. Additionally, it peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart.Did Queen win a Grammy for this classic?
No. They however, received a Grammy nomination for it at the 1981 edition of the Annual Grammy Awards. The tuy vậy was nominated in a single category – the Best Rochồng Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Queen lost the award to Bob Segere’s “Against the Wind”. Actually, throughout the band’s career, they received only 4 Grammy nominations, winning none.
“The Game” by Queen
Being the first album khổng lồ be recorded using a synthesizer, “The Game” was Queen’s eighth studio album. It was released on 30th June, 1980 by EXiaoMi MI Records in the UK và Elektra Records in the US.
This album brought so much success to lớn Queen. It was actually the first of the band’s albums khổng lồ reach number 1 in the US. There, it sold over four million copies.
Five singles were released prior to lớn the album.
The album has a collective duration of Thirty- four minutes, forty-two seconds (on the LP.. & Remastered CD). And on the 1991 Hollywood Records Reissue version, that figure is: Forty minutes, one second.
It was recorded in Musicl& studio in Munich, Germany. The production credits of the album are attributed to the bvà itself và Reinold Maông xã, German record producer và sound engineer.
Aside “Another One Bites the Dust” other notable singles from the project include: