April 24, 2014
12:04 am

Killer Classic - Queen "The Game"

The Game is album #8 from British rockers, Queen. It was released in June of 1980. It was the only Queen album to reach #1 in the US and became their best selling studio album in the US with four million copies sold to date, tying News of the World's US sales tally. The album received very favorable reviews. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven "Another One Bites the Dust" and the rockabilly "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", both of which reached #1 in the US. The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesizer.
The Game features a more pop/rock sound than its predecessor, Jazz. The album's style would be augmented on Queen's next release Hot Space, and future Queen albums. At approximately 35 minutes 39 seconds, The Game is the second shortest of Queen's studio albums, with their subsequent soundtrack for the film Flash Gordon being shorter by 39 seconds. It is estimated to have sold twelve million copies worldwide, including over 4.5 million in the US.
Track listing
Side one  
No. Title Writer(s) Length              
1. "Play the Game"   Freddie Mercury 3:30              
2. "Dragon Attack"   Brian May 4:18              
3. "Another One Bites the Dust"   John Deacon 3:35              
4. "Need Your Loving Tonight"   Deacon 2:50              
5. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"   Mercury 2:44              
 
Side two  
No. Title Writer(s) Length              
6. "Rock It (Prime Jive)"   Roger Taylor 4:33              
7. "Don't Try Suicide"   Mercury 3:52              
8. "Sail Away Sweet Sister"   May 3:33              
9. "Coming Soon"   Taylor 2:51              
10. "Save Me"   May 3:50              
 
Personnel
Freddie Mercury – lead and backing vocals, intro vocals on "Rock It (Prime Jive)", bridge vocals on "Sail Away Sweet Sister", pianorhythm guitar on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love",synthesiser
·         Brian May – electricacoustic and twelve-string guitars, backing vocals, piano, lead vocals on "Sail Away Sweet Sister", synthesiser
·         Roger Taylor – drumselectronic drums, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, lead vocals on "Rock It (Prime Jive)", synthesiser
·         John Deacon – bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, percussion, tape effects
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