It occurred to me we never had a Queen Break! Though I’m such a huge fan! So here it goes: Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure. It’s all about the 80s, right? So let’s have it full musical flavor!
So many Queen tunes I could listen to and still feel amazed by Freddie’s talent. The good ones really die too young. I won’t melt, no-no! There’s the weekend, and a long one! Thank you for this beautiful week and your great comments! Wish you have the most delightful weekend ever! (more info about the song right after the jump; also a Queen bonus to cheer you up : Crazy Little Thing Called Love and, of course, the cover of all Under Pressure covers : Ice Ice Baby!)
Queen & David Bowie released Under Pressure in 1981 so it completely, absolutely and undoubtedly fits in the current eighties groove. Written and composed by Freddie Mercury and reworked with David Bowie, some sources credit him for the unmistakably popular bassline that brought Under Pressure to unforgettable heights. There are sources, though, crediting Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen’s guitarist and drummer) for this amazing composition. In the end, it still remains Freddie’s stroke of a genius, comme d’habitude.
Under Pressure was never performed live by Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, the only version available is the studio version one. Featured on numerous films and TV series soundtracks, Under Pressure is one of those fashionable above all fashions tunes of all times. And then there was Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, sampling Under Pressure’s bassline and making it a smashing hit in 1989. Though he originally didn’t admitted that, he later publicly credited Under Pressure and paid his dues to Mercury and Bowie. And that’s how rock spawned hip hop!