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** "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is styled after {{rockabilly}} music, especially Music/ElvisPresley.

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** "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is styled after {{rockabilly}} music, especially Music/ElvisPresley.Music/ElvisPresley and Music/CliffRichard.



** "Another Bites The Dust": An upbeat {{funk}} song... about a man named Steve shooting up a nightclub.

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** "Another Bites The Dust": An upbeat {{funk}} song... song about a man named Steve shooting up a nightclub.


''The Game'' is the eighth studio album by British GlamRock band Music/{{Queen|Band}}, and was released on 30 June 1980. It was the first album in which the band used synthesizers, specifically in this case an Oberheim OB-X. The album was a resounding commercial success, being the only one to have reached the #1 position in the United States. It also produced two #1 singles: "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

Supported by five singles: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Save Me", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Need Your Loving Tonight", and "Play the Game", the video of which would debut Freddie Mercury’s iconic mustache he would sport for most of the 80s.

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''The Game'' is the eighth studio album by British GlamRock band Music/{{Queen|Band}}, and was released on 30 June 1980. The album was the band's first to be co-produced by Music/ElectricLightOrchestra collaborator Reinhold Mack, who would go on to co-produce the band's next three albums as well. It was also the first album in which the famously "no synths" band used synthesizers, specifically in this case an Oberheim OB-X.OB-X in this case. The album was a resounding commercial success, being the only one to have reached the #1 position in the United States. It also produced two #1 singles: "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

Supported ''The Game'' was supported by five singles: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Save Me", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Need Your Loving Tonight", and "Play the Game", Game". The former single was the band's last release in the '70s, coming out in October of 1979, while the latter single's video of which would marked the debut Freddie Mercury’s of Music/FreddieMercury's iconic mustache mustache, which he would sport for most of the 80s.
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* RecordProducer: Reinhold Mack (credited mononymously as "Mack") and Queen, in their first of many collaborations together.


* NewSoundAlbum: Up to this point, Queen touted their albums with "No Synthesizers", which was always more a way of rebutting the number of people who mistook Music/BrianMay's guitar effects for synths. This album demonstrates for the first time that the claim was never meant to be a snub towards keyboards, prominently featuring an Oberheim OB-X on half of the tracks.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Up to this point, Queen touted their albums with "No Synthesizers", which was always more a way of rebutting the number of people who mistook Music/BrianMay's guitar effects for synths. This album demonstrates for the first time that the claim was never meant to be a snub towards keyboards, prominently featuring an Oberheim OB-X on half of the tracks. In fact, the very first sound heard on the album is a series of synthesized wooshes before Music/FreddieMercury's vocals kick in.


* ProductionForeshadowing: The music video for "Play the Game" features Music/FreddieMercury wearing a ''Flash Gordon'' t-shirt, tying in with the band's soundtrack for the then-upcoming [[Film/FlashGordon film adaptation]].

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* ProductionForeshadowing: The music video for "Play the Game" features Music/FreddieMercury wearing a ''Flash Gordon'' ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' t-shirt, tying in with the band's soundtrack for the then-upcoming [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 film adaptation]].

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: The music video for "Save Me" uses colored pencil sketches to depict a woman chasing a glowing dove, with live-action footage of the band interspersed between scenes.


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* ChromaKey: The music video for "Play the Game" features starfield and fire backgrounds bluescreened in behind the band. A photograph from the making of the video, depicting the band on the raw set without any effects applied, would later be used for the single release of "Another One Bites the Dust".


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* PerformanceVideo: The music videos for "Play the Game" and "Another One Bites the Dust" center around the band miming the songs on a soundstage, with the former copiously incorporating ChromaKey effects as well. The video for "Save Me" additionally features footage of the band slotted between the animated sequences.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The music video for "Play the Game" features Music/FreddieMercury wearing a ''Flash Gordon'' t-shirt, tying in with the band's soundtrack for the then-upcoming [[Film/FlashGordon film adaptation]].

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* AlternateAlbumCover: The original cover art features a band photo with Roger Taylor folding his arms, John Deacon & Music/FreddieMercury hooking their hands on their pockets, and Music/BrianMay with his hands at his stomach. The Creator/{{EMI}} CD release in the UK and Europe, meanwhile, replaces this with an alternate photo where Taylor & Mercury's hands are at their sides and May's hand is on his hip (Deacon makes the same pose in both versions). The second cover is also featured on the DVD-Audio release of the album worldwide.


''The Game'' is the eighth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, and was released on 30 June 1980. It was the first album in which the band used synthesizers, specifically in this case an Oberheim OB-X. The album was a resounding commercial success, being the only one to have reached the #1 position in the United States. It also produced two #1 singles: "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

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''The Game'' is the eighth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, British GlamRock band Music/{{Queen|Band}}, and was released on 30 June 1980. It was the first album in which the band used synthesizers, specifically in this case an Oberheim OB-X. The album was a resounding commercial success, being the only one to have reached the #1 position in the United States. It also produced two #1 singles: "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".


* LyricalDissonance: "Don't Try Suicide", which is about suicide, but sounds like a reject from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** "Another Bites The Dust": An upbeat dance song....about a man named Steve shooting up a nightclub
* NewSoundAlbum: Up to this point, Queen touted their albums with "No Synthesizers".

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* LyricalDissonance: LyricalDissonance:
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"Don't Try Suicide", which is about suicide, but sounds like a reject from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** "Another Bites The Dust": An upbeat dance song....{{funk}} song... about a man named Steve shooting up a nightclub
nightclub.
* NewSoundAlbum: Up to this point, Queen touted their albums with "No Synthesizers".Synthesizers", which was always more a way of rebutting the number of people who mistook Music/BrianMay's guitar effects for synths. This album demonstrates for the first time that the claim was never meant to be a snub towards keyboards, prominently featuring an Oberheim OB-X on half of the tracks.

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** "Another Bites The Dust": An upbeat dance song....about a man named Steve shooting up a nightclub


Supported by five singles: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Save Me", "Play the Game", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Need Your Loving Tonight".

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Supported by five singles: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Save Me", "Play the Game", "Another One Bites the Dust" and Dust", "Need Your Loving Tonight".
Tonight", and "Play the Game", the video of which would debut Freddie Mercury’s iconic mustache he would sport for most of the 80s.


* ShoutOut: "Another One Bites the Dust" features a backwards piano chord, similar to Music/{{Yes}}' [[Music/{{Fragile}} "Roundabout"]].

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* ShoutOut: The bassline in "Another One Bites the Dust" was inspired by Music/{{Chic}}'s "Good Times"; Bernard Edwards credited this to the fact that John Deacon had previously spent time hanging out with them at their studio. The same song features a prolonged backwards piano chord, similar to Music/{{Yes}}' [[Music/{{Fragile}} "Roundabout"]].




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* WordSaladLyrics: Originally, John Deacon wanted to write "Another One Bites the Dust" about cowboys, but he ended up rewriting the words enough that they didn't really mean anything in the end.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Roger sings lead vocals on "Rock It" (excluding the introduction, which is sung by Freddie). It is the only song on the album to not feature Freddie on lead vocals.
* WordSaladLyrics: Originally, John Deacon wanted to write "Another One Bites the Dust" about cowboys, but he ended up rewriting the words enough to the point that they didn't really mean anything in the end.


* ShoutOut: "Another One Bites the Dust" features a backwards piano hook, similar to Music/{{Yes}}' [[Music/{{Fragile}} "Roundabout"]].

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* ShoutOut: "Another One Bites the Dust" features a backwards piano hook, chord, similar to Music/{{Yes}}' [[Music/{{Fragile}} "Roundabout"]].

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* ShoutOut: "Another One Bites the Dust" features a backwards piano hook, similar to Music/{{Yes}}' [[Music/{{Fragile}} "Roundabout"]].


[[caption-width-right:350:''"This thing called love, I just can't handle it. This thing called love, I must get 'round to it. I ain't ready. Crazy little thing called love."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"This thing called love, I just can't handle it. This thing called love, I must get 'round to it. I ain't ready. Crazy little thing called love."'']]



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Supported by five singles: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Save Me", "Play the Game", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Need Your Loving Tonight".

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