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YMMV / The Game (Queen)

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  • Franchise Original Sin: When this album came out in 1980, with its disco and Synth-Pop influences, it managed to be a smash hit in the US (where it made about half its sales), even though disco was undergoing heavy backlash there at the time. It's still considered one of their better albums, yet on their 1982 follow-up Hot Space, they embraced disco whole-hog. Hot Space was lambasted for its deviations from the band's traditional rock style, and while Queen's international popularity would quickly bounce back, Americans wouldn't take them seriously again until after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991.
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  • Memetic Mutation: Another one biting the dustExplanation 
  • Misaimed Fandom: "Another One Bites the Dust" is often used among CPR trainers to help establish a rhythm of presses per minute with the composition of the song. That said, performing resuscitation presses to a song about a Roaring Rampage of Revenge shooting spree seems... ironic.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The bassline and guitar riffs in "Another One Bites the Dust" are strikingly similar to the ones in Chic's "Good Times". Justified as Chic's Bernard Edwards says that John Deacon, the song's writer, hung out at their studio, leading to this song. The song's bassline and rhythm is also pretty reminiscent of "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang — which makes sense, since that was based entirely around a looped sample from the aforementioned "Good Times".