Queen – Under Pressure

Queen: Under Pressure


It was written and recorded by the British band Queen in 1981 in collaboration with David Bowie and included in the 1982 album Hot Space. Although not hugely successful in the US charts, it was a huge hit in the UK, taking the top spot (also in Canada and the Netherlands), and went on to become one of the greatest songs of the 1980s.

There are uncertainties about who contributed to what part of the song, but it appears that Freddie Mercury was the leading songwriter while David Bowie’s lyrical contribution was clear.

Other Queen members made decisive contributions, but there were struggles as how to put the song together.

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