TDIM - Queen's Hit Single, 'Another One Bites The Dust', went No.1 on the US Charts - 4th Oct
October 04, 2013 @ 10:38 am
Queen's Hit Single, 'Another One Bites The Dust', went No.1 on the US Charts
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury as the lead vocalist and pianist, Brian May as the guitarist, John Deacon as the bass guitarist, and Roger Taylor on the drums. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into a more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating further diverse styles into their music.
"Another One Bites the Dust" is a song by the English rock band Queen. Written by bass guitarist John Deacon, the song featured on the group's eighth studio album The Game in 1980. The song was a worldwide hit, charting number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the R&B charts and the Disco Top 100, and number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is credited as Queen's best selling single, with sales of over 7 million copies. This version was ranked at number 34 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.
The song won an American Music Award for Favorite Rock Single and also garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
At the 1981 American Music Awards on 30 January, "Another One Bites the Dust" won the award for being the favorite Pop and Rock Single. The song also garnered Queen a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The band lost to Bob Seger's album Against the Wind. The music video for "Another One Bites the Dust" was filmed at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. This song is played when the Chicago Bulls win a home game. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. used the song while entering the ring on a chariot against Arturo Gatti as a way to annoy the pro-Gatti crowd in attendance.
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