THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
47-Queen and David Bowie-Under Pressure.
1981-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 2.38.If you behave yourself you can listen to Under Pressure,but if your naughty I’m gonna make you listen to Ice Ice Baby.
The songs title is very apt because when two of Pop Music’s greatest legends collaborate you can only hope for something very special,while deep down knowing when you hear it you will probably be disappointed.I remember being in awe the first time I heard it and over the years it only gets better,it’s a fitting tribute to both David Bowie(see also best songs 807-440-334-302-209-186 and 118) and Freddie Mercury(see also best songs 918-615-208 and 126.)
According to Queen bass player John Deacon,Freddie Mercury did most of the songwriting on this,although everyone contributed.The iconic bass riff however was written by Deacon and was first used on a song called ‘Feel Like,’Queen were never happy with the results so modified the riff with help from Bowie for use in Under Pressure.Brian May recalled that the sessions for the song between Queen and Bowie at times became very strained with them both having different ideas,May said,’David had a vision in his head and it’s quite a difficult process and someone has to back off and eventually I did back off,which is unusual for me.’
The lyrics deal with how pressure can destroy lives,but love can be the answer.
The song gave Queen their second UK Number 1 after ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’it became Bowie’s third chart topper after ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes.’
”Cause loves such an old fashioned word and love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night.’
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This is the 2nd highest placed Queen song on this countdown,and the 3rd highest placed David Bowie song.YOUTUBE.COMQueen – Under Pressure (Official Video)Subscribe to the Official Queen Channel Here http://bit.ly/Subscribe2Queen Taken from Hot Space, 1982. Queen – ‘Under Pressure’ Click here to buy…