Queen: Play The Game (With Lyrics)





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Published on Jun 20, 2009

Play the Game es una canción escrita por Freddie Mercury e incluida en el álbum The Game realizado por la banda de Rock inglesa Queen en 1980.

La canción comienza con una serie de ruidos hechos con sintetizadores que la banda dijo que no usaban, este álbum se caracterizó por ser el primero de Queen en utilizarlo. La canción fue tocada en vivo durante los The Game Tour y Hot Space Tour.

En la carátula del sencillo es la primera vez que se aprecia a Freddie con lo que más adelante se convertiría en su Marca Registrada: su bigote.

El sencillo tuvo buena aceptación en Inglaterra donde alcanzó el puesto número 14, mientras que en los Estados Unidos sólo llegó al puesto 42.

El lado B del sencillo, "A Human Body", nunca fue incluido en álbum alguno.

"Play the Game" is a song by Queen, written by Freddie Mercury. It is the first track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game. It commences with a series of overlapping rushing noises on an Oberheim OB-X synthesizer, heralding the band's acceptance of electronic instruments into their once explicitly "no synths" sonic repertoire. They played it in their live shows from 1980 to 1982. The single was a hit in Queen's home country reaching #14 in the charts. In America, however, it gained small response at reaching only #42.

The song features a considerably soft vocal by Freddie complimented by a strong G4 rising in pitch all the way to a C5 in chest voice, contrary to the other C5s being hit in falsetto.

The B-side, "A Human Body", has never appeared on any Queen album, but was finally released on CD format in the 2009 box set Queen Singles Collection Volume 2.

The cover of the single, as well as its promotional video, marked the first time Freddie Mercury appeared in either format with what later became his trademark moustache. The video is also notable in that Brian May did not use his trademark Red Special guitar, instead using a Fender Stratocaster replica made by Satellite. This was likely due to the risk of damage involved in the shot in which Mercury snatches the guitar away from May, then appears to throw it back to him.

Mercury wrote "Play the Game" after breaking up with his male lover at the time. Mercury played piano and sang the lead vocals.


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