Hot Space


Artist: Queen
Label: EMI
Year: 1982
Genre: Art Rock
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Title Artist Length
Staying Power Queen 4:14::Queen
Dancer Queen 3:48::Queen
Back Chat Queen 4:35::Queen
Body Language Queen 4:33::Queen
Action This Day Queen 3:35::Queen
Put Out the Fire Queen 3:19::Queen
Life Is Real (Song for Lennon) Queen 3:33::Queen
Calling All Girls Queen 3:53::Queen
Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) Queen 4:32::Queen
Cool Cat Queen 3:30::Queen
Under Pressure Queen 4:06::Queen


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Purchase Date: 09/12/2017
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Hot Space is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on 21 May 1982 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. Marking a notable shift in direction from their earlier work, they employed many elements of disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop music on the album.[1][2] This made the album less popular with fans who preferred the traditional rock style they had come to associate with the band.[1] Queen's decision to record a dance-oriented album germinated with the massive success in the US of their 1980 hit "Another One Bites the Dust" (and to a lesser extent, the UK success of the song).[2] "Under Pressure", Queen's collaboration with David Bowie, was released in 1981 and became the band's second #1 hit in the UK.[3] Though included on Hot Space, the song was a separate project and was recorded ahead of the album, before the controversy over Queen's new disco-influenced rock sound.[4] The album's second single, "Body Language", peaked at #11 on the US charts. In July 2004, Q magazine listed Hot Space as one of the top fifteen albums where great rock acts lost the plot.[5] Most of the album was recorded in Munich during the most turbulent period in the band's history, and Brian May and Roger Taylor despised the new sound, with both being very critical of the influence Freddie Mercury's manager Paul Prenter had on the singer.[6] Estimated sales of the album currently stand at 3.5 million copies.