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Another One Bites The Dust
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Another One Bites The Dust

Queen
Album:
The Game

Song Meaning of Another One Bites The Dust by Queen and what it is about


The song, which was written by bassist John Deacon, was included on the ensemble's eighth studio album, The Game (1980). It was a global smash that spent three weeks at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song, acknowledged as Queen's best-selling single with sales of over 7 million copies, spent 15 weeks in the Billboard top 10, making it the longest-running top ten hit of 1980.


The disco song "Good Times" by Chic served as the model for John Deacon's bass line. Bernard Edwards, Chic's co-founder, said in an NME interview that "that Queen record came about because that Queen bass player... spent some time hanging out with us at our studio."


Michael Jackson proposed to Freddie Mercury that "Another One Bites the Dust" be made available as a single.


To "bite the dust" is to pass away or come up short in a match or competition. "Machine guns ready to go" and other elements of a mobster movie atmosphere are introduced in the first line. A failing relationship is described as "another one bites the dust" in later songs. The singer is "standing on my own two feet" and won't allow anything to bring him down.


The song appeared in an early cut of Rocky III before "Eye of the Tiger" from Survivor took its place.


Lyrics of the song Another One Bites The Dust by Queen


Oh! Let's go!

 

Steve walks warily down the street

With the brim pulled way down low

Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet

Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready? Hey, are you ready for this?

Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?

Out of the doorway the bullets rip

To the sound of the beat, yeah

 

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

And another one gone, and another one gone

Another one bites the dust, yeah

Hey, I'm gonna get you, too

Another one bites the dust

 

How do you think I'm gonna get along

Without you when you're gone?

You took me for everything that I had

And kicked me out on my own

 

Are you happy, are you satisfied?

How long can you stand the heat?

Out of the doorway the bullets rip

To the sound of the beat

 

Look out!

 

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

And another one gone, and another one gone

Another one bites the dust

Hey, I'm gonna get you, too

Another one bites the dust

 

Hey!

Oh, take it

Bite the dust

Bite the dust, yeah

 

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust, ow

Another one bites the dust, hey hey

Another one bites the dust, hey-eh-eh

 

Shout!

 

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man

And bring him to the ground

You can beat him, you can cheat him

You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down, yeah

 

But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for you

I'm standing on my own two feet

Out of the doorway the bullets rip

Repeating to the sound of the beat

 

Oh, yeah

 

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

And another one gone, and another one gone

Another one bites the dust, yeah

Hey, I'm gonna get you, too

Another one bites the dust

 

Shoot out

Ay-yeah

Alright

Release Date

1980

Songwriter/s

John Deacon

Producer/s

Queen, Reinhold Mack

Label/s

EMI (UK), Elektra (US)

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