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Another One Bites The Dust 40th anniversary: How Michael Jackson influenced Queen hit

It’s one of Queen’s greatest hits and this week Another One Bites The Dust celebrates its 40th anniversary. The 1980 track features on the band’s eighth studio album The Game and was written by bassist John Deacon. And now Queen’s official Instagram account has paid tribute to the hit song, one that Freddie Mercury and the band have said that Michael Jackson is owed credit for.

The band shared Another One Bites The Dust’s single cover, which features Queen performing.

Freddie Mercury is seen jumping high in the air while wearing a Flash T-shirt, the movie the band wrote the soundtrack for.

The account wrote: “40 Years of Another One Bites the Dust!

“Possibly the best-known Bassline of all time?”

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While Freddie Mercury once said of Another One Bites The Dust: “Credit for the song should go to Michael Jackson in many ways.

“He was a fan and friend of ours and kept telling me, ‘Freddie, you need a song the cats can dance to.’

“John introduced this riff to us during rehearsal that we all immediately thought of disco, which was very popular at the time.

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“We worked it out and once it was ready, played it for Michael.”

Source Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

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