freddie mercury … – Crazy Little Thing Called Love -

** My Freddie Mercury **
This blog is dedicated to Freddie,
the greatest rock legend and the best musician of all time.

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** CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE **

**Crazy Little Thing Called Love** is a song by the Queen.
Written by Freddie in 1979, the track is featured on their 1980 album The Game.
Also appears on the Queen compilation album, Greatest Hits.

Freddie Mercury

The song peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart  in 1979,
and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
Song topped the Australian ARIA Chart for seven weeks.
Having composed **Crazy Little Thing Called Love** on guitar
Freddie played rhythm guitar while performing the song live,
which was the first time he played guitar in concert.

**Live at Rock Montreal, 1981**

Queen played the song live between 1979 and 1986, and a live performance
of the song is recorded in the albums Queen Rock Montreal and Queen at Wembley.
Since its release, the song has been covered by a number of artists.

Freddie

**Crazy Little Thing Called Love**
took me five or ten minutes. I did that on the guitar, which I can’t play for nuts,
and in one way it was quite a good thing because
I was restricted, knowing only a few chords.
It’s a good discipline because I simply had to write within a small framework.
I couldn’t work through too many chords and because of that restriction
I wrote a good song, I think.
- Freddie Mercury -
Freddie Mercury
The song was written by Freddie as a tribute to Elvis Presley.
Queen drummer Roger added in an interview that Freddie wrote it in 10 minutes
while lounging in a bath in hotel
 in Munich
during one of their extensive Munich recording sessions.
- Roger Taylor -

**Live In Japan 1985**


This thing called love I just can’t handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain’t ready
Crazy little thing called love

Freddie Mercury

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)

It cries (like a baby)
In a cradle all night
It swings (woo woo)
It jives (woo woo)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

It shakes all over like a jelly fish
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to Rock’n’Roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
Then she leaves me in a cool cool sweat

Freddie

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip!
Get on my tracks
Take a back seat
Hitch hike
And take a long ride on my motor bike
Until I’m ready
Crazy little thing called love

I gotta be cool, relax, get hip!
Get on my tracks

Freddie

Take a back seat
Hitch hike
And take a long ride on my motor bike
Until I’m ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

Freddie

This thing called love I just can’t handle it
This thing called love I must get round to it
I ain’t ready
Crazy little thing called love

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Source : Wikipedia, Queen Archives, YouTube