“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – Queen (1980)

Posted: April 12, 2017 in 1980
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Queen earned its first #1 U.S. Billboard hit in 1980 with the rockabilly-style song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” It was the late Freddie Mercury’s tribute to Elvis, who he greatly admired. Mercury wrote the song in 5 to 10 minutes in a bathtub in Munich. He normally wrote songs on the piano, but in this rare case, he composed “Crazy” on a guitar, which he admitted “I couldn’t play for nuts . . . I couldn’t work through too many chords and because of that restriction, I wrote a good song.”

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