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Music – 1982 – Queen – Under Pressure

Under Pressure is a song by the British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie….which was originally released as a single in October 1981….and was later included on Queen’s 1982 album Hot Space….as the song reached # 1 on the UK Singles Chart….thus becoming Queen’s second # 1 hit in their home country….after 1975’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”….which topped the chart for nine weeks….plus it was  Bowie’s 3rd # 1…..after the 1975 reissue of “Space Oddity” and “Ashes to Ashes” in 1980.

The song peaked at # 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1982….and would re-chart for one week at # 45 in the US following Bowie’s death in January 2016….plus, it was also # 31 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980’s…..and was voted the 2nd best collaboration of all time in a poll by Rolling Stone magazine.

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