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Under Pressure

Queen & David Bowie

1981

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Het nummer gaat over de situatie van Engeland in de begin jaren 80 onder leiding van premier Thatcher. Kenmerkend aan het nummer is de baslijn die door de bassist van Queen, John Deacon, is bedacht.

Tijdens de opnames stond het nummer al in grote lijnen vast.
David Bowie die eigenlijk naar de studio kwam om een heel ander nummer (Cool Cat) in te zingen, ging samen met Queen een beetje jammen en zo ontstond het duet.

Het nummer staat niet alleen op het album Hot Space uit 1982 van Queen, maar ook op verschillende verzamelalbums van Queen en David Bowie.

Artiest(en)

Queen, David Bowie

A-kant Titel

Under Pressure

A-kant Lengte

4:03

A-kant Componist(en)

Queen, David Bowie

A-kant Producer(s)

Queen, David Bowie

B-kant titel

Soul Brother

B-kant lengte

3:34

B-kant componist(en)

Queen

B-kant producer(s)

Queen, Reinhold Mack

Platenlabel

EMI

Album

Hot Space

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Songtekst

Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

Bah bah bah bah bah bah
Bah bah bah bah bah bah

That's o-kay!
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out!
Pray tomorrow takes me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Do do do bah bah bah bah
O-kay
Chippin' around
Kick my brains round the floor
These are the days
It never rains but it pours
People on streets
People on streets

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out!
Pray tomorrow takes me higher higher higher
Pressure on people
People on streets
Turned away from it all
Like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love
But it's so slashed and torn
Why why why?
Love love love love

Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love give love give love?
Give love give love give love give love give love?
Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care
For people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way
Of caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves under pressure
Under pressure pressure

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