Hot Space

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Hot Space

Queen - Hot Space - Remastered.jpg

CD - USA - Remastered.

Artist Queen
Published 1982-05-21
Type Studio
Genre Rock, Disco, Funk, Rhythm and blues, Dance
Themes Relationships, sex, peace, politics

Hot Space is the tenth studio album by Queen released on 1982-05-21 and produced by Queen, Arif Mardin, Reinhold Mack, and David Bowie. The album is once again a large change from previous progressive rock albums employing disco, funk, rhythm and blues, and dance genres. This made the album less popular with fans of the band's earlier style, but introduced a whole new set of fans to Queen.


When I first bought this album, I was a bit torn on it. Before buying it, I only knew Under Pressure which I loved and Body Language, which I disliked. I enjoyed some of the heavier upbeat songs that were new to me like Staying Power and Dancer, but the new style took awhile to appreciate. However, after listening to the album several times, the songs and their style began to grow on me. Overall, this is a strong album for Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, and Brian May, bit a pretty weak for Roger Taylor.

I own this album on vinyl and CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals Rank Rating
A1 Staying Power Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 1 Rating-8.svg
A2 Dancer Brian May Freddie Mercury 3 Rating-8.svg
A3 Back Chat John Deacon Freddie Mercury 6 Rating-7.svg
A4 Body Language Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 11 Rating-1.svg
A5 Action This Day Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor 8 Rating-4.svg
B1 Put Out the Fire Brian May Freddie Mercury 10 Rating-3.svg
B2 Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 7 Rating-6.svg
B3 Calling All Girls Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury 9 Rating-3.svg
B4 Las Palabras de Amor (the Words of Love) Brian May Freddie Mercury, Brian May 5 Rating-7.svg
B5 Cool Cat Freddie Mercury, John Deacon Freddie Mercury 2 Rating-8.svg
B6 Under Pressure Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, David Bowie Freddie Mercury, David Bowie 4 Rating-8.svg

The album's total score is 689.


The cover, brightly colored quadrants with a image of a band member in each, was proposed by Freddie Mercury, and given to professional designers to realize. It is very similar in appearance to T.Rex album, Flyback The original artwork last sold at auction for $1,750 [1].


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