Hot Space

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Remastered album cover.

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 albums progressive rock albums employing disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance, and pop 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 and John Deacon, but pretty weak for Brian May and Roger Taylor.


I own this album on vinyl and CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals
A1 Staying Power Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
A2 Dancer Brian May Freddie Mercury
A3 Back Chat John Deacon Freddie Mercury
A4 Body Language Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
A5 Action This Day Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor
B1 Put Out the Fire Brian May Freddie Mercury
B2 Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
B3 Calling All Girls Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury
B4 Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) Brian May Freddie Mercury, Brian May
B5 Cool Cat Freddie Mercury, John Deacon Freddie Mercury
B6 Under Pressure Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, David Bowie Freddie Mercury, David Bowie


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].

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Staying Power 8
2 Cool Cat 8
3 Dancer 8
4 Under Pressure 8
5 Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) 7
6 Back Chat 7
7 Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) 6
8 Action This Day 4
9 Calling All Girls 3
10 Put Out the Fire 3
11 Body Language 1

The album's total score is 689.


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