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'''''The Game''''' is the eighth studio album by [[Queen]] released on 1980-06-30 and produced by Queen and [[Reinhold Mack]]. Like with previous albums, this one shows a clear evolution of the band's sound by not only expanding into new genres like rockabilly and funk, but also from adding a previously vilified synthesizer to their list of instruments.
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'''''The Game''''' is the eighth studio album by [[Queen]] released on 1980-06-30 and produced by Queen and [[Reinhold Mack]]. Like with previous albums, this one shows a clear evolution of the band's sound by not only expanding into new genres like [[rockabilly]] and [[funk]], but also from adding a previously vilified synthesizer to their list of instruments.
  
I bought this album later into my obsession with the band. I had already heard ''[[Another One Bites the Dust]]'' from the radio, and ''[[Play the Game]]'', ''[[Crazy Little Thing Called Love]]'', and ''[[Save Me]]'' from compilation albums, but the rest of the album was new to me. ''[[Need Your Loving Tonight]]'' became anthems of mine for awhile, and I enjoyed the record as a whole, but a couple of the tracks like ''[[Don't Try Suicide]]'' and ''[[Coming Soon]]'' never really grew on me.
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==Personal==
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I bought this album later into my obsession with the band. I had already heard ''[[Another One Bites the Dust]]'' from the radio, and ''[[Play the Game]]'', ''[[Crazy Little Thing Called Love]]'', and ''[[Save Me]]'' from compilation albums, but the rest of the album was new to me. ''[[Need Your Loving Tonight]]'' became an anthem of mine for awhile, and I enjoyed the record as a whole, but a couple of the tracks like ''[[Don't Try Suicide]]'' and ''[[Coming Soon]]'' never really grew on me.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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==Track Listing==
 
==Track Listing==
{| class="wikitable"
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
! Track
 
! Track
 
! Title
 
! Title
 
! Writer(s)
 
! Writer(s)
 
! Vocals
 
! Vocals
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! Rank
 +
! Rating
 
|-
 
|-
 
| A1
 
| A1
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| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 4
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| {{Rating|6}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| A2
 
| A2
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| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 8
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| {{Rating|5}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| A3
 
| A3
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| [[John Deacon]]
 
| [[John Deacon]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 5
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| {{Rating|6}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| A4
 
| A4
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| [[John Deacon]]
 
| [[John Deacon]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 7
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| {{Rating|5}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| A5
 
| A5
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| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 2
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| {{Rating|8}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| B1
 
| B1
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| [[Roger Taylor]]
 
| [[Roger Taylor]]
 
| [[Roger Taylor]], [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Roger Taylor]], [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 6
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| {{Rating|6}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| B2
 
| B2
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| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 10
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| {{Rating|2}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| B3
 
| B3
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| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Brian May]], [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Brian May]], [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 3
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| {{Rating|8}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| B4
 
| B4
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| [[Roger Taylor]]
 
| [[Roger Taylor]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]], [[Roger Taylor]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]], [[Roger Taylor]]
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| 9
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| {{Rating|4}}
 
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|-
 
| B5
 
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| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Brian May]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
 
| [[Freddie Mercury]]
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| 1
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| {{Rating|9}}
 
|}
 
|}
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The album's total score is 650.
  
 
==Media==
 
==Media==
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Queen - Game, The - CD - Hollywood Records - 2011.jpg|CD, Hollywood records - 2011.
 
Queen - Game, The - CD - Hollywood Records - 2011.jpg|CD, Hollywood records - 2011.
 
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==Song Rank==
 
This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Order !! Title !! Stars
 
|-
 
| 1 || [[Save Me]] || 9
 
|-
 
| 2 || [[Crazy Little Thing Called Love]] || 8
 
|-
 
| 3 || [[Sail Away Sweet Sister]] || 8
 
|-
 
| 4 || [[Play the Game]] || 6
 
|-
 
| 5 || [[Another One Bites the Dust]] || 6
 
|-
 
| 6 || [[Rock It (Prime Jive)]] || 6
 
|-
 
| 7 || [[Need Your Loving Tonight]] || 5
 
|-
 
| 8 || [[Dragon Attack]] || 5
 
|-
 
| 9 || [[Coming Soon]] || 4
 
|-
 
| 10 || [[Don't Try Suicide]] || 2
 
|}
 
 
The album's total score is 650.
 
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Latest revision as of 13:13, 16 September 2021

Remastered CD cover.

The Game is the eighth studio album by Queen released on 1980-06-30 and produced by Queen and Reinhold Mack. Like with previous albums, this one shows a clear evolution of the band's sound by not only expanding into new genres like rockabilly and funk, but also from adding a previously vilified synthesizer to their list of instruments.

Personal

I bought this album later into my obsession with the band. I had already heard Another One Bites the Dust from the radio, and Play the Game, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Save Me from compilation albums, but the rest of the album was new to me. Need Your Loving Tonight became an anthem of mine for awhile, and I enjoyed the record as a whole, but a couple of the tracks like Don't Try Suicide and Coming Soon never really grew on me.

Status

I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals Rank Rating
A1 Play the Game Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 4 Rating-6.png
A2 Dragon Attack Brian May Freddie Mercury 8 Rating-5.png
A3 Another One Bites the Dust John Deacon Freddie Mercury 5 Rating-6.png
A4 Need Your Loving Tonight John Deacon Freddie Mercury 7 Rating-5.png
A5 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 2 Rating-8.png
B1 Rock It (Prime Jive) Roger Taylor Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury 6 Rating-6.png
B2 Don't Try Suicide Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 10 Rating-2.png
B3 Sail Away Sweet Sister Brian May Brian May, Freddie Mercury 3 Rating-8.png
B4 Coming Soon Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor 9 Rating-4.png
B5 Save Me Brian May Freddie Mercury 1 Rating-9.png

The album's total score is 650.

Media

When EMI released their CD version they used black text and a different photo from the same photo shoot. When Hollywood Records released their CD, they used the original photo with white text, but the title was noticeably larger. When Hollywood remastered the album in 2011, the cover was reworked to look more like the original vinyl.

Links

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