Welcome back to Queen week and here we are on day 4, looking at Another One Bites The Dust. What do I think? Well, here’s what I think.
Another One Bites The Dust is one of those songs that just gets deep into your core. The drum beat and bass line just get right in there – you can’t avoid it, you want to bop to it, you want to move your feet as you walk not so warily down the street.
Of course, the bass line is extremely famous, and extremely famously stolen music. Originally featuring in Good Times by Chic, being sampled for Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang and ending up on Another One Bites The Dust.
Now, that, to me, doesn’t make it any less of a great song – the bass line is great and, ultimately, how many ways can you play a bass guitar anyway?
Lyrically, it’s quite a tale – from what I gather, it’s about a guy called Steve who may, or may not, be about to be getting shot up by someone, or a group of someones. At least, that’s verse one. Regardless of the true meaning of the song, it’s apparent that Steve is not having a good day, and that it may be getting worse. Poor Steve.
I like the song, it’s simple enough to listen to, has some of Freddie’s vocalisation in, and is generally a pleasant song.