Queen's “Another One Bites The Dust” Surprising Journey To #1

By Kellar Ellsworth
One of the many iconic hits form Queen. discogs

“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen introduced the iconic band to Americans in a major way. Billboard’s longest-running #1 top 10 hit of 1980 surprised the States so much, they assumed the lead singer was black. Drummer Roger Taylor joked that fans’ shouting, "You guys are bad!" actually confused them enough to ask back, "Does that mean good or what?"

The head bobbing disco hit was conceived by bassist John Deacon. He drew his inspiration after spending time with the band, Chic, and listening to their hit “Good Times.” It also crossed paths with Michael Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, and a popular commercial. Here’s everything about “Another One Bites The Dust.”