This is one of the hardest Queen songs to lớn understand. The opening line reads, "Steve walks warily down the street, his brim pulled way down low. Ain"t no sound but the sound of his feet, machine gun ready lớn go..." Also, the last phrase spoken in the tuy vậy is not "Shoot Her" or "Shooter," but "Shoot Out."
Deacon played most of the instruments on the track: lead & rhythm guitars, bass, reversed piano & additional percussion. Brian May did some guitar effects with harmoniser (in the interlude), and Roger Taylor played the drum loop. Surprisingly, there are no synthesizers.

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John Deacon claimed in a 1980 interview that Roger Taylor opposed the song"s drum beat. This is backed up by the comments of several figures in the Days of our Lives documentary, who noted that Taylor hated having tape put on his drums lớn deaden the sound. However, the drummer denied this in an interview with Mojo magazine October 2008. He insisted: "I"d already had an ineffectual pop at that kind of music with "Fun It," on the Jazz album. I was never against "Another One Bites The Dust," but I was against releasing it as a single."
In 1998, this was used in a commercial for AIWA sound systems. In the ad, a guy drives around with this blaring from his car stereo. At the end of the commercial, we realize he is driving a hearse.

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Freddie Mercury loved this track. Brian May recalled to Mojo: "Freddie sung until his throat bled on Another One Bites The Dust. He was so into it. He wanted to lớn make that tuy nhiên something special."
Queen were originally reluctant to release this as a single, but backstage after a Queen gig at the Los Angeles forum, a visiting Michael Jackson convinced them it would be a hit. "Michael & all his brothers were all going, "That"s a fantastic track. You must release it,"" recalled Queen drummer Roger Taylor to lớn Q magazine December 2009.This meeting lead khổng lồ several recordings and collaborations between Freddie Mercury and Jackson, all of which remain unreleased.
This was the single that really broke the band in America, and it garnered a huge following amongst American disco audiences, with many fans and journalists convinced it was a đen man singing lead vocals (these people obviously hadn"t heard of Queen before so didn"t know what Freddie looked like). The band occasionally were unsure of how to khuyến mãi with this - Roger Taylor jokes in the Days of our Lives documentary of having fans shouting "you guys are bad!" in the street, và he had khổng lồ ask "does that mean good or what?"
This was used in a năm 2016 commercial for the Hyundai Genesis that first aired on the Super Bowl. In the spot, Kevin Hart uses the car Finder app to track down the guy who is using it lớn take his daughter on a date. After tormenting her suitor, Hart says, "A dad"s gotta vày what a dad"s gotta do."
This is used for CPR training because its bassline has close to lớn 110 beats per minute, which matches the recommended chest compression rate.

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Seventh Mist from 7th HeavenLong ago, I heard a story that on the night of December 8th, 1980, a DJ somewhere in New England was playing a pre-programmed, taped collection of songs. He got a phone call from a friend, who shared the sad news with him about assassination of John Lennon. When the tuy nhiên that was playing ended, he stopped the tape and and shared the news with listeners. Without checking lớn see which song was next, he started the tape again & his audience heard "Another One Bites the Dust." No surprise that he was inundated with angry calls soon after, including at least one death threat. The station"s management had to apologize the following morning.Kungfuspider from Salem, Oregoni heard this tuy nhiên is about divorce.Jacob from 22015It"s amazing that with this Queen tune in particular, this is as closest that Freddie Mercury và Michael Jackson come lớn being và sounding like one another.David from Victoria, AustraliaAs a long time old time games player & queen fan, I always thought "Another one bites the dust" was based on the Space Invaders arcade game. The backing sound, increasing/decreasing pitch etc all sound just like the game. & the name another one bites the dust is the aim of the gameCamille from Toronto, OhSome of thee most effective bass playing ever in a song. It’s the sound of a bad guy sneaking up on his prey, like the theme tuy nhiên to Jaws. It’s a beat you want to lớn get up và get down on the dance floor. Totally memorable & the perfect contrast to lớn Mercury’s high pitched yips, “hey hey hey!”Markantney from BiloxeAs a kid when the controversy came out I cracked up my household when I said,"Whoever said the tuy vậy says "Smoke Marijuana" when you play it backwards, must of been high on drugs?"Kieran from Brisbane, AustraliaReading the lyrics khổng lồ this tuy vậy I get the impression that it was influenced by a gangster movie, just with the references to lớn machine guns & street life.Keith from Papillion, NeI feel bad for people whose minds are so small that they can"t conceive of words spoken backwards having any meaning. The guy who thinks it"s based on pronouncing words spelled backwards is naive an has no understanding of phonic reversal. And the guy who thinks nothing spoken backwards can sound like anything in any language has a wonderfully childlike faith in himself và his knowledge of all things possible. It"s well documented that the worship of various dark lords includes talking backwards. We know it"s possible, so why the adamant denials from these guys? It"s true, the forward phrases don"t always make much sense. That"s why you hear forward lyrics like Led Z"s "it"s just a spring clean for the May queen." If you think backward lyrics are incomprehensibile, then please explain this line as played forward!Michael from Staten Island, NyI feel bad for the people who listen to songs backwards và think that they found some secret message or something. Still a great tuy nhiên anyway.Andy from Glen Burnie, MdNO lyrics, in any language,played backwards, are gonna sound lượt thích any language...the Mind plays tricks on the ears...period...Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnFreddie Mercury had the best voice, he"s surely missed.Ian from Paddock Lake, WiDuh. It doesn"t matter if it talks about marijuana backwards, personally I think the forwards message is just a bit higher of a crime... But it"s a great, amazing song!!!John from Nashville, TnLike the first single from THE trò chơi (the Elvis-like "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"), this song was quite a departure from Queen"s usual over-the-top opera-like production. Ironically the second single from this album (the typical Queen-sounding "Play The Game") stalled outside the vị trí cao nhất 40. So the #1 sucess of this album"s first và third singles proved that Queen fans were mở cửa to new sounds from the group.Irfan from Bekasi, Indonesiain the chorus, "another one" line sounds like "anaujiram" reversed of "marijuana" lol but i don"t care i still love this song. All-time greatest rock bassline .Jessie from Fernandina Beach, FlThis tuy nhiên is very addicting I was in the car và my son turned it up wierd because this is the stuff i grew up on soon as i got home that day i downloaded it và put it on my IpodPatrick from Middleburgh Heights, OhThe song is obviously about a guy going around and shooting anyone who"s wronged him. Anyway it"s an awesome song, especially when you"re angry!Jon from Philadelphia, PaWay to state the obvious, Brandon. It"s the 4th Sound fact.Jon from Denver, CoAs far as the backmasking, I"m leaning more toward coincidence, though I found it interesting that one of the tracks (a single note, throughout the song) was reversed. After someone told me about it, I played it in reverse on a four-track cassette deck, & I did hear "it"s fun khổng lồ smoke marijuana" at one point in the song, though it"s not 100% clear even there. And, yes, the tuy nhiên does make a lot more sense, overall, played forwards--and in my opinion is a better listen.Rauel from New York, NyI love this song!! it has a great beat, & is so fun khổng lồ dance too. This may be strange, but i think it would be sweet if i could get this tuy nhiên played at my funeral. :)Andy from B"ham, AlSo, this is Queen using the disco beat? The same way the Bee Gees use the disco beat in "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything" & "Stayin" Alive": 2/2 time. Though it"s nice & funky, I"ve wondered why at times it"s been cut down to lớn 2/2. Disco was intended for 4/4 time, wasn"t it?Matt from All Over The Shop, --how cool is this song? it"s like rappers playground riff but anyone can learn khổng lồ play it.it"s so simple they did well to lớn have any more hits after this one it"s just that good!you try writing something better but more simple!not gonna happen m8!Ched - from La Union, Philippinesimagine how great John Deacon played his guitar on this one...Great Job, John!Russ from Richmond, VaI don"t know about all this "backwards" hype but forward the lyrics clearly speak of a very painful breakup with a lover/partner. Maybe the two also enjoyed smoking pot when they were together?Jena from Bonner Springs, KsI don"t see this in the lyrics or see anything posted about this, but at one point in the tuy vậy (played FORWARD), it clearly sounds lớn me lượt thích he says, (after "Hey!" - toward the middle of the song) "I"m Adopted!" It"s right before he repeats "another one bites the dust" 4x times in a row. Does anyone else hear this, or what is he really saying?Stefano from Rome, ItalyJonathon, this song is included in The game (track #3), not in Hot Space.Israel from San Luis Potosí, MexicoThis tuy nhiên makes me smoke marijuanaJohn from Overland Park, KsBilly, I think you"re right. The "play it backwards and see what it says" always struck me as a musical Rorschach thử nghiệm - you"ll hear what you want or expect to hear.Matthew from Milford, MaOkay, can we please get back to lớn the song"s basic point about rage và vengeance? Man, this marijuana stuff is disturbing... I wonder what happened to Queen because of this?Brian from Dennis, Mait does work, me and my buddy did it on his computer, he says it weird, but its still there "fun to smoke marijana"Oliver from Hamburg, Germanywell, Cinincinati, nevertheless you have a point there.If http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/queen.php disparaged Johann Sebastian Bachs Mass in h-minor, jesus sang: "my father is a motherf..."Billy from Cinincinati, AzHere is what I think of the backwards theory. You do"nt need mixing equipment to lớn hear what it sounds lượt thích backwards. We can just try spelling/reading backwards or go slightly deeper & produce the syllables(sounds) backwards.It does"nt take long to realize that this theory is hogwash. Here"s the first approach tsud setib eht eno rehtona Apparently the last word somewhat rhymes with marijuna, and the rest is filler-ups like "It"s fun to" or "I love to" or maybe "It"s great lớn ", or even "Decide to". In the second approach, the rough sequence of syllables in reverse order reads lượt thích st-du s-ite-b e-th en-o r-th-no-a which is not much better either.Evidently, it would take considerable mixing & editing or whatever, by someone pretty well-versed in that khổng lồ get this lớn sound like,"It"s fun khổng lồ smoke marijuna".If you are doing this,my advice khổng lồ you is khổng lồ put your talents khổng lồ better use. Clearly it"s reading a meaning into words or sounds which does"nt exist. We are more likely to see what we want lớn see than what is really there. You guys are crackpots; bozo"s even.I can"t believe you have web pages dedicated to lớn discussing the possibly hidden, lopsided, twisted và totally un-intentional meaning, & you even make it sound like it"s the real thing. You are a million laughs, You either give the literal meaning,"First of all, I dont know who steve is", or the lopsided supposedly hidden meaning, "It"s fun lớn smoke marijuna", never the figurative and the intended actual meaning. Of course, it would be nice if any tuy vậy had a deeper if not hidden meaning. But this tuy nhiên appears to lớn me to be more fantasy based than reality based as bởi some queen songs, lượt thích Bohemian rhapsody even.It sounds more like the first impressions of one who has just read a western comic; or seen "The good, The Bad và The Ugly"; for the first time.And typical of Queen songs, there is the inital phase, where one is the victim, and towards the over when one is triumphant & victorious.Queen themselves claim that their songs & even their symbol of the phoenix rising from the ashes is about constant ressurection, rejuvination, & renewal of the spirit amid calamity and disaster. This song does"nt appear to lớn be much different.Dissecting it, in the second verse, it could be about heartbreak, "How bởi you think I"m gonna get along..." and the next verse begins lượt thích "There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man..." but towards the over of the song "But I"m ready, I"m ready for you....", which is a machoistic display of bravado and courage in the face of death và destruction, It certainly is about inner strength and character. It"s also about facing up lớn life, its problems, & possibilities.It"s more or less exactly spelt out in the song all god"s people, of the innuendo album. "Better face up, Better grow up...." Just for my information, I would like to know, if Queen were the first lớn be victimised by this outrage intended lớn malign a good reputation.More precisely, I would like to know which was the first band, which was the first song which underwent this kind of surgical mis-treatment.Now that it has begun, I am sure, it must have a pretty faithful following & people who actually specialize in this, claiming it to be the love of art, and art for art"s sake,and all that, though it"s really desecration, và plagarism if that means mis-representation.....Thats what i think of it...your mother!Jonathon from Clermont, FlOne of the best crossover dance songs ever. I also lượt thích "Silly Love Songs". Anyway, the "Hot Space" album wasn"t a total mistake, because some of the songs on it are palatable. I"d even lượt thích "Body Language" if it had some guitar parts in it other than the end...Jake from Newport, NhActually the rumor is Freddie did that to lớn police men because others in the group did it khổng lồ Freddie. Roger probably put it in Freddie"s food or drink.Paul from Redditch, EnglandQueen admitted they used lớn take marijuana, in their biography it says they used khổng lồ put it into cakes and even got a couple of policemen to eat some in the early seventies!! Students eh?Daniel from Tywyn, Waleswhen the Wyclef Jean version was released, the British banned it from being played in Iraq, in the first gulf war, because the government feare it would offend British troops. When a British news crew went over too interview a squad, they were ambushed by Iraqi troops.No British were hurt, but two Iraqi soldiers were dead. When the commanding officer went lớn the squad, he said "Another one bites the dust, eh boys?"Julia from Prineville, OrIn my opinion, I would say that this song was about WWII. Because of him having the machine gun ready khổng lồ go, và that another one bites the dust. It also runs hand-in-hand with Bohemian Rhapsody, which also has to vày with WWII. Also in my opinion, this is one of the greatest songs Queen has ever done, và I could listen to lớn it over và over again without hesitation and/or boredom.Zach from Hershey, PaThis tuy nhiên was originally intended khổng lồ be about cowboys when Deacon first started lớn write the song. Cowboys was it"s main intent. Anything else seems to lớn be coinciedence. We can"t ask Deacon because he"s missing.Kd from Chicago, IlThis was the Detroit Lions" "theme song" in 1980. They had another crappy season so the fans would sing "Another one beats their butts". I know. I"m a long suffering Lions fan. Amy from Dallas, TxI think the "I want lớn smoke marijuana" part is nothing but a bunch of jibberish, thats how i hear it.Iara from Santiago, Chilewell,i think that Queen is one of the greatest bands ever (and i"m sure that a lot of people is agree with me) and this song is definetely one of the best of them.And,yeah,i spent enough time laughing of the "hidden message" ("it"s fun to lớn smoke marijuana"?? What the hell is that???)Flo from Toulouse, FranceGood rap cover by Refugee Camp All Stars, but it does not equal Queen"s.Thefox31 from Edmonton, CanadaIf you"ve heard "good times", you"d recognize the bass line instantly.Not that I mind. This song is better than Chik"s.Juan Loire from Vallarta, MexicoThis song became #1 in 3 genres of music. Funk, Rock, and Disco. (disco? go figure)Billy from Boston, MaGreat song. Also Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions. We Will Rock You is OK, but overplayed.Travis from Laconia, NhSounds lượt thích the Columbine incident....Bryan from Melbourne, FlDum dum dum dum-dum-dum dum dum DUM!Amy from Dallas, Txin the Hot Space tour Freddie says "bite, bite it hard baby!" Lol such a funny guy, He also says that in Montreal Jeanette from Irvine, Caweird al also incorporated backwards messages...Jeanette from Irvine, Cawell the pink floyd message "congratulations you"ve found the secret message" was put in as a joke. But the one from this song...i doubt they put it in on purpose. Its fun to smoke marijuana...seriously thats the kind of message thats easily heard no matter what but most likely not put in on purpose.Nathan from Defiance, OhI had a incident where I almost hit someone with my car while this was playing on the radio, & now I have a flashback everytime I hear it. I think scientists gọi it a Pavlovian effect.Anna from Syracuse, Nyi think it sort of sounds lượt thích "its fun to lớn smoke marajuana" but if they DID mean toput that in then you have to respect what great songwriters they are b/c thats ingenious, and not that many people can make hidden messages, so even if they did smoke marajuana, yên ổn not saying they did, but they had to lớn be talented to lớn figure out how lớn incorporate a backward message.Randall from Dallas, TxThe only way you can hear it say anything about marijuana backwards is lớn be stoned.Incidentally, if you"re tripping, they say things about acid.Kinda freaky, eh?Stephen from Altamont, IlThe Steve is Steve Mc.Queen.The backmasking stuff; most of it is unintentional. One of Pink Floyds songs has an actual message lượt thích "Congratulations, you"ve found the secret message!". Wierd O_o.Ross from Independence, MoStewie says the first line of this tuy nhiên soon after trapping a kid in that playground hole in an episode called damnit janet on family guy.Troy from London, EnglandI"m sorry but I have khổng lồ put you all straight on this. I used lớn be a member of the fan hâm mộ club and read an interview with John và he said that, yes he got the title from watching old cowby mivies, but saw a documentary about the St. Valentines day Massacre và it inspired him khổng lồ write this song. Hence the reference khổng lồ machine guns...Alicia from Tamaqua, PaThis is another one of Queens GREAT songs. Its a MUST listen lớn for me atleast. My favorite part of the tuy nhiên is when you suddenly hear a "motorcycle" start up and Freddie shouts "AHHHH, TAKE IT". Even though some of the words are hard khổng lồ determine when he sings them, but thats what the internet is for lớn look up lyrics :-) Anywho, as for the hidden messege if played in reverse, I hardly think thats true. Even if it sounds a little lượt thích that, I purely think it was ablsolutely unintentional.Jared from North Bend, Wawho really cares about the backwords message, its not like they actually tried to vì chưng itTony from St Louis, Mothe backwords message is funnyi dont think they did it on puropse thoughPatrick from Port Pirie, AustraliaWill people please see the tuy vậy for what it really is - a tuy vậy with a catchy tune and a brilliant bass beat? If they really did insert a the marijuana message, you have to lớn realise that these messages have no effect on you whatsoever và Queen were about fun & good music, not encouraging drug use.Wade from Katy, TxIt goes on và on... Easy to lớn get stuck in your head, & it takes forever lớn get it out!Aj from Cleveland, GaNot only does it say "it"s fun to smoke marijuana", it also says "give some acid" when played backwardsMike from Westfield, Mathis is true . Queen did have the intentions for it lớn say it"s fun to lớn smoke marajuana. If you want lớn hear the whole song go khổng lồ www.bearshare.com tải về it (free version) & then type in it"s fun lớn smoke marijuana & a few will come up try to tải về all of them and one will download and listen lớn the whole song. For those of you out there that bởi not understand why this is it is not just reversind it. It is called backmasking . They flip it và reverse it. Hard lớn explain. You need a backmasking kit to lớn hear it for yourself if you bởi vì not believe the bearshare or albinoblacksheep version. A lot of rock does this. Led zepplin"s stairway lớn heaven talks about the devilJude from Thomasville, GaIt is a great song with a killer bass line. That"s all. Remember all the foolishness about "Paul is dead", how stupid all that turned out to lớn be? Same thing. Just hush up, listen khổng lồ the song the way it was meant lớn be heard & think khổng lồ yourself, John Deacon really knows how lớn play bass!Mistik from Sydney, Australiathis songs a classic, its good, the bass is real cool, even if queen aren"t really what i like. They"re pretty good & i lượt thích this song, so damn catchy. Martijn from Helmond, NetherlandsIt seems just about every other tuy vậy on this website has somebody claiming it"s about drugs. Vì chưng you guys really believe that is all musicians think or write about? As for the backwards masking: what a bunch of drivel. Invented by paranoid reverends with nothing better to lớn do. Don"t believe any of it!Nessie from Sapporo, Japan> Mark you CHEESEBURGER và I totally CHEESEBURGER agree on this CHEESEBURGER one. Hmm...I seem khổng lồ be getting hungry. Mark from Madison, WiWhat does it matter if it was intentional or not? Backmasking doesn"t work. I mean, it doesn"t distort your thoughts or anything. Studies have been done. Subleminal messages flashed on tv screens, however, bởi work. So I don"t think we should really worry about backmasking.Aron from Amsterdam, NetherlandsI"m kinda stunned no one sees it; this tuy vậy has to be about coke or speed. The first part about this steve guy perfectly describes the jumppy freaked out mood one gets from not sleeping for days và from uppers in general.How long can you stand the heat? The rest of the lyrics speak for themsleves; how vì you think yên ổn gonna get along without you when you"re gone..you took me for everything that i had và kicked me out on my own....The sound effects dont leave much lớn the imagination either, *snort*Sundaresh from Bangalore, IndiaHere is what I think of the backwards theory.You do"nt need mixing equipment to lớn hear what it sounds like backwards.We can just try spelling/reading backwards or go slightly deeper andproduce the syllables(sounds) backwards.It does"nt take long khổng lồ realizethat this theory is hogwash.Here"s the first approachtsud setib eht eno rehtona Apparently the last word somewhat rhymes with marijuna, & the rest isfiller-ups like "It"s fun to" or "I love to" or maybe "It"s great to lớn ", or even"Decide to".In the second approach, the rough sequence of syllables in reverse orderreads likest-du s-ite-b e-th en-o r-th-no-a which is not much better either.Evidently, it would take considerable mixing andediting or whatever, by someone pretty well-versed in that lớn get this to lớn soundlike,"It"s fun to lớn smoke marijuna".If you are doing this,my advice to you isto put your talents lớn better use.Clearly it"s reading a meaning into words or sounds which does"nt exist.We are more likely khổng lồ see what we want lớn see than what is really there.You guys are crackpots; bozo"s even.I can"t believe you have website pages dedicatedto discussing the possibly hidden, lopsided, twisted and totally un-intentional meaning,and you even make it sound lượt thích it"s the real thing.You are a million laughs,You either give the literal meaning,"First of all, I dont know who steve is",or the lopsided supposedly hidden meaning, "It"s fun to lớn smoke marijuna",never the figurative & the intended actual meaning. Of course, it would be nice if any tuy vậy had a deeper if not hidden meaning.But this song appears khổng lồ me khổng lồ be more fantasy based than reality based as dosome queen songs, lượt thích Bohemian rhapsody even.It sounds more like the firstimpressions of one who has just read a western comic; or seen "The good,The Bad & The Ugly"; for the first time.And typical of Queen songs, thereis the inital phase, where one is the victim, & towards the over when one istriumphant & victorious.Queen themselves claim that their songs & even theirsymbol of the phoenix rising from the ashes is about constant ressurection,rejuvination, & renewal of the spirit amid calamity and disaster.This tuy nhiên does"nt appear khổng lồ be much different.Dissecting it, in the second verse,it could be about heartbreak,"How do you think I"m gonna get along..."and the next verse begins like"There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man..."but towards the over of the song"But I"m ready, I"m ready for you....",which is a machoistic display of bravado and courage in the face of death and destruction,It certainly is about inner strength and character.It"s also about facing up to lớn life, its problems, & possibilities.It"s more orless exactly spelt out in the song all god"s people, of the innuendo album. "Better face up, Better grow up...."Just for my information, I would like to know, if Queen were the first khổng lồ bevictimised by this outrage intended khổng lồ malign a good reputation.More precisely,I would lượt thích to know which was the first band, which was the first tuy nhiên which underwentthis kind of surgical mis-treatment.Now that it has begun, I am sure, it must have a prettyfaithful following and people who actually specialize in this, claiming it to lớn bethe love of art, & art for art"s sake,and all that, though it"s really desecration,and plagarism if that means mis-representation.Freddie from Orlando, FlJohn Deacon wanted khổng lồ write a song about cowboys. He originally had lined up a tuy vậy in which it tells a mini story of a cowboy in each verse, và at the kết thúc each of the cowboys dies-- "bites the dust". He was originally inspired lớn write the tuy nhiên after hearing the phrase & liking it. Once the band started to lớn record the song, however, it adopted a more adrk kind of beat, not suiting for the lighthearted fun cowboy lyrics, so John decided khổng lồ change it. The "steve" was part of the remains, however. And I highly doubt the band wanted it to lớn have to bởi anything about sendnig backwards messages of marijunna. I cant see them caring so much to vị somthing lượt thích that.Liquid Len from Ottawa, CanadaThis was Queen"s last big hit, you heard it nonstop when it was out (late fall 1980). Temporarily resurrected an old phrase. As for the backwards stuff - this is by far the clearest "backward" message I have ever heard. I still think it"s a coincidence. Play enough songs backwards & you will hear something that sounds lượt thích a word, or phrase. Believe me, if you have ever been in a studio, you will realize there"s plenty of work khổng lồ be done lớn make a tuy nhiên sound right, played FORWARDS. "You can almost tell that from listening to it forward"? Is that so? Maybe if you"ve taken the song"s (backward) advice.Iorek from Reading, EnglandIts quite funny how this tuy vậy was released the same year as the Iranian Embassy siege, which was in May 6th, và this song was released August 22nd (? if i remember correctly), if i hadnt known about how john had written it about a cowboy i"d have thought he took inspiration from the siege!Rebecca Hesford from Bowral Nsw, AustraliaC"mon. Queen was so so into drugs, & all that stuff. Another one bites the dust is obviosly saying Smoke Maraijuana. It"s the main line in the song. Doesn"t it make sense. If it was just chance that a backwards recording said that, how come 1 it"s the main senctence in the tuy nhiên 2 the chances of it being in the order of those exact words.Rayne from Orcutt, CaIf you"re into the whole "Backwards music" deal, kiểm tra out Led Zepelin"s Stairway lớn Heaven. I personaly belive it was Intentional for the line. I could write a whole tuy nhiên around one phrase, why can"t they vày it?Leona from Edinburgh, ScotlandTom from Bloomington - I believe the marijuana line was probably UNintentional. What are the chances a sentence forward would make "another one bites the dust" backwards? Seriously, what are the chances the words would be in the correct order, have the correct verb & everything...slim lớn none. You don"t just decide lớn include a hidden message within a tuy nhiên and hooray! It turns out the chosen message forms an actual sentence when played backwards.Joking aside though, Queen never sat around talking one day, decided khổng lồ incorporate "it"s fun to smoke marijuana" backwards into a tuy nhiên then played those words backwards to find out - much khổng lồ their delight - that they just happened to say "Another one bites the dust." It"s ludicrous to lớn suggest that this was an intentional hidden message.Brandi from Enon, OhI really doubt that it is really supposed to sound lượt thích that. Who would really fo through that much time lớn try lớn make a tuy nhiên that has a message backwards. Would they want to lớn put that much effort into doing something like that. To be honest, who would think of listening to lớn a tuy vậy backwards but i hav lớn admit that it is pretty cool that somebody thought of doing that.Loreena from Rio Negro, ArgentinaMy cousin và I were bored one day...so we were backmasking a bunch of songs, including this one, although it was already discovered...try Jessie"s girl. Marijuana backwards is ana-oo-ee-rahm. How does backmasking take something lượt thích that & get Another one bites the dust and its fun lớn smoke marijuana?????! Odd...Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, CaThe band was surprised when this song became a major hit. All of them considered it a risky release. It was their first crossover hit, introducing them khổng lồ a black audience, with the initial reaction being strongest in New York.Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, CaFor some reason, "another one" & "I know that I" sound very much like "marijuana" when played backwards. Thus, any tuy vậy with those lyrics could be guilty.Sam from Sydney, Australiaalthough it is a good point that the chances of a line saying sumthing fairly clearly when played backward, the chances are very slim that freddie or john sat down & realised that if you sing another one bites the dust in a certain way then bacwards it has sumthing about potBrian from Medford, OrFrom what I"ve heard John Deacon wrote a first draft of lyrics about a cowboy, but deemed them too silly. Then Freddie helped him shape the lyrics into the song you hear now. Also, the beat was inspired by Chic"s "Good Times" but nothing was actually borrowed from it.William from Streetsboro, Oh"It"s fun to smoke marijuana?" Please, you guys are reading FAR too much into this song. I have Goldwave, which is a program that I can instantly reverse a tuy vậy again & again. The section everyone thinks is about majiuana is simple Freddie singing "Another one bites the dust" four times in a row. There isn"t any backwards masking. Nothing has been spliced into the song. This is similar lớn people believing their pets can express complex human emotions/reactions. It simply doesn"t happen.Tom from Bloomington, MnI believe the marijuana line was probably intentional. What are the chances a sentence forward would make "its fun lớn smoke marijuana" backwards? Seriously, what are the chances the words would be in the correct order, have the correct verb and everything...slim to lớn none. You don"t just make a tuy vậy and woops, it turns out it has messages in it that forms an actual sentence.Natasha from Chico, Caya, i"ve heard it played backward, and, ya, it does sound like they"re saying "smoke marijuana" but, c"mon, basically anything can sound lượt thích anything when played backward, when said w/ the right intonations and such. I have doubts if queen did this intentionally. Just go to Frisco"s exploratorium, & you can use this machine that plays what you say backward, it"s quite trippy, you begin lớn hear these weird things, but you pretty much hear what you want to hear, like whats on your mind at the time,(like how you can hear ur name in a crowded place)and marijuana is on the minds of many ppl, especially when you"re expecting khổng lồ hear it, and especially when ur listening to lớn rock "n" roll...:)Shana from Pembroke, CanadaIm pretty sure this tuy vậy is about the Mob...i can just picture a man in a trench coat with a đứng đầu hat from the 40"s standing on the corner of a dark alley with a beam of light on him, but u still cant see his face because of the shadow of his hat...thats what i think of everytime i hear this song..Amanda from Mineral Ridge, Ohhaha thats funny theres one on led zepplin & britney spears too. Ha that made me day...uhhh nightJessen from Sydney, AustraliaThe tuy vậy is about an argument between a man và a woman. The metaphorical "bullets" are hard words exchanged between the two.Ryan from Lackawanna, NyI hered that this song might have actually been about Vietnam, or the mob, yên haveing trouble decidingEef from Zoutleeuw, BelgiumFreddie Mercury was one great preformer. & even if it contains a message lượt thích that... Who cares? Look around, there songs which contain such message when played FORWARD so actually nothing khổng lồ be surprised about.Jennifer from San Jose, Cabackwards its says "its fun to lớn smoke marijuana" in face you can almost tell that from listining to it foward...if you think or another one turns into marijuana...Will from Portland, OrI always thought that this was about gun violence, & how it is bad, và doesn"t solve anything. They are talking about guns a lot, & he says "another bites the dust." và also, he asks "Are you satisfied?"craazy song.Byron from Athens, GreeceMichael Jackson suggested Freddie Mercury khổng lồ release this tuy nhiên as a single. It turned out khổng lồ be their biggest hit in the USMel from Hokitika, New ZealandFrom the 1980 album "The Game", which was also their first album featuring a synthesizer.Brandon from Seattle, WaThe music was borrowed from Chic"s "Good Times".see more comments