Both Brian and Roger posted jubilant messages today after Another One Bites The Dust has passed over one billion streams on Spotify.
Brian said: “Wow ! Another World Record bites the Dust ! Thanks dear folks for keeping us part of the family.”
Roger, as succinct as always, added his own “Wow.”
But back in 1980 Queen had been divided over Another One Bites The Dust when recording album The Game.
Roger famously, was unhappy about Freddie and John’s attempts to move the band towards a more funk sound, especially when this particular track used his recorded drum loop rather than live playing.
In the end, the track boosted Queen’s profile even higher in the US, and the band has acknowledged the crucial role played by Michael Jackson.