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Play The Game

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“Play the Game” is a song by British rock band Queen, written by Freddie Mercury. It is the first track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game. The song commences with a series of overlapping rushing noises on an Oberheim OB-X synthesiser, heralding the band’s acceptance of electronic instruments into their once explicitly “no synths” sonic repertoire. They played it in their live shows from 1980-82. The single was a hit in Queen’s home country reaching #14 in the charts. In America, however, it gained small response at reaching only #42. The song features a soft vocal by Mercury including a strong G4 rising in pitch all the way to C5 in chest voice, contrary to the other C5s being hit in falsetto. He also played piano on the track. The B-side, “A Human Body”,... Read on...

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