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Queen — Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Album: Greatest Hits
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Released: 1982
Length: 2:34
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This thing called love, I just can't handle it
This thing called love, I must get 'round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)
It cries (like a baby) in a cradle all night
It swings (woo-ooo), it jives (woo-woo)
It shakes all over like a jelly fish
I kinda like it
Crazy little thing called love

There goes my baby
She knows how to rock and roll
She drives me crazy
She gives me hot and cold fever
Then she leaves me in a cool, cool sweat

I gotta be cool, relax
Get hip, get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitch-hike
And take a long ride on my motor bike
Until I'm ready
Crazy little thing called love

I gotta be cool relax
Get hip and get on my tracks
Take a back seat, hitchhike
And take a long ride on my motor bike
Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)
Crazy little thing called love

This thing called love, I just can't handle it
This thing called love, I must get round to it
I ain't ready
Crazy little thing called love
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
Crazy little thing called love (Yeah, yeah)
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Get tired of the complaints that "overly commercialized" songs are played on RP from time to time.  The fact that songs like this were (and are still, on some stations) run into the ground is not Bill/Rebecca's fault.
Funny boring song.
Love Queen. Their hits are okay, but there are loads RP-friendly gems on their non-greatest hits albums.
 dwhayslett wrote:

There is at least one reason you don't get to make the music decisions for RP.
 

Hahaha
Obviously Freddy and Queen's ode to Elvis and his style !
Robert Plant did this occasionally too !
Getting burned out on Queen. Again.

Unless you want to do Tie Your Mother Down or something else that scares children, then okay.
Never realized this song was from Queen. They were a diverse group, that's for sure.
 DocStrangelove wrote:
probably the least worthy Queen song.

old and tired it is.


 
There is at least one reason you don't get to make the music decisions for RP.
probably the least worthy Queen song.

old and tired it is.


 ShaunJ wrote:

How about Fat Bottomed Girls?

 
rgabriel wrote:

That would be great!  {#Hearteyes}

 
They usually are!  {#Evil}{#Whipit}
 ShaunJ wrote:

How about Fat Bottomed Girls?

 
That would be great!  {#Hearteyes}
 Steely_D wrote:
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but it's not the real Queen with power guitars and bombast.

 
How about Fat Bottomed Girls?
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but it's not the real Queen with power guitars and bombast.
Freddie!!! ♡ what a pleasant surprise to listen to Queen at rp.  Thanks Bill!  {#Bananajam}
Brings back memories of my first professional radio DJ job. The much-anticipated Queen single that crossed over to AC (adult contemporary) formats. Rang our phone off the hook. I still like it.
I have a sweet spot for this song...it would
fit right in to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and shamelessly
A couple of friends of mine used this song at the end of their ceremony in place of the traditional Mendelssohn wedding march—and it worked!
One of my favorite songs from my favorite band that contained not only an astro physicist but a Zoro astrianist...
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I like this song, but it's sooooo commercial, and definitely not one of Queen's best songs. I checked what's available on RP and, geez....{#Doh}

 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 Hammer To Fall
 I Want To Break Free
 Keep Yourself Alive
 Radio Ga Ga
Thank God its Christmas
The Show Must Go On
You're My Best Friend

Where's "39"?  "Liar"?  "Stormtrooper in Stillettos"? "Stone Cold Crazy"? Any number of other songs that weren't on the top 40?  Anyone who has more Queen stuff, please upload the songs!  What we have currently is lame.  


 

All classics.  However, me thinks some of the early Queen would scare off some of the listeners.  How about Sheer Heart Attack?!!
Wouldn't we rather hear March of the Black Queen?
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I like this song, but it's sooooo commercial, and definitely not one of Queen's best songs. I checked what's available on RP and, geez....{#Doh}

 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 Hammer To Fall
 I Want To Break Free
 Keep Yourself Alive
 Radio Ga Ga
Thank God its Christmas
The Show Must Go On
You're My Best Friend

Where's "39"?  "Liar"?  "Stormtrooper in Stillettos"? "Stone Cold Crazy"? Any number of other songs that weren't on the top 40?  Anyone who has more Queen stuff, please upload the songs!  What we have currently is lame.  

 
miss you so much, Cynaera...

this is an excellent song...
 
Freddie Mercury
 mrstyke wrote:
A real classic....doubt I'll ever tire of this...
Oh.    My.    Word.
 


A real classic....doubt I'll ever tire of this...
 
OH YES!!!!!!!!
Always liked this one.  I remember that when it first was being played, most people were surprised that it was Queen.
 ZiegZeon wrote:
Freddie died for your sins.
 
bless his heart.
Freddie died for your sins.
 More_Cowbell wrote:
I cant believe that Sacha Baron Cohen is playing Freddie in a movie!!!



 
Holy cow, I can't believe that either - although I can see the resemblance.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Can we have Tie Your Mother Down or Keep Yourself Alive etc. instead of the— well, just instead?

 
Nah...I want ELVIS ! {#Yes}
 kcar wrote:
When I tune into RP and hear songs like this—hits from yesteryear that were simply beaten to death on FM radio—I worry that Radio Paradise is trending towards a very middle-of-the-road oldies station. 

I really liked this song when it came out and still do, but it's a very safe choice. Queen put out more than 5-10 songs over their career. RP should a place where you hear the lesser-known-but-still-good works by Freddie and the gang. This song has been played way too much in my lifetime—though perhaps not here, admittedly. 

Radio PAradise is one of my favorite stations—I don't even bother listening to FM because of it and a few other Web radio stations. After I finish whining here, I'm off to donate some money to RP. There are times, though, when I feel compelled to cough politely in Bill and Rebecca's direction and raise my mild concern. 
 
I have to counter this with an appreciation that Bill and Rebecca have the balls to play a few mainstream tunes that are decent.  Hard balance to strike, for sure, but I like what he's done so far!  Second the comment that this is nearly the only thing I listen to anymore (definitely no commercial FM anymore, though I do enjoy some of the music on our NPR station).

That said, this song does absolutely nothing for me {#Whistle}
I really love this song, is my favorite Queen song... {#Dance}
I cant believe that Sacha Baron Cohen is playing Freddie in a movie!!!



Bill, have you been putting saccharine in your coffee as well?
 Whirlpool wrote:
I like Queen, but I can't say I've ever really cared for this tune.

 
And I'm the exact opposite - don't care for Queen but like this piece and was surprised it was them and not the Stray Cats.

Okay, I like this song, but it's sooooo commercial, and definitely not one of Queen's best songs. I checked what's available on RP and, geez....{#Doh}

 Bohemian Rhapsody
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 Hammer To Fall
 I Want To Break Free
 Keep Yourself Alive
 Radio Ga Ga
Thank God its Christmas
The Show Must Go On
You're My Best Friend

Where's "39"?  "Liar"?  "Stormtrooper in Stillettos"? "Stone Cold Crazy"? Any number of other songs that weren't on the top 40?  Anyone who has more Queen stuff, please upload the songs!  What we have currently is lame.  

I like Queen, but I can't say I've ever really cared for this tune.

When I tune into RP and hear songs like this—hits from yesteryear that were simply beaten to death on FM radio—I worry that Radio Paradise is trending towards a very middle-of-the-road oldies station. 

I really liked this song when it came out and still do, but it's a very safe choice. Queen put out more than 5-10 songs over their career. RP should a place where you hear the lesser-known-but-still-good works by Freddie and the gang. This song has been played way too much in my lifetime—though perhaps not here, admittedly. 

Radio PAradise is one of my favorite stations—I don't even bother listening to FM because of it and a few other Web radio stations. After I finish whining here, I'm off to donate some money to RP. There are times, though, when I feel compelled to cough politely in Bill and Rebecca's direction and raise my mild concern. 


There are so many other songs that belong in the rotation from this disk!  And this one is an 8!
 johnjconn wrote:
Sounds nice but the singer sounds gay.

I think it's been well documented that Fred swung both ways


 johnjconn wrote:
hummmmm, never heard this song before.
Sounds nice but the singer sounds gay.
Wonder what he's up to today?
 

{#Hand}  You are joking of course, right?
hummmmm, never heard this song before.
Sounds nice but the singer sounds gay.
Wonder what he's up to today?
 romeotuma wrote:


Actually, this is an excellent song...
 
It is. 'Don't stop me now' is another great R&R Queen track.

Any chance of putting that in the RP jukebox Bill? Purleassse? 
For many years I thought this was The Honeydrippers.
 veegez wrote:
Sounds almost better now than it did then. Brian May hit it on the nose with his work on this one.
 

One of the most underrated guitarists I know. I think his work is spot on most of, if not all, the time.

That said, "Tie your Mother Down" would be a good choice too!
Can we have Tie Your Mother Down or Keep Yourself Alive etc. instead of the— well, just instead?

...we didn't have a basement, and my sister had urban chipmunk instead...


 romeotuma wrote:
Actually, this is an excellent song...
 
What an excellent comment. {#Wink}

Reminds me of being a kid, listening to records in the basement with my sister:
 
 


Actually, this is an excellent song...


As many times as I've heard this, I've never caught ANY of the words. "Bah duh. Dum duh. Ra de. Bah da du do dum."
Nice!
the thing is with this song - if you've just fallen, or already are in love - it really hits the spot.
 Govi wrote:
I don't like this song, but I think it is an excellent recreation of Elvis Presley's style in his "Hunka burnin' love" period.  Spot on.
 

Now Playing:
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Interesting, very interesting.
I don't like this song, but I think it is an excellent recreation of Elvis Presley's style in his "Hunka burnin' love" period.  Spot on.
 veegez wrote:
Sounds almost better now than it did then. Brian May hit it on the nose with his work on this one.
 
Amen.

Prefer Dwight Yoakam's cover. 

IMO, Queen has many undiscovered tunes that would fit very well with RP playlists! They have a large library of stuff that many have never heard before. This tune is one that has been a bit overplayed.
CRAP! BROOOO-ce, Yes, and now Queen brought back to like on RP... just when I thought I'd shaken them.
 MsJudi wrote:


Yeah, but Freddie wrote this song.
 
I was referring to the guitar work, but thanks!

 mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
 

Zoroastrian lightning bolts are in your future. 
Brian played Roger Taylor's vintage Fender Broadcaster on the track. Stellar as always.
veegez wrote:
Sounds almost better now than it did then. Brian May hit it on the nose with his work on this one.
Yeah, but Freddie wrote this song. :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :drummer: :jump: :hearteyes: :music: :sunny:
this ranks right up there with David Lee Roths "I Aint Got Nobody" for camp 80s wackness.
Sounds almost better now than it did then. Brian May hit it on the nose with his work on this one.
Bill, have you been watching PBS again? KCTS - NW Washington & BC, Canada just broadcast Queen's incredible Nov. 1981 concert at the Montreal Forum. What a night to remember! (I was there.) :good-vibes: Oh, and ditto to the comments below about blocking trolls... :twisted:
mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
It's a shame that idiots like this can't be blocked.
willmcnaught wrote:
typical michigan homphobic trash get a life you moron
Yep, homophobia is endemic in Michigan. Just like EVERYWHERE ELSE. Even (gasp) Oregon.
I am a BIG Queen fan, but I hate this song, is terrible. :naughty:
mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
When you walk your knuckles must really drag. What goes around comes around!
woot! 1980?! great memories of dancing to this song with my sister in our living room. we danced so hard we would make the record skip :good-vibes: !
That Brian May guy - plays the right notes, just doesn't play them fast enough!
:dancingbanana: :dance: :dancingbanana:
Tony0600 wrote:
I hate this track
qft
ThePoose wrote:
This song apparently restored John Lennon's faith in rock and roll, and brought him back to the studio lo those many years ago.
No it didn't he said in one of his last interviews that hearing Paul McCartney's 1980 song,Coming Up is what motivated him to start writing and recording again and he loved Paul's song! I can't imagine him ever liking Queen :puke: :puke: :puke:
I hate this track
willmcnaught wrote:
typical michigan homphobic trash get a life you moron
Now, now. Play nice boys!
mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
typical michigan homphobic trash get a life you moron
jdorn1 wrote:
How about something from the original "Highlander" movie by Queen? "Do you want to live forever?"
Princes of the Universe?
This song apparently restored John Lennon's faith in rock and roll, and brought him back to the studio lo those many years ago.
:bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
Just what the board needs-another Song Comment troll, another 5th grade laureate. So far, your batting average is well under that of the veteran non sequiturs here, but I'm sure you'll keep swingin'.
scruzer wrote:
Excuse me? Was that really necessary? I am wanna change my name to mooseisadick_isadick
I like the song. And you are excused.
mooseisadick wrote:
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
Excuse me? Was that really necessary? I am wanna change my name to mooseisadick_isadick
Brian May is the best, listen to that guitar!
this song always gets me up and rockin kind of a goofy tune that's great to drive to
Man, I'm doing a lot of reminiscing today. This song always makes me think of Barb, a girl on my college debate team who sang along with this song so spirited on one of our road trips, I had to fall in love with the song. Hope she's doing well and still singing along when she hears this.
I hate this song. Can't help it.
Crazy little thing called AIDS.
Oh Freddie! We miss you!
AphidA wrote:
Queen is one of the most overrated bands in the history of rock & roll.
I used to think so too, then my older sister turned me on to early queen (queen II) and I was impressed. And then when an interviewer was telling Clapton what a great guitar player he was and Eric replied with something to the effect of 'I'm ok, but that guy from Queen can do things I can't even come close to'.
AliGator wrote:
"Freddy Mercury and the Hot Bottom Boys" :lol:
Mean...but funny.
AphidA wrote:
Queen is one of the most overrated bands in the history of rock & roll.
Along with Kiss, right? :whisper:
Queen is one of the most overrated bands in the history of rock & roll.
"Freddy Mercury and the Hot Bottom Boys" :lol:
samiyam wrote:
Could we keep this one on "extremely light" rotation. I mean, if I wanted to listen to Queen all the time, I could tune into "Clear Channel" Radio.
How about once every two years? Is that "light" enough for you? A little Queen here and there is a good thing.
How about something from the original "Highlander" movie by Queen? "Do you want to live forever?"
8) Elvis sorta Queenized...
Fantastic, how they could handle so many different styles and turn them into something of their own, in such a special (ironical) way. The first thing that comes to mind, when thinking of Queen, is their extravagant, symphonic rock style, but when it came down to it, they were very much a rock 'n' rollband.
Not the best Queen song in the world, but not the worst, either. Kinda fun but I'd like to hear other, more obscure tunes, please :)
oldslabsides wrote:
ick, ack, eeeewww :stop:
Yech. :beat: :frustrated: :eyes: :P
Could we keep this one on "extremely light" rotation. I mean, if I wanted to listen to Queen all the time, I could tune into "Clear Channel" Radio.
ick, ack, eeeewww :stop:
(8?» wrote:
Wah! :cry: I uploaded the next song off the cd (The Game), Prime Jive, but it was rejected. I hate it when the "radio songs" get on the playlist, but non-radio songs get the cold rejection. There should be an automatic flag to warn Rebecca when such things happen. ;)
And how about "Dragon Attack," eh?
jpbergjr wrote:
I guess you have never seen Brian Setzer live, or Slim Jim or Lee Rocker. They ate, lived and breathed their music. Out of all of the great live shows I have enjoyed, the Stray Cats show left me worn out from jumpin' and dancing. Granted it was at the Metro in Chicago, before they had air conditioning and it was late July, but to say their music is an imitation unfortunately brings out your ignorance. Question is, are you imitating or living your life? ;)
Well put, JR. The Stray Cats were and are the real deal. I for one am glad they did and continue to keep the rockabilly tradition alive and kicking. And this Queen number is brilliant--they experimented with so much to great effect. I prefer to think of this cut as a fun little excursion down a well-traveled path by masters who simply had a creative love for rock music--in all its forms. Surely it wasn't meant to upstage so much as an homage for the idiom.
Hey Rp.. Nice that you play queen songs... but you should better play some of them that are never heard and are much better than this... like'39. the millionaire waltz, you an I, made in heaven... I was born to love you, Long away, The prophet song etc... Please... I can upload i f you want
this song brings back painful memories of a hopeless love. and this song fit the bill so right on! everytime i hear it makes me happy because i knew then that I would be alright.
This song makes me jump, jive, and wail every time. Only objection- it was played right after Patsy Cline's "Crazy" just corny...
Originally Posted by Shimmer: But this is so much better than Stray Cats. I understand that the genre is similar, but this is a real song while Stray Cats are just imitating music.
I guess you have never seen Brian Setzer live, or Slim Jim or Lee Rocker. They ate, lived and breathed their music. Out of all of the great live shows I have enjoyed, the Stray Cats show left me worn out from jumpin' and dancing. Granted it was at the Metro in Chicago, before they had air conditioning and it was late July, but to say their music is an imitation unfortunately brings out your ignorance. Question is, are you imitating or living your life? ;)
Originally Posted by Mot: This psuedo-rockabilly shit drives me crazy. The day Brian Setzer and/or the Stray Cats shows up here will likely be the end of me.
But this is so much better than Stray Cats. I understand that the genre is similar, but this is a real song while Stray Cats are just imitating music.
This is good song from a really good album. I never get tired of listening to it.
funny - what\'s next then?
originally posted by veegez: we'll miss ya. :wave: :)
i won't :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol: great tune!
Originally Posted by Mot: This psuedo-rockabilly shit drives me crazy. The day Brian Setzer and/or the Stray Cats shows up here will likely be the end of me.
We'll miss ya. :wave: :)
This psuedo-rockabilly shit drives me crazy. The day Brian Setzer and/or the Stray Cats shows up here will likely be the end of me.
Wah! :cry: I uploaded the next song off the cd (The Game), Prime Jive, but it was rejected. I hate it when the \"radio songs\" get on the playlist, but non-radio songs get the cold rejection. There should be an automatic flag to warn Rebecca when such things happen. ;)