Song 1980-43: Queen, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Just like Led Zeppelin, the band from the last song in this blog (see song 1980-42), Queen rose to fame in the ’70s. Unlike them, however, Queen had their greatest chart success in the ’80s.

In the ’70s Queen appeared on the HOT 100 nine times with their highest reaching song peaking at #4 (“We Are the Champions”/”We Will Rock You”). In the ’80s they appeared 14 times and reached #1 twice. The first of those #1 hits was “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” It stayed atop of the chart for four weeks. “Crazy…” also reached the top of the Canadian pop charts and ended up becoming the #6 song of 1980 back here in America.

The video provided here is their performance of the song at 1985’s Live Aid.

Memorable lyric: “She gives me hot and cold fever. Then she leaves me in a cool cool sweat.”


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