The Story Behind The Album: Hot Space

Queen fans had to wait some 17 months for a new album to follow the soundtrack triumph of Flash Gordon, however, they could still indulge with all their favourites on the hugely successful Greatest Hits album released in October 1981. Not only was it to be Queen’s most commercially successful project, with over 25 million copies sold, it went on to spend over 500 weeks on the UK charts. It is now, officially, the best-selling album of all time in the UK.

In the build-up to what would become their tenth studio album, Queen embarked on a massive world tour, taking in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, breaking box office records and filling vast stadia in Argentina (including the 300,000 Estadio José Amalfitani in Buenos Aires), Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico – countries that would provide some of the band’s staunchest fans, even though Queen visited during a period of political turbulence.

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Hot Space (May 1982)
1Staying PowerPlay
3Back ChatPlay
4Body LanguagePlay
5Action This DayPlay
6Put Out The FirePlay
7Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)Play
8Calling All GirlsPlay
9Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) - 2011 RemasterPlay
10Cool CatPlay
11Under PressurePlay
Taken from 'Queen: The Studio Collection'
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