Calling All Girls
|"Calling All Girls"|
|Single by Queen|
|from the album Hot Space|
|B-side||Put Out The Fire|
|Released||July 1982 (Canada, USA)|
|Format||Vinyl record (7")|
|Recorded||1981 – 1982|
|Producer(s)||Queen and Mack|
|Queen singles chronology|
"Calling All Girls" is a song by the English rock band Queen. It is the third track on the second side of the album Hot Space and it was written by Roger Taylor. It was the fourth single from the album. It was released as a single in the summer of 1982 in the US and Canada, where it peaked at #60 and #33 respectively.
"Calling All Girls" was the first Roger Taylor-penned song to be released as a single, although it was only released in certain countries, including the US, Australia and Canada, but not the UK. Taylor composed the song on guitar, playing feedback noises during the break. There is also the notable use of record-scratching, a possible reference to rap and hip-hop, which were emerging into the mainstream at the time.
The video is a parody of the George Lucas film THX 1138, and was rarely seen before being released on Greatest Video Hits 2 and the band's official YouTube page. Both Taylor and May openly expressed disdain for the video in their commentary for it, with Taylor claiming the song's message had nothing to do with robots (which make a prominent appearance).
- Freddie Mercury: lead and backing vocals
- Brian May: lead guitar
- Roger Taylor: drums, percussion, guitar
- John Deacon: bass guitar
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