Living on My Own

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"Living on My Own"
Single by Freddie Mercury
from the album Mr. Bad Guy
Released September 2nd, 1985
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop, disco
Dance, house (1993 Remix)
Length 3:21
Label EMI / Sony Music
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) Mack and Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury singles chronology
"Made in Heaven" (1985) "Living on My Own" (1985) "Time" (1986)
1993 Cover
Cover art for 1993 No More Brothers Mix.
44 seconds sample from Freddie Mercury's "Living On My Own".

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"Living on My Own" is a song by Freddie Mercury, originally included in his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy. It was released as a single (backed with "My Love Is Dangerous") in September 1985 in the United Kingdom where it peaked at number 50. The July 1985 release in the United States had "She Blows Hot & Cold" as its B-side.[1]

In 1993, almost two years after Mercury's death, the No More Brothers Mix of the song was released and reached number 1 in the UK, becoming Mercury's first solo number 1 hit.[2][3] It remained at the top for 2 weeks.[3]

Chart information[edit]

1985 original version:

  • No. 50 (UK)

1993 remix (No More Brothers Mix):

Sales and Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Track listings[edit]

1985 edition[edit]

7"
  • A. Living On My Own (single version)
  • B. My Love Is Dangerous (album version)
12"
  • A. Living On My Own (extended version)
  • B. My Love Is Dangerous (extended version)

1993 edition[edit]

7"/Cassette
  • A. Living On My Own (Radio mix)
  • B. Living On My Own (1992 album remix)
CD single
  1. Living On My Own (Radio mix)
  2. Living On My Own (Extended mix)
  3. Living On My Own (Club mix)
  4. Living On My Own (1992 album remix)
12"
  • A1. Living On My Own (Extended mix)
  • A2. Living On My Own (Club mix)
  • B1. Living On My Own (Dub mix)
  • B2. Living On My Own (LA mix)

Music video[edit]

The video for both the original 1985 and the 1993 remix versions of "Living on My Own" featured footage of Mercury's 39th birthday party in 1985 in Munich.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mr Bad Guy - Living On My Own Ultimate Queen. Retrieved 22 March 2012
  2. ^ Singles Chart For Week Up To 21/08/1993 Chart Stats. Retrieved 22 March 2012
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records Limited
  4. ^ "British single certifications – Living on My Own". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Living on My Own in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go

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Preceded by
"Pray" by Take That
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
8 August 1993 - 21 August 1993
Succeeded by
"Mr Vain" by Culture Beat
Preceded by
"Darla dirladada" by G.O. Culture
French (SNEP) number one single (first run)
2 October 1993 - 16 October 1993
Succeeded by
"Mets de l'huile" by Regg'Lyss
Preceded by
"Mets de l'huile" by Regg'Lyss
French (SNEP) number one single (second run)
30 October 1993 - 8 January 1994
Succeeded by
"Please Forgive Me" by Bryan Adams
Preceded by
"Please Forgive Me" by Bryan Adams
French (SNEP) number one single (third run)
22 January 1994 - 29 January 1994
Succeeded by
"Please Forgive Me" by Bryan Adams