Mr. Bad Guy

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Mr. Bad Guy
Studio album by Freddie Mercury
Released 29 April 1985
Recorded 1983-85 at Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre Pop rock, disco
Length 40:41
Label Columbia
Producer Mack, Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury chronology
Mr. Bad Guy
(1985)
Barcelona
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (?)[2]

Mr. Bad Guy is the first solo album from Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Released in 1985, during a period in which Queen were on hiatus from recordings, it contains eleven songs, all written by him. It was dedicated "to my cat Jerry—also Tom, Oscar and Tiffany, and all the cat lovers across the universe—screw everybody else". [3]

The song "Living on My Own" was re-released in 1993 in a remixed form by No More Brothers, while "I Was Born to Love You" and "Made in Heaven" were later re-worked by the surviving three Queen members and included in the 1995 curtain-call Made in Heaven. The album was originally planned to be called Made in Heaven.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Freddie Mercury.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Turn It On"   3:42
2. "Made in Heaven"   4:05
3. "I Was Born to Love You"   3:38
4. "Foolin' Around"   3:29
5. "Your Kind of Lover"   3:32
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Mr. Bad Guy"   4:09
7. "Man Made Paradise"   4:08
8. "There Must Be More to Life Than This"   3:00
9. "Living on My Own"   3:23
10. "My Love Is Dangerous"   3:42
11. "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"   3:46

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Country Charts
Peak position Weeks
United Kingdom 6 23
Switzerland 14 6
Japan 20 21
Netherlands 20 11
Austria 23 4
United States 159 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Mr. Bad Guy - Freddie Mercury". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  2. ^ Holmes, Tim. "Mr Bad Guy - Rolling Stone (Issue 450)". Queen Archives. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. ^ Jen Longshaw. "Freddie Mercury's Cats". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Freddie Mercury interview (1985)". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-08-03.