June 30, 1980: Queen release ‘The Game’

Queen_The_GameThe Game is the eighth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. The Game features a different sound than its predecessor, Jazz (1978). The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesiser (an Oberheim OB-X).

The Game became the only Queen album to reach No. 1 in the US, and became their best-selling studio album in the US, with four million copies sold to date, tying News of the World‘s US sales tally. It is estimated to have sold 4 million copies worldwide. The album received very favourable reviews. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven “Another One Bites the Dust” and the rockabilly “Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, both of which reached No. 1 in the US. [Wikipedia]

Listen to the album on Spotify.

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