“A Crazy Thing Called Love” came out in 1979, two years after the U.S. star died at the age of 42.
During the last part of The Queen is the greatestlooking back at the band’s career, Taylor and May recalled the origins of “Something Crazy Called Love” and its impact on the band.
I’m talking about trying to change tactics with their recording process of seven albums recorded in May The Queen “I went into the studio with bowling without any ideas or very few ideas, and I just got into a very fun way of doing it from scratch.”
Taylor added: “The first thing we did was ‘Crazy Little Thing …’ and Fred wrote the song in 10 minutes in the bathroom.”
Speaking of Mercury’s love for Presley, May said: “He loved Elvis and Cliff so much. Yes, Freddie wrote it very quickly and hurried in and put it down with the kids. By the time I got there, it was almost over.
“And I think that sounds [sound engineer Reinhold] Mack achieved this, it was very simple, very realistic sounds, the sounds around him made a big contribution to the studio. It’s very convincing, everything sounds like the original rock ‘n’ roll. “
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ became Queen’s number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number two on the UK’s Singles Singles Chart.
Earlier this month, According to May, he thought he would play with the Queen even if Mercury was alive. The group died of bronchial pneumonia in 1991 as a result of AIDS. “The funniest part is that I feel more and more that he’s kind of kind to us, maybe I can turn into an old romance, but Freddie is in my day every day,” he added.