Queen was on top of the world in 1982, and the group’s performance on Saturday Night Live only solidifies this.
Frontman Freddie Mercury had blown out his voice during a fight with his boyfriend, but puts forth an incredible performance of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure.”
Watch “Crazy” below:
And listen to the performance of “Under Pressure” below:
In 1986, Queen stopped touring because of Mercury’s health, making the Saturday Night Live clips the final United States performance for Freddie.
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was Queen’s first chart-topper in the United States, staying at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks. It peaked at #2 in the UK.
“Under Pressure” was written and recorded with David Bowie and peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. It hit #1 on the Canadian CHUM charts and #3 on the Canada Top Singles chart.
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