I'm Going Slightly Mad

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"I'm Going Slightly Mad"
Single by Queen
from the album Innuendo
B-side
  • "The Hitman"
  • "Lost Opportunity" (12" and CD singles only)[1]
Released4 March 1991
Recorded1990
Genre
Length4:22
LabelParlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Songwriter(s)Queen
(Freddie Mercury & Peter Straker)
Producer(s)
Queen singles chronology
"Innuendo"
(1991)
"I'm Going Slightly Mad"
(1991)
"Headlong"
(1991)
Music video
"I'm Going Slightly Mad" at YouTube

I'm Going Slightly Mad is the second single from Queen's album Innuendo.[4] The album was released on 4 March 1991.[4] The song 'I'm Going Slightly Mad' was written by Freddie Mercury.[5]

Video[change | change source]

The video is shot in black and white and features the band dressed and acting in a ridiculous way. Brian May is dressed as a penguin. Roger Taylor wears a teapot on his head and rides a tricycle while Freddie Mercury is chasing him. Freddie Mercury wears a bunch of bananas as a wig. John Deacon is a jester.

People[change | change source]

  • Freddie Mercury ( Farouk bulsara- lead vocals, backing vocals, keyboards and synthesizer, piano
  • Brian May - slide guitars
  • Roger Taylor - drums, maracas, bar chimes
  • John Deacon - bass guitar

Chart[change | change source]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Dutch Singles Chart 20 9
German Singles Chart 42 10
Irish Singles Chart 19 2
UK Singles Chart 22 5

References[change | change source]

  1. "Queen UK Singles Discography 1984-1991". www.ultimatequeen.co.uk.
  2. Howells, Lucy (15 September 2018). "I'm Going Slightly Mad by Queen and Mercury's madness". Music Video Meaning. Retrieved 11 June 2020. I'm Going Slightly Mad by Queen is a gothic rock ballad with a very original music video in black and white
  3. Popoff, Martin (27 November 2018). Queen: Album by Album. Voyageur Press. p. 190. ISBN 9780760362839. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Innuendo". ultimatequeen.co. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  5. "Song Statistics". ultimatequeen.co. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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