I Wanna Break Free

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"I Want to Break Free"
Single by Queen
from the album The Works
B-side"Machines (or 'Back to Humans')"
Released2 April 1984
Recorded1983
Genre
Length3:19 (album version)
3:43 (soundtrack version)
4:18 (single version)
7:14 (12" extended version)
Label
Songwriter(s)John Deacon
Producer(s)
Queen singles chronology
"Radio Ga Ga"
(1984)
"I Want to Break Free"
(1984)
"It's a Hard Life"
(1984)
Audio sample
Music video
"I Want to Break Free" at YouTube

"I Want to Break Free" is a 1984 song by Queen and taken from their 11th studio album The Works. It went to number 1 in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and South Africa, number 2 in Ireland and Switzerland, number 3 in the United Kingdom, number 4 in Germany, number 5 in Spain, number 6 in New Zealand, number 8 in Australia, number 9 in France, number 18 in Hungary, number 26 in Canada and number 45 in the United States.

Track listings[change | change source]

7" single

  • A side. "I Want to Break Free" (single version) – 4:18
  • B side. "Machines (or 'Back to Humans')" – 5:07[3]

12" single

  • A side. "I Want to Break Free" (extended version) – 7:14
  • B side. "Machines (or 'Back to Humans')" – 5:07
  1. Dome, Malcolm (29 August 2016). "Queen albums ranked from worst to best". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. Nolan, Paul (19 May 2005). "Live at the Point Depot". Hot Press. Archived from the original on 31 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. "Queen "The Works" album and song lyrics". ultimatequeen.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-10.