Ride the Wild Wind

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"Ride The Wild Wind"
Single by Queen
from the album Innuendo
Released1992
RecordedMetropolis Studios, London, and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
GenreRock
Length4:41
LabelParlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Writer(s)Queen (Roger Taylor)
Producer(s)Queen and David Richards
Queen singles chronology
"Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
(1991)
"Ride the Wild Wind"
(1992)
"Delilah"
(1992)
Innuendo track listing
 
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"Ride The Wild Wind"
Single by Queen
from the album Innuendo
Released1992
RecordedMetropolis Studios, London, and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
GenreRock
Length4:41
LabelParlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Writer(s)Queen (Roger Taylor)
Producer(s)Queen and David Richards
Queen singles chronology
"Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives"
(1991)
"Ride the Wild Wind"
(1992)
"Delilah"
(1992)
Innuendo track listing

Ride the Wild Wind is a song by British Rock band Queen. The song was written by Roger Taylor and sung by Freddie Mercury was originally released on their fourteenth studio album Innuendo in 1991. In Poland, it was also released as a single, peaking at #1.[1]On Last.fm the song has more than 62,000 hits.[2]

Composition[edit]

Ride the Wild Wind is written in the key of C Major with a mix of D minor and A minor.[3] The song was composed by Taylor, who recorded a demo with his own vocals. The definitive version is sung by Mercury with Taylor on backing vocals. The song is a sort of sequel of Taylor's A Night at the Opera composition, "I'm in Love with My Car", which focused on Taylor's passion for cars and race. This time, the song involved all of the other members, that gave life to a fast song with beating drums and rhythmic bass line, eerily note-for-note similar to The Smiths' "Shakespeare's Sister", which create the sensation of speed and engine's roar. In the mid-part, a May solo, which accentuates the sense of high velocity, and also gives the song a heavier sound. In some parts, an Audi Quattro S1 Group B rally car can be heard.

Charts[edit]

Country (1992)Peak
position
Poland (Związek Producentów)[4]1

Personnel[edit]

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