Ride the Wild Wind

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"Ride The Wild Wind"
Song by Queen from the album Innuendo
RecordedMarch 1989 – November 1990 at Metropolis Studios, London, and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
GenreRock
Length4:41
LabelParlophone; Hollywood Records
WriterQueen (Roger Taylor)
ProducerQueen and David Richards
Innuendo track listing
 
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"Ride The Wild Wind"
Song by Queen from the album Innuendo
RecordedMarch 1989 – November 1990 at Metropolis Studios, London, and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
GenreRock
Length4:41
LabelParlophone; Hollywood Records
WriterQueen (Roger Taylor)
ProducerQueen and David Richards
Innuendo track listing

Ride the Wild Wind is a song by British Rock band Queen. The was song 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

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