The song was repopularized in 1987 by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen. Freddie's version reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart. His music video for the song became one of the most well-known of his career. It featured Mercury in many of his Queen guises through video medium over the years, including visual re-takes of "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "It's a Hard Life" and "I Want to Break Free" and was directed by David Mallett in February 1987. Mercury also shaved off his moustache, which was his trademark feature since 1980. There was also an extended video version which appears on the videosingle on VHS, Freddie Mercury The Video Collection on VHS and DVD and Lover of Life, Singer of Songs on DVD. The song has been re-released on many compilations including Lover of Life, Singer of Songs, and on Queen's Greatest Hits III album. In his last videotaped interview in spring of 1987, Mercury explained that the song was particularly fitting for the way he saw his career and being on stage. (from Wikipedia).
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