Headlong

Album: Innuendo (1991)
Charted: 14
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  • Guitarist Brian May wrote this for his solo album, but when he listened to Freddie Mercury singing it, he decided to record it with Queen. He and his bandmates re-wrote the song, each earning a songwriting credit.
  • This song is about rushing into things without proper preparation. Rushing into something headlong is like jumping into something head first without thinking about consequences. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
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Comments: 9

  • Eliseu Carvalho from Canoas, Rs, BrazilThe weird thing repeated four times in the end is just "headlong" played backwards.
  • Lester from New York City, NyA real rocker. Great guitar
  • Jason from Woodside, NyI love the way Freddie sang this song. It's no wonder Brian let it go.
  • Jonathon from Clermont, FlYeah, best part of the song, I'd say. I also really like the video for this one.
  • Jeanette from Irvine, Cadefinitely not going crazy. best part= "he used to be a man with a stick in his hand, she used to be a woman with a hot dog stand" that part is awesome. lol i like the way he says hot dog too.
  • Amy from Dallas, TxI love this part: She used to be a woman with a hot dog stand. I love the way he says 'hotdog' lol i must be going crazy..right?
  • Amy from Monaghan, IrelandBrian (1991): "Headlong came from me, at our studio in Montreux, a home recording studio for us that's very state-of-the-art, lovely for creating. The ideas came in a couple of days. At first I thought about it as a song for my solo album but, as always, the band is the best vehicle. As soon as I heard Freddie sing it, I said, 'That's it!' Sometimes it's painful to give the baby away, but what you gain is much more. It became a Queen song."
  • Alicia from Tamaqua, PaThis is a great song... One of my faves to be exact.
  • Rick from Humboldt, Iathere's a part where they say "used to be a man with a stick in his hand" referring to how freddie always had his microphone attached to a stick.
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