Crazy Little Thing Called Love

John Deacon plays the bassline on “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and he is best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. He wrote several singles for the group—including Top 10 hits “You’re My Best Friend“, “Another One Bites the Dust“, “Back Chat“, and “I Want to Break Free“—and was involved in the band’s financial management. He’s the only member of the band never to have been recorded singing. All four members of Queen have had self-penned hits and all four have been inducted into the songwriters’ Hall of Fame.


However, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was written by Freddie Mercury and is from Queen’s 1980 album, “The Game”. As a single, it got to #2 in the UK, but became the group’s first number 1 single in the USA (and staying at #1 for four consecutive weeks).

[Embedded official promo video from You Tube]:[If the video is missing, search for – Queen – Crazy Little Thing]

My Workload:

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is in the key of D Major and has a 100 bpm walking bassline which is not my usual style, but great fun to play – and a nice gear change in a live set. Paul from helped break this song up into three simple parts. I’d recommend checking that out if you want to get it right.

John Deacon playing bass with Queen

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