Chart Position: 24

  • Lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
  • Written by Freddie Mercury
  • Keyboards: Freddie Mercury
  • Guitar: Brian May
  • Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
  • Inspired by the Tour de France
  • A bicycle race with 65 naked women was promoted by Queen with photographs from the event included on the single’s sleeve and in the 1978 LP Jazz
  • The ‘bicycle bell solo’ is often replicated by the audience at Queen concerts
  • The films Jaws and Star Wars, Vietnam, Watergate and other seventies pop culture events are mentioned in the song
  • Later recorded by Upsilon Acrix (2002), Be Your Own Pet (2005), Lemon Demon (2005) and Between the Buried and Me (2006)

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