There Must Be More To Life Than This

"There Must Be More to Life Than This"
Song by Freddie Mercury from the album Mr. Bad Guy
Released 29 April 1985
Length 3:00
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury

There Must Be More To Life Than This is a song recorded by Queen singer Freddie Mercury for his debut solo album Mr. Bad Guy. It was released as part of the album on 29 April 1985 by Columbia Records. It appears as the eighth track on the album. The song was originally recorded by Mercury's band Queen for their 1982 album, Hot Space but eventually failed to make the final version of the album. The song was previously recorded as a duet between Mercury and Michael Jackson along with two other songs, State of Shock (Which was released in 1984 by The Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger) and Victory (Which currently remains unreleased).

Queen and Michael Jackson version

"There Must Be More to Life Than This"
Song by Queen and Michael Jackson from the album Queen Forever
Released 10 November 2014
Recorded 1981-2014
Genre Rock
Length 3:27
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) William Orbit

After Michael Jackson's death in 2009, Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor began to make steps to secure all three Mercury/Jackson duets with a view to release them in 2012. However, Roger Taylor commented that dealing with the Michael Jackson Estate was like "wading through glue".[1] Eventually, the parties were only able to reach an agreement for There Must Be More to Life Than This to be released.

The version that appears on Queen Forever was produced and mixed by William Orbit, containing the original backing track from the Hot Space sessions with May on guitar, Taylor on Drums and the retired John Deacon on bass. An alternative mix by May exists, but was rejected in favour of the Orbit mix.



  1. Alistair Foster (2014-08-27). "Freddie Mercury's duet with Michael Jackson could be rocking you this year, says Queen's Roger Taylor". Retrieved 2016-11-07.
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