I'm Going Slightly Mad

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I'm Going Slightly Mad
Single van:
Queen
Van het album:
Innuendo
B-kant(en) Lost Opportunity
The Hitman
Uitgebracht 4 maart 1991
Soort drager CD, vinyl (7"), Compact cassette
Opname 1990, Mountain Studios
Genre Rock, Pop
Duur 4:22
Label Parlophone
Schrijver(s) Queen
Producent(en) Queen en David Richards
Hoogste positie(s) in de hitlijsten


Queen
Innuendo   I'm Going Slightly Mad   Headlong
Portaal  Portaalicoon   Muziek

I'm Going Slightly Mad is een nummer van de Britse band Queen en geschreven door Freddie Mercury. Hoewel het nummer licht van toon is en veel humor bevat, zit er ook een donker thema in. Volgens velen is het nummer geïnspireerd door dementie als gevolg van aids waaraan Mercury leed en vertelt het nummer hoe hij zich voelde tijdens de ziekte.

De cover van de single is geïnspireerd door Grandville, net zoals bij de andere singles en het album zelf.

Video[bewerken]

De videoclip is één van de bekendere van Queen, samen met die van Bohemian Rhapsody en I Want To Break Free. Ondanks de afnemende gezondheid van Mercury, is hij erg aanwezig in de video. De video is geregisseerd door Rudi Dolezal en Hannes Rossacher en laat de band zien in verkleedpartijen en vreemd gedrag. Zo is gitarist Brian May verkleed als pinguïn, drummer Roger Taylor draagt een fluitketel als hoed en bassist John Deacon is verkleed als hofnar. Mercury is zwaar geschminkt om de uiterlijke gevolgen van aids te verbergen. Ook zijn er scènes waar hij een tros bananen op zijn hoofd heeft (vanwege de regel "I think I'm a banana tree"). Ook loopt een man verkleed als gorilla rond in de clip. Er werd gedacht dat Elton John in dit pak zat, maar het bleek te gaan om een crewlid.

In interviews heeft May aangegeven dat deze videoclip, samen met die van These Are the Days of Our Lives, de laatste videoclip van Mercury is geweest.

Hitnotering[bewerken]

I'm going slightly mad in de Nederlandse Single Top 100 - binnen: 16 maart 1991
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nummer 70 50 30 22 20 24 45 65 91 uit
Leden: Freddie Mercury · Brian May · Roger Taylor · John Deacon
Gerelateerde artikelen: Discografie · Smile · Tim Staffell · The Cross · Paul Rodgers · Adam Lambert · Spike Edney · Jim Beach · Red Special · Ibex · Larry Lurex · The Hectics · Queen: The eYe · The Mercury Phoenix Trust · Mountain Studios · Queen: The Studio Experience · Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen · We Will Rock You (musical) · Highlander
Studioalbums: Queen · Queen II · Sheer Heart Attack · A Night at the Opera · A Day at the Races · News of the World · Jazz · The Game · Flash Gordon · Hot Space · The Works · A Kind of Magic · The Miracle · Innuendo · Made in Heaven · The Cosmos Rocks (met Paul Rodgers)
Livealbums: Live Killers · Live Magic · Queen at the Beeb · Live at Wembley '86 · Five Live (met George Michael) · Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl · Return of the Champions (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen Rock Montreal · Live in Ukraine (met Paul Rodgers) · Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 · Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 · A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975
Compilatiealbums: Greatest Hits · Greatest Hits II · Classic Queen · The 12" Collection · Queen Rocks · Greatest Hits III · Stone Cold Classics · The A–Z of Queen, Volume 1 · Absolute Greatest · Deep Cuts (Volume 1 (1973-1976) · 2 (1977-1982) · 3 (1984-1995) · Icon · Queen Forever · Queen on Air
Box sets: The Complete Works · The CD Single Box · Box of Tricks · Ultimate Queen · The Crown Jewels · The Platinum Collection · The Singles Collection (Deel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4) · The Studio Collection
Video's/Dvd's: Greatest Flix · Greatest Flix II · Greatest Flix III · Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert · Greatest Video Hits 1 · Queen Live at Wembley Stadium · Queen Rocks · Greatest Video Hits 2 · We Are the Champions: Final Live in Japan · Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl · Return of the Champions (met Paul Rodgers) · Super Live in Japan (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid · Live in Ukraine (met Paul Rodgers) · Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 · Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 · A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975
Concerttournees: Queen I Tour · Queen II Tour · Sheer Heart Attack Tour · A Night at the Opera Tour · Summer Gigs 1976 · A Day at the Races Tour · News of the World Tour · Jazz Tour · Crazy Tour · The Game Tour · Hot Space Tour · The Works Tour · Magic Tour · Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour (met Paul Rodgers) · Rock the Cosmos Tour (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2012 (met Adam Lambert) · Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014-2015 (met Adam Lambert) · Queen + Adam Lambert Summer Festival Tour 2016 (met Adam Lambert) · Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2017 (met Adam Lambert)
Singles: Keep Yourself Alive · Liar · Seven Seas of Rhye · Killer Queen · Flick of the Wrist · Now I'm Here · Lily of the Valley · Bohemian Rhapsody · You're My Best Friend · Somebody to Love · Tie Your Mother Down · Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) · Long Away · Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy · We Are the Champions · We Will Rock You · Spread Your Wings · It's Late · Bicycle Race · Fat Bottomed Girls · Don't Stop Me Now · Jealousy · Mustapha · Love of My Life (live) · We Will Rock You (live) · Crazy Little Thing Called Love · Save Me · Play the Game · Another One Bites the Dust · Need Your Loving Tonight · Flash · Under Pressure (met David Bowie) · Body Language · Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) · Calling All Girls · Staying Power · Back Chat · Radio Ga Ga · I Want to Break Free · It's a Hard Life · Hammer to Fall · Thank God It's Christmas · One Vision · A Kind of Magic · Princes of the Universe · Friends Will Be Friends · Pain Is So Close to Pleasure · Who Wants to Live Forever · One Year of Love · I Want It All · Breakthru · The Invisible Man · Scandal · The Miracle · Innuendo · I'm Going Slightly Mad · Headlong · I Can't Live With You · Delilah · The Show Must Go On · Ride the Wild Wind · Stone Cold Crazy · These Are the Days of Our Lives · We Will Rock You (live) · We Are the Champions (live) · Somebody to Love (live) (met George Michael) · Heaven for Everyone · A Winter's Tale · I Was Born to Love You · Too Much Love Will Kill You · Let Me Live · You Don't Fool Me · No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young) · Another One Bites the Dust (met Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel en Free) · Under Pressure (Rah-Mix) (met David Bowie) · We Will Rock You (met Five) · We Are the Champions (met Robbie Williams) · Flash (Vanguard Mix) · I'm in Love with My Car · Reaching Out/Tie Your Mother Down (Live at Sheffield) (met Paul Rodgers) · We Will Rock You (Live at Hyde Park) (2005) (met Paul Rodgers)· Another One Bites the Dust (vs. The Miami Project) · Say It's Not True (met Paul Rodgers) · C-lebrity (met Paul Rodgers) · Call Me (met Paul Rodgers) · We Believe (met Paul Rodgers) · Bohemian Rhapsody (met De Muppets) · We Will Rock You VonLichten (met VonLichten) · Let Me in Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix)
Queen (1973): Keep Yourself Alive · Doin' All Right · Great King Rat · My Fairy King · Liar · The Night Comes Down · Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll · Son and Daughter · Jesus · Seven Seas of Rhye... · (Mad the Swine)
Queen II (1974): Procession · Father to Son · White Queen (As It Began) · Some Day One Day · The Loser in the End · Ogre Battle · The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke · Nevermore · The March of the Black Queen · Funny How Love Is · Seven Seas of Rhye · (See What a Fool I've Been)
Sheer Heart Attack (1974): Brighton Rock · Killer Queen · Tenement Funster · Flick of the Wrist · Lily of the Valley · Now I'm Here · In the Lap of the Gods · Stone Cold Crazy · Dear Friends · Misfire · Bring Back That Leroy Brown · She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos) · In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited
A Night at the Opera (1975): Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) · Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon · I'm in Love with My Car · You're My Best Friend · '39 · Sweet Lady · Seaside Rendezvous · The Prophet's Song · Love of My Life · Good Company · Bohemian Rhapsody · God Save the Queen
A Day at the Races (1976): Tie Your Mother Down · You Take My Breath Away · Long Away · The Millionaire Waltz · You and I · Somebody to Love · White Man · Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy · Drowse · Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
News of the World (1977): We Will Rock You · We Are the Champions · Sheer Heart Attack · All Dead, All Dead · Spread Your Wings · Fight from the Inside · Get Down, Make Love · Sleeping on the Sidewalk · Who Needs You · It's Late · My Melancholy Blues · (Feelings, Feelings)
Jazz (1978): Mustapha · Fat Bottomed Girls · Jealousy · Bicycle Race · If You Can't Beat Them · Let Me Entertain You · Dead on Time · In Only Seven Days · Dreamer's Ball · Fun It · Leaving Home Ain't Easy · Don't Stop Me Now · More of That Jazz
The Game (1980): Play the Game · Dragon Attack · Another One Bites the Dust · Need Your Loving Tonight · Crazy Little Thing Called Love · Rock It (Prime Jive) · Don't Try Suicide · Sail Away Sweet Sister · Coming Soon · Save Me · (A Human Body)
Flash Gordon (1980): Flash's Theme · In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme) · Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless) · The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale) · Football Fight · In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) · Execution of Flash · The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) · Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men) · Escape from the Swamp · Flash to the Rescue · Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men) · Battle Theme · The Wedding March · Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching) · Crash Dive on Mingo City · Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations) · The Hero
Hot Space (1982): Staying Power · Dancer · Back Chat · Body Language · Action This Day · Put Out the Fire · Life Is Real (Song for Lennon) · Calling All Girls · Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) · Cool Cat · Under Pressure (met David Bowie) · (Soul Brother)
The Works (1984): Radio Ga Ga · Tear It Up · It's a Hard Life · Man on the Prowl · Machines (Or 'Back to Humans') · I Want to Break Free · Keep Passing the Open Windows · Hammer to Fall · Is This the World We Created...? · (I Go Crazy)
A Kind of Magic (1986): One Vision · A Kind of Magic · One Year of Love · Pain Is So Close to Pleasure · Friends Will Be Friends · Who Wants to Live Forever · Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme) · Don't Lose Your Head · Princes of the Universe · (Blurred Vision) · (A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling) · (Forever)
The Miracle (1989): Party · Khashoggi's Ship · The Miracle · I Want It All · The Invisible Man · Breakthru · Rain Must Fall · Scandal · My Baby Does Me · Was It All Worth It · (Hang on in There) · (Stealin') · (Hijack My Heart) · (My Life Has Been Saved) · (Chinese Torture)
Innuendo (1991): Innuendo · I'm Going Slightly Mad · Headlong · I Can't Live with You · Don't Try So Hard · Ride the Wild Wind · All God's People · These Are the Days of Our Lives · Delilah · The Hitman · Bijou · The Show Must Go On · (Lost Opportunity)
Made in Heaven (1995): It's a Beautiful Day · Made in Heaven · Let Me Live · Mother Love · My Life Has Been Saved · I Was Born to Love You · Heaven for Everyone · Too Much Love Will Kill You · You Don't Fool Me · A Winter's Tale · It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise) · Yeah · Track 13 · (Rock in Rio Blues)
The Cosmos Rocks (2008):
(met Paul Rodgers)
Cosmos Rockin' · Time to Shine · Still Burnin' · Small · Warboys · We Believe · Call Me · Voodoo · Some Things That Glitter · C-lebrity · Through the Night · Say It's Not True · Surf's Up... School's Out! · Small Reprise · (Runaway)
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Non-albumtracks: Thank God It's Christmas (1984) · No-One but You (1997)