June 30, 1980. After spending the ’70s releasing seven albums in a six-year span, Queen debuted their eighth album at the dawn of the ’80s.
Here’s a few facts you might not know about The Game. It’s the only Queen album to hit No. 1 in the U.S. It’s also the band’s biggest-selling album stateside, edging out 1977’s News Of The World to the tune of over 4 million copies sold. And it’s the first Queen album to use a synthesizer.
It also gave the world two of the bands best-loved tracks: “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Revisit those below and marvel at how good they both still sound at the forty-year mark.