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The words and music were written by Buck Ram the Platters' manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management. The song reached the UK charts peaking at number 5. Buck Ram reports that he wrote the song in about 20 minutes in the washroom of the Flamingo Hotel in order to have a song to follow up the success of " Only You And You Alone ". Stan Freberg parodied this version. Inthe song was voted th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone. The song was repopularized in by Freddie Mercurythe lead singer of the rock band Queen.
Mercury's version reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. In one of his last videotaped interviews in spring ofMercury explained that the song was particularly fitting for the way he saw his career and being on stage. The video was also notable for Mercury having shaved off his trademark moustache, which he had sported for much of the s.
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