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Queen and David Bowie Top Favorite Duets Poll

05/18/2016
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(Classic Rock) Queen's collaboration with David Bowie on 1981 single Under Pressure has been voted Britain's favorite ever duet. The song appears on compilation record The Duets Album, out now via Universal Music. And in a poll carried out by Morar Consulting, Under Pressure was the most popular across all age groups.

Participants in the 16-29 year-old age group were not even born when the song came out 35 years ago, but they rated it more than anyone else, with 49% of the vote.

Under Pressure came about after a jam session in the Swiss Alps. In a recent tribute to the late David Bowie, Queen guitarist Brian May described how Bowie latched on to the signature bass line in the early part of the jam.

May said: "Each of us went into the vocal booth consecutively, without listening to each other, and, listening to the track, vocalised the first things that came into our heads, including any words which came to mind.

"The next step was to cut up everybody's bits and make a kind of compilation 'best of' vocal track. We all backed off and David put down a lyric which now focussed on the 'under pressure' part of the existing lyric. It was unusual for us all to relinquish control like that but really David was having a genius moment." See which other duets made the cut here.

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