Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (4:22)

Cover of A Kind Of Magic

From A Kind Of Magic and 6 other releases

“Pain Is So Close to Pleasure” began as a riff idea by Brian May. Then John Deacon and Freddie Mercury turned that into a song, with Deacon playing rhythm guitar. The song has a Motown style (a first for Queen) and was released as a single in 1986, reaching #26 on the Dutch charts. The title also appears as a line in “One Year of Love”. This would be one of the last times Freddie Mercury would sing a Queen song in falsetto.


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  • Glen15Queen

    ღ ღ ღ ღ ღ ღ ღ ღ

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Glen15Queen

    What a wonderful song! Sweet, delicate, beautiful ღ

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • spiderone27

    anyone who denies the beauty of this song is wrong [3]

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MikesDmusic

    You are ALL WRONG - don't you get it at all?? Wait this is the political comment board isn't it?

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    One of the only songs where Freddie sang in falsetto during the 80's. And that riff is catchy, too.

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Oriol1992

    anyone who denies the beauty of this song is wrong [2]

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JoeHemlock

    anyone who denies the beauty of this song is wrong.

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • TerryK

    I also agree with amaroK_usr , My least two favourite Queen songs seem to be back to back on one album.

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    I'm wrong. Excelent song.

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    Bad song for Queen, but Freedie's voice is amazing.

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • zuotowuosa

    I absolutely adore it!

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Diego_Teco

    Didn't like Freddie on this one... perhaps with a few more listens... ;p

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • bander_az

    В композициях по теме должен быть Prince

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • backtothelight

    Not one of my favorites. I wonder how this would have sounded had Brian finished composing it, rather than John and Freddie finishing it.

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Nastya2352

    It`s great song!

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • EazyR

    One of the best queen songs! Although it doesn't sound like a queen song. That was my first LP ever and I still love this song more than any other song on A Kind of Magic.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • funk_off

    One of the best Queen song...EVER!) LOVE it, Freddie is so unique here, and what a great harmony! GREAT!

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • denfel

    ^ _^

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Leo_from_Pisa

    the best song on album......magical =) you may call it the worst if U only don't have ears =)

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • shaninosh

    nice one :)

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
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