Get Down, Make Love (3:50)

Cover of News Of The World

From News Of The World and 8 other releases

“Get Down, Make Love”, written by Freddie Mercury, is among the most sexual-oriented songs in the Queen catalogue.

The distinctive ‘psychedelic’ sound effects heard in the song were not produced on a synthesizer, but on Brian May’s Red Special guitar and an Electroharmonix Frequency Analyzer pedal, which he would often do live. These sound effects, together with Mercury’s moans and groans, were expanded upon during live renditions of the song, presenting the band an opportunity to show off the full potential of their stage lights and effects.

The song was later covered by Nine Inch Nails, appearing on their “Sin” single.


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  • sfnprl

    them drums

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • neobat29

    Whoever says NIN's version is better needs a new pair of ears

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Fearrademi

    Great Tune!

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • maryann2version

    This is too sexy ♡

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • messersebald

    NIN gave new dynamics to the track. both are great, but NIN version is closer to my heart

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • spiderone27

    No, sorry, the Queen original is superior.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mctali

    you say it's enough in fact it's too much ♥

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    NIN totally ruined this song for me. It sounds creepy for the most part. And I like Trent Reznor...also, wrongdecade13 is right. Freddie's vocals are so badass, so sexy.

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Wrongdecade13

    Freddies voice makes this song sexy.NIN cant compete with that.

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • meg20

    such a dirty song ;p

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • clarky212

    you blow my head

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    every time I get high :D

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • highonfaleros

    Yes, sorry, the NIN cover is superior. [2]

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • clarky212

    'make love...inside your bed'

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • mwterp87

    Yes, sorry, the NIN cover is superior.

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • glammergirl

    lol no theres is not !!

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mwterp87

    The Nine Inch Nails cover is the best version.

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • zak_neutron

    live killers version just awesome!

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TaniSahne

    One of the best songs, I can't stop listening to it. ♥

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MronoC

    some fantastic guitar tones, as typical of Brian May. It almost like sounds like Kyuss or something similar at parts in the second verse, specifically the lick over "you make love, you make love, you make etc.", in how it's clean but kind of foggy, almost nasally, but soothing somehow, it's hard to describe, almost like bass sound, but less full.

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
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