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Living On My Own – Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for two weeks in 1993.

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Living on my own by Freddie Mercury replaced Pray by Take That at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1993, having entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 5. The single spent two weeks at number 1 and then made way for Mr vain by Culture Beat.

After falling from the top spot, the song spent three more weeks in the top 10, two of them in the top 5. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Living on my own was released on the Parlophone record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Freddie Mercury as a solo artist. The single was certified gold and was a remix of an earlier release.

The original version of the song was released as a single in 1985 but failed to enter the top 40, peaking at number 50. It was taken from the gold-selling album Mr bad guy, which peaked at number 6 in the UK albums chart.

More music from Freddie Mercury


More number ones from 1993


UK singles chart for the week ending 14 August 1993

  1. Living on my own (remix)Freddie Mercury

  2. The key the secretUrban Cookie Collective

  3. PrayTake That

  4. What’s up4 Non Blondes

  5. It keeps rainin’ (tears from my eyes)Bitty McLean

  6. The river of dreamsBilly Joel

  7. Tease meChaka Demus and Pliers

  8. Nuff vibes EPApache Indian

  9. DreamsGabrielle

  10. RainMadonna

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