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It’s A Hard Life – Queen

Queen took this track into the UK top 10 for two weeks in 1984.

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This week in 1984, It’s a hard life by Queen entered the UK top 10 at its highest position of number 6, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 23. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 9 for a final week in the top 10. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

It’s a hard life was released on the EMI record label and was the fourteenth UK top 10 hit for Queen. It was taken from the platinum-selling album The works, which peaked at number 2 in the UK albums chart.

More music from Queen


UK singles chart for the week ending 4 August 1984

  1. Two tribesFrankie Goes To Hollywood

  2. Hole in my shoeNeil

  3. RelaxFrankie Goes To Hollywood

  4. When doves cryPrince

  5. What’s love got to do with itTina Turner

  6. It’s a hard lifeQueen

  7. White lines (don’t don’t do it)Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel

  8. Time after timeCyndi Lauper

  9. Down on the streetShakatak

  10. Everybody’s laughingPhil Fearon and Galaxy


  1. Eyes without a faceBilly Idol

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