Queen Info Database
Queen Info Database
Flash Gordon
Album by Queen
Released 8 December 1980
Recorded February-March; October-November 1980 at;
The Town House, London
Advision, London
The Music Centre, London
Length 35:01
Format LP,CS,CD
Genre Progressive rock
Label EMI
Producer(s) Reinhold Mack

Flash Gordon is the ninth studio album, and first soundtrack album by British rock band Queen, and is one of the two film soundtracks they produced, along with Highlander. It is the soundtrack album to the science fiction film Flash Gordon, and features lyrics on only two tracks. "Flash's Theme" was the only single to be released from the album, under the title "Flash". The album reached #10 on the UK charts and #23 in the US. It also reached #1 in Austria.

The album was reissued worldwide on 27 June 2011 (excluding the US and Canada, where it was released on 27 September 2011) as part of the band's 40th anniversary. The reissue added an EP of related tracks.

Track listing[]

  1. "Flash's Theme"
  2. "In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)"
  3. "Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)"
  4. "The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)"
  5. "Football Fight"
  6. "In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)"
  7. "Execution of Flash"
  8. "The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)"
  9. "Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)" (listed as "Man" on the 1982 US LP, 5E-518-B)
  10. "Escape from the Swamp"
  11. "Flash to the Rescue"
  12. "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)"
  13. "Battle Theme"
  14. "The Wedding March" ("Bridal Chorus")
  15. "Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching)"
  16. "Crash Dive on Mingo City"
  17. "Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)"
  18. "The Hero"

2011 bonus tracks[]

  1. "Flash" (Single version)
  2. "The Hero" (October 1980
  3. "Football Fight" (Early version, No Synths! – February 1980)
  4. "Flash" (Live in Montreal, November 1981)
  5. "The Hero" (Live in Montreal, November 1981)


Chart (1980-81) Peak position
Austria 1
Canada (RPM) 10
Germany (Media Control Charts) 2
Netherlands 7
Norway (VG-lista) 25
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 29
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 10
United States (Billboard) 23
Studio Albums by Queen
QueenQueen IISheer Heart AttackA Night at the OperaA Day at the Races
News of the WorldJazzThe GameFlash GordonHot Space
The WorksA Kind of MagicThe MiracleInnuendoMade in Heaven