Queen Info Database
Queen Info Database

Innuendo is the fourteenth studio album by Queen. It was released on 4 February 1991 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and it is the band's first studio album to be released by Hollywood Records in the United States.

It is the band's fourteenth studio album and the last to be composed entirely of new material. It is also the final studio album to be released while Freddie Mercury was still alive. The album was praised by critics and fans as one of the strongest albums of Queen's later career. It reached number one on the UK album charts (2 weeks) as well as in the Netherlands (4 weeks), in Switzerland (8 weeks), Germany (6 weeks), and Italy (3 weeks). The album was released in the United States one day after it was released in Britain. The album would be the first Queen album to go Gold in the US upon its release since The Works in 1984. It peaked at number thirty in the United States.

The album was recorded when Mercury was progressing into the final stages of his HIV/AIDS infection. Much of the material on the album deals with the band's coming to terms with his imminent death. The theme is also reflected in the music, which can be heavy and arresting (Innuendo and Headlong), but also bleak and dark (The Show Must Go On,These Are The Days Of Our LivesI'm Going Slightly Mad and Don't Try So Hard), and very often both (The Hitman and Bijou). The album cover was designed by Queen and Richard Gray. The booklets and single covers from the album are by Grandville, or are inspired by his illustrations.

Track Listing[]

LP Version[]

side one

  1. Innuendo
  2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can't Live With You
  5. Ride The Wild Wind

side two

  1. All God's People
  2. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  3. Delilah
  4. Don't Try So Hard
  5. The Hitman
  6. Bijou
  7. The Show Must Go On

CD Version[]

  1. Innuendo
  2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can't Live With You
  5. Ride The Wild Wind
  6. All God's People
  7. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  8. Delilah
  9. Don't Try So Hard
  10. The Hitman
  11. Bijou
  12. The Show Must Go On

Charts[]

Country Charts Sales
Peak position Weeks Certification Sales
Belgium 1
Finland 1 Platinum 50.000
Germany 1 Platinum 700.000
Ireland 1 Platinum 50.000
Italy 1 4xPlatinum 400.000
Netherlands 1 Platinum 150.000
Portugal 1 Gold 20.000
Switzerland 1 36 2x Platinum 100.000
United Kingdom 1 37 2x Platinum 600.000
Austria 2 20 Platinum 50.000
Australia 6 7 70.000
Norway 8 5
Spain 3 Platinum 140.000
Sweden 9 5 50.000
Japan 150.000
United States 30 Gold 900.000
Canada Gold 50.000
France Platinum 350.000
New Zealand 3xPlatinum 55.000
Spain 65 2
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