Album by Queen
Released 5 February 1991 (UK)/
6 February 1991 (US)
Recorded March 1989-November1990
Metropolis Studios, London, England
Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Length 53:44
Format LP,CS,CD
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, soft rock
Label Parlophone
Hollywood Record (US)
Producer(s) Queen
David Richards

Album Chronology
Preceding The Miracle (1989)
This Album Innuendo (1991)
Succeeding Made In Heaven (1995)

See also the single of the same name.

Innuendo is an album by Queen and released in 1991. 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 ListingEdit

LP VersionEdit

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 VersionEdit

  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


Country Charts Sales
Peak positionWeeksCertificationSales
Finland1 Platinum50.000
Germany1 Platinum700.000
Ireland1 Platinum50.000
Italy1 4xPlatinum 400.000
Netherlands1 Platinum 150.000
Portugal1 Gold20.000
Switzerland1362x Platinum 100.000
United Kingdom1372x Platinum600.000
Austria220Platinum 50.000
Australia67 70.000
Spain3 Platinum 140.000
Sweden95 50.000
Japan 150.000
United States30 Gold 900.000
Canada Gold 50.000
France Platinum 350.000
New Zealand 3xPlatinum 55.000

See AlsoEdit

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