Queen Info Database
Queen Info Database

Jazz is the seventh studio album by Queen. It was released on 10 November 1978 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States.

The album is associated with Queen's return to an eclectic style of songwriting after the raw rock anthems featured on News of the World, with many genre-hopping tracks featured throughout. Songs such as Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle Race would become instant staples of the band's shows, while initially less successful songs like Don't Stop Me Now would find a large following long after the band's live career.

Despite having some of Queen's biggest hits, Jazz received mixed reviews from critics and underperformed commercially. It reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200.

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To promote the launch of the album, Queen threw a party at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, LA on 31 October 1978. The album would be released a month later on 10 November 1978.

Track Listings[]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. Mustapha Freddie Mercury 3:03
2. Fat Bottomed Girls Brian May Mercury with Brian May 4:14
3. Jealousy Mercury 3:14
4. Bicycle Race Mercury 3:04
5. If You Can't Beat Them John Deacon 4:15
6. Let Me Entertain You Mercury 3:01
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
7. Dead on Time May 3:23
8. In Only Seven Days Deacon 2:30
9. Dreamer's Ball May 3:30
10. Fun It Roger Taylor Roger Taylor with Mercury 3:29
11. Leaving Home Ain't Easy May May 3:15
12. Don't Stop Me Now Mercury 3:29
13. More of That Jazz Taylor Taylor 4:12
Total length: 44:39


Charts[]

Chart (1978/79) Peak position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 15
Austria 8
Canada (RPM) 13
France (SNEP) 7
Netherlands 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 20
Norway (VG-lista) 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 6
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 2
United States (Billboard) 6
West Germany (Media Control Charts) 5
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