|Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)|
|Single by Queen from Hot Space|
|Released||June 1 1982|
|Producer(s)||Queen and Mack|
|Last single||Body Language (1982)|
|This single||Las Palabras de Amor (1982)|
|Next single||Calling All Girls (1982)|
|Last track||Calling All Girls|
|This track||Las Palabras de Amor|
|Next track||Cool Cat|
"Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)" is a song by rock band Queen. It is the fourth track on the second side of the album Hot Space and it was written by Brian May. The single was released on June 1, 1982.
The song was inspired by the band's close relationship with their Ibero American fans. It marked the band's fourth appearance on Top of the Pops (the first, second and third being for "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Killer Queen" and "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy" respectively). For this mimed performance May is seen playing a grand piano and, on the recording, he plays both piano and synths in addition to acoustic and electric guitars. May also sang lead vocals for the harmonized line "this time and evermore" throughout the song. At one point Mercury is seen miming incorrect words.
During the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in 1992, this was the third song of the second half, performed by Zucchero and Queen. In Queen + Paul Rodgers Rock The Cosmos-tour 2008 it was played in the Spanish speaking countries, sung by Brian.
This song also made onto 1999 Queen's Greatest Hits III after Made in Heaven song "Heaven for Everyone" and before Brian May's smash hit "Driven by You".
The baby's face image of the single's cover would reappear on The Cross single for their song "New Dark Ages".
|Chart (1982)||Peak position|
|Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)||13|
|United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)||17|
|West Germany (Media Control Charts)||68|