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The phone message at the end of "Dancer" is in German, and was recorded in a hotel room in Munich; it roughly translates to "good morning, this is your wake-up call".

Though never released as a single, "Put Out the Fire", the album's most 'traditional' Queen song, later appeared on the Queen Rocks compilation in 1997.

A new video was also produced for the accompanying video compilation, featuring a live performance of the song intercut with footage of fire and explosions.

Beginning with The Game, Queen began using Oberheim OB-X synthesisers on their songs ("Play the Game" and "Save Me" are examples), and continued to do so.

On Hot Space the band went even further, introducing the drum machine for the first time.

For this mimed performance May is seen playing a grand piano though on the recording there are only synths (played by May).

May also sang lead vocals for the harmonised line "this night and evermore".

The song was also issued as a single in the US in November 1982. Mardin's contributions were recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York.

The original demo of the track featured a guitar instead of horns.

A departure from their trademark seventies sound, most of Hot Space is a mixture of rhythm and blues, funk, dance and disco – while the "rock" songs continued in a pop-rock direction similar to their previous album (an exception is the song "Put Out the Fire").

"Staying Power" would be performed on the band's accompanying Hot Space Tour, albeit much faster and heavier, with real drums replacing the drum machine and guitars and keyboards replacing the horns (this arrangement contained no actual bass guitar, as John Deacon played guitar in addition to May).

The first Queen song written by Roger Taylor to be released as a single (albeit in selected countries, including the US and Australia, but not the UK), "Calling All Girls" failed to create much of an impact on the charts where it peaked at #60 in the US and #33 in Canada, despite its music video based on the George Lucas film THX 1138.