Queen - It's A Hard Life

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Music video by Queen performing It's A Hard Life. (C) 1984 Queen Productions Ltd. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music BV 

"It's a Hard Life" is a song by the British rock band Queen, written by lead singer Freddie Mercury. It was featured on their 1984 album The Works, and it was the third single from that album. It reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart and was their third consecutive Top 10 single from the album.

The song is a continuation of the theme presented in earlier single "Play the Game": Mercury writes from the same lover's perspective at a later stage in their search for true love. The opening lyric and melody of "It's a Hard Life" is based on the line "Ridi, Pagliaccio, sul tuo amore infranto!" (Laugh, Pagliaccio, at your broken love!) from "Vesti la giubba", an aria from Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci. Mercury was well-known for his love of opera, which influenced many Queen songs, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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