“Living on My Own” is a song by Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead vocalist of the British rock band Queen. It was first released on September 2, 1985 with “My Love Is Dangerous” on the B-side as the third single in 1985 from his first solo album, “Mr. Bad Guy.”. The single reached #50 in the UK.
Eight years later, on 19 July 1993, “Living on My Own” was remixed and re-released to widespread chart success.”No More Brothers Mix” hit the number one spot on the singles charts in the UK, Ireland and France.
“Living on My Own” is characterized by its uptempo disco and dance-pop style, featuring a pulsating beat, synthesizers, and Freddie Mercury’s dynamic and expressive vocals. The song’s production creates a lively and celebratory atmosphere, making it a popular choice for dance floors. The lyrics of “Living on My Own” convey themes of independence and freedom, with the narrator expressing a desire to enjoy life and party on his own terms.
The music videos for both versions of “Living on My Own” show footage of Freddie Mercury’s 39th birthday celebration on September 5, 1985 at the travesty nightclub “Old Mrs. Henderson” in Munich.
While Freddie Mercury is best known for his work with Queen, “Living on My Own” remains a beloved track in his solo career, celebrated for its dance-pop sound and its ability to get people on the dance floor.