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There Must Be More to Life Than This

lied van Freddie Mercury

There Must Be More to Life Than This is een nummer van de Britse Queen-zanger Freddie Mercury als de achtste track op zijn eerste soloalbum Mr. Bad Guy uit 1985. Het nummer was oorspronkelijk bedoeld voor het Queen-album Hot Space uit 1982 en later voor The Works uit 1984, maar in beide gevallen viel het nummer af. In 1983 nam Mercury het nummer op samen met Michael Jackson als een van de drie duetten tussen de twee sterren, maar net zoals de andere nummers "State of Shock" (later opgenomen door The Jacksons met Mick Jagger) en "Victory" werden deze nummers nooit officieel uitgebracht in de oorspronkelijke versie.

There Must Be More to Life Than This
Nummer van:
Freddie Mercury
Van het album:
Mr. Bad Guy
Uitgebracht 29 april 1985
Opname 1983-1984
Genre Pop, Ballad
Duur 3:00
Label Columbia
Schrijver(s) Freddie Mercury
Producent(en) Freddie Mercury, Mack
Volgorde op Mr. Bad Guy
7
Man Made Paradise
  8
There Must Be More to Life Than This
  9
Living on My Own
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There Must Be More to Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
Nummer van:
Queen en Michael Jackson
Van het album:
Queen Forever
Uitgebracht 10 november 2014
Opname 1981-2014
Genre Rock
Duur 3:27
Label EMI (Verenigd Konkinkrijk)
Parlophone (Europa)
Elektra (Verenigde Staten)
Schrijver(s) Freddie Mercury
Producent(en) Queen, William Orbit
Volgorde op Queen Forever
2
Love Kills - The Ballad
  3
There Must Be More to Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
  4
It's a Hard Life (1cd-versie)
Play the Game (2cd-versie)
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Na het overlijden van Michael Jackson in 2009 kondigden Queen-gitarist Brian May en -drummer Roger Taylor aan om aan de slag te gaan met de Mercury/Jackson-duetten, met als doel om deze in 2012 officieel uit te brengen. Taylor meldde echter dat de samenwerking met de familie van Jackson zeer moeilijk verliep, waarbij het voelde alsof ze aan het "waden door lijm" waren. De partijen kwamen uiteindelijk tot een overeenkomst waarbij alleen "There Must Be More to Life Than This" mocht worden uitgebracht.

De versie die in 2014 verscheen op het compilatiealbum Queen Forever (wat naast dit nummer ook de nieuwe nummers "Let Me in Your Heart Again" en "Love Kills" bevatte) verscheen was geproduceerd en geremixt door producer William Orbit. Hij gebruikte hierbij de oorspronkelijke instrumentale track uit de Hot Space-sessies met May op gitaar, Taylor op drums en de in 1997 gestopte John Deacon op de basgitaar. Een alternatieve mix gemaakt door May bestaat, maar werd door de familie Jackson afgewezen ten gunste van de Orbit-mix.

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Freddie Mercury-versie
Queen-versie
Queen (1973):Keep Yourself Alive · Doing All Right · Great King Rat · My Fairy King · Liar · The Night Comes Down · Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll · Son and Daughter · Jesus · Seven Seas of Rhye... · (Mad the Swine)
Queen II (1974):Procession · Father to Son · White Queen (As It Began) · Some Day One Day · The Loser in the End · Ogre Battle · The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke · Nevermore · The March of the Black Queen · Funny How Love Is · Seven Seas of Rhye · (See What a Fool I've Been)
Sheer Heart Attack (1974):Brighton Rock · Killer Queen · Tenement Funster · Flick of the Wrist · Lily of the Valley · Now I'm Here · In the Lap of the Gods · Stone Cold Crazy · Dear Friends · Misfire · Bring Back That Leroy Brown · She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos) · In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited
A Night at the Opera (1975):Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) · Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon · I'm in Love with My Car · You're My Best Friend · '39 · Sweet Lady · Seaside Rendezvous · The Prophet's Song · Love of My Life · Good Company · Bohemian Rhapsody · God Save the Queen
A Day at the Races (1976):Tie Your Mother Down · You Take My Breath Away · Long Away · The Millionaire Waltz · You and I · Somebody to Love · White Man · Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy · Drowse · Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
News of the World (1977):We Will Rock You · We Are the Champions · Sheer Heart Attack · All Dead, All Dead · Spread Your Wings · Fight from the Inside · Get Down, Make Love · Sleeping on the Sidewalk · Who Needs You · It's Late · My Melancholy Blues · (Feelings, Feelings)
Jazz (1978):Mustapha · Fat Bottomed Girls · Jealousy · Bicycle Race · If You Can't Beat Them · Let Me Entertain You · Dead on Time · In Only Seven Days · Dreamer's Ball · Fun It · Leaving Home Ain't Easy · Don't Stop Me Now · More of That Jazz
The Game (1980):Play the Game · Dragon Attack · Another One Bites the Dust · Need Your Loving Tonight · Crazy Little Thing Called Love · Rock It (Prime Jive) · Don't Try Suicide · Sail Away Sweet Sister · Coming Soon · Save Me · (A Human Body)
Flash Gordon (1980):Flash's Theme · In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme) · Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless) · The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale) · Football Fight · In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) · Execution of Flash · The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) · Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men) · Escape from the Swamp · Flash to the Rescue · Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men) · Battle Theme · The Wedding March · Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching) · Crash Dive on Mingo City · Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations) · The Hero
Hot Space (1982):Staying Power · Dancer · Back Chat · Body Language · Action This Day · Put Out the Fire · Life Is Real (Song for Lennon) · Calling All Girls · Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) · Cool Cat · Under Pressure (met David Bowie) · (Soul Brother)
The Works (1984):Radio Ga Ga · Tear It Up · It's a Hard Life · Man on the Prowl · Machines (Or 'Back to Humans') · I Want to Break Free · Keep Passing the Open Windows · Hammer to Fall · Is This the World We Created...? · (I Go Crazy)
A Kind of Magic (1986):One Vision · A Kind of Magic · One Year of Love · Pain Is So Close to Pleasure · Friends Will Be Friends · Who Wants to Live Forever · Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme) · Don't Lose Your Head · Princes of the Universe · (Blurred Vision) · (A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling) · (Forever)
The Miracle (1989):Party · Khashoggi's Ship · The Miracle · I Want It All · The Invisible Man · Breakthru · Rain Must Fall · Scandal · My Baby Does Me · Was It All Worth It · (Hang On in There) · (Stealin') · (Hijack My Heart) · (My Life Has Been Saved) · (Chinese Torture)
Innuendo (1991):Innuendo · I'm Going Slightly Mad · Headlong · I Can't Live with You · Don't Try So Hard · Ride the Wild Wind · All God's People · These Are the Days of Our Lives · Delilah · The Hitman · Bijou · The Show Must Go On · (Lost Opportunity)
Made in Heaven (1995):It's a Beautiful Day · Made in Heaven · Let Me Live · Mother Love · My Life Has Been Saved · I Was Born to Love You · Heaven for Everyone · Too Much Love Will Kill You · You Don't Fool Me · A Winter's Tale · It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise) · Yeah · Track 13 · (Rock in Rio Blues)
The Cosmos Rocks (2008,met Paul Rodgers): Cosmos Rockin' · Time to Shine · Still Burnin' · Small · Warboys · We Believe · Call Me · Voodoo · Some Things That Glitter · C-lebrity · Through the Night · Say It's Not True · Surf's Up... School's Out! · Small Reprise · (Runaway)
Queen Forever (2014):Let Me in Your Heart Again · Love Kills - The Ballad · There Must Be More to Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
Non-albumtracks:Thank God It's Christmas (1984) · No-One but You (1997)
Nummers van Michael Jackson
Got to Be There (1972):Ain't No Sunshine · I Wanna Be Where You Are · Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me · In Our Small Way · Got to Be There · Rockin' Robin · Wings of My Love · Maria (You Were the Only One) · Love Is Here and Now You're Gone · You've Got a Friend
Ben (1972):Ben · Greatest Show on Earth · People Make the World Go 'Round · We've Got a Good Thing Going · Everybody's Somebody's Fool · My Girl · What Goes Around Comes Around · In Our Small Way · Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day · You Can Cry on My Shoulder
Music & Me (1973):With a Child's Heart · Up Again · All the Things You Are · Happy · Too Young · Doggin' Around · Euphoria · Morning Glow · Johnny Raven · Music and Me
Forever, Michael (1975):We're Almost There · Take Me Back · One Day in Your Life · Cinderella Stay Awhile · We've Got Forever · Just a Little Bit of You · You Are There · Dapper-Dan · Dear Michael · I'll Come Home to You
The Wiz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978):You Can't Win · Ease On Down the Road · Be a Lion · A Brand New Day
Off the Wall (1979):Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough · Rock with You · Working Day and Night · Get on the Floor · Off the Wall · Girlfriend · She's Out of My Life · I Can't Help It · It's the Falling in Love · Burn This Disco Out
Thriller (1982):Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' · Baby Be Mine · The Girl Is Mine · Thriller · Beat It · Billie Jean · Human Nature · P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) · The Lady in My Life
Farewell My Summer Love (1984):Don't Let It Get You Down · You've Really Got a Hold on Me · Melodie · Touch the One You Love · Girl You're So Together · Farewell My Summer Love · Call on Me · Here I Am (Come and Take Me) · To Make My Father Proud
Bad (1987):Bad · The Way You Make Me Feel · Speed Demon · Liberian Girl · Just Good Friends · Another Part of Me · Man in the Mirror · I Just Can't Stop Loving You · Dirty Diana · Smooth Criminal · Leave Me Alone
Dangerous (1991):Jam · Why You Wanna Trip on Me · In the Closet · She Drives Me Wild · Remember the Time · Can't Let Her Get Away · Heal the World · Black or White · Who Is It · Give In to Me · Will You Be There · Keep the Faith · Gone Too Soon · Dangerous
Someone Put Your Hand Out (promo-single, 1992):Someone Put Your Hand Out · Dangerous Medley (Highlights from the "Dangerous" Album)
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995):Scream · They Don't Care About Us · Stranger in Moscow · This Time Around · Earth Song · D.S. · Money · Come Together · Childhood · You Are Not Alone · Tabloid Junkie · 2 Bad · HIStory · Little Susie · Smile
Blood on the Dance Floor (1997):Blood on the Dance Floor · Morphine · Superfly Sister · Ghosts · Is It Scary
Invincible (2001):Unbreakable · Heartbreaker · Invincible · Break of Dawn · Heaven Can Wait · You Rock My World · Butterflies · Speechless · 2000 Watts · You Are My Life · Privacy · Don't Walk Away · Cry · The Lost Children · Whatever Happens · Threatened
Thriller: Special Edition (2001):Someone in the Dark · Carousel
Bad: Special Edition (2001):Streetwalker · Todo mi amor eres tú · Fly Away
Number Ones (2003):One More Chance
The Ultimate Collection (2004):Sunset Driver (demo) · Scared of the Moon (demo) · We Are Here to Change the World · Cheater (demo) · Monkey Business · On the Line · Fall Again · In the Back · Beautiful Girl (demo) · (I Like) The Way You Love Me · We've Had Enough
Thriller 25 (2008):The Girl Is Mine 2008 · P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 · Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 · Beat It 2008 · Billie Jean 2008 · For All Time · Got the Hots
This Is It (2009):This Is It · Planet Earth
Michael (2010):Hold My Hand · Hollywood Tonight · Keep Your Head Up · (I Like) The Way You Love Me · Monster · Best of Joy · Breaking News · (I Can't Make It) Another Day · Behind the Mask · Much Too Soon
Bad 25 (2012):Don't Be Messin' 'Round · I'm So Blue · Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers) · Free · Price of Fame · Al Capone · Je ne veux pas la fin de nous
Xscape (2014):Love Never Felt So Good · Chicago · Loving You · A Place with No Name · Slave to the Rhythm · Do You Know Where Your Children Are · Blue Gangsta · Xscape
Overige uitgaven:1980: Save Me · 1983: Say Say Say · The Man · 1984: Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True) · 1985: We Are the World · Eaten Alive · 1987: Twenty-Five Miles · 1988: Get It · 1993: Whatzupwitu · 1996: Why · I Need You · 2001: Shout · 2003: What More Can I Give · Todo para ti · 2010: We Are the World 25 for Haiti · Mind Is the Magic · 2011: All in Your Name · Immortal Megamix · 2014: There Must Be More to Life Than This · 2017: Blood on the Dance Floor x Dangerous · 2018: Don't Matter to Me · Diamonds Are Invincible