On Instagram, one of the fan pages dedicated to Queen icon, Freddie Mercury, revealed a little-known fact about the band’s song ‘One Vision‘ and its appearance on the famous game Grand Theft Auto.

A fan account on Instagram named ‘Freddiemercuryonline‘ shared the picture of the band members during the video clip of ‘One Vision’ and wrote about the inspiration behind the song. Apparently, Martin Luther King was an influence over the writing process of the song as being a man who overcame the odds. 

Here are the details of the story behind the song ‘One Vision:’

“‘One Vision’ is a song written and recorded by Queen, first released as a single in November 1985 and then included on their 1986 album A Kind of Magic. It was written by Roger Taylor.⁣

The song was inspired by the life and exploits of Martin Luther King, with the lyrics recounting a man battling and overcoming the odds. In the 2011 BBC documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives, Taylor stated his lyrics were “sort of half nicked off Martin Luther King’s famous speech.”

The song’s music video featured a “morphing” effect of the band’s famous pose in 1975’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” video to a 1985 version of the same pose. The song was included in all Queen’s live concert performances of The Magic Tour, as the first song of each concert. They claimed they chose “One Vision” as the introduction song because its intro made a perfect concert introduction. ⁣

The music video was recorded in September 1985 mainly showed the band recording the song at Musicland Studios in Munich and was the first to be directed and produced for Queen by Austrian directors Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher, also collectively known as DoRo. DoRo and Queen developed a fruitful working relationship which would result in numerous acclaimed and award-winning videos (for “Innuendo” and “The Show Must Go On”, among others).”

Furthermore, the fan account revealed a rarely known information about the connection between ‘One Vision’ and the famous game Grand Theft Auto IV. The game was released in 2008 and they used a part of Queen’s ‘One Vision’ in the game’s soundtrack and also in-game radio station.

“The song appears on the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack, and in-game on the radio station ‘Liberty Rock Radio 97.8’.⁣”

You can see the post the fan account of Freddie Mercury shared on Instagram below.

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Queen during One Vision music video♥️.⁣ —⁣ ℹ️ "One Vision" is a song written and recorded by Queen, first released as a single in November 1985 and then included on their 1986 album A Kind of Magic. It was written by Roger Taylor.⁣ ⁣ 📹 The song was inspired by the life and exploits of Martin Luther King, with the lyrics recounting a man battling and overcoming the odds. In the 2011 BBC documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives, Taylor stated his lyrics were "sort of half nicked off Martin Luther King's famous speech." The song's music video featured a "morphing" effect of the band's famous pose in 1975's "Bohemian Rhapsody" video to a 1985 version of the same pose. The song was included in all Queen's live concert performances of The Magic Tour, as the first song of each concert. They claimed they chose "One Vision" as the introduction song because its intro made a perfect concert introduction. ⁣ ⁣ 📀 The music video was recorded in September 1985 mainly showed the band recording the song at Musicland Studios in Munich and was the first to be directed and produced for Queen by Austrian directors Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher, also collectively known as DoRo. DoRo and Queen developed a fruitful working relationship which would result in numerous acclaimed and award-winning videos (for "Innuendo" and "The Show Must Go On", among others). ⁣ ⁣ 💡 The song appears on the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack, and in-game on the radio station "Liberty Rock Radio 97.8".⁣ #FreddieMercury

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