You Don’t Fool Me

“You Don’t Fool Me” is a song by Queen, from the 1995 album Made in Heaven. It was released as a single in 1996, containing various remixes of the song. The song is one of the few which were actually written and recorded after the Innuendo sessions, and was written and composed by the band, under David Richards’ supervision. It was a worldwide hit and reached the peak of the single charts in Italy.

“You Don’t Fool Me” was one of the last tracks recorded for the album Made in Heaven and came about in a most unusual way. May has explained on his website[citation needed] that the producer for the band, David Richards, more or less created the framework of the song single handedly, building from bits of lyrics recorded just before Mercury’s death. May has said that before Richards’ work, there was no song to speak of. However, after Richards edited and mixed the song (including a bit of harmonies recorded for “A Winter’s Tale”), he presented it to the remaining members of the band. Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon then added their instruments and backing vocals and were surprised to end up with a finished song that had begun as nothing. The style of the song is reminiscent of their 1982 album Hot Space, and a comment over that featured on their Greatest Hits III album.

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