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"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.

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Background[edit]Edit

"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 that 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 MayRoger 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.

Music video[edit]Edit

The video is set in a night club where a young man encounters his former girlfriend and recounts the memories of their brief relationship. The theme of the song could possibly be a continuation of the story set up by earlier Queen songs "Play the Game" and "It's a Hard Life".

Personnel[edit]Edit

Track listings[edit]Edit

Original version[edit]Edit

CD single
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (edit) — 3:54
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:25
CD maxi
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:25
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (edit) — 3:54
  3. "You Don't Fool Me" (Sexy Club Mix) — 10:18
  4. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) — 7:07
12" maxi - Europe
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (Sexy Club Mix)
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix)
  3. "You Don't Fool Me" (B.S. Project Remix)
  4. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Instrumental club mix)
12" maxi - U.S.
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (Freddy's Club Mix) — 7:02
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:24
  3. "You Don't Fool Me" (Freddy's Revenge Dub) — 5:53
  4. "You Don't Fool Me" (Queen for a Day mix) — 6:33

Some US 12" promos do not feature the album version.

Remixes[edit]Edit

CD single
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (B.S. Project remix - edit) — 3:15
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (edit) — 4:40
CD maxi - UK release only
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:24
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) — 7:05
  3. "You Don't Fool Me" (Sexy Club mix) — 10:53
  4. "You Don't Fool Me" (Late Mix) — 10:34
12" maxi - UK release only
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) — 7:05
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (Late Mix) — 10:34
  3. "You Don't Fool Me" (Sexy Club Mix) — 10:53
  4. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:24
Cassette single (plays the same on both sides)
  1. "You Don't Fool Me" (album version) — 5:24
  2. "You Don't Fool Me" (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) — 7:05

The Sexy Club Mix is the nearly the same on all formats. The UK CD and 12" versions list the wrong time of 10:53, when it should only be 10:18 like the other formats list it. The UK CD version has a mastering error and the first 4 seconds are lost, bringing the running time down to 10:14.

1995 remixes[edit]Edit

  • "B.S. Project Remix" (Remix by M. Marcolin and Bob Salton)
  • "B.S. Project Remix - Edit" (Remix by M. Marcolin and Bob Salton)
  • "Dancing Divaz [Instrumental] Club Mix" (Remix by Dancing Divaz)
  • "Dancing Divaz Rhythm Mix" (Remix by Dancing Divaz)
  • "Dub Dance Single Mix" (Remix by David Richards)
  • "Freddy's Club Mix" (Remix by Freddy Bastone)
  • "Freddy's Revenge Dub" (Remix by Freddy Bastone)
  • "Late Mix" (Remix by David Richards)
  • "Queen For A Day Mix" (Remix by Freddy Bastone)
  • "Queen Forever Megamix" (Remix by Freddy Bastone)
  • "Sexy Club Mix" (Remix by Jam & Spoon)

The "Queen Forever Megamix" features vocal samples from a few different Queen songs, but not "You Don't Fool Me". It was only released on the limited edition orange promo vinyl disc in the UK.[1]

Charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1996) Peak

position

Austrian Singles Chart[2] 23
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[2] 13
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[2] 14
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 21
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 14
German Singles Chart[3] 26
Irish Singles Chart[4] 23
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 52
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 27
UK Singles Chart[5]1 17

1 Remixes

End of year chart (1996) Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[6] 58
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[7] 70

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