'Living On My Own' Remixes


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Freddie Mercury 'Living On My Own'
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This page includes details of all of the remixes of the track 'Living On My Own'.

All but one of these remixes originate from 1992/3, with the Radio Mix being released as a single in July 1993, giving Freddie his first and only (albeit posthumous) number 1 hit. The other remix ('Egg Remix') was commissioned for 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo' in 2006, and was also issued as a promo single.

Album Remix
Radio Mix
Extended Mix
Club Mix
Dub Mix
LA Mix
Underground Solutions Mix / Roger S Mix
Techno Mix
Egg Remix

All mixes except 'Album Remix', 'Underground Solutions Mix', 'Techno Mix' and 'Egg Remix':
Rearranged, produced and recorded by Serge Ramaekers, Colin Peter and Carl Ward.
Produced for 'No More Brothers' productions at No More Studio 1, Antwerp, April 1993.
Cutting by Paul Van Der Jonckbeid at Foon.


Album Remix


Available on 'The Freddie Mercury Album', 'The Great Pretender' US album, the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set, both the 7" and CD singles, and also the Queen 'Greatest Hits III' album. Length 3:37.
Additional production by Julian Raymond.
This version adds a heavy dance beat, but the vocal is virtually identical to the original.

Lyrics:
Dee do de do day
Dee do de do de do do de do doh

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day, lonely
Dee do day day, lonely
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)
Come on baby

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Yeah baby

(Ad-libbed section)

Yeah, living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own, wooh

(Ad-libbed section)

Radio Mix


Available on all singles, both of the 'Solo' boxed sets, the 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs' compilation, and also on the Queen 'Greatest Flix III' video. Length 3:36.
Additional production and remix by No More Brothers (Colin Peter, Carl Ward and Serge Ramaekers).
This version adds a dance beat, with light cymbals, but is not quite as heavy as the album version. It also features a vocal intro, with some synthesiser accompaniment, and the first verse is repeated. It also loses the one ad-lib section, and repeats the chorus, finishing with the vocal a-capella.
Details are also available of the 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs' surround sound mix.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own
Come on baby

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)

Come on baby
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Extended Mix


Available on the CD and 12" singles, the 'Freddie Mercury Remixes' album, the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set and CD2 of 'Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs'. Length 5:13.
Additional production and remix by No More Brothers (Colin Peter, Carl Ward and Serge Ramaekers).
This is an extended version of the Radio Mix. It features a slightly longer introduction, and towards the end it repeats the first two verses and the chorus twice.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own
Living on my own
Come on baby

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Come on baby
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Club Mix


Available on the CD and 12" singles and the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set. Length 4:25.
Additional production and remix by No More Brothers (Colin Peter, Carl Ward and Serge Ramaekers).
This mix adds a dance beat and uses synthesised keyboards throughout. It also features a long intro, with the vocals beginning at 1:02, and loses most of Freddie's ad-libbed vocals, replacing them by repeats of the chorus.

Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dub Mix


Available on the 12" single only. This remix is not available in the 'Solo' boxed sets. Length 5:05.
Additional production and remix by No More Brothers (Colin Peter, Carl Ward and Serge Ramaekers).
This version is similar to the Radio mix in style. However, it features a different intro, with ad-libbed vocals, and towards the end of the song the ad-libs are dropped and replaced by some of the earlier verses.

Lyrics:
(Ad-libbed section)

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Come on baby
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

LA Mix


Available on the 12" single and a German CD single only. This remix is not available in the 'Solo' boxed sets. Length 3:37.
Additional production and remix by Julian Raymond.
This mix features a dance beat and many different sound effects.

Lyrics:
Dee do de do day
Dee do de do de do do de do doh

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)
Come on baby

Yeah, dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Yeah baby
Yeah, good times ahead

(Ad-libbed section)

Yeah, living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own, wooh


(Ad-libbed section)

'Underground Solutions Mix' / 'Roger S Mix'


Available on the 'Freddie Mercury Remixes' album, the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set, and on the second CD single of 'In My Defence'. Length 5:45.
Additional production and remix by Roger S for Indeep Productions.
This remix features a heavy dance beat and other dance effects, and a longer intro, with the vocals starting at 0:50. It also features a very different and much longer outro.

Lyrics:
Dee do de do day
Dee do de do de do do de do doh

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day, lonely
Dee do day day, lonely
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)
Come on baby
(Ad-libbed section)
Wooh, hoo

Yeah, dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Yeah baby
Yeah, good times ahead

(Ad-libbed vocals)

You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy


(Ad-libbed section)

You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)
You drive me crazy (with ad-libbed vocals overdubbed)

Living on my own
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy
Ha
Go
Wooooh, ah, ah

You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy

You drive me crazy
You drive me crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy

Techno Mix


Only available on new copies of 'The Great Pretender' US CD album. Length 3:47.
This version begins with a short 'orchestral' string effect, and has a similar feel to the LA Mix.
Additional production and remix by Julian Raymond. Many thanks to Christophe from Belgium for the lyrics.
There may also be an unreleased original mix, lasting 5:05, though this is unconfirmed.

Lyrics:
Dee do de do day
Dee do de do de do do de do doh

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry (so lonely)
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely (lonely)
So lonely
Living on my own

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast (so lonely)
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day (lonely)
Dee do day day (lonely)
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead


(Ad-libbed section)
Come on baby
(Ad-libbed section)

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I don't have no time for no monkey business
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Yeah baby
Yeah, good times ahead

(Ad-libbed section)

Yeah, living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own
Living on my own, wooh


(Ad-libbed section)

Egg Remix


Available on CD2 of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs', and on a 2006 3 track promo CD. Length 5:36.
This remix adds a drum beat and sound effects throughout, and retains little of the original music, but overall it is a fairly good remix.
A UK 12" promo also includes an extended version titled 'Egg Extended Disco Dub' at 7:15, though I haven't heard it to check the lyrics.
Remix and additional production by The Egg, mixed at the Echo Chamber, Battery Studios, London.

Lyrics:
One, two, three, four

Sometimes I feel I'm gonna break down and cry
Nowhere to go, nothing to do with my time
I get lonely
So lonely

Sometimes I feel I'm always walking too fast
And everything is coming down on me, down on me
I go crazy
Oh so crazy
Living on my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely yeah
Got to be some good times ahead

Sometimes I feel nobody gives me no warning
Find my head is always up in the clouds
In a dreamworld
It's not easy
Living on my own, my own, my own
Living on my own, my own, my own

Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day
Dee do day day

Living on my own, my own, my own
Living on my own, my own, my own
Living on my own, my own, my own
Living on my own, my own, my own
Living on my own, my own, my own

Wooh
Yeah
Hey
Go
Hey, hey
Hey, hey
Hey
Yeah
Hey, hey


(Ad-libbed vocals)

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