'Love Kills' Remixes


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Freddie Mercury 'Love Kills'

This page includes details of all of the remixes of the track 'Love Kills'. Three mixes originate from 1992, seven were commissioned for the 'Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs' set in 2006, and the last three were intended for the 'Solo' boxed sets in 2000 but are currently unreleased.

The 'Sunshine People Radio Remix' and 'Rank 1 Radio Remix' were released as singles in selected European countries in September 2006.

These mixes are listed in order of their release. As a general guide, the Rock Remix, Star Rider Remix, and Wolf Mix / Euro Wolf Mix are the best remixes whilst the Pixel '82 Remix is easily the worst.

As well as the remixes on this page, the track was reworked as a Queen ballad, using Freddie's original vocals, for the 2014 compilation 'Forever'.

 

Original Wolf Mix / Euro Wolf Mix
Rock Remix
Star Rider Remix
Sunshine People Radio Mix / Sunshine People Club Mix
Rank 1 Remixes
Pixel '82 Remix
More Older Remix by The Glimmers
Halo Remix / Halo Remix Lock & Load Edit
Jazzy Mix (unreleased)
Symphony Mix (unreleased)
Synthesised Version AKA Fugitive Brothers Radio Mix (unreleased)


Original Wolf Remix / Euro Wolf Remix


Additional production and remix by Richard Wolf for Wolf & Epic.
In the Original Wolf Mix, the guitar starts during Freddie's echoed opening vocal, but in the Wolf Euro Version the echoes are a-capella.

Available Versions:
1. Original Wolf Remix (3:28) (available on 'The Great Pretender' US CD album, the 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed set, and CD2 of 'In My Defence'; a hard rock mix, with new percussion and heavy guitar)
2. Euro Wolf Mix (3:25) (available on 'Freddie Mercury Remixes', and CD1 of 'In My Defence'; a toned-down, softer version of the above mix, with much less guitar)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are only included in the Original Wolf mix; those in blue are only included in the Euro Wolf mix)
Love kills, love kills, love kills, love kills
Love kills, love kills, love kills


Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start


Love kills, love kills, love kills, love kills
Love kills

It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone


Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone, yeah

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
An open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills
Love kills, love kills, love kills

Love kills, love kills, love kills

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills

Ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Rock Remix


Available on both the 3CD and 10CD/2DVD 'Solo' boxed sets. Length 4:27.
Remixed by the Fugitive Brothers (Carl Ward, Colin Peters, John Beckett and Ray Burdis) in 1992, with extra guitar by Johnny Bivouac.
This is a great remix, featuring new drums and guitars, with audience noise dubbed on, to give it a live feel.

Lyrics:
Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love, won't leave you alone, yeah

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone, yeah

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone, yeah

Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Love kills
Hey, love kills

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills

Star Rider Remix


Available on the singles and on the first CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs'. Length 3:38.
Produced by Star Rider.
This is a very good remix, adding a dance beat and percussion throughout, but staying quite faithful to the original.

Lyrics:
Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through the heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Won't let you go

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go

Love kills, yeah, yeah

Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no justification
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your lifeline
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone, yeah

Sunshine People Radio Remix / Sunshine People Club Remix


Remix and additional production by Piet Blank, Jaspa Jones, Andy Kaufhold @ Spacedust Studios, Germany.
Additional programming and instruments by Piet Blank, Jaspa Jones and Andy Kaufhold.
These are two good remixes, adding percussion and sound effects, with some muffled vocals.

Available Versions:
1. Radio Remix (3:14) (available on the single and on the second CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs')
2. Club Mix (5:53) (available on the single and a 'Living On My Own' 2006 promo; essentially an extended version of the radio remix, with some additional sections, mainly instrumental)

Lyrics: (the Club Remix features additional lyrics in red, but loses the lyrics in blue)
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Oooohhh

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone


(Love don't take no reservation)
(Love don't take no reservation)
(Love don't take no reservation)
(Love don't take no reservation)

Reser-reser-reser-res-reservation

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Hey, love kills
Hey, love kills

Hey, love kills
Hey, love kills
Hey, love kills
Hey, love kills
Hey, love kills


Love kills, love kills, love kills, love kills
Love kills, kills, kills, kills

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills
Yeah, yeah

Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Ooh, ooh, oooh

Ooh, ooh, oooh

Rank 1 Remixes


Additional production and arrangement by Rank 1.
This version adds a repetitive dance beat throughout the track, and retains none of the original music.

Available Versions:
1. Rank 1 Remix (7:16) (available on the second CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs')
2. Rank 1 Radio Remix (3:30) (available on the Dutch CD single (possibly others) and to download; has the same structure, but loses some vocals and some instrumental; there are other slight changes in places)
3. Rank 1 Extended Vocal Mix (7:20) (available on a Dutch 12" vinyl; apparently this is the Rank 1 Remix but just adds Freddie saying 'alright' at the start, though I haven't heard it to be sure)
4. Rank 1 Dub Mix (7:05) (available on a Dutch 12" vinyl; apparently this is a complete dance remix, which only retains Freddie singing 'love kills' and one of the verses, though I haven't heard it to be sure)

Rank 1 Remix and Radio Remix Lyrics: (the Rank 1 Remix adds the lyrics in red but loses the lyric in blue)
Love kills
Love kills

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone

Won't leave you alone

Love kills
Love kills
Love kills
Love kills
Love kills

Love kills
Love kills
Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still


Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still


Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)

Won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)
Won't leave you alone (love kills)

Love kills

Love kills
Love kills
Love kills
Love kills

Pixel '82 Remix


Available on the second CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs', and a 'Living On My Own' 2006 promo. Length 6:12.
Remixed by Pixel 82.
This is a very annoying and repetitive dance remix, which loses virtually all of the original music and many of the vocals.

Lyrics:
Love kills
Love kills
Love

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Hey, play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills, hey

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Love don't give no indication
Love strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through the heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love won't leave you alone

It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love, love, love, won't leave you alone

Ooh, ooh, oooh, ooh, oh
Ooooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh, ooh, oh
Ooooh, oooh, ooh, oh, oh
Love kills

More Older Remix by The Glimmers


Available only on the second CD of 'Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs'. Length 6:51.
Remix and additional production by The Glimmers, engineered by Ray Mang.
This is a fairly good remix, which has a very similar feel to the original, and adds instrumental elements from the extended version. Unfortunately, it also loses many of the lyrics.

Lyrics:
Hey, hey, hey....
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Hey, love can, hey, love can
Hey, hey, hey....

Play with your emotions
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Play with your emotions
Hey, hey

Play with your emotions
Love kills
Play with your emotions
Hey, love kills
Hey
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Hey

Love kills
Kills, kills, kills, kills
Oooh
Oooh
Kills, kills, kills, kills
Oooh
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Oooh
Love kills
Oooh
Love kills

Love
Hey, love can
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Love kills
Hey, love can play with your emotions
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Hey, love can play
Hey, love kills

Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Love
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills

Love
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Love
Kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Love

Halo Remix / Halo Remix Lock And Load Edit


Available on a Italian 12" single in 2000.
I haven't heard either of these tracks yet, but apparently the Halo Remix is a complete dance remix, retaining little of the original music, and few lyrics. The Lock And Load Edit is presumably a single version of the remix.

Jazzy Mix


Currently unreleased. Length 4:40.
This mix was produced by the Fugitive Brothers (Carl Ward, Colin Peters, John Beckett and Ray Burdis) in 1993, but in the end wasn't used. It retains the vocals, but replaces the music with a dance beat which has a jazz feel, and extra new guitar towards the end. It adds some of the ad-libbed vocals from 'Living On My Own' at the start.

Lyrics:
(Ad-libbed section)

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Hey, ey
Love kills
Love kills

Play with your emotions
An open invitation
Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills

Symphony Mix AKA Overture Mix


Currently unreleased. Length 3:34.
This mix was produced by the Fugitive Brothers (Carl Ward, Colin Peters, John Beckett and Ray Burdis) in 1993, but in the end wasn't used. It retains the vocals, but instead of the usual dance beat, the music is replaced with classical music and occasional drums, which give it a refreshingly different feel.

Lyrics:
Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Hey, ey
Love kills
Love kills

Play with your emotions
An open invitation
Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills

Synthesised Version AKA Fugitive Brothers Radio Mix


Currently unreleased. Length 3:42.
This mix was produced by the Fugitive Brothers (Carl Ward, Colin Peters, John Beckett and Ray Burdis) in 1993, but in the end wasn't used. It retains the vocals, but replaces with the music with a dance beat throughout, with extra new guitar towards the end. It is a reasonable remix, much better than some, and has a similar feel to the 'Living On My Own' 1993 remixes.

Lyrics:
Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love don't give no compensation
Love don't pay no bills
Love don't give no indication
Love just won't stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Love don't take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don't give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won't let you go
Cause love (love) love (love) love won't leave you alone

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Love kills
Hey, ey
Love kills
Love kills

Play with your emotions
An open invitation
Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It's just a living pastime
Ruling your heartline
Won't let you go

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won't let go
It won't let go
Love kills