According to the Independent,Freddie Mercury and Bowie actually wrote the song in one nightwhile allegedly binging on cocaine and wine. And it was roughly 10,000 times better than the serviceable but inevitably Smash Mouth-y cover by Smash Mouth.
Seriously,listen to the greatness that is Bowie and Mercury's isolated tracks on the song.
Out of this world.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly implied that Smash Mouth had recorded the cover after David Bowie's death, when they had actually recorded a cover of "Under Pressure" years earlier. It also stated that Smash Mouth posted the cover on Monday, not Tuesday.
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