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The isolated vocals for David Bowie and Freddie Mercury's "Under Pressure" are pretty magical

When you think of the 1981 mega hit collaboration Under Pressure, it's hard not to think of that catchy-ass riff. But take away the rest of Queen and there's still a ridiculously-impressive-and-moving a-capella-Bowie-Mercury explosion underneath the instruments.

The song's creation was apparently fueled by copious amounts of cocaine and booze, and 32 years later, there's still nobody who can make "dee da deedadet" sound as sexy as Freddie Mercury did. Listen below, and try not to belt it out too loud; they can hear you.

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