Queen ‎– I Want To Break Free

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Originally released April 2, 1984 as the second single to be lifted from the "The Works" album.

This grouping assembles the single/maxi releases, re-releases and other variations where "I Want To Break Free" receives A-side/top billing ("Machines" is the most-often used B-side).

In most countries the 7'' single plays a remixed version (4:21) of "I Want To Break Free", although some (eg the Portugal 7'') play "The Works" album mix (3:20).

Some countries releases also come in multiple sleeve designs - none more so than the UK 7'':
There are four different design sleeves - one with each group member on the front, plus plain sleeve
There are two variations in the sleeve manufacture (some made of card, some of paper)
There are two variations in the lettering print colour on the sleeve front (White or Gold)
There are five label variations (Black paper push-out centre, Black paper solid centre, Blue paper push-out centre, Silver Injection and Blue Injection)
(so potentially that is 5 x 2 x 2 x 5 = 100 permutations if they actually existed!)

FTF field 3 letter abreviation key:
F=Freddie R=Roger B=Brian J=John
C=Card P=Paper
G=Gold W=White

Versions (79)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1C K 062 2001166 Queen I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix)(12") EMI 1C K 062 2001166 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
060 2 00116 6, 1C K 060-20 0116 6 Queen I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix)(12", Single) EMI, EMI 060 2 00116 6, 1C K 060-20 0116 6 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
DJ314, 1C K 062-2001166 Queen I Want To Break Free(12") EMI, EMI DJ314, 1C K 062-2001166 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
ED 77 Queen I Want To Break Free(12") EMI ED 77 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
POP-649 Queen I Want To Break Free(12") EMI POP-649 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
12 EMIL(C) 4466 Queen I Want To Break Free(12") EMI 12 EMIL(C) 4466 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
12 QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Lab) EMI 12 QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1549336 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Maxi) EMI 1549336 France 1984 Sell This Version
V-75060 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Maxi) Capitol Records V-75060 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
052-2001326 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Maxi) EMI 052-2001326 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
1A K052-2001326, 12 QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Maxi) EMI, EMI 1A K052-2001326, 12 QUEEN 2 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Red) EMI, EMI 12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Red) EMI, EMI 12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
V-8590 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Single) Capitol Records V-8590 US 1984 Sell This Version
SPRO 9108, SPRO 9113 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO 9108, SPRO 9113 US 1984 Sell This Version
12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(12", Whi) EMI, EMI 12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
06 2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7") EMI 06 2001177 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
4653 Queen I Want To Break Free(7") EMI 4653 Guatemala 1984 Sell This Version
2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI 2001177 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI QUEEN 2 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
31C 006 200293 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI 31C 006 200293 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI QUEEN 2 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
Bo-1459 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI International Bo-1459 Bolivia 1984 Sell This Version
EMI-1248 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI EMI-1248 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMIJ4466 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI EMIJ4466 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
2001177, 1C 006 2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2001177, 1C 006 2001177 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006 2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI 1C 006 2001177 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI 2001177 France 1984 Sell This Version
EMS-17452, QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI, EMI EMS-17452, QUEEN 2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
006-2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI 006-2001177 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-2001177, QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI, EMI 1A 006-2001177, QUEEN 2 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
EMI-73-X-296 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI EMI-73-X-296 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single) EMI QUEEN 2 Barbados 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, BCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, BCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, BCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, BPG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, BPW) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Blu) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350, QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Bri) Capitol Records, Capitol Records B-5350, QUEEN 2 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Bri) Capitol Records B-5350 US 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FPG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FPG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FPW) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FPW) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, FPW) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2, B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Fre) EMI, Capitol Records QUEEN 2, B-5350 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Fre) Capitol Records B-5350 US 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Fre) Capitol Records B-5350 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, JCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, JCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, JCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, JPG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, JPW) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Joh) Capitol Records B-5350 US 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350, QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Joh) Capitol Records, Capitol Records B-5350, QUEEN 2 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
2001177 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, M/Print, Promo) EMI 2001177 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
P-B-5350, 7-pro-9114 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records P-B-5350, 7-pro-9114 US 1984 Sell This Version
EMI-1248 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI-1248 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMS-17452 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMS-17452 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
P-B-5350, 7-PRO-9114 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records P-B-5350, 7-PRO-9114 US 1984 Sell This Version
006-2001177, QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI 006-2001177, QUEEN 2 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
EMS 17452 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Promo, TP) Toshiba EMI Ltd EMS 17452 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, RCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, RCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, RCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, RCG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, RPG) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Rog) Capitol Records B-5350 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
B-5350 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Rog) Capitol Records B-5350 US 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, Sil) EMI QUEEN 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
QUEEN 2 Queen I Want To Break Free(7", Single, TP) EMI QUEEN 2 France 1984 Sell This Version
none Queen I Want To Break Free(Cass, S/Sided, Single) EMI none UK 1984 Sell This Version
060 010-7 Queen I Want To Break Free(CDV, Maxi, Promo, Smplr, TP, NTSC) EMI 060 010-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
QUECD11, 20 3053 3, QUE CD11 Queen I Want To Break Free(CD, Mini, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone QUECD11, 20 3053 3, QUE CD11 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QUE CD 11, TODP-2261 Queen I Want To Break Free(CD, Mini, Maxi) EMI, EMI QUE CD 11, TODP-2261 Japan 1991 Sell This Version

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Garry1963

Garry1963

October 30, 2018
referencing I Want To Break Free, 7", Single, 1C 006 2001177

This single version is 'fleshed out' with the inclusion of an organ halfway through, which is not present on the album version.
frezque

frezque

September 21, 2016
referencing I Want To Break Free, 12", Maxi, 1A K052-2001326, 12 QUEEN 2

My point of view is that this edition is a Holland or Dutch edition. The record was manufactured in Holland for EMI Benelux.
frezque

frezque

September 21, 2016
referencing I Want To Break Free, 12", Whi, 12QUEEN 2, 12 QUEEN 2

There 4 UK editions of the maxi single. 3 are mentioned here. The 12" UK version is available in a plain black sleeve also.
ICHBINZACHI

ICHBINZACHI

October 18, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix), 12", Single, 060 2 00116 6, 1C K 060-20 0116 6

the 12 inch ends with a medley of queen hits about the last 1:15 min.