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Another one bites the “Butter?” New BTS single appears to be a Queen collaboration

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After BTS dropped a teaser video for their new single, “Butter,” fans couldn’t help but notice that the beat of the snippet in the teaser sounded an awful lot like “Another One Bites the Dust,” a classic track from British rock legends Queen.  Now it appears that the similarity was deliberate.

Queen’s official Twitter account responded to the teaser by tweeting, “‘Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this…’ Another One Bites The Dust x #BTS_Butter.”  

The “are you ready” line is from “Another One Bites the Dust.”  The tweet also featured a GIF of Queen’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury, along with the title of that song.

If you’re not familiar, Queen has also posted some fun facts about “Another One Bites the Dust” on its Instagram Story. At least one fan immediately dubbed the apparent collaboration, “Another One Bites the Butter.

If this seems unusual to you, BTS are apparently well aware of Queen and their legacy. As Billboard notes, fans pointed out that when the group sold out the U.K.’s Wembley Stadium, group member Jin performed Freddie Mercury’s famous “Ay-oh!” chant from the band’s iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985, which also took place at Wembley. 

That scene was recreated for the hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

“Butter” arrives this Friday, ahead of the band’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

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