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15 of Queen's Best Songs

November 24th marked the 24th anniversary since Freddie Mercury's passing. Feeling nostalgic, I decided to create this piece as a celebration of the wonderful music he left to all of us. 

 

The flamboyant lead singer fronted Queen, which is one of the most successful and well-known bands of all time. From its humble beginnings in London in the early 1970s, the band was rocking the biggest stadiums in the world by the mid-1980s. 

Back-to-back albums Sheer Heart Attack and a Night at the Opera, released in 1974 and 1975 respectively, catapulted it to international stardom. The latter album featured arguably the band's most famous song. Can you guess what it is? We've saved the best for last! 

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Radio Ga Ga

Released in 1984, Radio Ga Ga went to Number One in 19 countries and quickly became an arena favorite.


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Another One Bites the Dust 

This song marked the second U.S. Number One for the British band. Released in 1980, it was also its best-selling single. 


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Tie Your Mother Down 

This single from 1977 wasn't initially a fan favorite, but it has gained plenty of recognition as one of Queen's classics in the decades since. 

 

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We Will Rock You

It's time to clap your hands and stomp your feet! Is this one of the most recognizable songs ever? We Will Rock You was released in 1977.


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We Are the Champions 

In 2011, scientific researchers concluded that this 1977 release was the catchiest song recorded in the history of pop music. I didn't make that up!


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I Want to Break Free 

Although it was controversial in the U.S. upon its release in 1984, Queen's European and South American fans embraced this song.


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Killer Queen

This 1974 release, written by Freddie Mercury, allowed Queen to gain fame around the world for the first time. 


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The Show Must Go On

Released just six weeks before Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, this song is about his will to keep performing despite being seriously ill. 


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Under Pressure

The band teamed up with rocker David Bowie for this 1981 release. It's a superb collaboration. 


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Crazy Little Thing Called Love 

With a distinctive rockabilly sound in contrast to Queen's other releases, this song was released in 1979. 


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Who Wants to Live Forever

Lead guitarist Brian May sings the first verse of this song, which was written in 1986 for the soundtrack of the movie, Highlander.


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Somebody to Love 

A complex vocal arrangement makes this 1976 release stand out from some of the band's other songs. 


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Don't Stop Me Now

This upbeat number was recorded in France and released in early 1979. 


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Fat Bottomed Girls 

This provocatively-titled song was released in 1978 and performed by the band in concert until 1982. 


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Bohemian Rhapsody 

We told you we've saved the best for last! This is without a doubt, Queen's most iconic song of all. Enjoy! 

Sources: Rolling Stone, AXS

 
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