The Best Queen Songs of All Time functions – as usual – as our introduction to the music of legendary pop-rock band, Queen. Queen rose out of the ashes of Smile – which Brian May (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums) formed in university – with Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano) and John Deacon (bass) joining the line-up in 1970 and 1971 respectively.
Even limited to ten songs only, it’s evident from The Best Queen Songs of All Time that Queen were eclectic to a fault. With four songwriters contributing to a wide array of genres and styles – from pop to hard rock, there was always something for everyone in Queen’s varied material. Having sold over 300 million albums, there’s little doubt that Queen were one of the most popular bands in rock history.
Queen’s reign effectively ended when Mercury passed away from AIDS in the early nineties but the band’s legacy lives on in the May-Taylor tribute act as well as in biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody. And of course, in the magnificent music – fifteen studio albums that beg to be explored and savoured.
So enjoy our Best Queen Songs of All Time (in chronological order) and hopefully it will be the beginning of a fruitful journey of music discovery!
“Father To Son” (Queen II, 1974)
“Killer Queen” (Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (A Night at the Opera, 1975)
“Somebody to Love” (A Day at the Races, 1976)
“We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” (News of the World, 1977)
We have always considered these two songs to be one!
“Don’t Stop Me Now” (Jazz, 1978)
“Play the Game” (The Game, 1980)
“Under Pressure” with David Bowie (Hot Space, 1982)
“Radio Ga Ga” (The Works, 1984)
“A Kind of Magic” (A Kind of Magic, 1986)
Yes, once more our Best Queen Songs of All Time list is merely the tip of the iceberg. For more of Queen, check out our other articles.
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