So, who are Queen?
Queen is a British rock band that was formed in London in 1970. The group consists of four members:
- Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano)
- Brian May (guitar, vocals)
- Roger Taylor (drums, vocals)
- John Deacon (bass guitar)
The band Queen was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001. They also won many awards, including 18 Grammies. Their large discography, spanning different genres such as hard rock or heavy metal, are notable for their signature operatic vocals and memorable pop songs, making them one of the most innovative, unique, and popular bands in history.
The Top 10 Queen Songs
Let’s explore the story behind every song, the lyrics, and why they are some of Queen’s most popular tracks!
10. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Written by Mercury, “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” was released in May 1977. The song is about a man who is tired of shallow relationships and is searching for a real lover.
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Written by Mercury, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was released in 1979. The song is about a man in love with a woman who is crazy and wild.
8. Somebody to Love
Written by Mercury, “Somebody to Love” was released in 1976. The song is about a man looking for someone to love him and make him feel complete.
7. We Will Rock You
Written by May and Taylor, “We Will Rock You” was released in 1977. The song is about a crowd of people united by their love for rock music.
6. We Are the Champions
Written by Mercury, “We Are the Champions” was released in 1977. The song is about a man who is proud of his accomplishments and is happy with who he is.
5. Don’t Stop Me Now
Written by Mercury, “Don’t Stop Me Now” was released in 1978. The song is about a man who runs away with life because he has finally found true love and doesn’t want to lose it.
4. Under Pressure
Written by Mercury and Bowie, “Under Pressure” was released in 1981. The song is about the pressure people are under in their everyday lives.
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
Written by Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in 1975. The song is about a man who is different than everyone else because he doesn’t fit into society’s standards of normalcy.
2. Radio Ga Ga
Written by May, “Radio Ga Ga” was released in 1984. The song is about a man tired of being shut out by the system, so he starts his own radio station to play whatever he wants to hear.
1. Another One Bites The Dust
Written by Deacon, “Another One Bites the Dust” was released in 1980. The song is about a man tired of being used and abused by people who are only out for themselves.
Bonus Track: Killer Queen
Written by Mercury, “Killer Queen” was released in 1974. The song is about a dangerous and seductive woman who can’t be trusted.
These are my current top 10 tracks. Of course, talk to me in a different mood, and the list will be different. But you can’t get a better playlist than this!
What did I miss? Leave a YouTube link in the comments!