Freddie Mercury and Queen are a world-renowned band that has released countless legendary pieces of music that are still listened to in huge numbers to this very day. Freddie Mercury is Queen, and Queen is Freddie Mercury. He was a charismatic man and a huge icon in his prime. Queen had countless number ones and lyrical masterpieces, which is going to make this list a tough choice for us, but we know we can do it! We’re going to break down what we believe to be the best queen songs of all time.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
Regarded as possibly one of the greatest songs ever to be written and performed, Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the easiest and most obvious choice for a number one song by a band. This six-minute piece of beautiful songwriting has a narrative theme that develops as the song goes on. The first line people normally think of is “Mama just killed a man”. People all over the world know the lyrics off by heart, and we don’t blame them!
2. Don’t Stop Me Now
Yet another iconic song produced by Queen. Don’t Stop Me Now really gets your blood pumping and can act as a great inspirational song on somedays. At the time of the song’s release, Queen and Freddie Mercury seemed unstoppable. Queen was constantly producing high-quality music on each album they produced. Don’t Stop me Now featured on the News Of The World album alongside “We Will Rock You”.
3. We Are The Champions
By far, one of the easiest songs to recognize from the Rock n Roll genre. In 2005 a poll was conducted asking people from all over the world what they considered the best song ever to be. We Are The Champions won by a comfortable margin, and to be honest, we can understand why. A song that is played when victory is achieved all over the world, often popular in soccer stadiums and other sporting events.
4. Another One Bites The Dust
Many think that Another One Bites The Dust was actually originally written and performed by Queen when originally it was sung by John Deacon. Queen just adapted it to the Rock n Roll genre. If you want to know a fun fact, it was actually Michael Jackson who suggested to Freddie Mercury that he should cover the song with his style of music. It was clearly good advice as the song stayed at number one in the UK and US for three weeks when it was released in 1980.
5. We Will Rock You
Featuring alongside “Don’t Stop Me Now” on the News Of The World album, We Will Rock You firmly established Queen as a Rock and Roll band. A song about domination and competition that still holds up as a great song even in modern times. The song hit number 2 in the UK charts and number 4 in the US charts when the song was released.
Special Mention: I Want To Break Free
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention I Want To Break Free. A song that expressed Freddie Mercuries’ struggle over his sexuality and his desire to openly express his bisexuality without being judged by what was then a society that opposed any form of homosexuality or bisexuality.
Wow, this was tough
With so many excellent Queen songs, it really took some thinking to finalize this list. Queen will be remembered well into the future as one of the best bands of all time with one of the most iconic front men to ever grace music in Freddie Mercury. We hope you enjoyed reading it!