Today would have been Freddie Mercury’s 71st birthday. I figured this would be a good time to do a Queen top ten list.
I like Queen. I went through a phase for about a year in my twenties when I listened to loads of Queen (I went through a lot of musical “phases” then). I’ve not listened to them as much in recent years and, like with a lot of bands, I must admit that I don’t know much beyond their greatest hits. I didn’t even really know Brighton Rock, which featured heavily in Baby Driver.
But Queen rightly deserve the reputation as one of the all-time greatest rock bands & I miss the days when we had performers as amazing as Mercury. Who do we have nowadays? Ed Sheeran?? Ugh. Everyone is so damn boring now. It truly sucks.
Like with all my lists, this is a ranking of every Queen song I know. If you know of a great album track missing from this list, I’m open to recommendations of songs I should check out. So, counting down to my favorite, here are My Top Ten Queen Songs:
The Rest Of The Songs That I Know:
33. Don’t Lose Your Head
32. Save Me
31. Play The Game
30. Tie Your Mother Down
29. Seven Seas Of Rhye
28. Somebody To Love
27. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
25. You’re My Best Friend
24. Don’t Stop Me Now
23. One Year Of Love
22. I’m Going Slightly Mad
21. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
20. The Miracle
19. I Want It All
18. I Want To Break Free
17. Keep Yourself Alive
16. Stone Cold Crazy
15. Hammer To Fall
14. Princes Of The Universe
13. Flash (all the Flash soundtrack stuff…)
12. The Show Must Go On
11. Who Wants To Live Forever
10. TIE: Fat Bottomed Girls & Bicycle Race
9. We Are The Champions
8. One Vision
7. Radio Ga Ga
6. We Will Rock You
5. Killer Queen
4. A Kind Of Magic
3. Under Pressure
2. Another One Bites The Dust
1. Bohemian Rhapsody (I didn’t want number one to be so obvious but it’s a damn good song)
And an honorable mention for Brighton Rock, thanks to Baby Driver.
And, sorry, but I have to include the Wayne’s World scene. Not ashamed to admit that this will always be one of my favorite movies…
All time favourite band! I never got to see them play when Freddie was alive. I did see them with Adam Lambert and while he’s not Freddie, and doesn’t try to be, I have to say he’s not a bad replacement at all. He give the band that camp flavour they need and he’s got a pretty good voice for the vocals. If the show must go on, and if we can’t have Freddie, Adam will do well.
Other songs I love:
Sheer Heart Attack
Love of my Life
Fight From the Inside (Roger singing)
Tear it Up
Thanks for the further recommendations! Don’t know those songs. 🙂 Man I miss Freddie… Not seen Lambert perform with them. Glad it sounds like he’s okay.
Nice to see Killer Queen in the top 5!
Definitely! Love Killer Queen. 🙂
Interesting list! Nice to see “Keep Yourself Alive” in there! My personal favourite is “White Queen (As It Began)” from my all-time fave album QUEEN II.
Now I’m Here
March Of The Black Queen
Funny How Love Is
I’m In Love With My Car
Father To Son
Gimme The Prize
Excellent! Thanks for the recommendations as I really only know the big singles. A band I certainly need to explore more. 🙂
Great list for a great band! Love your top 5, but I would squeeze “Don’t stop me now” in there somewhere
Thanks, Natasha! Happy to hear from another Queen fan. 🙂 I do like Don’t Stop Me Now but think I’ve heard it too much in the UK (seems to be a favorite here!).
Thank u for this Post!
I will keep coming back to this one! 🙂
You’re welcome! 😉
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