Q is for Queen

No, not her majesty of Great Britain but Queen the band. Even though Freddie Mercury dies just a couple of months after I was born, I’ve grown up listening to his music. This is thanks to my mum, she’s a huge Queen fan so she’d have the cassette tapes (then the CD’s) playing in the car when I was little. We would sing along and it cemented my love for the band.

I think it’s brilliant that so many Queen songs have become an everyday part of our lives. We Are the Champions is sung at spot events, and so many of their songs have been featured in films. Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne’s World, Somebody to Love in Ella Enchanted, We Will Rock You in A Knight’s Tale and so many more. It always puts a smile on my face when I hear a Queen song in a film or TV show.

It’s pretty impossible to choose a favourite Queen song, there’s so many of them that I even forget a few of them. I love the headbangers, the proper sing-along songs and the ballads, I love them all. So, I had to go with a medley of songs and what better than Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985. I love watching their performance, Freddie Mercury has the audience in the palm of his hand and I love when they all clap along in perfect time to Radio Ga Ga – both in the audience at Wembley and all the way in Philadelphia. The Audience Improve part gives me shivers every time I see it.

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8 comments

  1. The Greatest Hits of Queen is part of my writing playlist. Some of their songs I cannot hear without thinking of the movies they were part of – there’s no way to separate “Who wants to live forever” from “Highlander” (at least in my head). Happy A-to-Z-ing.

  2. Elena,

    I liked Queen’s mewsic but I don’t think I considered myself a true fan. I do like how their mewsic always makes me wanna dance. Queen has spanned decades and into the hearts of a generation who only know Freddie Mercy as the legendary singer for this 70s rock band. Great mewsic vid to listen to while commenting and waiting for my morning brew to finish.

    Today’s Art Sketching Through the Alphabet illustration of the Evil QUEEN from a classic children’s fairy tale.
    ~Curious as a Cathy

  3. I’ve only heard Queen songs in movies so that is pretty much how I learned about Queen. but ‘somebody to love’ is a favorite of my even if I sort of like the movie version but the words are so sad and meaningful that you can’t help but understand and even sing along.

    have a lovely day.

  4. Oh yes, Queen is the epitome of rock as far as I’m concerned, so inventive and imaginative. “A Night at the Opera” is my favourite album, followed by “Innuendo” (but you can’t go wrong with a Greatest Hits either, of which my family has three copies between us.) I was fortunate enough to see the remaining members of Queen perform at the Isle of Wight festival last year, with Adam Lambert on the vocals. He was never going to be Freddie, of course, and acknowledged that himself, but he had the right amount of flamboyance without trying to take the place of an irreplaceable legend.

    1. Yes, inventive and imaginative is definitely the way to describe them! I think we had numerous editions of their Greatest Hits when I was growing up.
      Oh wow! That’s so cool! I’m not jealous at all 😉 I always thought Adam Lambert would be a good fit (I liked him since his American Idol days)

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