Top 10 Best Queen Songs

Step into the Royal Court of Rock: Queen, the iconic English rock quartet, came to life in 1970 in London, thanks to the genius of John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor. Crowned as Britain's most successful act over the last 30 years, Queen took the world by storm in the late '70s and has never looked back. With a fan base that spans across the globe, their legacy is immortal. Behold, a carefully curated list of Queen's all-time greatest anthems awaits you.
The Top Ten
1 Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody was the definitive beginning of the greatest collection of musical gods this world has ever seen. It is a legendary musical epic that is the most amazing our world has been blessed with the privilege to be graced with. Just as Innuendo (disappointed it isn't top five) was the epic that marked the end, this song gave birth to an era of incendiary music that can NEVER be matched. Now that Freddie is teaching the angels to sing, and John was involved in an incident with his interdimensional portal powered by the bass line of Under Pressure, it makes me sad that I will never have an experience like growing up with or ever hearing Queen live again. But I know this band will never truly die.

2 Don't Stop Me Now

I absolutely love this song. Freddie is in his finest form on this track, and you can tell he absolutely loves singing it. He rocks it. Lyrically excellent and ahead of its time (like most Queen songs), it remains timeless and as fresh today as the day the track was laid down.

Freddie was a true genius with the best voice in the business, and this song shows it in all its glory. I miss you every day, Freddie. I am so glad you can visit me every time I hear your voice. Rest in peace to the best ever.

I think it's great that this song barely registered on the charts in the U.S. and went on to become beloved in the years afterward. It's epic and classic Freddie - a great piece of work. Now we're voting it as the second-best Queen song out of so many great tracks. Meanwhile, their biggest hit in the U.S. at the time was Another One Bites the Dust. Funny how time changes our perspective and the classics rise to the top. Great work, Queen.

3 The Show Must Go On

Absolutely agree with one of the comments here that it does not matter if this is the first or hundredth listen. It will be like listening to it for the first time every single time you listen to it. Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song, not going to lie, but it is very overrated. This song is a masterpiece.

To think Freddie passed only a month after this song. He was on his deathbed, and the vocals he showcases in this are amazing.

Just the fact that Freddie would die in a month, and could hardly walk, yet somehow sang this stunningly powerful and emotional song, encapsulates how awesome this song is. I've come across many people who think that Freddie wrote Bohemian Rhapsody on his deathbed when he actually wrote it 16 years before. This is the closest you will get to a "real Bohemian Rhapsody," when it was actually written and presented to Freddie by Brian May.

Not just a great song in its own right, but made even better when you realize that it is almost biographical of the pain and suffering endured by Freddie. And yet, as he sings, "my smile still stays on." Miss you, Freddie.

4 We are the Champions

This one isn't made for less than the top 3! It should be competing for first place with Bohemian Rhapsody! What a genius Freddie was!

We Are the Champions, my friends, and we'll keep on fighting till the end! We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers because we are the champions of the world!

I admit Somebody to Love is a good song, but we're talking about their best, and We Are the Champions isn't their number one song, but it's got to be their number 5!

Hey, hey, wait! Why is Under Pressure number 7 and I Want to Break Free at 8? It's not fair! I Want to Break Free definitely beats Under Pressure!

5 Another One Bites the Dust

The bass riff on this song is just kick-ass! This song, along with Green Day's Longview, should definitely be nominated for the best bass chords ever.

The lyrics are also great, and you can really see the diversity of Freddie's voice too. His vocal range on this song alone is simply amazing.

Why is it so low at 7? It ought to be in the Top 3! Deacon nailed it with the opportunity he was given.

Easily, he created the most recognizable bassline ever - the one that gets stuck in the head. Of course, it's not all bass. The lyrics are quite rebellious. You can annoy anyone with "and another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust."

6 We Will Rock You

This song is so underrated! Even though it doesn't go on for that long, it is still a great song!

It should at least be second after Bohemian Rhapsody. Third should be We Are the Champions. Those two, I reckon, are the only songs that have some actual rock in them. Apart from them, the rest of the songs are slow.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is Queen's best song, but "We Will Rock You" deserves to be higher in this ranking, number 2 without a doubt. The outro of the song with the guitar solo is so powerful, so rock, so Queen.

"Another One Bites the Dust" must be number 3 in my opinion. I like many songs of this band, but I'm really not a fan of "The Show Must Go On," and "We Are the Champions" is a good song but not amazing like "One Vision," "Radio Ga Ga," or "A Kind of Magic."

Your ears work properly? I do not think so.

7 Somebody to Love

This song fills me with so much nostalgia. It was the first Queen song I remember hearing as a kid, and hearing it always made me so happy. I never really understood how emotional the lyrics really are, but now that I'm older and have had many ups and downs in life, I can completely relate to and comprehend what the song is about, making me love it even more than I did when I was younger.

Never has a song made me feel so sad yet so happy. Props to Queen, specifically Freddie, for truly pouring their hearts into this.

8 Killer Queen

Okay, Bohemian Rhapsody is probably better, but I have to try to move this up the list. When this first came out, I had never heard anything like it before and marked Queen as ones to watch. This is a precursor to Bohemian if you like, as it has a few of those same rock opera characteristics. Beautiful vocal arrangements and guitar licks. A classic.

Literally the best Queen song ever written. The lyrics are so poetic - more so than one would think possible.

Every time I listen to this song, I imagine myself sitting in a room with only the richest and most powerful men and women alike. This is an astounding song, and only Queen could pull off something like this.

9 Under Pressure

I love this song. It's so catchy, and the lyrics are epic. They have so much meaning, and I listen to this song all the time.

I just hate that Vanilla Ice messed it up with his very similar song Ice Ice Baby. Now when most people hear the opening, they think that I'm playing Ice Ice Baby.

My favorite duet, Queen song, and song of all time. These vocals are sung with such an incredible range and power that you can feel the pressure. The bassline is the "Stairway to Heaven" of basslines, and it flows so well throughout this song. But the best part is Freddie singing, "Can we give ourselves one more chance?" It is a true masterpiece, worthy of anything.

10 I Want to Break Free

Haha, love it. That part halfway through the song with that funny-sounding instrument is great. The song also has a great message. I take the video as a joke. It was funny. Overall, it is a great song. All Queen songs are great. Why was Freddie Mercury so famous? Well, it is because of his amazing voice, and just by listening to this, you can understand how amazing it is. Queen will always be remembered.

Excellent song from those years. I believe that this song has held its value throughout the years. I am very proud that an Indian has sung this song.

With great remembrance, I am very proud that this great man has given us an excellent song.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Radio Gaga

Excellent. It's a shame that it isn't in the top five. This is my absolute favorite Queen song. It's best to listen to it live, though.

I've loved this song since I was 6. It's one of the only few that I never get sick of listening to. The melody is just so catchy.

Musical genius. Wonderful composition and lyrics. It's a true work of art.

12 Innuendo

Totally underrated song of Queen. Maybe it's because of other masterpieces that people think are better. But the changing atmosphere and tempo, rich instrumental, and true words... This song just awakens my feeling of freedom and makes me consider if I'm really missing so much to feel free, happy, and independent, or if it's just a problem in my head, instilled by today's world.

I'm trying to follow something unavailable and unnecessary. Is anybody who has reached all of it better in anything more? I believe we can create our happiness by ourselves. If everybody in this world had the same thoughts as Freddie, our world would be a perfect place for everybody.

13 The March of the Black Queen

If Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't so famous because of the well-timed clip, people would have known this piece of brilliance better. It's the best Queen song ever made. The whole apotheosis of the album culminates into this song! It's brilliant.

The White Queen from side A comes back as a dominatrix-like dark Black Queen. How brilliant is that? Then you see that all the brilliance of the band is already there: all sound tricks, love of quality, details. The real Queen is black. Now march!

It was either these quadruplets (March of the Black Queen, Funny How Love Is, The Fairy-Feller's Master Stroke, and Nevermore), the triplets (Tenement Funster, Flick of the Wrist, and Lily of the Valley), The Prophet's Song, or My Fairy King. But it just absolutely had to be the quadruplets. Those four are simply the best. They perfectly flow into each other, something extremely uncommon nowadays.

14 I Want It All

I want it all... I want it all... And I want it now! Brian May is absolutely amazing on this song. Freddie is, of course, Freddie.

But for me, this song is Brian's finest moment because, if you ask me, he surpasses even Freddie, which is far easier said than done. Freddie is absolutely amazing on it, but Brian is insane!

My all-time favorite Queen song. It's lyrically amazing, and Brian May absolutely kills this song with his lead guitar. It's guaranteed to make the hairs stand up on my arms every time I listen to it.

This song is a masterpiece - very well written, produced, and performed. "I Want It All" is my personal favorite song by Queen, but I do love everything from this legendary band.

15 Fat Bottomed Girls

"Fat Bottomed Girls" is the perfect mix of what Queen was before and after "Jazz". It's hard-rocking with great vocals but also features the almost pop hooks Queen displayed in the '80s. The first time I really remember hearing "Fat Bottomed Girls," I somehow already knew and remembered hearing the riff. That fabulous and crunchy riff could possibly be the career highlight for Brian May, outside of a guitar solo.

Then Freddie's voice comes in, gritty and catchy. This is a hard feat to manage even for other great rock vocalists, and he completely owns it. Roger's contributions are just as great and memorable. This is evidenced by me tapping my foot every time I hear this song. It's so catchy that several times I've woken up in the morning with it in my head! I don't know how, but I guess I was thinking about it while sleeping. It just shows how this fun tune never gets old. You'll literally be thinking of it from morning to night.

Freddie is, of course, unbeatable. But on "Fat Bottomed Girls," he really shines, not in terms of grandiosity or pitch, but just in making the song his own and having fun with it. Mercury's vocal style perfectly matches the entertaining lyrics by May.

I have to say, those lyrics are great because you won't hear any others like them. The song celebrates girls, interestingly, the curvy ones. If you hadn't heard the lyrics, you would have thought a song about girls would be about the pretty, skinny ones, like a rock star would want. But it's great that Queen wanted to show some love for the fuller figures. This appreciation also gives us great lines such as "She was such a naughty nanny/You big woman, you made a bad boy out of me" and "I've seen every blue-eyed floozy on the way." So memorable.

My favorite parts of the whole song are the a cappella chorus entrance at 0:01, the cool guitar interludes and solos between verses by Brian May, and the hard-rocking ending in which May jams. Deacon has a chugging bass... more

16 Crazy Little Thing Called Love

This is so unfair. How can you possibly pick the best Queen song? They're all the best. I love all the famous ones, but I absolutely adore the lesser-known ones, familiar only to avid Queen fans like me and you. With their eclectic mix, there's something for everyone, whether it's soft or fast and furious or everything in between. Queen's got it all.

From the loveliness of Love of My Life, Nevermore, Lily of the Valley, and Save Me, to the fury of Stone Cold Crazy, Dead on Time, and We Will Rock You (fast version!), I love them all. That's why Queen is so much more than their hits. Their hidden gems are a treasure trove of ecstasy.

Freddie's voice is so magnificent, and his passion so fierce, that anything he sings is my favorite. He is the most stunningly awesome performer ever to grace the Earth. QUEEN ROCKS AND RULES.

17 Who Wants to Live Forever?

This song is my favorite. Funny thing is, I'm listening to it while I'm typing this. The way Freddie sings it is just captivating and really nice.

It has a true statement in it. But seriously, the song is too good to be out of the top 10. Come on! If you vote for any other song (with the exception of a few others), there is something messed up with your brain.

I cried buckets the first time I heard this. It's so underrated, yet so beautiful. It hits you in the heart.

Such a powerful song. Wait... why am I still talking when I could be listening to the GREATEST Queen song EVER! Vote now! Peace, friends.

18 You're My Best Friend

It really shows how much they love each other, you know. John Deacon may be a quiet kid in the band, but he really loved them and wanted them to know. I love the song and what it means. It's beautiful.

This is a wonderful pop song and packs a sentiment that really means something, that's not overused, that we all need and should celebrate.

Such an amazing song. The best song from them aside from Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure. Voted for it because it's the lowest.

19 The Prophet's Song

The Prophet's Song is often overlooked in favor of Bohemian Rhapsody, despite being the first power metal song. Although the latter is fantastic, I have always preferred The Prophet's Song. It is one of the most epic things I have ever heard. This song, inspired by a dream Brian May had about a flood, features lyrics that could belong in the Old Testament.

He told of death as a bone-white haze,
taken the lost and the unloved babe.
Late, too late, all the wretches run,
these kings of beasts now counting their days.

The middle section is amazing. It makes you feel like you are in an empty room because there is only Freddie Mercury's voice. Then comes one of Brian May's most awesome guitar solos. After that, the first section reprises, and the song ends. You are left mesmerized.

20 Stone Cold Crazy

This is what started some big '80s bands out there. Very underrated. I voted for it because I wanted to put that out there. I was going to vote for something else, but I figured this should be higher on the list. Anyway, I only know one other kid who knows and loves this song. Thanks, Ray. Long live Queen. Long live Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury, we all miss you greatly and wish you were with us today. Rest in peace.

This is a great song, and it proves how lively 2 minutes and 17 seconds can be. A few friends and I covered this one. Our guitarist had one hell of a fun time playing.

This is a song to play when I feel hyper and pumped. LET'S GO!

21 '39

The thing I like about Queen is that each of their songs tells a story that's greater than most blockbuster movies, without telling you exactly what's going to happen. You're allowed to write your own story while listening, and '39 is the perfect example of this.

It's one of the most underrated songs, not just by Queen but by any band.

This song is absolutely incredible. Besides the unbelievably fascinating lyrics that form a great storyline, the music and instrumentalism top most other songs produced by Queen.

The lead singer does a great job, to put it mildly, and the entire song is a masterpiece.

22 A Kind of Magic

Great lyrics. Fine melody. Anything Freddie put his magical vocals to is great.

Loved Queen back in the day. Still love them just as much today. I wish we had smartphones back when I saw them in concert.

The heralding of a new age of unity of consciousness and harmony - 'Is this the kind of magic that can be only one?'

P.S. A great song live is Another One Bites the Dust. The bassline made everyone dance, and that was just a tribute band.

This song is perfect and deserves the number one position among all written songs, along with the Made in Heaven 1985 version. But not many people know what is magic.

23 Tie Your Mother Down

I really expected this to be in the top 5. This is way out of place.

This song should be in the top 20 at least. It's an amazing work of music written by May.

This one really sent the crowd into a frenzy.

24 Too Much Love Will Kill You

Such an underrated song. To me, it's my favorite Queen song and certainly belongs in the top 10.

The lyrics are beautifully heartbreaking, and you can hear Freddie singing from the heart in this one. Not to mention, the lyrics in this song are so true.

I simply love this song. Awesome chorus and singing, and also awesome lyrics and message in it. I actually understood this song, and I felt pretty sad. Like, "yeah, Fred's right on this one." This should be in one of the top ten, guys.

A song straight from Freddie's heart. This is the song that made me fall in love with Queen. It's amazing how Freddie touches hearts. He sings his soul out in this one.

25 Love of My Life

This is perhaps the only song by Queen that might work without Freddie's voice. I mean, it sounds spectacular with those Chopin chords. Freddie's charisma makes it irresistible, as does Brian's twelve-string guitar. Every time I listen to this at Wembley Stadium, I break into tears. There are no words to describe it. Maybe it is not the final song by this group, but it is surely the prettiest.

I had heard just a little bit of it when I went to the cinema to watch "Bohemian Rhapsody." Then I saw the scene where the song is composed and how the public sang it in the live version (as I have listened to it later on Spotify), and it was superb. Honestly, since the summer, I have started listening to Queen more deeply than in the past (I am a Beatles fan otherwise), and I have fallen in love with them. It is a kind of magic.

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