Best Queen Songs

Queen are a seminal English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. Britain's most successful band of the past three decades, the band rose to prominence during the mid-to-late 1970s and still retain a large international fan base. This is a list of Queen's all time greatest songs.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody

The Perfect Queen song, along with Somebody to love and march of the black Queen

There is no competition.
"So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye?! "

This song expresses a difference of music style and it's great...

Super overrated song, who cares if it's split into 3 parts when none of them sound good? There's no sort of harder edge to this one, it's just overly high, annoying vocals and boring sections, especially the middle one which tries being weird, but forgets to also be good. Dumb song by an overrated band, go listen to Cannibal Corpse or Death instead, now that's real music - machineman

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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, ahead of it's time (like most Queen songs), timeless and as fresh today as the day the track was laid down - Freddie was a true genius, best voice in the business and this shows it in all it's glory - miss you every day Freddie, so glad you can visit me every time I hear your voice... RIP to the best EVER

This song is amazing. The tune is great, the lyrics are amazing and Freddy's voice is top notch in this epic song. Definetely one of the best ever.

This is my #2 favorite by Queen forever. I can't get sick of it! Amazing vocals, makes you want to dance, awesome instrument stuff, it's mind blowing!

Makes me want to get up and achieve all my dreams.

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3 The Show Must Go On

In my opinion Freddie Mercury's greatest vocals is portrayed in this song. So I vote this up

The best song ever is so powerfull you feel and understand the suffering he have but then he try to calm you but is hard to lose someone so talented. we miss you freddy...

Absolutely awesome song! The combination of Freddie's vocals, Brian's Guitar and Roger's drums is just epic!

Everything about this song rules especially the guitar solo - Sabbath

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4 Another One Bites the Dust

Coolest beat ever. Such a great song.

"And another one gone, and another one gone, and another one bites the dust!.. "

This record proves that Freddie could sing in any style he chose. The man was a genius.

This song is totally sweet. I mean have you heard the beat 'cause it is rocking'. GO QUEEN!

I really love the beat on this song

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5 We are the Champions

Amazing power ballad - the way Freddie sings it is with all his feeling. It is an very underrated song and I just adore it - idolangelx13

This one isn't made for less than 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! At the world

A Very underrated song, people see it as too much of a novelty song.

I always heard this after we will rock you both songs are good - trains45

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6 We Will Rock You

Nobody, and I mean nobody can sing this except Freddie

I think it has a cool beat and good lyrics.

The classic stadium chant. Between the lyrics and the drums- you'll be sure to be pumped up.

This is a good song - trains45

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7 Somebody to Love

I love Queen! This is my favorite by them, they are so epic! - jescafish

Freddie's greatest vocal performance! (And that's saying a lot! )

Somebody to Love is the best Queen song of all time, hands down, Bohemian Rhapsody is overrated, good, but overrated the harmonious chorus and the lovely tune easily makes this a top 3 best song ever made

Song Is brilliant in my case, shame glee had to go and ruin it. - PotBellyPup

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8 Killer Queen

Killer queen is a very good song I really like the high notes along with it it flows well that way. Although I do like we are the champions killer queen is my favorite!

I love this song! It should definitely be number 1!

Criminally underrated. Explosive song with vocals and an instrumental that'll blow your mind. Gunpowder and gelatine indeed.

yes

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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

I get in love with it when I first time heard it, I love the lyric which is so encouraging. the rhythm is so great that I can say I will never get bore with it even listen to it every single minute.

Love this song

It's the best song that I've ever heard in my life. The music world miss you too Freddy!

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10 I Want to Break Free

Amazing song. It's so great, but so underrated. The video was just as a joke, but I adore it anyway!

It is obvious why this song is the best Queen song - because it was written non other than John Deacon. He may have not written that many songs, but most of them were huge!

One of my favorites, I love the video

Excellent song of those years. I believe that this song has the value throughout the years. I am very proud that an Indian has sang this song. With great remembrance I am very proud the great man has given an excellent song.

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The Contenders

11 Radio Ga Ga

Amazing. It just shows how important the radio was to them

My absolute fave Queen song.

Best Song Ever! So catchy and great beat

Every day in the morning. Unbeatable.

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12 Innuendo

While I wouldn't consider this song better than Bohemian Rhapsody, it still deserves to be much higher than it is. Top five worthy in my opinion. - LarryLarrington

A prog rock masterpiece

Bohemian Rhapsody 2 boys and girls

This is a masterpiece of human culture and music genius.
Shame not to be among the top three Queen songs.

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13 The March of the Black Queen

This song destroys Bohemian Rhapsody in my opinion. Both are good, but try making sense of these lyrics. Just try. You can't, but you know they're connected somehow. It's far more random, but Bohemian Rhapsody's randomness comes from one middle section that comes out of nowhere and interrupts three minutes of blissful balladry. This is just consistently random throughout the whole song. Two separate (and both not very common) time signatures at the same time. A song so complexly recorded that it could not be performed live at all, and probably still can't. Yet it still has the same vibe throughout. Queen is hyper-popular after the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, but few Queen fans know of Queen's first days, the days before they were a consistent radio-friendly hit-making machine, which is exactly what they were ever since Killer Queen, with some exceptions here and there. THIS is Queen. The instrumentals all serve their parts perfectly. Just kick back, relax, and let the six minutes of ...more - AlexZoraj

This is far more random, with a wider variety of genres combined in it, than Bohemian Rhapsody. And despite that, the song still manages to maintain the sound of a march throughout. Freddie's vocals and piano are beautiful, Brian's guitar and John's bass are badass, and Roger's playing is simply amazing.

Better than bohemian rhapsody

This is there best song

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14 I Want It All

If you like Queen, that's because you're have an excellent taste in music!
If you don't Like it, you can start with this song! - rock2metal

It's so catchy I can't get enough...It's my background music

Must be higher!

This song is 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 - Irina2932

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15 Fat Bottomed Girls

Girls with big bottoms are cool.Really cool

Even gay people like fat bottomed girls

Top ten no love

Perfect mix of what Queen was before and after Jazz: hard rocking with great vocals but also hear the (almost) pop hooks Queen displayed in the 80s. First time I really remember hearing "Fat Bottomed Girls', I had somehow already knew and remembered hearing the riff. Oh, that fabulous and crunchy riff. Possible career highlight of Brian May, outside of a guitar solo.

Then Freddie's voice comes in gritty and catchy, a hard feat to manage, even for the other great rock vocalists, and completely owns it. Roger's contributions were just as great and memorable, as evidenced by me tapping my foot every time I hear this song. So catchy in fact, that several times I have woke up in the morning with it in my head! I don't know how, but I guess I was thinking about it while sleeping? Just shows how this fun tune never gets old and you'll literally be thinking of it from morning to night! Freddie of course is unbeatable, but on 'Fat Bottomed Girls' he really shines, not in terms ...more

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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, the ones familiar to only 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, & 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 & RULES!

One of the first queen songs to get number one in America should be far more higher - bat10

"Ready freddie? "
catchy, old school rock, and a great person in the vocals... a recipe for success!

Too many good songs to pick. So I just picked the first that came to mind.

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17 The Prophet's Song

The echo part is a bit weird though, not that it's a bad thing. This is still a great song in my opinion. - Misfire

Incredible work, absolutely unique! Killing vocals, fantastic!

This is the best Queen song by far. It's epic. It's Prog Rock!

The first power metal song, this is always overlooked by Bohemian Rhapsody. Although the latter is fantastic, I have always preferred this one. It is one of the most epic things I have ever heard! This was taken from a dream that Brian May had about a flood. As a result, this song has lyrics that could be from 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 one,
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. Then the first section reprises, and the song ends. You are left mesmerized.

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18 Who Wants to Live Forever?

I love this song so much

I cried buckets first time I heard this. So underrated, yet so beautiful. 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! hint, hint, this one! VOTE NOW! Peace dudes!

This song makes me cry every time...the fact that Queen's songs hit you right in the heartstrings and makes people relate and feel made them one of the greatest bands of all time...they will truly live on forever...

With the exception of the greatest rock and roll song of all time (it does not need to be named) this is Queen's best song!

I don't like to use the word epic too many times in one month, but I think it needs to happen for this.

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19 You're My Best Friend

19th? Seriously?

Its lit

I love this song, should be in top ten. - Luckys

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

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20 Stone Cold Crazy

A super fast song that really gets you in the dancing mood I love this song - bat10

this - Disturbedpotato

This is a great song, and it proves how lively 2 minutes and seventeen 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!

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 gonna vote for something else, but I figured this should be higher on the list. Anyway, I only know 1 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. RIP.

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21 Tie Your Mother Down

That beat, stuck in my head! Amazing song!

Give me all yoour love too niiight! - galaxyfox

This song rocks! - Metarock

This one really sent the crowd in a frenzy. - FearlessFreep

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22 Too Much Love Will Kill You

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.

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 and like "yea" fred's right from this one. this should be in one of the top ten guys...

Cannot help but cry. Freddie's voice. The video. The meaning. So pure and heartfelt and Freddie's goodbye song. Utter perfection!

What an incredably great voice did he have! The way he sings this chorus makes me chiver!

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23 '39

Gives me shivers, so amazing and deep

Sounds like a Beatles song in my opinion. I'm probably the only one who thinks that. - Userguy44

The thing I like about Queen is each of their songs tells a story thats greater than most blockbuster movies, without telling you EXACTLY whats gonna happen... youre allowed to like write your own story while listening and 39' is the perfect example of this and one of the most underrated song not just by Queen but by any band... - ozlacs

Brian May is a spicy lad - RichardWright

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24 A Kind of Magic

Greet song it’s so over looked

The heralding of a new age of unity of consciousness and harmony - 'is this the kind of magic, that ca be only one? "

PS a great song live is Another One Bites The Dust - the bass line made everyone dance - and that was just a tribute been band.

What an epic song
Its just BRILLIANT!
Only freddie can do the live concerts and make them sound so good

Great lyrics. Fine melody. Anything Freddie put his magical vocals to is great. Loved Queen back in the day. Still love 'em just as much today. I wish we had smart phones back when I saw them in concert.

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25 Bicycle Race

I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE I WANT TO RIDE MY BIKE I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE I WANT TO RIDE IT WHERE I LIKE!

Both ironic and beautiful

This song is just so sweet!

No other artist can write a 3 minute song about bicycles. - TheFourthWorld

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26 Princes of the Universe

The Highlander

I LOVE THIS ONE!

Great song! Impossible not to get pumped up after listening to this song. Should be higher rated!

Holy crap are you kidding me. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SONG EVER. There is no way to describe it.

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27 Hammer to Fall

What is this doing it at #34. This should be at least a top 5

I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, (the movie) and I LOVED THIS SCENE. It was the last scene, at Live Aid '85, and I was blown away by the actors' rendition of this song. It's not my favorite, but it's a good song. - galaxyfox

"It really rocks. Perfect for every place"

Hammer to Fall and Fat Bottomed Girls are so overlooked. Both really good rock-out tunes. - Britgirl

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28 Save Me

It is a very good song. At least top 20!

Oh... What a wonderful Queen ballad song! My favourite song with Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now. And my top 3 is Save Me. It should be least at top 15! - gyungmin

Involve Freddie's real life experience about a close friend who's relationship has ended

Best Queen song in my eyes, even better than Bohemian Rhapsody, Another one Bites the Dust, Killer Queen and other classic Queen songs

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29 Love of My Life

How can this be so low on this list? It's like the prettiest song ever made.

Okay tell me how this is not at least top 3. Literally a masterpiece. No other word can describe it. YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO TASTE

It should be top 10

This deserves a place in top 10

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30 Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

Catchy, fast and just an awesome song

This song has become my favorite. Absolutely addictive. The guitar solo y just that simple and that good

I love every song by Queen, especially Somebody to Love, but at this point this gets my vote. They mix the classic music, and the rock kinda style. The singing is so perfect, I just love it. And this is exactly how a lot of us "boys" feel.

"HEY BOY" gives me chills, I wish I could travel back in time and give Freddie the cure for aids, or bring him back to life today.

My favourite Queen song. Masterful songwriting and takes me back to listening to this when I was a kid.

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31 Now I'm Here

So much better live.

The guitar the vocals. Everything about this song is amazing it's the best queen song ever. why isn't it number one. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

One of their finest pieces

Awesome song with a great guitar riff!

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32 Brighton Rock

Love Freddie's falsetto, brian's guitar solo, and intro of the song. I would of voted for Killer Queen but I decided to choose this. - KillerQueen1774

Brian May is amazing!

Love Bohemian Rhapsody, of course, but if I could take only one Queen track this would be it

Brian's song here has me under. I had gotten new songs on my iPod and I never used to listen to this then I clicked play and just... Wow this has an amazing solo, everything about it is just amazing.

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33 One Vision

Fried chicken

Its impossible to choose, but this one has been stuck in my head so I'all say One Vision.

At least number 10... At least number ten...

Gimme fried chicken! Always makes me chuckle

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34 Death On Two Legs

Definitely top ten one of the greatest musically songs ever

This song is one of the few songs by queen that utilizes the instrumental side of music. Nearly all other queen songs are strictly vocal. The beat and composition of this song is revolutionary and seems to me like a Cheap Trick inspiration.

Where do I begin? The song is literally a showcase of Queen's many traits; the precarious layering and dubbing of melodies, vocals, and musical sound effects. Freddie's fantastic voice and attitude: in this song one can literally feel his seething disdain. Brian's wailing, yet operatic, orchestral guitar. Deacon playing an impecabbly intonated bassline, with Taylor's smashingly thunderous drum fills intertwined. The grand piano adding an air of royalty, depth, and power. It's hard to choose a great Queen song; they're all incredibly amazing. Queen is in a league of their own.

One of the best examples of how Queen was ahead of their time... unique, dynamic and catchy.

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35 Keep Yourself Alive

This song is top 10! That guitar riff is amazing!

So amazing, underrated. It should be up higher. The vocals are beautiful and I love when Roger sings.

One of the greatest songs of queen... its not fair that its ranked so low in the ranking.

Keep yourself alive. Keep yourself alive. All you people. Keep yourself alive. Wish Freddie was able to do that.

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36 It's Late

I voteds for it because it's a top ten.

Highly underrated song. Should have been more popular.

This deserves to be in the top 10 for sure. - Metarock

One of the first rock songs to use the finger tap guitar technique. Yes, even before Van Halen.

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37 Seven Seas of Rhye

Fear me lord and lady commenters

A queen early classic

How is this at number 50? It should be way higher on the list!

It's amazing

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38 Ogre Battle

It's hard to choose the top10 queen's songs, but I really like this song and I think Ogre Battle, Liar and One vision deserve a better positioning.

The Invention of Speed Metal

While most people who have heard (or not heard any song) of Queen will choose their favorite queen song " Bohemian Rhapsody".But PERSONALLY I like this song more than Bohemian Rhapsody. - zxm

Overshadowed, a really good song

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39 Liar

One of queen's classics that should be higher - bat10

Whoa, only 61?! Liar is at least top 10, no joke! It was the crown Jewel of Queen I and their best live song for their first few years of touring. Queen's first two albums clearly are seriously overlooked if Liar can't be considered one of their best.

One of my favourites

By far my favorite song from Queen! Very unique for its time. Although the lyrics are really strange, Brian May's intro will really rock your socks! This should be higher up on the list. It's one of those songs that make Queen unique.

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40 These Are the Days of Our Lives

Love this song. Freddie is pouring his heart out to his fans letting us know he will always love us. Brian's solo is awesome.

Beautiful song.

Surprised not top 5, in my opinion number 1.

This is the cutest song ever i love it along with every other one of there songs lol queen is by far one of the best bands there was and probably ever will be! Freddie Mercury was a genius when it came to singing and writing the songs!Everyone knows the words to at least one of Queen's songs , im only 16 and i no the words to about 50 of them lol like i said there awsome and thers never gonna be another band like them!!!

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41 Dragon Attack

Yes, this is definitely one of my favorites!

One of queen's hidden gems only true queen fans know this song but I think it should be a far more known song - bat10

So nasty. I mean, wow. It's just a skull-rattling tune that obliterates all other songs. How this isn't at the top is criminal. There's more to quality than popularity.

Definitely Queen's funkiest song, just listen to the bass solo, drum solo and guitar solo, this song is amazing!

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42 Great King Rat

Deserves to be higher. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

This is really awesome song, I love it very much. This is the one of the most innovative song of greatest band queen. And by the way, what a speed of Freddie Mercury with a very clear pronouns...

My favourite by a zillion miles. Freddie and Brian push themselves and their unique talent, to the absolute limit.

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43 Breakthru

Breakthru is definitely one of their best songs! I really love it.. this song gives you a boost! :-)

This song should easily be in the top 10! Great bass riff and brilliant beat with Freddie's vocals making it into something special

Underrated Queen... Enjoyed watching Freddie be Freddie in the video before his health started deteriorating.

My favorite song, over bohemian rhapsody, and don't stop me now! - t-man

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44 Friends Will Be Friends

This is there most underrated song next to March of the Black Queen, should definitely be in the top 30s or above.

A great song. A recent discovery for me, but I consider it a classic in my playlist. The guitar solo at the end always moves me. LISTEN TO IT NOW!

Sure... Friends will be friends.. awesome lyrics. wish it could at least reach the top 15 of their list.. SIMPLy AmazinG.

Another classic. Great guitar. A really nice ballad with great lyrics.

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45 Sheer Heart Attack

Queen goes punk rock. YEAHH BOY

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46 Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

Amazing

An amazing song

Beautiful. Stunning piece of music and the lyrics aren't bad either

Should be way higher. Amazing song.

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47 Spread Your Wings

One of the sweetest Deacon's contribution on the band

The most beautiful song queen ever made topped of by that lovely solo towards the end.

The best version of the song! It's just so perfect! I knew It's a shame that no one knows about this version!

One of the perfect song that I ever heard.

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48 Flash

FLASH!... AAHHAHH!... SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE! This song is cool, heard it in Ted

Amazing song with epic rock beat and four crazy guitar solos one of queens best songs and one of their best

This song is ridiculously underrated

I always liked it. Great song

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49 The Millionaire Waltz

This song almost makes me go to sleep - carverwhitt

At the end, it feels like you listened to 4 songs

It's like the child of Bohemian Rhapsody. - Misfire

This song is god damn amazing.

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50 White Queen (As It Began)

Extremely under-rated Queen track. Especially the Odeon Convert version.
Queen shows off pure emotional and atmospheric brilliance with this piece.

Beautiful emotional vocals, amaaazing piano solo on the Odeon Hammersmith live version!

One of the most enchanting, yet at the same time heart-breaking, songs ever written. Mercury's vocals are absolutely magical.

One of the best Queen songs ever... Shame that the song was never released as a single or feature any piano on the album version which would have made it an awesome song... One of the best.

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