Best Queen SongsQueen 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
This song is overrated. It's fantastic and I admire it a lot, but sometimes it's treated as the only Queen song that matters when it comes to "All-Time Best Lists", which is pretty annoying. Plus I honestly don't think it's Queen's best song. It's still a top 10 in their entire discography because let's be honest, it's nigh-impossible to hate it.
Simply the most brilliant piece of music written and produced in the modern era. One of a kind song that can/will not be replicated in our lifetimes
This song was the definitive beginning to the greatest collection of musical gods this world has ever seen, 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 incindiary 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 on 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.
I love Queen! I am their biggest fan in the world! I have Queen wallpaper, phone case, bed sheets, fidget spinner, every album they ever put out, every DVD, posters, toilet paper, shower curtain, tattoo,t shirts, all four of their autographs, yellow jacket, a copy of the red special, a Freddie biography, Brian biography, Roger biography, and a John biography. And that's not even a quarter of the Queen collectibles I own. All together I've spent $1,500,000 on it all
All though it never did much on the charts back when it was released in the 70's it has transcended trough the years to become one of their biggest hits. The song itself makes you feel untouchable, one of a kind.
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
I think it is great that this song barely registered on the charts in the US and went on to become beloved in the years afterward. It's epic and classic Freddie. Great piece of work. So now we are voting it as the second best queen song out of so many great songs while their biggest hit in the US was Another One Bites the Dust at the time. Funny how time changes our perspective and the classics rise to the top. Great work, Queen.
This the most beautiful and definitely the best song written the band Queen. It is a true gem, oh my god how talented Freddie Mercury was. This song is perfection, the voice of Freddie is so beautiful when he plays the piano here, it brings us to the sky. It has an incredible rhytmn, it never slows down and it is the most positive and healthy song. If you listen to the lyrics carefully it will bring life into you.
This song, it's always been a favorite of mine. Not only is the musical presentation superb, but the raw emotion that Freddie sings with and that Brian, Roger, and John play with... that's what sells it for me. I don't know how that feeling of persistence and desire can come through on a guitar, bass, and drum set... but it does. And you can hear it in Freddie's voice, that even though he is dying of AIDS, the show must go on.
This is what I'd call Queen's best song and it's among my favourite songs of all time. I've hardly ever heard a song that's so engaging and inspirational. Sadly, it's a swan-song, given Freddie's circumstance when Queen made this track. Yeah, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is also terrific, but I think "The Show Must Go On" deserves more love.
Truly a moving song given the context of when it was written and recorded. A masterpiece and undoubtedly one of Queens very best.
Just the fact that Freddie would die in a month, and could hardly walk, and 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 it's own right, but made even better when you realize that it is almost biographical of the pain and suffering endured by Freddie, and yet, and he sings, "my smile still stays on." Miss you Freddie.
Not your usual Queen song as it's more of a funk song than anything resembling rock (Al tough that is very fitting considering how experimental the group is). But oh boy isn't it catchy. Might have the best favourite baseline ever as well.
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 great also and you can really see the diversity of Freddy's voice too! His voice range on this song alone is also just simply amazing?
Why is it so low at 7? Ought to be in the Top 3! Deacon nailed it with the opportunity he was given. Easily he created the most recognisable bassline ever. The one which gets stuck in the head. Of cours it's not all bass, lyrics are quite rebellious, you can piss off any one with "and another one go, and another one go, another one bites the dust".
First song I can remember listening to, At the age of three! And that was two years after the best singer that still blesses our ears with. RIP Freddie. Kanye should be shot for butchering your music.
ABSOLUTELY MY FAVOURITE...ORIGINALLY, because I "claimed" it out of love for my favourite football team here in America...Michigan...College football, that is...but then I just came to love hearing FREDDIE and loving the way he could sing...and being so sad that he is no longer with us...Miss you, Freddie... I love hearing it with WE WILL ROCK YOU... Love singing along with FREDDIE... Can almost feel "one" with him on this song...like he's right there and we are just singing this song together... Hard to explain... Love the YOU TUBE video for this...from LIVE AID...and FREDDIE would be standing there right on the edge of the stage... I just love seeing him on stage...and YOU TUBE is as close as I will ever get, of course... THIS and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY are the BEST Queen songs for me...
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
I admit it Somebody to love is a good song, but we're talking about their best, and We are the champion aren't their number 1 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 on 8
It's not fair!
I want to break free definitely beat under pressure!
This was the first English song I ever heard... I didn't know that queen had done this... Queen became the first band I seriously started to listen to... They are the ones that introduced me to music... And this song has every reason to go to the top.. Quite underrated
This song is so underrated! Even though it
Doesn't go for that long it is still a great song!
It should at least be second after bohemian
Rhapsody, and then third 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.
This should be number 1 and I'm not kidding. I use to hear my friends at my elementary school sing it a lot and I I said to myself, "I Thought whoever wrote that song is popular because it's there most popular song". So if I were you I'd make it number 1 just to make me happy
This song has an unique vibe that sends a chill through me and all my friends spines. We put this on our loud speakers and jump up and down on the bed screamin along to the lyrics. The only good rock is: OLD SCHOOL ROCK.
How is this not number one? Bohemian Rhapsody is a great song and all, but this is just one of those songs that everyone has heard and loves. It has one of the most recognizable intros of all time!
This was Freddie’s favourite Queen song. It’s an awesome song and yes, it sounds a lot like an Aretha Franklin song, which was what he was going for.
The greatest love song ever! This is one of Queen's masterpieces and the second to none in theme of love song! <I think Bohemian Rhapsody is greater but it is not a love song.> Somebody to Love sounds very brand new in the 70s (try comparing with those of Beatles or other rock brands at the same era) but also contemporary in 21st century. I love the rhythm of this song, Freddie's unique voice, and all musicians. The lyrics indicates that Freddie was such a genius. Greatest love song of all time!
The way that the band created those awesome 100 channel vocal arrays and piano chords, along with the godly solo makes this one of the best queen songs ever.
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.
If I were to pick one Queen song beside Bohemian Rhapsody to describe the band Killer Queen would be my pick. The song and lyrics are elegant and sophisticated just like the band. Glam rock at it's peak!
Okay, Bohemian Rhapsody is probably better, but I have to try and move this you the list. When this first came out, I'd never heard anything like it before and marked Queen out as ones to watch. This is a pre-cursor 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 of men and women alike. This is an astounding song, and only Queen could pull off something like this.
Whenever someone asks me what my favourite Queen song is, my usual answer is Bohemian Rhapsody, but I change my mind whenever I listen to this. There's something about the way Freddie sings it that makes it so cool and unique.
Queen Under Pressure transcended the 80's, once we heard the bass riff we knew this song was going to be awesome, and once we heard Freddie Mercury singing the song we forgot David Bowie was featured on this song because we all just thought this song was a Queen song only and the song is absolutely a classic song, and one of the best songs of the 80's.
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
So many people only know the bass line and the well-known beginning lyrics. But listening to the song all the way through is something. I love when Freddie just gets lost in the lyrics of encouraging lines about giving ourselves one more chance and giving love. Always picks me up when I'm down
It feels like a mix of songs I know, at the beginning it's Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice (Which is okay in my opinion. ) and the middle part sounds like I hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. (Which I love) So... This is now my second favorite Queen song! It rocks!
HAHA LOVE IT. That part halfway through the song with that funny sounding instrument. Great song, also great message. I'd take the video as a joke, it was funny. But overall great song, all queen songs are great. Freddie mercury was so famous why? , well because of his amazing voice and just by listening to this you can know how amazing it is. Queen will always be remembered.
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.
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 the best. Brest song to run too... And I don't like to run. Love to sing this one in my car.. For some reason this song hits an emotion in me that makes my eyes feel with tears. I just love this song.
Excellent. Shame that it isn't in the top five, this is my absolute favorite queen song! Best to listen to it live though
Had to vote for this because it was too low on the list. This is a great song with a great message
Musical genius! Wonderful composition and lyrics, a true work of art.
There's a key change in there that makes me glad to be alive!
Totally underrated song of Queen. Maybe because of other masterpieces which people think are better. But the changing atmosphere and tempo, rich instrumental, the true words... This song just wakes my feeling of freedom and makes me consider if I'm really missing so much to feel freed, happy and independent or it's just problem in my head inculated by nowadays world and I'm trying to follow something unavailable and unnecessary. Is anybody who has reached all of it better in anythong more? I belive 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.
This song, along with The Prophet's Song, The Show Must Go On, and The March Of the Black Queen are real and true contenders to be considered better than Bohemian Rhapsody. Along with Bohemian Rhapsody these four songs should be in the first four positions. I grew up with Queen and these songs break barriers in brilliance that very few bands have ever matched. Innuendo is Queen's progressive rock at it's finest. Amazing and thought provoking!
I love Bohemian Rhapsody, The show must go on, March of the Black Queen, Ogre Battle, etc. , but this song just blows me away. It hits me hard. Of course, I had a tough decision between the Prophet's song (the song that made me obsessed with Queen), Brighton Rock, Save me, These are the days of our lives, It's late, The Great King rat and Now I'm here. But Innuendo deserves the top ten. It's musical art!
Haunting Epic, I just love it. Saying that I do love all Queen songs, I am sure I'm like many Queen fans, who can't choose a favorite song.
But I love this song, its weird, its like jumping into a bi-polar opera. Its also a song where if you've heard it once or a million times, your still like... I'd love to know what this bizarre song is about?
This is underrated! This is a hidden gem! It is being ignored by Queen fans! They need to dig harder so they can find the diamond in the rough.
When I heard this masterpiece, it was mind blowing. I love how it has many different and awesome sections in it. This is criminally underrated and I have no idea why it never got the praise and love it deserved. Let me guess, because the critics though it was too long. Who cares if it’s 6 mins? This song is genius. BoRhap would’ve never existed without this song.
The predecessor to Bohemian Rhapsody, the song is an example of how creative the band can be when it comes to lyrics and composing.
Engaging because of its changes in tempo, is cool and innovative from its prog sounds and how complex (especially the voices) are, captures your attention and is exciting for the whole 6 min 30 seconds (Bo Rhap is around that time), is very catchy (in a good way), has perfect uses of harmonies and time signatures (in the fast parts especially), and that includes those awesome screams by Roger Taylor :) Overall, 'March' is a masterpiece, going from simple piano to a guitar-driving rocker with the utmost drama and complexity, and goes through many other sections before coming all the way back to that simple piano; Queen's ultimate masterpiece, in its long total duration, huge range of vocals and just how difficult it is to play. Amazing.
Rock2metal, I know some Queen songs, but I haven't heard the whole song
Ones I know:
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Another One Bites the Dust
Somebody to Love
Crazy little thing called love
Don't Stop me Now
I Want To Break Free
I Want it all (which I just Heard of) Thanks for the Heads Up!
I want it all... I want it all... And I want it now!
Brian May is absolutely amazing on this song... And 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!
It's got such good vocals from Freddie Mercury and great guitar work by Brian May. Such a great feel good tune, as I sure most of you will agree. It would be in my top 10, with fat bottomed girls, killer queen, radio gaga, bohemian rhapsody, another one bites the dust, I want to break free, we will rock you, we are the champions, don't stop me now, your my best friend. It is such a good tune that will put anyone in a good mood. 😜
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
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!
This is song is my personal favourite, it features fantastic vocals, spectacular guitar and a beat that you can't help but dance to. Whenever I am in a bad mood I listen to this and all my problems seem to go away.
How is this song not in the top ten? It is one of the greatest songs be queen.. It has that old school rock vibe which makes it very catchy!
Best Queen song, only second to Bohemian Rhapsody. This is part of one of the best Queen albums, and I love all the songs on The Game.
Maybe the best full out rock song that band ever did (Based on how you categories their songs). This rock anthem makes you want to blast the stereo and sing your heart out.
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
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this song! I've always been bigger and the 1st time I heard this and really listened to the words I was very self conscious because well you know how kids can be. But when I heard that song that's when my self esteem started to rise! YAY for them!
I've been thinking (it does happen on occasions) There are many great Queen songs (and a few not-so-great...) but this one just sounds so much different from their most-known ones. Great driving song; fresh and upbeat. It's easily my favourite Queen song.
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.
It seems like nobody ever knows about this song! This, and Liar, Innuendo beat Bohemian Rhapsody by miles! Starts calmly, and proceeds to the vocal section and finally the epic ending. Number one Queen song, and it's what makes A Night at the Opera the best Queen album.
THIS is the first power metal song ever and everything is superb especially Brian May's guitar work and the canon section in the middle with overdubbed vocals by Freddie.
This song is one of the most epic songs I've ever heard! I absolutely love the lyrics and the guitar work. It's just simply a masterpiece in queen and one of their many hidden gems.
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 and has that true statement in it but seriously the song is too good to be out of top 10 come on! If you vote any other song (with the exception of a few others) there is something messed up with your brain
This isn't my most fave Queen song but I really love this song and it send shivers all over my body. This song I think was one of the last song Freddie ever Wrote which is Eerie to think of this song title and then he passed away not to long after.R.I.P. Freddie
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.
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!
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
He wrote the song for his wife, but whatever. It can be about the band if you want it to be
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. Best song from them aside from Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure. Voted for it because it's lowest.
If this isn't the most beautiful love song of all times and it doesn't touch your heart I don't what's wrong with you..
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.
The more I scrolled the more I thought I had accidentally glazed over this song and it was actually up way higher. Then I found this... ALL THE WAY DOWN AT 72?!?! Seriously, this is a masterpiece of a song that essentially crafted the thrash metal genre and would go on to help birth bands such as Metallica! A legendary song and definitely much more deserving a spot much higher than 72
Holy crap, what the heck is this song doing down here. This is one of Queen's greatest songs! One of the first thrash metal songs ever. And you have to love that sexy guitar solo. This list is just stone cold crazy
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!
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 too 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 and like "yea" fred's right from 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.
Cannot help but cry. Freddie's voice. The video. The meaning. So pure and heartfelt and Freddie's goodbye song. Utter perfection!
This song should be top 20 at least. It's an amazing work of music written by May
I really expected this to be in the top 5, this is way out of place.
This one really sent the crowd in a frenzy.
Phenomenal performance from Brian May
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.
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.
This song is perfect and deserves n1 position among all written songs (with Made in Heaven 1985 version).But not many know what is magic.
What an epic song
Its just BRILLIANT!
Only freddie can do the live concerts and make them sound so good
The thing I like about Queen is each of their songs tells a story that's greater than most blockbuster movies, without telling you EXACTLY whats gonna happen... you're 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...
This song is absolutely incredible. Besides the unbelievably fascinating lyrics that form a great storyline, the music and instrumentalism tops most other songs produced by Queen. The lead singer does a great job to put it mildly and really just the entire song is a masterpiece.
How can '39 be beaten? It's simply Queen at their absolute greatest, and I have no clue as to why it wasn't released as a single. It could have rivalled Bohemian Rhapsody in the sales charts, and it already surpasses it for quality.
Simply the most beautiful and uplifting Brian May vocals/composition ever. Give it a listen, it's on A Night At The Opera. Should've been a single...
It is, perhaps, the only song by Queen that may works without Freddie's voice. I mean, it sounds spectacularly with those Chopin chords, Freddie's carisma makes it irresistible also Brian twelve-string guitar. Every time I listen to this at Wembley Stadium break in cry. There are -to be specifier NO EXIST- words to describe it. May be not the final song by this group, but 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 scen where the song is composed and how the public sang it in the live version (as I've listened to it later in Spotify), and it was superb. Honestly since summer I've started listening to QUEEN deeper than in the past (I'm a Beatles fan beyond), I've felt in love with them...It's a kind of magic
I was on the fence between this one or show must go on but this song is CRIMINALLY low on this list so I had to vote for it. Absolutely beautiful song.
Queen is a legendary band that has a high musicality, which could inspire me. Of all the songs that they have, the best song of all songs ever created freddy mercury. It's good that a guy wants to break up with his girlfriend reversal, the guarantee if the woman is still human, you can revert again. Haha