Top Ten Reasons Why Queen is Better Than the Beatles

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1 Bohemian Rhapsody is Regarded by Many as the Greatest Song Ever

"Many" who are Queen fans, but not by "Most".

Not even their best song. - Userguy44

It is surely. even though I like the beatles the most, but I agree that bohemian rhapsody is the greatest song ever!

yes it is

2 Freddie Mercury Has a Better Voice Than Paul McCartney

Freddie's voice was much much better, it is not a question!

If one listen to the voice of Freddie Mercury then one will realise that it is a natural voice of a real singer. In my opinion there is no replacement to Queen. It is the best

Wear your hearing aid. Freddie Mercury's voice was much fuller and more versatile than Paul's and had a better range. Paul McCartney's voice is high-pitched and THIN!

I like Macca, but he is very far from Mercury in singing skills. Mercury was so amazing, nobody beats him.

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3 They Have More Iconic Songs

They definitely do have more iconic songs. Fact is if bohemian rhapsody comes on at a concert or anywhere everyone will be singing no matter what generation they were born into. Queen will withstand the test of time. The beetles were just kept alive by the sales they made in America which had a large teen population at the time because of he baby boom. They were lucky they had a lot of teens to buy their records which is why they hold the record for most records sold

I'm not a fan of both groups, I have always knew many queen songs even if I didn't know who they were, but on the other side I always knew who the Beatles were but never knew one of their songs.

Not even close. Would bet the rent
there are far more folks alive today familiar with far more Beatles songs and covers than are with Queen.

4 Bohemian Rhapsody is Better Than Hey Jude

But not better than In My Life, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, A Day in the Life, or Yesterday.

Bohemian Rhapsody is much better than anyi song from the Beatles. It's a fact.

My PERSONAL opinion, Let It be is better than Bohemian Rhapsody. Of course there are other good songs of Queen. But Bohemian Rhapsody's not on top 5. - zxm

Bo Rhap is much better than any Beatles song. No doubt.

5 Freddie Was a Better Pianist Than Paul, Brian Was Better Guitarist Than George

No way, George was for sure better and Paul was too.

6 The Beatles' Later Songs are Just Weed-Fueled Drivel. Queen Remained Consistently Great.

Okay, well you shouldn't make that assumption unless you really have heard at least half of their songs. What about Somebody to Love, a raw, heartbreaking ballad loved by so many? The Prophet's Song, a powerful, melodic and complex epic that gives Led Zep's best a run for its money? Scandal, a catchy yet sardonic song that actually does tackle a social issue- press harassment? 39, a gorgeous folk song about relativity? And finally, Bohemian Rhapsody itself, which despite having BECOME a drunken singalong, is SO innovative, original, and emotional?

The reality is that all of Queen's music has proven to be nothing but football stadium crowd hype or drunken singalongs, while the Beatles addressed a wide variety of societal, political, and personal issues, in a way that had not been done before or since.
The Beatles were so great, that some of George's songs that were rejected by Paul and John were still better than anything Queen ever did. George's "Northern Songs" catalogue alone is far superior to Queen's catalogue.

7 The Beatles are Overrated

Saying a band is overrated is a awful reason, I'm not the biggest Beatles fan either but come on better reasoning then this would be appreciated. - BoredJeff02

8 The Beatles' Best Guitar Solo is Played by Eric Clapton

This is true, not many can play like "God" [aka Clapton]; only a fool would think otherwise. Brian May could only wish to be able to play like George Harrison, much less Eric Clapton. You weren't actually thinking of comparing John Deacon with Paul McCartney on bass were you?

"Brian May could only wish...? " Are you serious? George, God rest him, was the most rudimentary of lead guitarists. There is NO comparison here. And Clapton has ALWAYS been overrated.

9 Queen Was a Better Live Band Than Beatles and Live Aid is Regarded as the Best Live Performance of All Time

Beatles are amazing as good as queen but queen are a better live band

10 Queen's Ballads Were Better

Love of my life as example - Userguy44

Hahaaaha. Not.

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11 Queen's Song Prophet's Song is Way More Complex Than a Day in Life

There's no comparison. At all.

12 Queen's Songs are More Emotional

That is very true

13 Queen Had Cassette Tapes and CDs, While the Beatles Had Records


14 The Beatles Have Too Many Songs

Bad reason - Userguy44

15 Roger Taylor Was a Better Drummer and Singer Than Ringo

True! - Userguy44

16 They Have Fewer Albums, Making It Easier to Hear All Their Songs
17 The Beatles Have Lots of Good Songs, While Queen Has a Few Fantastic Songs and Lots of Decent Ones
18 Queen Plays More on Satellite Classic Rock Stations
19 Seven Seas of Rhye Got a Better Piano Riff Than Any Beatles Song
20 Paul Was a Better Bassist Than Deacon but Deacon's Basslines Were Better

Another one bites the dust!

Deacon was better. - Userguy44

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1. Bohemian Rhapsody is Regarded by Many as the Greatest Song Ever
2. Freddie Mercury Has a Better Voice Than Paul McCartney
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2. Freddie Was a Better Pianist Than Paul, Brian Was Better Guitarist Than George
3. Queen's Ballads Were Better
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