Top Ten Reasons Why Queen is Better Than the Beatles

The Top Ten

Bohemian Rhapsody is Regarded by Many as the Greatest Song Ever

I agree Bohemian Rhapsody is the Greatest Song Ever that Queen made and its as good as Revolution 9 by The Beatles, but that's also the closes it gonna get.

Every person has his own greatest song. To proclaim a song is the greatest is as stupid as saying a certain girl is the most beautiful girl in the world.

For me, this is not even the best song of Queen and for Bohemian they nicked a few things for the Beatles.
This is a total invalid argument.

But when all say that a girl is more pretty than another than it is true.

Freddie was such an allround maestro - singer, songwriter, piano player, played the guitar & so forth & so on PLUS he was the greatest rock performer AND he wrote this MAGNIFICENT song, as well as many other songs.

This is not a song but only big production. And it's not the best Queen song either. As Queen has knicked a few things for this song from the Beatles this so called argument backfires on you.

Freddie Mercury Has a Better Voice Than Paul McCartney

Re the first comment ... true but you don't need a great voice to be highly successful & let's be honest, The Beatles continue to be highly successful in the music industry.

Paul has had a wider range than Freddie and has mastered more styles. He is a greater balladeer and rocksinger than Mercury. Mercury has more vibretto and can handle some opera (though not a great opera singer).

Then McCartney is a far better songwriter and he is a far better musician too.

Freddie has a better voice than John, Paul, George and Ringo put together! He's a better musician and a better songwriter. The Beatles were good when they were all together but their individual music was mediocre when they split up.

I hope you people at least recognize that John Lennon sang more prominently as lead vocalist at her than Paul McCartney. That being said, Freddie could’nthold his own against either of them. Like many enlightened people have said before me, his voice was meant for Broadway.

Bohemian Rhapsody is Better Than Hey Jude

No one said Hey Jude is the best Beatles song. That list is cringeworthy. Arguments like "They had less albums". Haha. Queen didn't have such good album as Revolver, Abbey Road, White Album, Sgt Pepper. Beatles were far better lyricsts, songwriters, they had better solo careers.

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.

Let it be is a completely simple song everyone can perform, for BR you need a 100 people choir

Oh my goodness, Bohemian Rhapsody is FAR SUPERIOR to Hey Jude... NO CONTEST! It's one of the greatest, if not the greatest, song of all time. Hey Jude just rambles on and on ad nauseam ad infinitum.

No comparison whatsoever. Hey Jude is the MOST BORING song ever. It goes on and on ad nauseam ad infinitum whereas Bohemian Rhapsody is the ultimate creme de la creme of songs.

The Beatles are Overrated

Anyone who says The Beatles are overrated knows nothing about the history of music. If anything, Queen are overrated. They're constantly being hyped up by fanboys who claim Queen are the best at everything, even though they haven't listened to any other band. And I can tell the person who made this list is one of those fanboys.

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

That's not true, but their music always sounded the same Queen was different

Really? I don't even know who The Beatles is

They Have More Iconic Songs

Ummm... if we count the iconic songs, it's actually about even between both bands. If we count the non iconic songs, Queen only have about three or four that are actually good songs, while The Beatles didn't make a single song that was bad.

Listen to Hey Jude, Let It Be, and Come Together, and then listen to Deliah, Body Language, and Cool Cat, and tell me Queen has 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

Compare the sales of the Beatles in 1967 to the sales of Queen in 1977. This argument is silly the majority of Queen fans today are under the age of 18, and it's the only rock band they've ever listened to. It's ridiculous to say Queen is better just because they have more mindless children who have never heard anything else before.

For anyone saying Beatles are more iconic: when was the last time a Beatles song was played at a sports match, in anywhere other than a 60s festival, concert etc, or even in a classroom?

In my house, on the radio, in my school classroom (my teacher plays it), I've heard it in advertisements, random YouTube videos I find, movies (like Boss Baby and Sing), in my head, in the car, at the grocery store, etc.

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

Wings was NEVER a better live band than Queen. That's absolutely ridiculous. Wings was a very mediocre band at best. The Beatles were much better than Wings all round but Queen remains the best live rock band - both generally and at Live Aid.

The beatles stopped because they couldn't handle screaming fangirls. Queen stopped touring because freddie got aids. Which is more legit you tell me

No doubt Queen is the best live band ever - confirmed by many polls and artists.

And during the seventies Wings was a better live band than Queen. Queen made name and fame during the mid eighties. But comparing concerts of the eighties with concerts of the sixties is comparing concerts of the sixties with the forties.

Beatles better live band? Ha-ha. They toured a year or two I think.

Beatles stopped going live so they could experiment more, and this was the era when the Beatles arguably had the best music.

The Beatles' Best Guitar Solo is Played by Eric Clapton

"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.

George is an underrated guitarist. Nowadays more and more people realize he was pretty good. Not in the same league as Jeff Beck for example. But Brian May is also not in that league.

For me the way George played his 12 string Rickenbacker on the Hard Day's Night album is a moment in rock. It inspired the Byrds to play Dylan in Beatles style and the triangle Dylan-Byrds-Beatles propelled the folk rock scene. Being inventive and creative is more important than being just technical. And for that George is a great guitarist.

Brian May is the best guitarist ever

Eric Clapton isn't a bad guitarist.

They are influenced of course. Even Brian said it plain. But that doesn't mean that Beatles are better. The student surpassed the teacher.

Eric Clapton ain't a beatle

George is just an amateur. Very far from Brian who can play anything.

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

Freddie was a better piano player, though Paul can play classical piano. But Paul masters also at least another 12 instruments which make him the far better musician than Mercury.

George is a better guitarist than Brian. You only have to ask Brian himself, he is actually a great fan of George.

Paul mastered a lot of instruments though, not a real valid argument

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

Freddie had better versatility. So did bri

Queen has better albums than the Beatles

Invalid argument.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the best album ever, Rolling Stone's magazine is the proof.
Also let's not forget Rubber Soul, Beatles For Sale, Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, White Album, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Revolver and Abbey Road (and I'm leaving some).
The Beatles stayed amazing until the very end, unlike Queen who went downhill after their Jazz album and made songs like radio ga ga.

This list is so dumb already, but this is the dumbest thing I've seen all day. Every single album The Beatles made was good at the very least, while Queen only has a couple of good albums.

The Night at the opera is the best album ever. Than comes Wish you were here of Floyd, Queen II, Physical Graffity, Innuendo, Dark side of the moon and then some Beatles.

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

The Beatles ended when John and Paul's relationship ended. Their respective songs were NEVER as good as the songs on which they collaborated, and don't try to tell me they were. I used to be a "Beatlemaniac" back in the day but I think I played their music too much and rarely listen to it now. On the other hand, I listen to Queen's music quite often. It's theatrical and sophisticated rock. Furthermore, the vocal and instrumental expertise of Queen is far superior to that of The Beatles.

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.

Another completely stupid argument. During the second part of their career The Beatles released classic albums like Revolver, Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road. And these albums are constantly at the highest ranks of the all time greatest albums lists. Queen comes not even near.

And Queen was not constantly great, remember crap like Hot Space.

The Contenders

Queen's Songs are More Emotional

You can also say exaggerated and too theatrical. A matter of personal taste.

Hear yesterday, and let it be then try again

That is very true

In some cases yes, but it can also be rlly good to not always have too much emotion, it can come over as dramatic both bands have emotional songs

Queen has better and much more complex harmonies.
Queen has better rhythms than the Beatles

As the music of Queen was much more complex the rhythm was also much more sophisticated. Roger Taylor used the percussion in a fantastic way to emphasize the different parts in the songs and their connection. His drums were not just used to hold the beat but I have the feeling on many songs that he weaves the fabric all together with the rest instruments. Almost sounding like melodic instrument and not rhythm.

Roger Taylor Was a Better Drummer and Singer Than Ringo

True, Ringo wasn't the best singer.
But I suggest that you listen to Rain, Come Together, Lady Madonna and Paperback Writer before saying Roger Taylor is a better drummer than him.
Also I suppose you don't know that when The Beatles where playing live, Ringo couldn't hear the music and the singing because of the screaming girls so he had to watch John's movement's to know which part to play and he almost never missed a beat, like SintJohn said.

While yes, Ringo didn't have the best singing voice, where he shined is that he almost never missed a beat at all.

No doubt he was, but Ringo is a 100 times nicer guy and still a good drummer. He was exactely what the Beatles needed.

Ringo Starr is a great drummer, but, Roger Taylor is the best drummer ever. Sorry, Ringo.

Queen has the best chorus (backing vocals) in rock.

The Beatles backing vocals are so much better than Queen's.
You should listen to Because, for example.

Queen's songs are more meaningful than The Beatles's

No that's where they're right TheCuteBeatle- they had Love of my Life, Save Me, You Take My Breath Away

The Beatles Have Lots of Good Songs, While Queen Has a Few Fantastic Songs and Lots of Decent Ones

Whats the difference? They both have really good songs, and they’re both amazing.

The Beatles Have Too Many Songs

Another crap argument. But it shows how great The Beatles were. They had so much output of such high quality in just seven years time. And with each album they set new standards. This fact alone makes clear The Beatles are the greatest rock band in history.

What's wrong with it?

What’s wrong with too many good songs?

Mmm not completely tru, they both have A LOT of songs, now I love queen AND the beatles, for life’s sake, I grew up with both and they both have a lot of songs

Freddie Mercury could get a crowd going better

Obviously whoever votes for this was never around in the days of Beatlemania. The Beatles didn't need to get a crowd going... the crowds were always WILD, to put it mildly. Girls and boys fainting. The whole scene was never before seen, nor has anything ever been seen like that since. I adore Queen but comparing their fans' fanaticism to Beatlemaniacs is like comparing a hill to a ginormous volcano.

In Freddie Mercury, Queen Had the Best Rock Vocalist Ever

Oh that’s 100% true

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

Not true, and now we have streaming and other digital stuff. What's the point?

They have WAY MORE cassette tapes and CDs than Beatles’ vinyl records

They Have Fewer Albums, Making It Easier to Hear All Their Songs

So you are saying quantity is more important than quality?

The Beatles have 12 queen has 15

Seven Seas of Rhye Got a Better Piano Riff Than Any Beatles Song

Hell yeah! Freddie was like Mozart when he wrote that 😂

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

The Beatles made far more complex music than Queen. You are misled by the technique modern studio's of the seventies.

Absolutely ludicrous. In fact Queen learned from Beatles and took 100 times more complex from the point where Beatles stopped.

As better as a top 5 guitarist can be compared to an amateur paying rhythm.

There's no comparison. At all.

Queen's Ballads Were Better

Complete crap, McCartney is the master of the ballad and John and George were great too.

Love of my life as example

I don’t know, Love of My Life is awesome, but Yesterday, Let It Be and Julia are on the same tier.

They both had extremely good ballads, to be honest idek why people r fighting over which is “better” both bands have extremely good songs among decent ones. although freddie might have a better voice john was the leader of a band in the 60s that changed music. who cares who is “better” to be honest they r both amazing bands

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