Most Underrated Queen Songs

Queen have a huge amount of songs that sold very well, "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Don't Stop Me Now", "We are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" are probably 4 of their most popular songs. However Queen have had a huge selection of underrated songs too.

The Top Ten

1 March of the Black Queen

I think it can compete with Bohemian Rhapsody. - Misfire

Bohemian Rhapsody but with a twist -- and beautiful isolated vocals in the middle!

This is definitely their best song. better than bohemian rhapsody

Just as good as Bohemian Rhapsody - queeniifan

2 Spread Your Wings Spread Your Wings

The grit/distortion that Freddie gets on his voice makes it one of my absolute favorite vocal tracks from him. The rest of the instrumental parts are super powerful, distorted and driving. The chorus is simply spectacular. If not the most underrated Queen song then the most underrated John Deacon composition. What a song!

The deepness and gruffness to Freddie's voice in this song is simply amazing. It blows me away every time I hear it. Being a younger person, this song's lyrical meaning also gives me hope and picks me up. For I know that if I fail I still have freddie and his beautiful voice to soothe me.

What an outstanding song. If you don't like this, you're not alive. John Deacon, Queen's secret weapon, does it again.

Actually, except Another one bites the dust, You're my vest friend & I want to break free, John Deacon's songs are underrated. HE is underrated. Just listen to If you can't beat them, You and I, Misfire, Friends will be friends and Pain is so close to pleasure. (the last two was written by Freddie Mercury,too.) These songs are just EPIC! John Deaocn is an awesome songwriter and bassist.

This is my opinion and sorry for my English!

3 Death on Two Legs

It's so good! - Misfire

Queen is by far the most varietal artist I have ever seen, and this song showcases the more hard and punk side of the band. Amazing.

Awesome song! Better than any other “diss track” out there. Classic hard rock and underrated intro to an epic album.

The definition of Hard Rock. The Piano represent's the soft of Queen. When the guitars come in you feel Queen coming in. One of my favorite Queen songs. Way too underrated - PapaMing

4 The Prophet's Song

Best Queen songs besides Bohemian Rhapsody

The solumn intro, haunting lyrics, masterful vocal section, epic climax, and beautiful outro to Love of My Life make this song my absolute favorite song of all time, let alone within Queen's vast library of masterful music. This song deserves so much more attention and praise.

This song most certainly suffers from being on the same record as Bohemian Rhapsody and could easily be the stand-out piece of any other Queen album

I show this song to people who say they don't like Queen... then watch their brains explode

5 Hammer to Fall


Very good song. - Userguy44

Love this song, and it's really awesome on Queen at Live Aid

This Queen song just grows on you, great pick me up song. The more you listen to it the more you realise how great the composition is. Love the drum roll at the end!

6 Innuendo

I love this song. - Userguy44

Very underrated song... People think that album innuendo has 2 good songs:
"Show Must Go On" and "These Are Days Of Our Lives"...
But this is not true... This song is even better than them.

One of their 5 best songs indisputably. Emotionally and musically so complex and exceptionally out of the ordinary, it is perhaps, one of the 15 best songs of all time of classical rock existence... And no, I'm not exaggerating.

An epic song that reminds one of their finest works from the mid 1970s. This song has everything that made Queen a great band - brilliant vocals and guitars and haunting lyrics.

7 White Queen (As It Began)

Only few Queen songs convey such a strong, pure and complete feeling like this one. This song was lucky to be on Queen II and get the signature rich instrumentation of this perfect album. Perfect diverse and unusual song.

Simply beautiful. The segue from Father to Son to this song on the Queen II album is just flawless and amazing.

Not just the song that's good. Not just Freddies voice that was fantastic. Not just the instruments that were incredible, but the lyrics that were perfect.

This is one of my favorite queen songs, if you can't appreciate it, you are not a queen fan

8 Who Wants to Live Forever

There is no way to describe this song. It touches your soul and it makes me crying, because it's beautiful. - Userguy44

The only song that has brought me to tears completely unbelievable. Freddie rules.

This song; words and melody combined with Freddy, is like the word "myth" - totally mysterious and exciting. And when the song rises in the middle, it's absolutely beautiful. Chills!

It does not show that (to the comment below) it was written for a movie... Still awesome though. Deserves more popularity.

9 Seven Seas of Rhye

Should be on top better Queen songs. It is not merely a song, it is over that plus the beginning of queen

Uplifting and unique!

This song is filled with great tunes. It takes some time to get use to, but the more you listen to it, the more you end up liking it. Great song. I'd say this song could easily be in the top five of this list.

To me, their earliest songs were the best, this being a prime example.

Agreed. Their earlier songs had more inspiration and were more experimental. - DaringXx

10 Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

It's one of my favorites. - Misfire

It's so good, I don't know why barely anyone talks about it.

My number 1 most played on my iPod. Can't believe me, still on how AWESOME THIS SONG IS?! I have the album. (Can't stop listening to it now! ) Please, if you don't know the song, click the sample. Sure you'll love it. Then listen to the entire song. THE BEST EVER!

Best sing ever!


The Contenders

11 '39

This give me Beatles vibes. - Userguy44

I love the live killer version with freddie singing - Farid87

This song could be the basis of a novel. Brian said so much in so few words. Freddy does a great job singing it live too.

One of my all time favourite songs. Beautiful tune. For years I didn't even realise it was Queen. Very surprising as I consider myself a massive fan of Queen.

12 Princes of the Universe

Such a good song. Perfect soundtrack for The Highlander movie and T.V. show.

One of queens only heavy metal songs. Such a great song.

I love this song

13 Flick of the Wrist

Very cool song that I sometimes associate with Death On Two Legs. Both seem to tell the story of some b who steals all the money and is bad and nasty... Oh, do I love this song.

This sing ROCKS. the amazing background guitar, the singing, the aggressive, scary, doomy sound to this song is insane

14 Keep Yourself Alive

Should have been a hit and its better than Seven Seas of Rhye.

15 I'm Going Slightly Mad

"I think I'm a banana tree. "

Definitely the most underrated. I love this song so much!

16 Stone Cold Crazy

One of the first Thrash Metal songs ever made. Fast riffs, solos, great drumming and Freddie did a good job as well. Amazing song. - Userguy44

So underrated. This is practically the start of trash-metal. My favorite Queen song by far.

Very fast, very good - bat10

Imagine creating a new genre just so you can be the best at it. That's pretty much the case with Stone Cold Crazy.

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17 The Hitman

Literally one of their best songs. Kind of a shame it doesn't get more attention as the song is an absolute hidden gem!

One of my favourite Queen songs, it's just so memorable and heavy - lemoulin51

Epic riff, catchy tune and lyrics, what more could you want?

Criminally underrated

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18 Love of My Life

Very beautiful song. - Userguy44

Freddie's passionate vocal performance steal the show. Minimalist in the beginning, the rest of the band doesn't make itself heard until the last minute or so, but that simply allows Freddy to deliver one of the most genuine and tender moments in rock history.

Beautiful song, never ceases to pull at my heartstrings

The first time I ever heard this song I was watching live at Wembley 1984. It was on Freddie's birthday I was watching it, and it was so beautiful that I sat and cried for five minutes. Mercury's voice and May's stunning guitar playing are an epic powerhouse when presenting this song live. Even on the album version it give me chills.

19 The Millionaire Waltz

Should be in the top 10, at least. - Misfire

So creative and unlike anything you have ever heard

Such a delightful & upbeat song. 2nd favorite queen song of all time, after love of my life.

This song should be one of the best song of Queen alongside with Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and Somebody to Love. The very first time hearing it, it blows my mind straightaway. Freddie was a genius!

20 Dragon Attack

If not the most underrated song then definitely the most underrated riff. Also a great showcase for each band members talents.

Easily their most under rated song, a perfect slice of pure funk rock, the 'little brother' of Another One Bites The Dust, but boy, this is funky!

This is one of the best rock songs you could find. Featuring a great bass solo from the underrated John Deacon and OUTSTANDING guitar from Brian May. I'm addicted to this song. - matty925

21 Doing Alright

Best song off Queen's debut album. The way it switches from a gentle song to a bombastic hard rocker is mesmerizing

22 One Vision

One dump,One turd...

This was just a great song that makes me feel good when I hear it.


One dump, one turd, two t*ts, John Deacon! - Misfire

23 It's Late

Why is this only 36 on the "Best Queen Songs" list? To me, it's much better than 36. Top 10 probably. - Metarock

Epic refrain and chorus, different tempos, pumping bass lines, shredding riffs and a climax that few others Queen's songs possess.

Possibly one of the best riffs in rock history!

Autobiographical Brian May song

24 The Miracle

Amazing, up-beat, happy song, strong meaning, absolutely flawless.

25 Sheer Heart Attack


26 My Fairy King

The instrumental after mother mercury look what they have done to me is the best in pophistory briljant every time I listen to it I hear new things

27 Ogre Battle

This song is very underrated. This song is not a hard rock song. It's a metal song. While few of their songs were considered as proto-metal songs but this song never got the attention. This song has also a very good screaming. Deserves to be on high. - zxm

28 Play the Game

Guitar work is amazing in this song. - Userguy44

Amazing song, and not among Queen's most popular, but definitely among their best. - TheFrodo

This song is the most underrated song IN THE WORLD

One of the most underrated songs ever

29 The Invisible Man

I like the bass line. lol - Misfire

Love the bassline! such a fun song

My least favourite Queen song, I'm afraid. - truckturner

The bass line in this track is unforgettable. I believe the artist who composed the theme for Danny Phantom used this song as a guide due to the similarities. Not to mention the band members being called out throughout the song

30 Great King Rat
31 Rain Must Fall
32 Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)

Easily the most underrated songs of all time!

One of Qeens greatest songs

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

Teo Torriatte is an amazing song, it really touches you. One of Queens most uderrated songs by far.

33 Don't Try So Hard
34 I'm in Love with My Car

Seems like a complete joke of a song, but actually has good instrumentals

Sorry roger

Great drums

35 Jealousy

Great ballad

36 Don't Try Suicide

Incredibly catchy. Very good vocals by Freddie.

Amazing as most of Queen songs. Underrated by miles.

37 You Take My Breath Away

His voice takes my breath away... - Misfire

Such a passionate masterpiece of art. It makes me shiver whenever I listen to it. That would be the way I'd declare my love for someone if I found out I'd really love her. Thanks for this, Fred.

This is going to be my wedding dance song. Such beautiful heartfelt lyrics that says it all

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

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38 Back Chat

The best funky song they have

Really underrates, especially since it's on Hot Space

Really nice, people say it's bad while they don't even know the song

Really underrated and one of the best songs on Hot Space

39 The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke

Changes sound and was way ahead of its time

40 Father to Son

Completely ignored by many people. This is my favourite Queen song, just listen to that mid-section.

Phenomenal, mind blowing, incredible, mesmerizing.

I just never grow tired of this song!

41 One Year of Love

Great ballad

42 Scandal

One of the most underrated song of every time

Great song should have been on hits albums

43 Get Down, Make Love
44 Thank God It's Christmas
45 Was It All Worth It


This is truly incredible. Extraordinary how they manage to include a typical classical sound in the middle. It totally naturaly comes out of rock sound and naturally returns to it. MORE THAN GENIUS. Only. Queen can reach these heights.


46 Long Away

Brian's vocals in this is so soothing. I loved the part when they do the chorus "Did we leave our way behind us. " So fulfilling,

47 Need Your Loving Tonight

You've got to hear the live version from Argentina 1981. You'll know what I mean.

48 Man on the Prowl

This should be higher on this list. I listen to this a lot, has a great piano solo at end, very good lyrics, and great harmonies. When my mother discovered this, she wanted to listen to it every day, and still does two months later. Love Man On The Prowl. This Is Way Better Than Back To Humans and Tear It Up.

49 Tear It Up
50 Brighton Rock

This song has such an insane guitar solo, perfect for movie car chases (like in baby driver)

Simply put, amazing vocals and outstanding guitar solo.

So long and pleasurable

I learned Brighton Rock from my favorite movie Baby Driver. Now Brighton Rock is like my number one most listened to song. I’m glad others appreciate it. I wish it was on the greatest hits 1/2/ or 3.

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1. Seven Seas of Rhye
2. The Miracle
3. Doing Alright
1. Princes of the Universe
2. Hammer to Fall
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