Yesterday marked the 24 year anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s sad passing.
The legendary singer is still well and truly remembered today, alongside the rest of his fellow band members in Queen.
As fantastic as the talent on display from the other members of Queen was, it was Freddie’s powerful vocals that truly made the songs.
So, what better way to remember Freddie than to run through some of Queen’s most legendary hits?
Queen’s We Will Rock You is one of my personal favourites, and I actually originally heard it in the oddest of places: the original Gladiator, which showed back on ITV in 1992.
This song is one of their more simplistic ones, and lacks the soaring majestic vocals of Freddie’s true potential – but it’s still one of their classics.
Next up is an anthem that will probably resonate with all of us.
“I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You’re so self satisfied I don’t need you
I’ve got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free.”
Whether it appeals to you because you want to “break free” of a humdrum existence, or if you want to “break free” and be yourself, this is a song that is still relevant to this day.
This next one was almost ruined for me when I worked retail at Christmas time a couple of years ago, but it seems Queen is immune to the ruining power of hearing the same song over and over and over and over…
Hearing this song fills you with determination.
This song might not be one of their more popular ones (although it probably isn’t as debated as Bicycle), it’s still one of the Queen songs that stuck in my mind. This song is a little more dated than the others, but it still has a depth and memorable quality to it.
Hardly a shocker to see this one here, is it? No list of Queen songs is complete without a showing from this absolute legend of a song. Start singing this in a pub, and guaranteed every one of your friends (and maybe a few strangers) will start joining in. (Yes I have experienced this)
This song will probably outlive us all. Now excuse me while I go listen to it.