History Music / Queen

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** The rhythm of "We Will Rock You" was achieved by the band members clapping their hands and stomping on wood planks with heavy boots, multi-tracked and processed with tape delay.
16th Aug '16 7:04:54 PM gewunomox
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** "I Want It All" was interpreted both as an anti-apartheid song and as an [=LBGT=] anthem, though neither of those meanings were intended by the band. The anti-apartheid interpretation is rather ironic in that Queen was one of the few major groups [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/jan/14/2http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/jan/14/2 not to abide]] with the UN cultural boycott on apartheid South Africa, and they ended up fined and blacklisted. Queen members later argued that they weren't a political group and that the crowd was integrated, missing the point on the policy of de-investment.

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** "I Want It All" was interpreted both as an anti-apartheid song and as an [=LBGT=] anthem, though neither of those meanings were intended by the band. The anti-apartheid interpretation is rather ironic in that Queen was one of the few major groups [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/jan/14/2http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/jan/14/2 [[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2005/jan/14/2 not to abide]] with the UN cultural boycott on apartheid South Africa, and they ended up fined and blacklisted. Queen members later argued that they weren't a political group and that the crowd was integrated, missing the point on the policy of de-investment.



** "Fight From The Inside" and "Sheer Heart Attack" (both written by Roger) are {{Take That}}s at the then-emerging punk scene.

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** "Fight From The from the Inside" and "Sheer Heart Attack" (both written by Roger) are {{Take That}}s at the then-emerging punk scene.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Usually averted, as lots of Queen songs have quite a few more than three chords. Brian May is highly respected for his virtuosity as a guitarist. However, Freddie Mercury joked about it at the 1986 Wembley concert--"This shitty guitar never plays the chords I want it to play. It only knows three. Let's see what happens."--before launching into "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".[[note]]Which has more than three chords.[[/note]]

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Usually averted, as lots of Queen songs have quite a few more than three chords. Brian May is highly respected for his virtuosity as a guitarist. However, Freddie Mercury joked about it at the 1986 Wembley concert--"This concert -- "This shitty guitar never plays the chords I want it to play. It only knows three. Let's see what happens."--before " -- before launching into "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".[[note]]Which Love". [[note]] Which has more than three chords.chords. [[/note]]



* UnreliableNarrator: [[CaptainObvious "Liar"]]...[[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory maybe]]...
* UrExample: "Stone Cold Crazy" was one of the earliest HardRock songs not to be interchangeable with BluesRock, and it was a precursor to and big influence on several styles of Metal (Speed Metal and Thrash Metal especially). As mentioned above, "Dead On Time" falls in here too. Music/{{Metallica}} covered "Stone Cold Crazy", releasing it first as a B-side and then on their all-covers album ''Garage Inc''. They also played it at the Tribute Concert, cementing its status as Metallica's homage/thank you to the band.
* VillainProtagonist: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Put Out The Fire", and "Tie Your Mother Down" all qualify to some extent. "Tie Your Mother Down" seems harmless enough--locking the girl's father out of the house and tying down her mother is one thing--but the line "Take your little brother swimmin' with a brick" pushes it over the line into this.

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* UnreliableNarrator: [[CaptainObvious "Liar"]]... [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory maybe]]...
Maybe]]...
* UrExample: "Stone Cold Crazy" was one of the earliest HardRock songs not to be interchangeable with BluesRock, and it was a precursor to and big influence on several styles of Metal (Speed Metal and Thrash Metal especially). As mentioned above, "Dead On on Time" falls in here too. Music/{{Metallica}} covered "Stone Cold Crazy", releasing it first as a B-side and then on their all-covers album ''Garage Inc''. They also played it at the Tribute Concert, cementing its status as Metallica's homage/thank homage / thank you to the band.
* VillainProtagonist: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Put Out The the Fire", and "Tie Your Mother Down" all qualify to some extent. "Tie Your Mother Down" seems harmless enough--locking enough -- locking the girl's father out of the house and tying down her mother is one thing--but thing -- but the line "Take your little brother swimmin' with a brick" pushes it over the line into this.



* {{Was It Really|WorthIt}}...?[=/=]WorthIt : The gist of the closing song from ''The Miracle'', known as "Was It All Worth It?". According to the band, despite all the effort and heartache they put into it all, even after they knew that Freddie had AIDS, "It was a Worthwhile Experience!"

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* {{Was It Really|WorthIt}}...?[=/=]WorthIt ? / WorthIt : The gist of the closing song from ''The Miracle'', known as "Was It All Worth It?". According to the band, despite all the effort and heartache they put into it all, even after they knew that Freddie had AIDS, "It was a Worthwhile Experience!"



* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want To Break Free". Roger Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want To to Break Free". Roger Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.



** "Another One Bites The Dust". Originally, John Deacon wanted to write a song about cowboys, but he ended up rewriting the words enough that they didn't really mean anything in the end.

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** "Another One Bites The the Dust". Originally, John Deacon wanted to write a song about cowboys, but he ended up rewriting the words enough that they didn't really mean anything in the end.



** "Let Me Entertain You" has a dandy; "I'll Cruella De Vil you..."
* WrestlingDoesntPay: It actually took them longer than one would think to start making money from music. Even when their albums really began to sell well, they were being paid £60 a week (not bad in 1973) but, at the same time, were stuck in a pretty bad management contract, which resulted in them owing their ex-manager Norman Sheffield (the "motherfucker of a gentleman" targeted by the song "Death On Two Legs") something like £200,000.
* YouAreTheNewTrend: Freddie's look throughout the '80s became the stereotypical look for gays, especially the slicked/coiffed hair, moustache, and hairy chest.

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** "Let Me Entertain You" has a dandy; "I'll Cruella De de Vil you..."
* WrestlingDoesntPay: It actually took them longer than one would think to start making money from music. Even when their albums really began to sell well, they were being paid £60 a week (not bad in 1973) but, at the same time, were stuck in a pretty bad management contract, which resulted in them owing their ex-manager Norman Sheffield (the "motherfucker of a gentleman" targeted by the song "Death On on Two Legs") something like £200,000.
* YouAreTheNewTrend: Freddie's look throughout the '80s became the stereotypical look for gays, especially the slicked/coiffed slicked / coiffed hair, moustache, and hairy chest.
chest.
16th Aug '16 6:55:03 PM gewunomox
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* IThoughtItMeant: Here's a big one. The "no synthesizers" disclaimers that appeared on Queen's albums [[CaptainObvious (until they started using synthesizers)]] weren't a sign of their hatred for synthesizers; the disclaimer was usually put at the end of the credits for each album. As one of Queen's former managers said, [[http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/oct95/queen.html "We would spend four days multi-layering a guitar solo and then some imbecile from the record company would come in and say,]] [[BerserkButton 'I like that synth!'"]]

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* IThoughtItMeant: Here's a big one. The "no synthesizers" disclaimers that appeared on Queen's albums [[CaptainObvious (until they started using synthesizers)]] weren't a sign of their hatred for synthesizers; the disclaimer was usually put at the end of the credits for each album. As one of Queen's former managers said, [[http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/oct95/queen.html "We would spend four days multi-layering a guitar solo and then some imbecile from the record company would come in and say,]] say, [[BerserkButton 'I like that synth!'"]]



** Taken to its LogicalExtreme: a LongRunner band (20 years) with only ''one'' line-up: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor [[note]]However, in the early, ''early'' days, they went through several bassists before they found John[[/note]].

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** Taken to its LogicalExtreme: a A LongRunner band (20 years) with only ''one'' line-up: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor [[note]]However, [[note]] However, in the early, ''early'' days, they went through several bassists before they found John[[/note]].John [[/note]].



** Many of their songs have this. Some [[IncomingHam loudly announce themselves]] with an opening chorus ("Bohemian Rhapsody", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Bicycle Race", "It's A Hard Life", "I Want It All") while others open with a quiet fade in of Freddie's vocals ("We are the Champions", "Save Me", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy"). "Somebody to Love" does a bit of both ("Can...''any-bo-'''dyyyy...'''''").
** In the remix of "Under Pressure" featured in ''Greatest Hits III'', you have Mercury sing/speaking "You say New York is dangerous, even though they say its not this way" then Bowie going "Even the blind man can see it's not so...", before there's a sudden percussion, and the scream, "'''RAGE!!!!!!'''", where a ''very'' up-tempo version of the song begins.

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** Many of their songs have this. Some [[IncomingHam loudly announce themselves]] with an opening chorus ("Bohemian Rhapsody", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Bicycle Race", "It's A a Hard Life", "I Want It All") while others open with a quiet fade in of Freddie's vocals ("We are Are the Champions", "Save Me", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy"). "Somebody to Love" does a bit of both ("Can...''any-bo-'''dyyyy... ''Any-bo-'''dyyyy...'''''").
** In the remix of "Under Pressure" featured in ''Greatest Hits III'', you have Mercury sing/speaking sing / speaking "You say New York is dangerous, even though they say its it's not this way" then Bowie going "Even the blind man can see it's not so...", before there's a sudden percussion, and the scream, "'''RAGE!!!!!!'''", where a ''very'' up-tempo version of the song begins.



** "Don't Try Suicide", which is about suicide[[note]]while it's nice that Queen are, in fact, not in favour of suicide, the text really sucks as an anti-suicide message, being flippant and dismissive rather than empathetic and supportive[[/note]] but sounds like a reject from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.

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** "Don't Try Suicide", which is about suicide[[note]]while suicide [[note]] while it's nice that Queen are, in fact, not in favour of suicide, the text really sucks as an anti-suicide message, being flippant and dismissive rather than empathetic and supportive[[/note]] supportive [[/note]] but sounds like a reject from ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.



** "Tie Your Mother Down": frustrated lyrics advocating extreme measures to avoid family interference with a date, sung in big massed choruses to an incredibly upbeat guitar riff.

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** "Tie Your Mother Down": frustrated Frustrated lyrics advocating extreme measures to avoid family interference with a date, sung in big massed choruses to an incredibly upbeat guitar riff.



** "Put Out The Fire", a cheery pop-rock tune... and the lyrics are told from the perspective of a man who used his gun against everyone he had a problem with, including his unfaithful lover and his neighbor she was having an affair with, and an allusion to the murder of John Lennon.
** "Under Pressure" is an incredibly upbeat and cheery song with lyrics such as "It's the terror of knowing what this world is about/Watching some good friends scream 'let me out'".

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** "Put Out The the Fire", a cheery pop-rock tune... and And the lyrics are told from the perspective of a man who used his gun against everyone he had a problem with, including his unfaithful lover and his neighbor she was having an affair with, and an allusion to the murder of John Lennon.
** "Under Pressure" is an incredibly upbeat and cheery song with lyrics such as "It's the terror of knowing what this world is about/Watching about / Watching some good friends scream 'let me out'".



** On the opposite end of the spectrum (Angry song with light lyrics), "Dead On Time" is a driving, pulse-pounding, heavy piece...about how rushing around all the time isn't that great and you should take it easy.

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** On the opposite end of the spectrum (Angry song with light lyrics), "Dead On on Time" is a driving, pulse-pounding, heavy piece...about piece... About how rushing around all the time isn't that great and you should take it easy.



* MetalScream: "In the Lap of the Gods" has a lot of them. Roger Taylor used to perform them live at every concert just to prove they weren't synthesized. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome "Gimme the Prize"]] from the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' soundtrack showed that Freddie could do this too, even though he [[CursedWithAwesome hated the song]].

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* MetalScream: "In the Lap of the Gods" has a lot of them. Roger Taylor used to perform them live at every concert just to prove they weren't synthesized. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "Gimme the Prize"]] from the ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' soundtrack showed that Freddie could do this too, even though he [[CursedWithAwesome hated the song]].



** "'39" ''does'' make sense, but seems not to. It helps to know the back story. Seriously. [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative Best song about theoretical Einsteinian space travel-induced time dilation masquerading as a sea shanty]] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A733619 EVER]].

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** "'39" ''does'' make sense, but seems not to. It helps to know the back story. Seriously. [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative Best song about theoretical Einsteinian space travel-induced travel induced time dilation masquerading as a sea shanty]] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A733619 [[http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A733619 EVER]].
16th Aug '16 6:48:08 PM gewunomox
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* HeavyMithril: Queen's first two albums [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYUqsfl7gE are loaded]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs with this]]. Most of them were penned by Freddie.

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* HeavyMithril: Queen's first two albums [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYUqsfl7gE are loaded]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs with this]].this. Most of them were penned by Freddie.



* ICallItVera: Brian May's guitar, the Red Special, which he built from scraps as a teenager. Also of note was the amp often used with the Red Special, the "Deacy Amp", built by Electrical Engineer-turned-Bassist, John Deacon.

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* ICallItVera: Brian May's guitar, the Red Special, which he built from scraps as a teenager. Also of note was the amp often used with the Red Special, the "Deacy Amp", built by Electrical Engineer-turned-Bassist, Engineer turned Bassist, John Deacon.



* ImportantHaircut: Freddie, Roger and John all had long hair in the 1970s, but then appeared with shorter hair around the time of ''News Of The World'', which represented new directions in the group's style. Freddie's famous mustache, which he grew around the time of ''The Game'' and the ''Film/FlashGordon'' soundtrack, also accompanied changes to Queen's sound. Only Brian May has kept the same haircut (huge, dark, and curly) for the past 40 years; one of his conditions for Queen's inclusion in ''LEGO Rock Band'' was that they portray his hair accurately.
* InspirationNod:

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* ImportantHaircut: Freddie, Roger and John all had long hair in the 1970s, 1970's, but then appeared with shorter hair around the time of ''News Of The of the World'', which represented new directions in the group's style. Freddie's famous mustache, which he grew around the time of ''The Game'' and the ''Film/FlashGordon'' soundtrack, also accompanied changes to Queen's sound. Only Brian May has kept the same haircut (huge, dark, and curly) for the past 40 years; one of his conditions for Queen's inclusion in ''LEGO Rock Band'' was that they portray his hair accurately.
* InspirationNod: InspirationNod:



** ''Life Is Real'' is Freddie's tribute to John Lennon, and includes the line "Lennon is a genius, living in every pore".

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** ''Life Is is Real'' is Freddie's tribute to John Lennon, and includes the line "Lennon is a genius, living in every pore". pore".



** "Life Is Real" from the often-overlooked ''Hot Space'' is in the minimalist style of John Lennon.

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** "Life Is is Real" from the often-overlooked ''Hot Space'' is in the minimalist style of John Lennon. Lennon.



** "Sleeping On The Sidewalk" also has this: "I may get hungry but I sure don't wanna go home [...] I don't get hungry and I sure don't wanna go home [...] I may get hungry and I sure do wanna go home"
* IronicNurseryTune:
** "Seven Seas of Rhye" is a surreal, apocalyptic AGodAmI rant by Freddie Mercury including such lyrics as "I'll defy the laws of nature and come out alive/''and then I'll get you''." It ends by fading into a sample of the old music-hall tune "I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside".
** "Great King Rat", a surreal song describing the less-than-savoury life of the title character, has a chorus based on "Old King Cole": "Great King Rat was a dirty old man and a dirty old man was he."

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** "Sleeping On The on the Sidewalk" also has this: "I may get hungry but I sure don't wanna go home [...] I don't get hungry and I sure don't wanna go home [...] I may get hungry and I sure do wanna go home"
home".
* IronicNurseryTune:
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** "Seven Seas of Rhye" is a surreal, apocalyptic AGodAmI rant by Freddie Mercury including such lyrics as "I'll defy the laws of nature and come out alive/''and alive / ''and then I'll get you''." It ends by fading into a sample of the old music-hall tune "I Do Like To to Be Beside the Seaside".
** "Great King Rat", a surreal song describing the less-than-savoury less than savoury life of the title character, has a chorus based on "Old King Cole": "Great King Rat was a dirty old man and a dirty old man was he."
16th Aug '16 6:43:57 PM gewunomox
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** [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng07_01.shtml "Mustapha"]], along with AsLongAsItSoundsForeign.
** Come on, [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng05_10.shtml "Teo Torriatte"]] (Japanese), [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng23_08.shtml "Las Palabras de Amor"]] (Spanish), [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng04_07.shtml "Seaside Rendezvous"]] (French)

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** [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng07_01.shtml "Mustapha"]], "Mustapha", along with AsLongAsItSoundsForeign.
** Come on, [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng05_10.shtml "Teo Torriatte"]] Torriatte" (Japanese), [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng23_08.shtml "Las Palabras de Amor"]] Amor" (Spanish), [[http://queenwords.com/lyrics/songs/sng04_07.shtml "Seaside Rendezvous"]] (French)Rendezvous" (French).



** The two main ones--''Greatest Hits'' and ''Greatest Hits II''--were released in 1981 and 1991, respectively, and collected the hit singles of the preceding decade. A third album, ''Greatest Hits III'', is probably more aptly described as "Greatest Leftovers", consisting mainly of live Queen+ recordings and some remixes, although it does contain some good songs which were left out on I and II and needed to be included.
** The US received the 1981 ''Greatest Hits'' (with a different track list), as well as both a modified version of ''Greatest Hits'' (red cover) and the US-only ''Classic Queen'' (with a blue cover similar to ''Greatest Hits II'') in 1992. ''Classic'' was issued largely to capitalize on "Queen-fever" brought on by WaynesWorld (see above).
* GriefSong: One of the songs from ''Queen Rocks'', "No-One But You", was written by the remaining members of Queen not only in mourning of Freddie, but as a general lament for public figures who suffered tragic deaths, spurred by the sudden passing of Princess Diana.

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** The two main ones--''Greatest ones -- ''Greatest Hits'' and ''Greatest Hits II''--were II'' -- were released in 1981 and 1991, respectively, and collected the hit singles of the preceding decade. A third album, ''Greatest Hits III'', is probably more aptly described as "Greatest Leftovers", consisting mainly of live Queen+ recordings and some remixes, although it does contain some good songs which were left out on I and II and needed to be included.
** The US received the 1981 ''Greatest Hits'' (with a different track list), as well as both a modified version of ''Greatest Hits'' (red cover) and the US-only ''Classic Queen'' (with a blue cover similar to ''Greatest Hits II'') in 1992. ''Classic'' was issued largely to capitalize on "Queen-fever" "Queen fever" brought on by WaynesWorld Film/WaynesWorld (see above).
* GriefSong: One of the songs from ''Queen Rocks'', "No-One But You", was written by the remaining members of Queen not only in mourning of Freddie, but as a general lament for public figures who suffered tragic deaths, spurred by the sudden passing of Princess Diana.



* HeavyMithril: Queen's first two albums [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYUqsfl7gE are loaded]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs with this]]. Most of them were penned by Freddie.

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* HeavyMithril: Queen's first two albums [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYUqsfl7gE are loaded]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1j-6vRykFs with this]]. Most of them were penned by Freddie.
16th Aug '16 6:39:01 PM gewunomox
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** In "Princes of The Universe", "Gimme The Prize", "We Are the Champions" (no time for losers), and "Seven Seas of Rhye". The lyrics also contain bits of AGodAmI. Given that the first two are from ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' this should not be surprising. "Khashoggi's Ship" also counts for the six of us who've heard it. Just partying with a famous arms dealer, gun-wielding giants be damned.
** The words "No Synthesizers", which appeared on every Queen album cover prior to 1980's "The Game", are a BadassBoast. And if you don't believe that, go listen to all of ''A Night At The Opera'' again.

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** In "Princes of The the Universe", "Gimme The the Prize", "We Are the Champions" (no time for losers), and "Seven Seas of Rhye". The lyrics also contain bits of AGodAmI. Given that the first two are from ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' this should not be surprising. "Khashoggi's Ship" also counts for the six of us who've heard it. Just partying with a famous arms dealer, gun-wielding giants be damned.
** The words "No Synthesizers", which appeared on every Queen album cover prior to 1980's "The Game", are a BadassBoast. And if you don't believe that, go listen to all of ''A Night At The at the Opera'' again. again.



** The band's line-up: it started with May and Taylor playing together in Smile, and now they are the only ones left performing.
* BoringButPractical: Brian May's method for supplying the harp parts on "Love Of My Life". Since he couldn't actually play the instrument, he recorded each note separately and edited them together to get the chord sequences he wanted.

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** The band's line-up: it It started with May and Taylor playing together in Smile, and now they are the only ones left performing.
* BoringButPractical: Brian May's method for supplying the harp parts on "Love Of of My Life". Since he couldn't actually play the instrument, he recorded each note separately and edited them together to get the chord sequences he wanted.



* {{Camp}}: The video for the operatic "It's A Hard Life" takes it UpToEleven. It features Freddie Mercury dressed in a costume that looks like a giant prawn; John Deacon and Roger Taylor wearing tights, ruffs, and doublets; Brian May playing a guitar made of a skull and crossbones; and a random foot shot between Freddie and his girlfriend at the time; all surrounded by a crowd of elaborately-costumed, [[LargeHam ultra-hammy]] extras dressed like opera characters in period costumes. John Deacon also has a unicorn head on a stick for some reason.
* CargoShip: "I'm in Love with my Car" on ''A Night at the Opera'' is a [[{{In-Universe}} canon]] example:

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* {{Camp}}: The video for the operatic "It's A a Hard Life" takes it UpToEleven. It features Freddie Mercury dressed in a costume that looks like a giant prawn; John Deacon and Roger Taylor wearing tights, ruffs, and doublets; Brian May playing a guitar made of a skull and crossbones; and a random foot shot between Freddie and his girlfriend at the time; all surrounded by a crowd of elaborately-costumed, [[LargeHam ultra-hammy]] extras dressed like opera characters in period costumes. John Deacon also has a unicorn head on a stick for some reason.
* CargoShip: "I'm in Love with my My Car" on ''A Night at the Opera'' is a [[{{In-Universe}} canon]] example:



* CharacterDevelopment: "It's A Hard Life". It starts off with the singer dramatically announcing there's no reason to go on in life after a break-up, then within his mourning, he realizes how much effort lasting relationships take throughout the song. At the last chorus, the lyrics have changed to a more optimistic outlook, as he moves on without regret, instead reflecting back on the break-up as a lesson learned in life.

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* CharacterDevelopment: "It's A a Hard Life". It starts off with the singer dramatically announcing there's no reason to go on in life after a break-up, then within his mourning, he realizes how much effort lasting relationships take throughout the song. At the last chorus, the lyrics have changed to a more optimistic outlook, as he moves on without regret, instead reflecting back on the break-up as a lesson learned in life.



** "Love of My Life" has "when I get older I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you, I still love you". Sixteen years later, "These Are the Days of Our Lives" (by a different songwriter) has an older (and dying) Freddie singing, "when I look, and I find, I still love you...I still love you." The video makes it all even more tearful, as it was Freddie's last.
** "Seaside Rendezvous" from ''A Night At The Opera'' has "I love you madly", while "Was It All Worth It" from ''The Miracle'' has "We love you madly".

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** "Love of My Life" has "when I get older I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you, I still love you". Sixteen years later, "These Are the Days of Our Lives" (by a different songwriter) has an older (and dying) Freddie singing, "when I look, and I find, I still love you... I still love you." The video makes it all even more tearful, as it was Freddie's last.
** "Seaside Rendezvous" from ''A Night At The at the Opera'' has "I love you madly", while "Was It All Worth It" from ''The Miracle'' has "We love you madly".



** One of the album tracks from ''Jazz'' ("Let Me Entertain You") includes the lyric "We'll breakfast at Tiffany's/We'll sing to you in Japanese" as a reference to the song "Teo Toriatte" from ''A Day at the Races'' (which had a chorus sung in phonetic Japanese).

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** One of the album tracks from ''Jazz'' ("Let Me Entertain You") includes the lyric "We'll breakfast at Tiffany's/We'll Tiffany's / We'll sing to you in Japanese" as a reference to the song "Teo Toriatte" from ''A Day at the Races'' (which had a chorus sung in phonetic Japanese).



** "A Winter's Tale", one of the few songs from ''Made In Heaven'' recorded during the post-''Innuendo'' sessions, has a subtle but charming one: "It's ''a kind of magic'' in the air".
** "It's A Beautiful Day" has a relatively big one that might have not even been intentional in that Freddie continuously chants "No One's Gonna Stop Me Now" throughout parts of the song, either a generic boast of his, or a fairly glaring reference to one of his songs that was (when "It's A Beautiful Day"'s vocals and piano were recorded) very recently released[[note]]"It's A Beautiful Day" was partially recorded in 1980, a mere year or so after the Jazz album was released[[/note]].
** "No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)", being the reflective song that it is, also has several, namely the lines "Another tricky situation", "Forever paying every due" and "Now the party must be over", referencing "It's A Hard Life", "We Are The Champions", and "Party"/"Khashoggi's Ship", respectively.
** The clip to "Radio Gaga" features brief excerpts of several of their clips to earlier songs.
** "Soul Brother", an early 80's B-side, references "You're My Best Friend", "We Are The Champions", "We Will Rock You", "Flash", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Somebody To Love", [[TitleDrop itself]] and "Under Pressure" in its second verse.

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** "A Winter's Tale", one of the few songs from ''Made In in Heaven'' recorded during the post-''Innuendo'' sessions, has a subtle but charming one: "It's ''a kind of magic'' in the air".
** "It's A a Beautiful Day" has a relatively big one that might have not even been intentional in that Freddie continuously chants "No One's Gonna Stop Me Now" throughout parts of the song, either a generic boast of his, or a fairly glaring reference to one of his songs that was (when "It's A Beautiful Day"'s vocals and piano were recorded) very recently released[[note]]"It's A released [[note]] "It's a Beautiful Day" was partially recorded in 1980, a mere year or so after the Jazz album was released[[/note]].
released [[/note]].
** "No-One But You (Only The the Good Die Young)", being the reflective song that it is, also has several, namely the lines "Another tricky situation", "Forever paying every due" and "Now the party must be over", referencing "It's A a Hard Life", "We Are The the Champions", and "Party"/"Khashoggi's "Party" / "Khashoggi's Ship", respectively.
** The clip to "Radio Gaga" Ga Ga" features brief excerpts of several of their clips to earlier songs.
** "Soul Brother", an early 80's '80s B-side, references "You're My Best Friend", "We Are The the Champions", "We Will Rock You", "Flash", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Somebody To to Love", [[TitleDrop itself]] and "Under Pressure" in its second verse.



** They never actually recorded any cover songs on their albums (except "God Save the Queen" at the end of ''Night at the Opera'', guitar orchestrated by May, but they performed plenty of cover songs during live shows. Examples include "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHAWQhiNgaw&feature=relmfu Big Spender]]" at their early concerts, "[[Music/ElvisPresley Jailhouse Rock]]" on all their shows from 1973 until 1982 including the version on ''Queen Rock Montreal'', and a medley of "Hello Mary Lou", "[[Music/LeiberAndStoller You're So Square]]", "[[Music/LittleRichard Tutti Frutti]]" and "Gimme Some Lovin'" on the Magic Tour of 1986.

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** They never actually recorded any cover songs on their albums (except "God Save the Queen" at the end of ''Night at the Opera'', guitar orchestrated by May, but they performed plenty of cover songs during live shows. Examples include "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHAWQhiNgaw&feature=relmfu Big Spender]]" "Big Spender" at their early concerts, "[[Music/ElvisPresley Jailhouse Rock]]" on all their shows from 1973 until 1982 including the version on ''Queen Rock Montreal'', and a medley of "Hello Mary Lou", "[[Music/LeiberAndStoller You're So Square]]", "[[Music/LittleRichard Tutti Frutti]]" and "Gimme Some Lovin'" on the Magic Tour of 1986. 1986.



* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Freddie and Roger both wore one in the video for " I Want To Break Free".

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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Freddie and Roger both wore one in the video for " I Want To to Break Free".



** 1977-1982 concerts featured drummer Roger Taylor singing lead on one song, "I'm In Love With My Car", on which Freddie stuck to piano and backing vocals. Most of their albums had one song with Brian singing lead and one song with Roger singing lead. Brian also occasionally played piano, such as on "Save Me" and "Teo Torriatte", while John Deacon played some guitar on "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Misfire". Less frequently but still, Roger would play guitar, bass and provide vocals in addition to drums.
** Roger singing lead vocals was particularly notable in that his performances of "I'm In Love With My Car" were the only instances where another band member sang lead vocals live before 1992. Freddie sang in Roger's place for "Modern Times Rock and Roll" and Brian's for "'39", as well as "Sleeping On The Sidewalk" (though it is debated if the latter was actually played live, as no bootleg recordings exist to verify it).
** Roger had a sort of IAmTheBand moment with "Fight from the Inside", which was entirely recorded by himself on vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Some other of his compositions at that time were almost entirely recorded by him too (e.g. "Drowse" and "Sheer Heart Attack") , with minimal contributions by the other members (generally some guitar noises by Brian)

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** 1977-1982 concerts featured drummer Roger Taylor singing lead on one song, "I'm In in Love With with My Car", on which Freddie stuck to piano and backing vocals. Most of their albums had one song with Brian singing lead and one song with Roger singing lead. Brian also occasionally played piano, such as on "Save Me" and "Teo Torriatte", while John Deacon played some guitar on "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Misfire". Less frequently but still, Roger would play guitar, bass and provide vocals in addition to drums.
** Roger singing lead vocals was particularly notable in that his performances of "I'm In in Love With with My Car" were the only instances where another band member sang lead vocals live before 1992. Freddie sang in Roger's place for "Modern Times Rock and Roll" and Brian's for "'39", as well as "Sleeping On The on the Sidewalk" (though it is debated if the latter was actually played live, as no bootleg recordings exist to verify it).
** Roger had a sort of IAmTheBand moment with "Fight from the Inside", which was entirely recorded by himself on vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Some other of his compositions at that time were almost entirely recorded by him too (e.g. "Drowse" and "Sheer Heart Attack") , with minimal contributions by the other members (generally some guitar noises by Brian)Brian).



* DeadArtistsAreBetter: It's an unfortunate fact that Queen had their most successful period in America immediately after the death of Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury himself encouraged Brian May to make use of this trope, urging him to release the single "Driven By You" around the time of his death, so the single could sell better.
* DeadpanSnarker: Freddie.
* DeliberateMonochrome: The "I'm Going Slightly Mad" and "These are the Days of Our Lives" videos to cover up Freddie's ailing health.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: It's an unfortunate fact that Queen had their most successful period in America immediately after the death of Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury himself encouraged Brian May to make use of this trope, urging him to release the single "Driven By by You" around the time of his death, so the single could sell better.
* DeadpanSnarker: Freddie.
Freddie.
* DeliberateMonochrome: The "I'm Going Slightly Mad" and "These are Are the Days of Our Lives" videos to cover up Freddie's ailing health.



* DontYouDarePityMe: Freddie kept his HIV/AIDS diagnosis secret from the late '80s until shortly before he passed away in 1991 because he was afraid people would only buy Queen albums out of sympathy. Though it still hasn't stopped people from criticizing him for hiding it until the end, arguing he could've helped raise greater awareness of AIDS. However, during Freddie's illness, AIDS was considered a "gay disease", the [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] the AIDS epidemic nurtured was at an all-time high (people still believed you can catch AIDS from toilet seats or mosquitoes, or even by hugging or shaking hands with someone with the disease). Members of the [[BritishNewspapers tabloid media]] (mostly run by UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch) were surrounding Freddie's mansion in London, pointing microphones and cameras every which way, clamouring for unflattering photos showing how sick Freddie really was, etc. He and his friends, relatives, Queen co-members, assistants, lovers, and so forth were constantly badgered to come forth about Freddie's illness by gossip hounds, and he was made a prisoner of his own home. He and his loved ones spent much of their time in Montreaux hoping to escape this intense scrutiny. Freddie, already an intensely private person, shielded himself and those he loved from the media to protect them. It was also important to Freddie that he carry on as normally as possible and not alarm people to his illness, so he kept it private and donated money anonymously to AIDS charities till the end.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first album sounded more like HardRock than the sound the band became well known for, while the second took their progressive tendencies UpToEleven.

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* DontYouDarePityMe: Freddie kept his HIV/AIDS HIV / AIDS diagnosis secret from the late '80s until shortly before he passed away in 1991 because he was afraid people would only buy Queen albums out of sympathy. Though it still hasn't stopped people from criticizing him for hiding it until the end, arguing he could've helped raise greater awareness of AIDS. However, during Freddie's illness, AIDS was considered a "gay disease", the [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] the AIDS epidemic nurtured was at an all-time high (people still believed you can catch AIDS from toilet seats or mosquitoes, or even by hugging or shaking hands with someone with the disease). Members of the [[BritishNewspapers tabloid media]] (mostly run by UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch) were surrounding Freddie's mansion in London, pointing microphones and cameras every which way, clamouring for unflattering photos showing how sick Freddie really was, etc. He and his friends, relatives, Queen co-members, assistants, lovers, and so forth were constantly badgered to come forth about Freddie's illness by gossip hounds, and he was made a prisoner of his own home. He and his loved ones spent much of their time in Montreaux hoping to escape this intense scrutiny. Freddie, already an intensely private person, shielded himself and those he loved from the media to protect them. It was also important to Freddie that he carry on as normally as possible and not alarm people to his illness, so he kept it private and donated money anonymously to AIDS charities till the end.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first album sounded more like HardRock than the sound the band became well known for, while the second took their progressive tendencies UpToEleven.



* EveryEpisodeEnding: Played with. A few (but not all) of the songs from ''A Night at the Opera'' have similar endings: the song will [[FakeOutFadeOut pretend to end]], but then a [[GratuitousPanning heavily panned]] coda appears out of nowhere. At first, it sounds like it builds up to something, but nothing's really done with it.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument : "Bicycle Race".

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Played with. A few (but not all) of the songs from ''A Night at the Opera'' have similar endings: the The song will [[FakeOutFadeOut pretend to end]], but then a [[GratuitousPanning heavily panned]] coda appears out of nowhere. At first, it sounds like it builds up to something, but nothing's really done with it.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument : EverythingIsAnInstrument: "Bicycle Race". Race".



* ExactWords: Several sources claimed Freddie recorded "Mother Love" when he only had 'a few weeks' left to live, which thousands of fans have incorrectly interpreted as meaning he'd recorded it around October or early November 1991 (he died on the 24th of November that year). Truth is, he finished recording in May, six months before his death. But hey - 28-30 weeks are 'a few' in the context of a 46-year-old life!
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Not only alluded to in "The Show Must Go On" ("I'll face it with a grin/I'm never giving in/On with the show"), but Freddie's own sendoff was like this since, knowing that the end was inevitable at that point, he simply stopped taking the medicine that would keep his HIV at bay.

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* ExactWords: Several sources claimed Freddie recorded "Mother Love" when he only had 'a few weeks' left to live, which thousands of fans have incorrectly interpreted as meaning he'd recorded it around October or early November 1991 (he died on the 24th of November that year). Truth is, he finished recording in May, six months before his death. But hey - -- 28-30 weeks are 'a few' in the context of a 46-year-old life!
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Not only alluded to in "The Show Must Go On" ("I'll face it with a grin/I'm grin / I'm never giving in/On in / On with the show"), but Freddie's own sendoff was like this since, knowing that the end was inevitable at that point, he simply stopped taking the medicine that would keep his HIV at bay. bay.



** The guitar at the end of "The Prophet's Song" fades into the introduction for "Love Of My Life" on ''A Night At The Opera''.
** Also, "Death On Two Legs"/"Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon"/"I'm In Love With My Car".
** Done twice consecutively on ''Sheer Heart Attack'': "Tenement Funster", "Flick Of The Wrist" and "Lily Of The Valley" merge into one another seamlessly.

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** The guitar at the end of "The Prophet's Song" fades into the introduction for "Love Of of My Life" on ''A Night At The at the Opera''.
** Also, "Death On on Two Legs"/"Lazing On A Legs" / "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon"/"I'm In Afternoon" / "I'm in Love With with My Car".
** Done twice consecutively on ''Sheer Heart Attack'': "Tenement Funster", "Flick Of The of the Wrist" and "Lily Of The of the Valley" merge into one another seamlessly.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: ''The Miracle'' has the title song along with "Breakthru", both of which mention "All God's People" and "Headlong" in their lyrics, respectively[[note]]These are the titles of songs from the album that directly followed ''The Miracle'', ''Innuendo''. In the case of "Headlong", the lyrics in context are "rushing headlong", a phrase it shares with the "Headlong" song[[/note]]. The degree to which these were intentional is hard to say.
* GadgeteerGenius: Brian May holds a [=PhD=] in Astrophysics. He designed and built his guitar, the Red Special, with his father in 1964. The guitar's neck is mostly a piece of wood salvaged from an old fireplace mantle-piece, and the tremolo bar is a motorcycle handbrake combined with a knitting needle.The guitar's body was made out of an old mahogany table that was going to be replaced anyway. John Deacon also tinkered with electronics in his youth and later graduated with a First in electrical engineering. He joined in part because the others were impressed by his skill with equipment. He designed and built a guitar amplifier that Brian deemed good enough to use while recording. In fact, Brian May is about as close as you can get to being [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] in the flesh.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: ''The Miracle'' has the title song along with "Breakthru", both of which mention "All God's People" and "Headlong" in their lyrics, respectively[[note]]These respectively [[note]] These are the titles of songs from the album that directly followed ''The Miracle'', ''Innuendo''. In the case of "Headlong", the lyrics in context are "rushing headlong", a phrase it shares with the "Headlong" song[[/note]]. song [[/note]]. The degree to which these were intentional is hard to say.
say.
* GadgeteerGenius: Brian May holds a [=PhD=] in Astrophysics. He designed and built his guitar, the Red Special, with his father in 1964. The guitar's neck is mostly a piece of wood salvaged from an old fireplace mantle-piece, and the tremolo bar is a motorcycle handbrake combined with a knitting needle. The guitar's body was made out of an old mahogany table that was going to be replaced anyway. John Deacon also tinkered with electronics in his youth and later graduated with a First in electrical engineering. He joined in part because the others were impressed by his skill with equipment. He designed and built a guitar amplifier that Brian deemed good enough to use while recording. In fact, Brian May is about as close as you can get to being [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] in the flesh.



** Mercury was responsible for many of their ballads ("Love Of My Life", "My Melancholy Blues"), pop songs and stylistic experiments ("Killer Queen", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody To Love" etc.).
** If you're head-banging to an incredibly guitar-heavy HardRock tune it's probably been written by May ("Prophet's Song", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You"). May was responsible for his fair share of TearJerker ballads, too ("Save Me"; "All Dead, All Dead", "Who Wants To Live Forever") and acoustic folk-, '30's jazz- or skiffle-influenced songs ("'39"; "Good Company"; "Dreamers' Ball"), often featuring ukulele-banjo.
** If the song is more old school rock-ish and its lyrics deal with things like rebellion, passion, living a life outside the rules etc., it was probably penned by Taylor ("Tenement Funster", "I'm In Love With My Car", "Sheer Heart Attack", "Fight From The Inside"). Somewhere in the early to mid '80s, Roger began composing pop songs with a heavier focus on synths ("Radio Ga Ga", "Breakthru").
** The other band members have observed that Deacon was less influenced by bands like Music/LedZeppelin or Music/TheWho than the rest of them and had preferred {{Soul}} and American {{Funk}} music in his youth. As a result a lot of his songs have a kind of Motown pop style ("You're My Best Friend", "Misfire") or a funky, bass-driven sound ("Another One Bites The Dust", "I Want To Break Free"). He also wrote several ballads, including "Spread Your Wings", "You And I" and "Friends Will Be Friends" (the last one in collaboration with Freddie, with whom he also co-wrote "The Miracle").

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** Mercury was responsible for many of their ballads ("Love Of of My Life", "My Melancholy Blues"), pop songs and stylistic experiments ("Killer Queen", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody To to Love" etc.).
)
** If you're head-banging to an incredibly guitar-heavy HardRock tune it's probably been written by May ("Prophet's Song", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You"). May was responsible for his fair share of TearJerker ballads, too ("Save Me"; "All Dead, All Dead", "Who Wants To to Live Forever") and acoustic folk-, folk -- '30's jazz- jazz -- or skiffle-influenced songs ("'39"; "Good Company"; "Dreamers' Ball"), often featuring ukulele-banjo.
** If the song is more old school rock-ish and its lyrics deal with things like rebellion, passion, living a life outside the rules etc., it was probably penned by Taylor ("Tenement Funster", "I'm In in Love With with My Car", "Sheer Heart Attack", "Fight From The from the Inside"). Somewhere in the early to mid '80s, Roger began composing pop songs with a heavier focus on synths ("Radio Ga Ga", "Breakthru").
"Breakthru").
** The other band members have observed that Deacon was less influenced by bands like Music/LedZeppelin or Music/TheWho than the rest of them and had preferred {{Soul}} and American {{Funk}} music in his youth. As a result a lot of his songs have a kind of Motown pop style ("You're My Best Friend", "Misfire") or a funky, bass-driven sound ("Another One Bites The the Dust", "I Want To to Break Free"). He also wrote several ballads, including "Spread Your Wings", "You And and I" and "Friends Will Be Friends" (the last one in collaboration with Freddie, with whom he also co-wrote "The Miracle").
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[[caption-width-right:350:Queen during the mid-'70s. Clockwise from the top: Music/BrianMay, John Deacon, Music/FreddieMercury and Roger Taylor.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Queen [[caption-width-right:350: Queen during the mid-'70s. Clockwise from the top: Music/BrianMay, John Deacon, Music/FreddieMercury and Roger Taylor.]]



All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco[=/=]{{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 7 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

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All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco[=/=]{{Funk}}, disco / {{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 7 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.
MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.






!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)






!!Early Members/Queen + Collaborators:

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!!Early
!! Early
Members/Queen + Collaborators:






!!Studio Discography:

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!!Studio
!! Studio
Discography:



* 2008 - ''The Cosmos Rocks'' [[note]]A collaboration with [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]

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* 2008 - ''The Cosmos Rocks'' [[note]]A [[note]] A collaboration with [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]
Rodgers]] [[/note]]



!!Live Discography:

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!!Live
!! Live
Discography:



* 1989 - ''At The Beeb''
* 1992 - ''Live At Wembley '86''
* 2004 - ''Queen On Fire Live At The Bowl''
* 2005 - ''Return Of The Champions'' [[note]]The first of two live albums made with [[Music/{{Free}} Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]

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* 1989 - ''At The the Beeb''
* 1992 - ''Live At at Wembley '86''
* 2004 - ''Queen On on Fire Live At The at the Bowl''
* 2005 - ''Return Of The of the Champions'' [[note]]The [[note]] The first of two live albums made with [[Music/{{Free}} Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]Rodgers]] [[/note]]



* 2009 - ''Live In Ukraine'' [[note]]The second of two live albums made with [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]
* 2012 - ''Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest '86''
* 2014 - ''Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74''

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* 2009 - ''Live In in Ukraine'' [[note]]The [[note]] The second of two live albums made with [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]][[/note]]
Rodgers]] [[/note]]
* 2012 - ''Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In in Budapest '86''
* 2014 - ''Queen: Live At The at the Rainbow '74''
'74''



!!Non-album singles:

* 1974 - "Seven Seas Of Rhye" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1974 album ''Queen II''[[/note]] with "See What A Fool I've Been" as the B-side
* 1980 - "Play The Game" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1980 album ''The Game''[[/note]] with "A Human Body" as the B-side
* 1981 - "Under Pressure" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1982 album ''Hot Space''. Also a collaboration with Music/DavidBowie[[/note]] with "Soul Brother" as the B-side
* 1984 - "Radio Ga Ga" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1984 album ''The Works''[[/note]] with "I Go Crazy" as the B-side
* 1984 - "Thank God It's Christmas" with "Man On The Prowl" as the first B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on their album ''The Works''[[/note]] and "Keep Passing The Open Windows" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on ''The Works''[[/note]]
* 1985 - "One Vision" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1986 album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] with "Blurred Vision" as the B-side
* 1986 - "A Kind Of Magic" [[note]]Otherwise available on their album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] with "A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling" as the first B-side and "Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]]
* 1986 - "Who Wants To Live Forever" [[note]]Available on their 1986 album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] with "Killer Queen" as the first B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1974 album ''Killer Queen''[[/note]] and "Forever" as the second B-side
* 1989 - "Breakthru" [[note]]Otherwise available on their album ''The Miracle''[[/note]] with "Stealin'" as the B-side
* 1989 - "The Invisible Man" [[note]]Otherwise available on ''The Miracle''[[/note]] with "Hijack My Heart" as the B-side
* 1991 - "I'm Going Slightly Mad" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1991 album ''Innuendo''[[/note]] with "Lost Opportunity" as the first B-side and "The Hitman" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on their album ''Innuendo''[[/note]]
* 1997 - "No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)" with "Tie Your Mother Down" as a double A-side [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1976 album ''A Day At The Races''[[/note]] and "We Will Rock You" and "Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" as a double B-side [[note]]Remixes otherwise not available elsewhere[[/note]]

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!!Non-album
!! Non-album
singles:

* 1974 - "Seven Seas Of of Rhye" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1974 album ''Queen II''[[/note]] II'' [[/note]] with "See What A a Fool I've Been" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1980 - "Play The the Game" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1980 album ''The Game''[[/note]] Game'' [[/note]] with "A Human Body" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1981 - "Under Pressure" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1982 album ''Hot Space''. Also a collaboration with Music/DavidBowie[[/note]] Music/DavidBowie [[/note]] with "Soul Brother" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1984 - "Radio Ga Ga" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1984 album ''The Works''[[/note]] Works'' [[/note]] with "I Go Crazy" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1984 - "Thank God It's Christmas" with "Man On The on the Prowl" as the first B-side [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their album ''The Works''[[/note]] Works'' [[/note]] and "Keep Passing The the Open Windows" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on ''The Works''[[/note]]
Works'' [[/note]]
* 1985 - "One Vision" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1986 album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] of Magic'' [[/note]] with "Blurred Vision" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1986 - "A Kind Of of Magic" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] of Magic'' [[/note]] with "A Dozen Red Roses For for My Darling" as the first B-side and "Gimme The the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]]
of Magic'' [[/note]]
* 1986 - "Who Wants To to Live Forever" [[note]]Available [[note]] Available on their 1986 album ''A Kind Of Magic''[[/note]] of Magic'' [[/note]] with "Killer Queen" as the first B-side [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1974 album ''Killer Queen''[[/note]] Queen'' [[/note]] and "Forever" as the second B-side
B-side.
* 1989 - "Breakthru" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their album ''The Miracle''[[/note]] Miracle'' [[/note]] with "Stealin'" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1989 - "The Invisible Man" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on ''The Miracle''[[/note]] Miracle'' [[/note]] with "Hijack My Heart" as the B-side
B-side.
* 1991 - "I'm Going Slightly Mad" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1991 album ''Innuendo''[[/note]] ''Innuendo'' [[/note]] with "Lost Opportunity" as the first B-side and "The Hitman" as the second B-side [[note]]Otherwise B-side. [[note]] Otherwise available on their album ''Innuendo''[[/note]]
''Innuendo'' [[/note]]
* 1997 - "No-One But You (Only The the Good Die Young)" with "Tie Your Mother Down" as a double A-side [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1976 album ''A Day At The Races''[[/note]] at the Races'' [[/note]] and "We Will Rock You" and "Gimme The the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" as a double B-side [[note]]Remixes B-side. [[note]] Remixes otherwise not available elsewhere[[/note]]
elsewhere [[/note]]






* ACappella: "We Will Rock You". The song is generally set in ''a cappella'' form, using only stomping and clapping as a rhythmic beat, except at the very end, which has a guitar solo. Alternately, there is the lesser-known "fast" version, played in their live shows from the late 1970's to the early 1980s. Here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mtLagBaKAs a BBC semi-live recording of said version]].

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* ACappella: "We Will Rock You". The song is generally set in ''a cappella'' form, using only stomping and clapping as a rhythmic beat, except at the very end, which has a guitar solo. Alternately, there is the lesser-known "fast" version, played in their live shows from the late 1970's to the early 1980s. 1980's. Here's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mtLagBaKAs a BBC semi-live recording of said version]].



** Freddie (before he was Freddie ''Mercury'') was a big fan of Smile, a band consisting of Tim Staffell, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. After Staffell left to join another band, Freddie got his foot in the door, and was soon offered to join the group. He encouraged the remaining members to change the name to Queen - the rest, of course, is history.
** Freddie was completely in love with the singing voice of Montserrat Caballé, a renowned Spanish opera singer. Eventually he got the chance to collaborate with her, the result being the album ''Barcelona''.

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** Freddie (before he was Freddie ''Mercury'') was a big fan of Smile, a band consisting of Tim Staffell, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. After Staffell left to join another band, Freddie got his foot in the door, and was soon offered to join the group. He encouraged the remaining members to change the name to Queen - -- the rest, of course, is history.
** Freddie was completely in love with the singing voice of Montserrat Caballé, a renowned Spanish opera singer. Eventually he got the chance to collaborate with her, the result being the album ''Barcelona''.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The common {{Fanon}} of the untitled track of ''Made In Heaven''.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The common {{Fanon}} of the untitled track of ''Made In in Heaven''.



* AudienceParticipationSong: "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Radio Ga Ga" spring to mind, though this works with a lot of their output. Freddie left the first lines of "I Want to Break Free" to the audience, and he himself explicitly stated that "Love of My Life" had been "turned into a duet" with the audience as early as the live shows of the late 1970's. And then there's the obligatory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXOOwNS2qk0 singing "contests"]] Freddie had with his audience, where he sang a sequence of notes, and the audience had to match it. On the ''Live Killers'' album, Freddie himself commented it with "You buggers can sing higher than I can, I tell you". Brian May and Roger Taylor imagine that songs like "I Want It All" and "The Miracle" [[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have ended up like this as well]] if Freddie hadn't become too ill for the band to keep touring after 1986.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Radio Ga Ga" spring to mind, though this works with a lot of their output. Freddie left the first lines of "I Want to Break Free" to the audience, and he himself explicitly stated that "Love of My Life" had been "turned into a duet" with the audience as early as the live shows of the late 1970's. And then there's the obligatory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXOOwNS2qk0 singing "contests"]] "contests" Freddie had with his audience, where he sang a sequence of notes, and the audience had to match it. On the ''Live Killers'' album, Freddie himself commented it with "You buggers can sing higher than I can, I tell you". Brian May and Roger Taylor imagine that songs like "I Want It All" and "The Miracle" [[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have ended up like this as well]] if Freddie hadn't become too ill for the band to keep touring after 1986.
14th Aug '16 8:12:57 PM justme13
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want To Break Free". Robert Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want To Break Free". Robert Roger Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.
14th Aug '16 5:36:30 AM Spektrowski
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** "Soul Brother", an early 80's B-side, references "You're My Best Friend", "We Are The Champions", "We Will Rock You", "Flash", "Keep Yourself Alive", "Somebody To Love", [[TitleDrop itself]] and "Under Pressure" in its second verse.
2nd Aug '16 1:37:26 PM ThatBitterTase
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want To Break Free". Robert Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.
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