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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: "Teo Torriatte" has a Japanese title and a bilingual chorus with both the English and the Japanese lyrics having essentially the same meaning.

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: GratuitousJapanese: "Teo Torriatte" has a Japanese title and a bilingual chorus with both the English and the Japanese lyrics having essentially the same meaning.

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* InTheStyleOf: "Somebody to Love" is in the style of Music/ArethaFranklin, of whom Freddie Mercury was a fan.

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* VillainProtagonist: "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.


* LyricalDissonance: "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.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', with various parallels between the two existing in their names (see above), cover art, and even songs.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', The album can be thought of as a "sequel" to ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. They're both named after Creator/MarxBrothers films, the album art is almost exactly the same with various parallels between a black background rather than white, and many of the two existing in their names (see above), cover art, songs parallel each other. "Bohemian Rhapsody" and even songs."Somebody to Love" or "Teo Torriate", "'39" and "Long Away", "The Prophet's Song" and "White Man", "You're My Best Friend" and "You and I", and very specifically, both albums open with EpicRiff-driven HardRock tunes ("Death on Two Legs [Dedicated to...]" and "Tie Your Mother Down").





* NostalgiaFilter: "Drowse" is a subtle attack at older folks who spend the back half of their lives complaining about children nowadays and how they were so much cooler when ''they'' were younger. It works to a surprisingly great effect.



* TakeThat: "Drowse" is a subtle attack at older folks who spend the back half of their lives complaining about children nowadays and how they were so much cooler when ''they'' were younger. It works to a surprisingly great effect.

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* TakeThat: "Drowse" is a subtle attack at older folks who spend the back half of their lives complaining about children nowadays and how they were so much cooler when ''they'' were younger. It works to a surprisingly great effect.


--> [[CrisisOfFaith ''Till the tears run down from my eyes'']]

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--> [[CrisisOfFaith ''Till ''[[CrisisOfFaith Till the tears run down from my eyes'']]eyes]]''


--> ''Till the tears run down from my eyes''

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--> [[CrisisOfFaith ''Till the tears run down from my eyes''eyes'']]


''A Day at the Races'' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces''). Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''A Night at the Opera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.

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''A Day at the Races'' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces''). Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second).second, and "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" is also a hit). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''A Night at the Opera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.



* LyricalDissonance: Again, "Somebody To Love". Ironic for such a cheery gospel number be about a lack of faith in god.


'''''A Day At The Races''''' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, Film/ADayAtTheRaces). Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.

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'''''A ''A Day At The Races''''' at the Races'' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, Film/ADayAtTheRaces).''Film/ADayAtTheRaces''). Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', ''A Night at the Opera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.


[[caption-width-right:300:That cover sure looks [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera awfully familiar...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:That [[caption-width-right:300: That cover sure looks [[Music/ANightAtTheOpera awfully familiar...]]]]

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** Roger did his own backing vocals on "Drowse". Otherwise the album largely averts this trope. While Freddie dominates the lead vocals (80% of the tracks are sung by him), it's a fairly balanced three-way-split when it comes to harmonies, besides the aforementioned exceptions.


'''''A Day At The Races''''' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, Film/ADayAtTheRaces) Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.

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'''''A Day At The Races''''' is the fifth studio album by Music/{{Queen}}, released in 1976. It is the direct follow up to their hit album ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera''. Much like its predecessor, it's named after a [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx Brothers]] film (in this case, Film/ADayAtTheRaces) Film/ADayAtTheRaces). Riding off of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Freddie Mercury penned "Somebody To Love" (Not to be confused with the Music/JeffersonAirplane song of [[Music/SurrealisticPillow the same name]]) is the album's most famous song (with "Tie Your Mother Down" at a close second). While many consider ''Races'' to be a weaker effort than ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'', a lot of people actually prefer the former to the latter because of its more streamlined and hook-focused sound over Opera's more experimental and "classical" approach. Nonetheless, it is a staple of Queen's two decade discography, and remains a lesser known but worthy album when put beside the likes of its predecessor or ''Music/NewsOfTheWorld''.


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* Brian May - guitar, backing and lead vocals, plastic piano, harmonium
* Freddie Mercury - lead vocals, piano

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* Brian May Music/BrianMay - guitar, backing and lead vocals, plastic piano, harmonium
* Freddie Mercury Music/FreddieMercury - lead vocals, piano

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: "Teo Torriatte" has a Japanese title and a bilingual chorus with both the English and the Japanese lyrics having essentially the same meaning.

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