5 Iconic Songs From Queen That’s Not ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
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The ability of Queen to periodically change its course of music labels them as a diverse, wide-ranging, eccentric band that the rock world had the privilege to get acquainted with. While “Bohemian Rhapsody” tops the list of numerous sites that seemingly clings to the idea that this was the best song ever by the rock band, below are the other 5 tracks that are amusing enough to be deemed as “iconic”.
“Killer Queen” – Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
The song skyrocketed them to fame amongst the fans, and they have chosen the best song for this. “Killer Queen” made use of Freddie Mercury’s soaring vocals, with Brian May’s guitar genius on the side.
“Under Pressure” – Hot Space (1982)
Who could forget this breezy yet powerful pop song made happen in the likes of David Bowie and Queen? It remained as a favorite song of the latter’s live performances, but unfortunately, the two didn’t get the chance to play it together.
“Somebody To Love” – A Day At The Races (1976)
To come up with a song to follow up on the great success from “Bohemian Rhapsody” Mercury knew that to obtain the status of their fame still, they should tweak a song similar to the sense of this successful track. Along came “Somebody To Love”, with a more soulful feel for a love song.
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – The Game (1980)
A song that seized them a first chart-topping spot in the US, Queen paid tribute to the 50’s rock, or the Elvis Presley Era, to play its groovy tunes and rockabilly feels. It also marked the first time for Freddie to handle a rhythm guitar.
“The Show Must Go On” – Innuendo (1991)
The song was Freddie Mercury’s plea to perform a spectacular finale song. Following the declination of Mercury’s health, Brian May, who wrote the song, had some doubts if the singer could still be able to do it, and the legendary rocker proved him so wrong for this.