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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Top 50 Queen Songs


Queen, left to right: Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor; photo from rockbandaide.com

Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946 and died November 24, 1991. Dave’s Music Database ranks him as one of the top 1000 music makers of all time and one of the top 100 songwriters of all time. Most significantly, though, the Queen front man tops the list of the top 100 singers of all time.

As a tribute to the man who brought an immense amount of talent and a heavy dose of flair to rock and roll, the DMDB presents this list of the top 50 Queen songs. DMDB lists, as always, are compiled by ranking songs based on their standings on multiple best-of lists, chart statistics, airplay figures, and awards. In this case, another eight best-of lists focused specifically on Queen have been added into the mix. In addition, appearances of songs on five different Queen compilations have been factored in. Here’s the list:


The Top 50 Queen Songs

1. Bohemian Rhaspody (1975)
2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions (1977)
3. Another One Bites the Dust (1980)
4. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1979)
5. Under Pressure (with David Bowie, 1981)
6. Somebody to Love (1976)
7. You’re My Best Friend (1976)
8. Killer Queen (1974)
9. Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls (1978)
10. Radio Ga Ga (1984)

11. The Show Must Go On (1991)
12. Who Wants to Live Forever? (1986)
13. Don’t Stop Me Now (1979)
14. Body Language (1982)
15. Hammer to Fall (1984)
16. A Kind of Magic (1986)
17. One Vision (1985)
18. I Want to Break Free (1984)
19. I Want It All (1989)
20. Tie Your Mother Down (1977)

21. Play the Game (1980)
22. These Are the Days of Our Lives (1991)
23. Love of My Life (1975)
24. Keep Yourself Alive (1973)
25. Innuendo (1991)
26. Flash (1980)
27. Seven Seas of Rhye (1974)
28. Breakthru (1989)
29. It’s a Hard Life (1984)
30. Save Me (1980)

31. Now I’m Here (1975)
32. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (1977)
33. Head Long (1991)
34. Friends Will Be Friends (1986)
35. The March of the Black Queen (1974)
36. I’m Going Slightly Mad (1991)
37. Let Me Live (1996)
38. Too Much Love Will Kill You (1996)
39. The Miracle (1989)
40. ’39 (1975)

41. Somebody to Love (live with George Michael, 1993)
42. Dear Friends (1974)
43. Stone Cold Crazy (1974)
44. Brighton Rock (1974)
45. Spread Your Wings (1978)
46. Need Your Loving Tonight (1980)
47. The Invisibile Man (1989)
48. It’s Late (1978)
49. Princes of the Universe (1986)
50. Death on Two Legs (1975)


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