Famous British rock band, Queen started performing in 1970 with the following musicians:
- Freddie Mercury
- Brian May
- John Deacon
- Roger Taylor
Although the band’s debut album was released in 1973, they first topped UK charts with their second album titled Queen II which was released in 1974. Their 1975 hit single “Bohemian Rhapsody” remained on UK charts at number one for nine weeks in a row while their albums “A Night at the Opera” and “Sheer Heart Attack” brought them widespread fame and success.
In 2003, each of its members were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their widely successful hit songs “We are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” have been used as anthems at numerous sport events. The band has also been recognized as one of the greatest stadium rock bands worldwide, with their 1985 performance at the iconic Live Aid concert ranked as one of the biggest in the history of rock. The band is estimated to have sold out 170 to 200 million records worldwide.
Following the demise of Freddie Mercury and John Deacon’s retirement, Taylor and May continued with the band’s legacy. They toured alongside a number of singers, including Adam Lambert under the stage name “Queen +” since 2004.
Noted Songs by Queen
Aside from the aforementioned songs, the following are some of Queen’s most notable songs: