One of the best groups in rock history. Queen is one of the truly
historic bands of our time and have one of the strongest catalogs.
With Brian May & Roger Taylor reviving the group with Paul
Rogers and selling out tours all over the world, it was time to
put together the Essential Queen collection. We went through their
entire catalog and picked out our favorite songs, the songs we
think best fits the Queen sound, although we came upon a very
big problem....no way would it fit on 1 CD. So we had to make
some very difficult cuts and along with ITunes, you too can download
our version of the Essential Queen, just click on the ITunes symbol
under each song.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
The song that brought the band back to the masses thanks
to its inclusion in the movie Wayne's World. This song
gave birth to the rock opera.
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
First saw the song performed on a Saturday Night
Live rerun. With Freddie swinging his hips and working the
stage, this gave birth to the notion that Queen was something
3. Fat Bottom Girls
Ah the tight harmony to open the song followed by one
of the great rock riffs. "I never knew no good from bad"
4. Keep Yourself Alive
Brian May has such a recognizable guitar sound...it really
is a thing of beauty.
5. Another One Bites The Dust
That bass, oh that bass.
6. Hammer To Fall
What the hell are we fighting for?
7. Stone Cold Crazy
Later covered by Metallica, this song transcends time and
8. Under Pressure
Two rock legends trading vocals, can you top that. Not even
Vanilla Ice could ruin this song, although he came close.
9. I Want To Break Free
What a great video for this song featuring the band in drag.
This song was later the theme song/rally cry for revolutions worldwide.
10. Las Palabras de Amor
A hidden gem in the Queen catalog penned by Brian May. I
found this song on the Concert for Life DVD and fell
in love with it.
11. These Are the Days of Our Lives
Was a song ever more autobiographical than this one? Freddie
knew he was dying from the AIDS virus and delivered this heartbreaker.
12. Who Wants To Live Together
Penned for the Highlander movie, still a touching
tribute in hindsight.
13. One Year of Love
Another track penned for the Highlander film, it
is a true gem that has never received the acknowledgment it deserves.
14. Too Much Love Will Kill You
One of the last songs Queen completed before Freddie's tragic
death. Freddie succeeded in going out the same way he came in,
15. Love of My Life
Freddie's gem. A simple stunning ballad
16. Somebody To Love
So good it was a hit when the Concert for
Life version was released with George Michaels handling the
17. Radio Ga Ga
A great song only heightened when you see old
concert footage of a sold out Wembley Stadium, fists in the air
clapping in unison. Never seen anything like it before, or again.
18. I Want It All
A gigantic guitar solo by Brian may opens the
song and it just kicks until the end. A great rocker
19. We Will Rock You
20. We Are The Champions
Heard across stadiums everywhere. These two are