Jan 29, 2010

List-Mania: Queen Songs

Day 90

My cousin and fellow blogger Jaimee recently posted some of her favorite songs and I thought that would be a perfect List-Mania entry.

I am sure that I have mentioned that I am a huge Queen fan so I thought I would start with them first. Here are my top favorite Queen songs of all time.

5) These are the Days of our Lives

YouTube just doesn't have a real good clear version of this beautiful song. When I bought the album Innuendo it was my first Queen album I purchased right when it came out. It is one of their best albums but it was also one of their sad. Freddie knew he was going to die and his songs reflected that. The video is just as sad, you can see how devastating the AIDS virus was on him. He didn't look like the Freddie I knew. I absolutely love this song, makes me look back on life and realize that I have had a good life.

4) Hammer to Fall

This is pure rock. I really like the slowed down version featured here that they played when they toured with Paul Rodgers.

3) Flash

AHHHH! He'll save every one of us! The movie Flash Gordon is one of my guilty pleasures. I can watch this movie anytime, anywhere. From the moment I heard this song, I loved it. If I had a cell phone, this would certainly be my ring tone. Funny thing, I always thought that General Kala said "Dispatch Water and Ajax. To bring back his body." So they are going to wash Flash's body with Ajax and water?

2) I Want it All

Gosh, I still remember the day this video debuted on MTV. I only was familiar with the early Queen and not their new stuff. It was only a few days later that I bought The Miracle on cassette. Yes, cassette. What I would give to hear Freddie and Queen belt this one out live.

1) Fat Bottomed Girls

What else more can I say about this song? At times while I was listening to the tape Dave got me for my birthday (Queen's Greatest Hits) that I was listening to a rock opera. Each song had its own unique voice and this one was just so awesome. Would my mom let me listen to this? This is probably my favorite song of all time.

I know what some of you might be saying. No Bohemian Rhapsody? What about We Will Rock You? I love all those songs, there really isn't a Queen song that I dislike. But these are my personal favorites.

I remember one time I played Bohemian Rhapsody for my cousins way before the movie Wayne's World and they looked at me like I was some sort of idiot. But then the movie came out and guess who liked it? Yup, you guessed it. ;)

If you are interested in some cool Queen music, I would be happy to send you a mix of songs that I did for a CD club a few years ago.


  1. I love Fat-Bottomed Girls... what a good song- I wasn't one of the cousins who didn't like Bohemian Rhapsody, was I?? If I was, I profusely apologize. :P I love Queen but I hadn't ever heard the first one on this list... awesome!

  2. Yup, it was you guys. I am now waiting for Jeremy to refute this. ;)

  3. Wow!! I totally don't remember that- but it sounds like us!! :P My mom always liked Queen so I'm surprised we hadn't heard it before... regardless- terrible on our part! ;)

  4. Oh man, I think I was the one who didn't like "Bohemian Rhapsody" when I first heard it, and for that I'm truly ashamed! I'm glad you included "Flash...AH AH!" as that always reminds me of when we watched (and lovingly made fun of) "Flash Gordon."

  5. I love "You're My Best Friend", "I Want to Break Free" and Queen's Number One Hits "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Genius!!