Queen is one of the most beloved and successful rock and roll bands of all time. Their talent is evident in everything that they do and they are, to this day, one of the bestselling bands in British history.
One of their main selling points as a band is that they have a very wide range of music that they can not only play, but play spectacularly. Their songs range from hard rock to piano-based pop and everything in between. It was difficult to pick their 10 greatest songs because they have so many hits, but here is our list of the 10 greatest songs in the history of Queen.
10. “Somebody to Love”
This was one of Queen’s more different sounding songs, as the rock band channeled their inner spirit of gospel music. The song achieved success in their native UK and also in the USA, where it reached #2 and #13 on the charts, respectively. Perhaps the most impressive part of the song is that Queen was able to create the wonderful sound of a 100 person choir using only three voices through voice layering. The song itself was written by frontman Freddie Mercury and is a soul-searching piece that asks what role God has in a life without love. Mercury often cited his love for Aretha Franklin as a big influence in the creation of this song.