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Everything you need to know about the classic track

Everything you need to know about the classic track

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    • Queen We Will Rock You. Find Out About One Of Their Finest Singles. by Spainops - http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You is a very straightforward: “stomp, stomp, clap” with a fantastic guitar riff at the end. Simple it might be nevertheless it is a perfect song and can relate to everyone. That’s why everyone loves this song so much. Yes, it can bring people together with every race, sex, colour, etc. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You
    • This song is wonderful for stomping and clapping !. In a way it may lack the classiness of much of Queen’s incredible work, but We Will Rock You is so catchy and real you cannot help but sing along. Queen We Will Rock You is without question one of the best songs of all time and in all probability one of the most covered songs ever. But no one can sing it like Freddie. Many believe this is the best song Queen ever made. Why The Song Was Written The song, and “We Are the Champions” were written due to an event that happened on the 1977 British Tour. The band had played a show at Stafford’s Bingley Hall and had done the customary encore and gone off stage. The crowd ceased clapping and sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Brian May said ‘we were just completely knocked out and taken aback – it was quite an emotional experience really, and I think these chant things are in someway connected with that’. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You
    • The song is merely 2 minutes long and was written by Brian May and obviously sung by Freddie Mercury. It was released on the B-side of WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS on 7th October, 1977. One version was used as the beginning track on their 1977 album News of the World. This variation consists of a stamp-stamp-clap-pause beat. The stamping effects were produced by the band overdubbing the sounds of themselves stomping and clapping many times then incorporating delay effects to construct a sound like a lot of people were contributing. Whenever performed live, this version is often followed by “We Are the Champions”, another of the album’s hits, as they were designed to run together. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You
    • The double A-side got to number 4 on the U.S. Billboard singles chart, turning into their second hit in the U.S. On the 45 of the song’s original vinyl record release, the song was actually the flip side of “We Are the Champions” in Britain, though the American record company requested to put the two songs together as a “double A- side” because American radio stations were playing them back to back. This is a reason why the songs will be paired on the radio and at sporting events, where they are regularly played. Queen also conducted the song with a different arrangement (referred to as the “fast version”). This includes a faster tempo and a full guitar, bass and drums backing track throughout. The band often opened their live sets in the late 1970s and early 1980s with this version, as captured on their 1979 Live Killers double album, on Queen Rock Montreal (2007), and on the Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl album released in 2004. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You
    • Queen And Five In 2000, English boy band Five covered “We Will Rock You”. The song, featured on their second studio album Invincible, features Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart during the summer of 2000. Queen We Will Rock You Musical We Will Rock You has its own London based musical based on the songs of Queen as well as the hit single WWRY. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You
    • If you are interested in finding out more about Queen We Will Rock You then visit http://queenwewillrockyou.com Find out more about the song, the lyrics and the musical and leave your comments on what you really think. http://queenwewillrockyou.com Queen We Will Rock You