Why is Queen (Still) Such an Iconic Band

Queen has gained major popularity alongside the years not only for amazing songs such as “Under Pressure”, or “We Will Rock You”, but also for Freddie Mercury’s amazing stage presence.

Since Freddie’s passing, actor and singer Adam Levine took his place in the band, and even if his vocals are impressive, there isn’t going to be another Freddie Mercury.

51 years has gone by since the band decided to join together, and alongside the years they reached a total of approximately 15 studio albums, 18 compilation albums, 11 live albums and a total of 372 songs.

But that’s not all. In 2018, the band published a biographic movie called Bohemian Rhapsody, in which they compiled all of Freddie Mercury’s life and most iconic songs.

Of all the 372 songs that they released together, Bohemian Rhapsody is the song everyone talks about when speaking about Queen. The innuendo, the changes in rhythm and the overall length makes this song iconic. It’s overplayed for sure, yes, but you can’t deny the impact and overall power of the song. The feels. The lyrics. Everything is so neatly made that it’s nearly impossible to not sing along or to not bang your head to the sound of it.

Rejected at first, Bohemian Rhapsody this year became the first diamond single for a UK band since they sold 10 million albums in the US, and it was awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

The song was #1 on the UK charts for 9 weeks in 1975 and for 14 weeks in 1991, after Mercury’s passing.

Among the most popular songs by the bad, besides Bohemian Rhapsody, you can also find “I Want to Break Free”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “We Are the Champions”, “Somebody to Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Love of My Life”, “The Show Must Go On”, among many other titles.

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