Thursday, September 23, 2010

We Are The Champions - Queen

OK, back to the 70's": According to Freddie Mercury, "I was thinking about football (soccer) when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something that the fans could latch on to". This '77 Queen power ballad has become a staple in sports victories and has been extensively covered. The B-side was "We Will Rock You" and both are routinely played together. On numerous occasions Freddie had to defer to Roger Taylor to hit the high C during live performances. #4 US, #2 UK. Very respectable rendition by Adam Lambert and Kris Allen fronting for Queen during the Season 8 Idol finale.

Yesterday's answer: "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse. A little rough around the edges and self-destructive but, doggone it, KILLER contralto!

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