By: Claudia Siregar |
With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody a few weeks ago, people were quick to make their purchase on the soundtrack album, which consists of remastered Queen songs accompanied by covers from top artists such as Troye Sivan and Shawn Mendes. These Queen songs were mostly hit singles back in the day, including some underrated songs most people don’t know were a big hit. Today, editor Claudia Siregar will give you a piece of her mind on the most underrated Queen songs of all time.
Spread Your Wings
Talking about following your dreams despite of being told that you “won’t get very far” by the people around you, accompanied by sentimental piano sounds and a melodic guitar solo towards the end of the song – perhaps Freddie as a songwriter snapped on this track.
A waltz and jazz inspired number, telling the story of a man reminiscing over a lover who left him for another man. Perfect for relaxing on a Sunday afternoon.
One of my personal faves from Queen’s debut album, one of the reasons being the heavily rock n’ roll-inspired guitar riffs at the intro.
Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
In this track, Queen takes us to Japan. A rock ballad that eerily tells the listener of the song to hold on and never lose the lessons they have learned even though the singer is “gone”, Freddie demonstrates his ability to sing in both English and Japanese.
Guitarist Brian May showcases his vocal and lyric writing abilities in this heavily guitar-driven (of course) number.
Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
A tribute to John Lennon (yep y’all guessed it) around the time of his passing, with a piano + drums formula and a melody reminiscent of Lennon’s solo work and later works with The Beatles. A must listen for Beatlemanias.
Is This The World We Created…?
A.k.a. the woke song. In this track, Queen talks about opening our eyes to the world and its problems.
Tie Your Mother Down
A must-play banger at every Queen concert, it seems. Another heavily rock n’ roll inspired number that sounds better on live recordings than on the studio version.
Don’t Try Suicide
This time, Queen (somehow harshly) tells you that you have a good thing going and that nobody is worth hurting yourself for. Uplifting and catchy, to be honest.
The Show Must Go On
Yes, this is it. This is Freddie’s ultimate, touching goodbye to the world. And it happens to be the one song where he literally showcases his whole vocal range, ending the track with an impactful high note.