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We Will Rock You by Queen

Released by Queen in 1977
From the Album: News Of The World |

This version of We Will Rock You By Queen was released by Queen in 1977.

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Following an experience at a venue in the UK where fans chanted and sang the classic football anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone on their own after their performance, members of Queen wanted to come up with their own song that fans could sing, stomp or chant along with.

What they noticed that night in the UK is that the fans chanting that song in unison had a serious emotional impact. Queen wanted to plug into that effect.

As a result, Freddie Mercury wrote We Are The Champions, his own attempt at a self-confident ballad. Brian May went right for the jugular with a more visceral approach and came up with We Will Rock You. The song was pumped up in the studio by getting everyone involved to stamp on the floor and clap, with that effect being overdubbed multiple times to create a big-crowd sound.

Both songs were meant to whip crowds into a frenzy while on tour and were considered the ideal way to kick off the new album.

We Will Rock You by Queen makes is yet another Queen song that makes our list of the most popular singalong songs. The other Queen song popular for karaoke and the singalong set is Bohemian Rhapsody, most likely due to its scenes in Wayne’s World.

Here’s the lyrics to We Will Rock You.

Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ your can all over the place
Singin’

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you’re a young man hard man
Shoutin’ in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Wavin’ your banner all over the place
Singin’

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you’re an old man poor man
Pleadin’ with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Somebody better put you back in your place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you


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