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Queen sold 300 million albums!

English rock band Queen formed in 1970 when the band Smile got a new frontman, Freddie Mercury.

Let’s discover what Queen’s biggest tunes are by going through their albums between 1973-1991.

Their first two albums didn’t have any hits, but the third (Sheer Heart Attack) did with Killer Queen which reached #2 in the U.K.

In 1975, the band released A Night At The Opera, which had the band’s signature song on it, Bohemian Rhapsody, funnily enough, no other big singles came from this album, although Bohemian Rhapsody was so big the band became world famous.

Next, they released A Day At The Races (1976). two notable singles came off this record, Somebody To Love and Tie Your Mother Down.

1977 and yet another Queen album. Another two big tunes, We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You further enhanced the band’s reach.

In 1978, Queen released Jazz, and another two singles again became big, Don’t Stop Me Now and Fat Bottomed Girls.

In 1979/1980, the next album, The Game, was released with two more tunes dropping in Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Another One Bites The Dust

Next, Queen had enough tunes to make a Greatest Hits album as well as a soundtrack for the film Flash Gordon.

Hot Space came out in 1982 with one tune on it that made it big, this was Under Pressure.

As if making up for only having one big tune instead of two on Hot Space, three big singles come on their 1984 release The Works. Singles Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, and Hammer To Fall all fit in next to previous huge Queen tunes. By now, they are easily one of the biggest bands in the world.

The following year, 1985, Queen performed one of the most legendary sets of all time at Live Aid.

This was followed up in 1986 by another album (A Kind Of Magic) with three big hits on it including the title track, One Vision, and Who Wants To Live Forever.

This final tune was a spooky prediction of what was to happen to Freddie just one year later as he in 1987 is diagnosed with AIDS.

The pace of releasing has by the late 80s slowed down, still, in 1989 they dropped The Miracle with the single I Want It All standing out.

Their final release in 1991 had three big tunes on it in the lead single Innuendo, These Are The Days Of Our Lives, and The Show Must Go On.

Released in February 1991 it was the final album from the band. Freddie died in November of the same year.

With 300 million albums sold, they had become one of the greatest British bands of all time.

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love chords

You can learn how to play Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

(Dsus4) | (Dsus4) | G | C G/B |
This thing called love, I just can’t handle it…

Don’t Stop Me Now

Don’t Stop Me Now chords

You can learn how to play Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and the original recording.

F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time. I feel alive…

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Artists & Bands

Artist and Band biographies

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