Queen We Will Rock You Lyrics and Freddie Mercury Biography

We will rock you is one of the most popular and famous song of the legendary band Queen--a British Rock Band formed in 1971 in London. Its original members are Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor. Originally “we will rock you” was written by Brian May and this hard rock was released on 7th October, 1977. Popular US musical journal Rolling Stone ranked this song at number 330 in the list of 500 Greatest Songs (All Time). Most interesting fact about this song

“We Will Rock You” was not an instant hit after its release, gradually it become like an anthem of youthfulness.


Why this song is so unique

Only the last 30 seconds of this song has a solo guitar work, performed by May, otherwise the entire song is filled with the rhythm of clapping and stamping. The real attraction of this song is the stamping effects and this stamping effect was created by stomping and clapping by the band and then delay effects was added to give a feel like many people are stamping in unison. Interesting the delay time of the stamping was created by following the ratios of the prime numbers in order to give a feel of non-harmonic echo.

Queen also performed this famous number “we will rock you” in a fast track version. During the late 70s and early 80s they used to start their live concert with the fast version of this song. This fast version was also recorded in 1977 for a BBC radio show. Finally in 2004, the fast version of was officially released.

Queen we will rock you lyrics

queen we will rock you lyrics
queen we will rock you lyrics
 Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Freddy_Mercury_Statue_Montreux.jpg
Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Freddy_Mercury_Statue_Montreux.jpg

Freddie Mercury and We Will Rock You.

Queen’s we will rock you is almost synonymous to Freddie Mercury, one of the best male Rock singer the world has ever seen and surly one of the gifted artist with the capacity of playing multi instruments. Sometimes I regret that I was not born at his time and there is no way I can hear him performing the “we will rock you” live. But by watching the videos of Freddie’s live concert I can feel the kind of energy level he had and the kind of magnetic moments could generate and spread it among his audiences. I will suggest you to watch all the videos of Freddie posted in this hub.

Freddie’s Early Life

Queen’s lead vocalist Freddie was born in Zanzibar, a Gujarati region in India and his parents were Parsis. His real name was Farrokh Bulsara. Until his mid-teens he was in India. At his school days he formed a band and he used to play piano for that band. When he was 17, his family fled from India to Milldesex, because of 1964 Zanzibar revolution. After his graduation in Art and Graphic design he was involved in selling second-hand clothes to doing a job at Heathrow Airport. During that time he made a couple of failed attempt to establish a band and finally he joined guitarist Brian May, April 1970, and the legendary band Queen came into the history. He died 24 November 1991, at the age of 45 due to bronchial pneumonia caused by AIDS

We will rock you live by other famous singers

  • Many of the world’s top singer performed Queen’s we will rock you among all the most noted live performance are:
  • In 1992, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses performed this song as a tribute Concert to Freddie Mercury
  • U2 performed this great song, in 1992, during their Zoo TV tour.
  • In 1996, Alinis Morissette
  • Pop diva Celine Dion performed “we will rock you” in 2008, in her “The Show Must Go On” world tour.

we will rock you

In most of the Queen's live concert "we will rocky you" used to be followed by their another hit number "We Are the Champions". Watch the following YouTube video taken from a Queen's live concert , where Freddie singing both the hit numbers as he used to do in most his live performance.

Queen - We Will Rock You and We Are The Champion Live- A Must Watch Video

Though Freddie is no longer with us physically, but his incredible creations will keep rocking this world many many years to come. In my lifetime, I haven’t seen any second Freddie or anyone even capable of coming closer to his enigmatic live performance capacity and his hard rock musical caliber- perhaps everyone is unique in some way, and but he was incredibly unique and gifted artist. No matter how much controversial was Freddie’s personal life , the truth is he was a sheer musical genius. Thank you Freddie for giving us so many wonderful gifts and your legacy still rock us as you used to rock the world during your life time.

queen live performance
queen live performance

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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

These are the glory of Britons.


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Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

And, They were a great group. H


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Reena Daruwalla 6 years ago from INDIA

It isn't just that Queen made terrifically original music with unforgettable compositions and beats, Freddie Mercury was actually a marvellous singer and the vocals of each of his tracks can be hugely challenging. Great Hub!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Wow Andromida - It's nice to see this side of you. I enjoyed reading it and I'm glad you put in all the lyrics. All I can sing is "we will rock you". I just mumble the words to the rest of the song when singing.

Awesome. :)


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andromida 6 years ago Author

@H.P Roy-thank you.

@Harvey Stelman-thank you harvey.

@Reena Daruwalla-Freddie's vocal was extraordinairly

high scale and definitely challenging for any singer to sing like him.thank you so much

@Lady_E- Queen's numbers are truly unique and the most I like about Queen is Freddie's stage performance and his vocal.Thanks for revealing that you love mumbling "we will rock you" :)


west virgininian 5 years ago

My 8 years old boy and his friends on his football team love these 2 songs. The songs are timeless and will always be great. Its sad that Freddie Mercury died so young.


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andromida 5 years ago Author

West Virginian-Freddie died so early.yet, his creations are with us.I always love to the video of Freddie singing "we will rock you".And my love to your kids.thank you :)


Jalus 5 years ago

Excellent hub! This is one of my favorite songs and now I know some more of the background. Thanks!


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andromida 5 years ago Author

I am always fascinated with the power of stage performance of Freddie Mercury, unfortunately it is no more possible to see his live performance.Thanks a lot,Jalus :)


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Excellent write about an outstanding group. "Another One Bits The Dust" is another of my all time favorites of theirs. Thanks for the memories!


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andromida 5 years ago Author

To me Freddie Mercury's vocal and high stage performance is simply phenomenal.Glad to know you like Queen numbers too.Thank you so much.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Oh yeah ... I'm an old fan, and I mean O_L_D ... ha ha ha!


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Yes i have heard this song many a times but never knew who sanf it, as i m not a big music fan so i didn't care to know who is singing this song. Thanks for sharing it. Nice hub


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andromida 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much :)


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whoisbid 5 years ago

Freddie Mercury will not be forgotten by many of us!


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Loved Queen..Freddy was the best...great hub...voted up

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