Queen is a
British rock band formed in 1970.
Founding musicians were Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar,
vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).By the early 1980s, Queen was one of the biggest stadium rock bands in
the world. Their performance at 1985's Live Aid is regarded as one of the
greatest in rock history. The band have released a total of 18 number one
albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs. Estimates of their record
sales range from 150 million to 300
million records. They received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990, and were inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Every member composed more than one chart-topping single, and all four members were
inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
The band's sixth studio album News of the World was
released in 1977 went platinum in
the United States, and in the UK. The album contained two of
rock's most recognized anthems, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", both of which became enduring international
sports anthems, and the latter reached number four in the US.
Listen to Were Are the Champions
Lyrics We are the Champions 1977
I've paid my dues Time after time I've done my sentence But committed
And bad mistakes I've made a few I've had my share of sand Kicked in my face
But I've come through And I need to go on and on and on and on
We are the champions - my friends And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions We are the champions
No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions of the world
I've taken my bows And my curtain calls You've brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses no pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose And I need to go on and on and on and on
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