Brian May reveals his favourite Queen song

Brian May

Brian May worked on a number of Queen songs that are deeply rooted in people’s minds all over the world. Even after singer Freddie Mercury passed away tragically more than 30 years ago, the band is still one of the most well-known acts in the world. They unquestionably established their place at the top of the music world.

Even though almost everyone in the West knows the words to hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” and “We Will Rock You” by heart, May favours their less well-known songs. But like with a lot of other musicians, this is probably because the public now owns their best-known songs due to their enormous popularity.

Though Brian May doesn’t think there is a song he would rather play live than “We Will Rock You,” that doesn’t mean it is his favourite Queen song either. But when they crank the hit to a sold-out arena in Manhattan or Munich, the sensation of pure admiration that flows through his body is unparalleled.

May stated, “To be honest, I still love playing them all,” during a discussion on The One Show. We Will Rock You, is what I have to say. Especially since this is the time that the musical bearing that song’s name is being relaunched. I always feel good after doing it.

His favourite Queen song, though, is “The Miracle,” which the group has never performed live. Since it’s a sentimental song that Mercury wrote just before he passed away, they probably won’t play it because no other singer could do the lyrics justice.

Brian May revealed the following during a Q&A on the group’s YouTube channel. “I’m going to pick a song that not everyone is familiar with. It’s called ‘The Miracle,’ which Freddie wrote and I always felt has a strange, special magic to it. Particularly because it’s incredibly beautiful and Freddie wrote it during a period when it was extremely difficult for him to be optimistic. I’ll take that.

Upon release in 1989, he said Hard ‘N’ Heavy of the optimistic track. “They pasted us to the wall for this in England. For some reason, everyone hated it. Being idealistic is probably very uncool in Britain right now. People used to say things like, “How can they talk about peace?” and other such things. Then, of course, China happened and everything else. To us, it seems extremely pertinent”.

Drummer Roger Taylor continued, saying, “In England, ‘idealism’ is ‘naivety,’ which is incorrect, it’s not.” Idealistic thinking is perfectly acceptable. “What’s so bad about peace, love, and understanding?”.  Nick Lowe wrote a great song. It asks, “What is so bad about?”

Mercury was aware that his life was tragically ending. But he refused to allow his illness make him bitter and instead felt optimistic about the future. Because it provides May with a heartfelt reminder of his late friend and his contagious personality. It has a special place in his heart.

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