Hello everybody! I’m a Russian boy but I have been living in Italy for 3 years so far! When I talk to my Italian classmates I see we have different tastes and culture, of course! But there is something that links everybody: it is music! So, now I’d like to talk about my favorite band: the Queen!
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. It was formed by the mythic Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Their earliest works were influenced by hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.
An important documentary about them is Bohemian Rhapsody. It focuses on Queen’s formative years and the period leading up to the celebrated performance at a live concert of 1985. The film has grossed over $900 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time. After the release of the film, “Bohemian Rhapsody” re-entered the US Billboard Hot 100 for the third time (having previously charted in 1976 and 1992), charting at number 33 on 12 November 2018.
I loved this movie so much! I especially enjoyed the soundtrack, which also received an American Music Award for Top Soundtrack.
The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions“, which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world.
“Another One Bites the Dust” from The Game (1980) that became their best-selling single is my favourite song!