Ranking 3 Of The Best Songs By Queen


Queen has gifted the world with an array of timeless songs that continue to resonate with fans across generations. From the iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the anthemic “We Will Rock You,” Queen’s discography is a treasure trove. 

Today, I’ve been asked to rank “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Killer Queen,” and “Under Pressure.”

Here’s what I had to say about these three Queen Songs …

3. “Killer Queen”

With its catchy hooks and cheeky lyrics, “Killer Queen” exudes Queen’s trademark charm but it still finds itself at the third spot on my list. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a stellar track, but it loses points for having the name of the band in the title. There are a few bands that do that and it’s weird …

Released in 1974 on their album Sheer Heart Attack, this song showcases the band’s signature blend of rock and theatricality. But, unlike their other songs, Mercury wrote the lyrics before the melody on this one. 

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2. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

In the runner-up position, we have “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” This 1980 hit, penned by Freddie Mercury, is a departure from Queen’s more complex compositions. 

With its rockabilly vibe and upbeat tempo, it’s a feel-good track that resonates with audiences worldwide. Its simplicity is its strength, capturing the essence of young love with Mercury’s magnetic vocals taking center stage. 

1. “Under Pressure”

Sitting atop my ranking “Under Pressure.” 

Released in 1981, this track combines Queen’s rock prowess with Bowie’s distinctive artistry. 

During an interview with Mojo in 2008, Brian May recalls, “It was hard because you had four very precocious boys and David, who was precocious enough for all of us. David took over the song lyrically. Looking back, it’s a great song, but it should have been mixed differently. Freddie and David had a fierce battle over that. It’s a significant song because of David and its lyrical content.”

The song was also sampled by Vanilla Ice, which led to a lawsuit because he hadn’t credited Queen or Bowie. 

Only a sample of Queen’s music, “Under Pressure,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “Killer Queen” are all stand-out classics.  

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