Queen – still having influence

One of my favourite bands of all time was Queen.

I was reminded just how much impact they have had on popular music while watching some NASCAR on TV last week.

During a commercial break there were around 6 adverts. And 3 of these featured music by Queen !

  • We will rock you – being used by a car manufacturer
  • Don’t stop me now – insurance company maybe
  • I want to break free – used by a travel company I think

I really can’t think of any other band that could have three instantly recognisable songs (across generations) that still seem so current. It’s interesting how these songs, now many years old, still translate and resonate, and it says a lot about the musical craft these guys had together.

I thought about listing my top 10 Queen songs, … but quickly realised it would be a top 20 at minimum, and probably 30. What a legacy.

Image from Wikipedia by EddieThomas Steffan, Compadre Edua’h and Carl Lender. Compilation by KPFC based on the idea of Fronteira. – {{Cc-by-sa-2.0}} by Eddie{{Cc-by-sa-2.5}} by Thomas Steffan{{PD-self}} by Compadre Edua’h {{Cc-by-sa-3.0}} by Carl Lender{{Cc-by-sa-4.0}} by Fronteira. Compilation of the four members of Queen: Brian May (2008), Freddie Mercury (1977), John Deacon (1979), Roger Taylor (2005).