Since I’ve been having a Queen week, and listening to Queen songs while sketching, I thought we could rate some of your favourite second-best Queen songs. If they’re in the list below they’re banned because they are the classics and that would be too easy.

Bohemian RhapsodyKiller Queen
Don’t Stop Me NowA Kind of Magic
Another One Bites the DustFat Bottomed Girls
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveHammer to Fall
We Will Rock YouThe Show Must Go On
We are the ChampionsOne Vision
Under PressureYou’re my Best Friend
Radio Ga GaSeven Seas of Rhye
Somebody to LoveFlash
I Want to Break FreeWho Wants to Live Forever

So if you have a hidden gem you want to reveal, or you can think of anything from Hot Space that you vaguely like (expect Under Pressure (it’s on the list)), I would be interested to know.

The voting is closed now, thanks for taking part. The results are below.

I’ve created a Spotify Playlist of all these songs, which I thought I’d share here:

Second Best Queen Songs – Spotify

The Top Ten Second Best Queen Songs

1. Tie Your Mother Down15
2. It’s Late14
2. Love of my Life14
4. The Prophet Song13
4. These Are The Days of Our Lives13
6. Brighton Rock12
6. Now I’m Here12
8. Breakthru11
8. I’m Going Slightly Mad11
8. Spread Your Wings11

Other Songs Voted for:

    The Invisible Man10
    In Only Seven Days10
    Keep yourself alive9
    March of the Black Queen9
    Ogre battle9
    Sheer Heart Attack9
    Death on Two Legs8
    I’m in love with my car8
    Bicycle Race7
    Fairy Feller’s Masterstroke7
    I want it all7
    It’s A Hard Life7
    Las Palabras De Amor7
    Save Me7
    Father to Son6
    Flick of the Wrist5
    In the Lap of the Gods Revisited4
    Let Me Live4
    Modern Times Rock ‘N’ Roll4
    Princes of the Universe4
    Stone Cold Crazy3
    Tenement Funster3
    The Miracle3
    White Queen (As It Began)3
    You Don’t Fool Me3
    Put Out The Fire2
    You`re my Best Friend2
    A Winter’s Tale1
    Dead On Time1
    Doing Alright1
    Dragon Attack1
    Dreamer’s Ball1
    Friends Will Be Friends,1
    Funny How Love Is1
    Good company1
    Heaven for Everyone1
    I Go Crazy1
    I was Born To Love You1
    Is this the World We Created?1
    It’s a Beautiful Day1
    Keep Passing The Open Windows1
    Leaving Home Ain’t Easy1
    Let Me Entertain You1
    Lily Of The Valley1
    Long Away1
    Melancholy blues1
    Millionaire Waltz1
    Mother Love1
    My Fairy King1
    No More Of That Jazz1
    No one but you1
    Play the Game1
    Ride The Wild Wind1
    Sail away Sweet Sister1
    See what a fool i’ve been1
    She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes)1
    Sleeping on the Sidewalk1
    Son & Daughter1
    Sweet Lady1
    Teo Torriatte1
    Too much love will kill you1
    Was It All Worth It1
    White Man1
    Who needs you1
    You Take My Breath Away1

    If you want to leave a comment below about the list, or any Queen song, or any you think should’ve made the list, then please do.

    Thank you for taking part in the survey, and I’ve been playing the playlist all week, it’s brill.

    Have a great weekend.

    Take care and all the best,


    Top Ten Second Best Queen Songs

    26 thoughts on “Top Ten Second Best Queen Songs

    • June 28, 2024 at 9:22 am

      One of the best bands I never saw live

      • July 1, 2024 at 11:08 pm

        First time I saw Queen was in 1975. The venue had a stage and standing room only. No seats. They were doing there black and white attire. Was fortunate to see every U.S. tour they did. I agree with one of the earlier comments that I wish Brian and Roger would have persued solo careers only instead of moving forward with Paul Rogers and Adam Lambert. Both fine musicians in their own right but the “Queen” I feel in love with is gone and have no interest in trying to find a replacement.

        • Ian Young
          July 2, 2024 at 10:48 am

          Brilliant that you’ve seen them so many times, Sam. And I know what you mean about leving it after Freddie. Haven’t seen them myself since 1986.

    • June 28, 2024 at 9:23 am

      That was really difficult as a life long fan. My father was a percussionist and would always drum the rhythms when ever I played my vinyl records. Which I still have.

      • Ian Young
        June 29, 2024 at 8:32 am

        Yes, there’s a lot to choose from. I’ve also got quite a few on vinyl, haven’t played them for ages because of the ease ofroge Spotify, but when you do it’s more of an experience. Your father sounds a big Roger Taylor fan 🙂

    • June 28, 2024 at 9:58 am

      Love your Frank shirt will be ordering one later.

      Ah Ho

    • June 28, 2024 at 10:27 am

      “Death on Two Legs” is a great song from
      “A Night At The Opera” and references
      the bands “tensions” with their Manager at the time !

    • June 28, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      Quick comment. Queen were a fine band, made out of 4 marvellous characters each playing vital component parts, each of them great songwriters and musicians. As you suggest. They were far more than a GH’s band, and it will be sad if future generations rely on the GH (3 instalments of) rather than explore the majesty of their albums (Hot Space excluded).

      For me , it was a shame they did not do a ‘Led Zep’ and call it a day on the “loss of a dear friend etc”. RIP Freddie (the finest performer I have every have the privilege of seeing).

      • Ian Young
        June 29, 2024 at 8:28 am

        Absolutley Dave, I agree. There’s far more to Queen than the greatest hits. Maybe John did the right thing calling it a day after Freddie. I haven’t seen Adam live but he seems to be doing a good job, but Freddie was Freddie

    • June 28, 2024 at 2:42 pm

      Would have loved to have seen Queen with Freddie!! Greatest singer/frontman ever!!
      They have plenty of ‘hidden gems’ ..

      • Ian Young
        June 29, 2024 at 8:20 am

        They definitely have loads of hidden gems, I’ll let you know what the faves are next week 🙂

    • June 28, 2024 at 6:18 pm

      Further to my Earlier Comment, showed myself up a bit by getting the title wrong, :-0 I obviously meant OGRE Battle, (thanks to my Queen devoted mate Gareth). Although I don’t really class myself as A FAN, I do agree with some of what Dave Brown (Above) said, but haven’t heard any of their stuff with either Paul Rogers or Adam Lambert, so don’t really feel qualified enough to agree or disagree. Was it Freddie’s dying wish that the band carry on? Maybe there was some kind of legal obligation in place whereby the band were contracted to a couple more albums & tours? Or perhaps the band themselves, after careful consideration , felt that it was a good way to keep the name going, as it worked for AC/DC, and then maybe just as quickly they realised it wasn’t as clever an idea in reality as it seemed in discussion

      • Ian Young
        June 29, 2024 at 8:39 am

        Brian and Roger have done amazing, no one thought they could carry on without Freddie, they must just love it too much (and that Sony deal might have proven them right) 🙂

    • June 29, 2024 at 2:54 am

      I had the privilege of seeing Queen with Freddie 5 times and to this day they are still my favorite band . I did see them in October and Brian and Roger still rock !!!!

      • Ian Young
        June 29, 2024 at 8:18 am

        Seeing them 5 times must’ve been great, only seen them once with Freddie and it was an absolutley great night

        • July 4, 2024 at 2:36 pm

          Love that my suggestions made the top 10 second best! So many to choose from. We have a lot on vinyl & cd, hardly ever played but can’t part with them!
          Sadly I never got to see them with Freddie but have seen them with Adam Lambert a few years ago. He’s not trying to be Freddie & has an amazing voice. Roger & Brian obviously still love performing & the drum off with Rogers son was brilliant. A fantastic evening I won’t forget in a hurry!

          • Ian Young
            July 5, 2024 at 4:08 pm

            You have good second best taste, Debra 🙂 There is a lot to choose from, but I’ve enjoyed listening to the playlist this week, because some of them I haven’t played for ages. Adam’s doing a great job, I think.

    • July 5, 2024 at 11:40 am

      First saw Queen in Nov 75 and then the free gig in Hyde Park Sept 76. Crackin gigs !

      • Ian Young
        July 5, 2024 at 4:09 pm

        It would have been great to see them back them, I only saw them in the 80s, but they were brilliant

    • July 5, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      Saw them at the NEC when it was still a big shed on the Crazy Little Thing tour. Absolutely brilliant!

      • Ian Young
        July 5, 2024 at 4:24 pm

        Bet that was good, I didn’t get to see them until Works and Magic and they were brilliant then as well

    • July 5, 2024 at 3:59 pm

      One of the biggest disappointments on my live show resume is never seeing Queen live. I had tickets when their were still doing small shows with Mott The Hoople but they canceled due to illness.

      • Ian Young
        July 5, 2024 at 4:27 pm

        That’s a shame about the cancellation. Adam’s doing a good job though, hopefully they’ll tour again soon


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