Take duly notice though, I know absolutely nothing of music in theoretical terms, I can only say what works for me. (I'm mostly a lyrics man, but with Queen it's a little different; their lyrics are far from world-class, but I still love the band as hell.)
This is a not an ordered list, because I don't really care for those. It's just a list of great under-appreciated songs by my favourite band.
- No-one but You (Greatest Hits III [only album it appears on])
I will start out, however, with what I consider the best Queen song ever. This is in a bit of a grey area, I realise, as this was not actually recorded by the *entire* Queen band.
The history of the song is, it's a tribute to Freddie Mercury, the lead singer who died of AIDS in 1991. This obviously explains how he could not have appeared on the track.
Yet, I still think it's their best, probably also due in part to the fact that it is a tribute to one of my heroes.
- Sail Away Sweet Sister (The Game)
Yet another track without Mercury, this is also a terribly beautiful song, sung by guitarist Brian May.
- Keep Passing the Open Windows (The Works)
- '39 (A Night at the Opera)
- Las Palabras De Amor (Hot Space)
Then, as a sort of special treat, I also want to mention the most *over*-rated songs from Queen: We Will Rock You and Bicycle Race.
We Will Rock you is not exactly a *terrible* song, but it's by no means good, and as such is very over-rated.
Bicycle Race, on the other hand, is a terrible song. I usually have no problem with Queen's frisky songs (again, this is sort of special for Queen), but I can't stand this one. It just strikes all the wrong chords with me, and I think it's a terrible song. The fact that it's so popular might certainly add to it. I think it's the worst they ever made.