QUEEN - Your 50 greatest songs
"It's the singer, not the song" is one of the many rock wisdoms, and there seems to be more than just a grain of truth in it. Without wishing to diminish the achievements of guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon: Without Freddie Mercury, Queen would have been a great rock band at best. His performance made Queen an all-embracing spectacle in the first place. No matter if he gave the hardrock of the early years theatricality or the ambitious works of the middle and late years the perfect vocal polish.