We Will Rock You by Queen free piano sheet music

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Artist’s Information:

Queen were an English rock band originally consisting of four members: vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.

The band formed in London in 1970 after May and Taylor’s former band Smile split after having released an album and single. Freddie replaced lead vocalist Tim Staffell, after the latter’s departure from the original trio.

There was much deliberation as to what the band’s name would be. May and Taylor had settled upon the Grand Dance, derived from a C.S. Lewis Trilogy of books Out Of The Silent Planet.

Ultimately, the band went with Queen, a name that was entirely Freddie’s. Originally Roger and, especially, Brian did not like the name, though Mercury would eventually persuade them both that it was “right” for the band.

“Years ago I thought up the name Queen… It’s just a name, but it’s very regal, and it sounds splendid. It’s a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it. “
- Freddie Mercury.

Song Information:

 ”We Will Rock You” is a song written by Brian May and recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World.Rolling Stone ranked it number 330 of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2004, and the RIAA placed it at number 146 on its list of Songs of the Century. In 2009, “We Will Rock You” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Other than the last 30 seconds containing a guitar solo by May, the song is generally set in a cappella form, using only stomping and clapping as a rhythmic beat. In 1977, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” were issued together as a worldwide top ten single.[5] Soon after the album was released, many radio stations began playing the songs back to back without interruption.

 

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