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The best covers of Queen songs

A small list of covers that managed to get at least a little closer to Queen and Freddie Mercury...

The best covers of Queen songs

This legendary band has left an indelible mark on musical history and world culture as a whole. It is impossible to forget it. Especially Freddie's unique vocals, which can never be confused with anyone else's. But Mercury is long gone, but his songs are still alive and sounding today. These immortal masterpieces are sung and will probably be sung forever! Of course, it is difficult to find more or less decent songs among thousands of versions, but it is fair to say that some singers are doing very well. Here are six of the most successful covers of the incomparable Queen.

DREAM THEATER - Tenement Funster/Flick Of The Wrist/Lily Of The Valley

DREAM THEATER band. Photo: Mark Marinovich
DREAM THEATER band. Photo: Mark Marinovich

Original:

The American progressive-metal band Dream Theater has given Queen's compositions a special drive and power. Hearing the musicians perform these three tracks, Brian May himself exclaimed, openly admiring, "Holy crap, that's great! And Roger Taylor added:

"These versions are the best Queen covers ever!"

Bruce Dickinson and Montserrat Caballé - Bohemian Rhapsody

Bruce Dickinson (left) and Monserrat Caballé with Freddie (right)
Bruce Dickinson (left) and Monserrat Caballé with Freddie (right)

Original:

With all due respect to Bruce, he's obviously not as good as Mercury, and that's an obvious fact. But you can listen to it, and quite well. Well, as for the brilliant Monserrat, she's certainly magnificent. "Barcelona" in Caballé's duet with Freddie was really inimitable.

Lemmy and Ted Nugent - Tie Your Mother Down

Ted Nugent (left) and Lemmy (right)
Ted Nugent (left) and Lemmy (right)

Original:

Lemmy's vocals are flawless for this song. And what Ted does with his guitar is beyond praise.

SCORPIONS - Love Of My Life

Group SCORPIONS
Group SCORPIONS

Original:

Gentle, measured and very heartfelt performance - Klaus Meine is great, and it's hard to argue with that. This composition suits his vocals very well, or vice versa... It's up to you.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - Bicycle Race

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME band
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME band

Original:

The track performed by the American guys from the metal band sounds pretty good. You could say it's impressive. Especially the natural bicycle call. The sound is very natural, and it deserves praise!

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE & THE USED - Under Pressure

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE & THE USED
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE & THE USED

Original:

The performance itself is really good, you can feel the charisma and the undeniable musical talent. But - the version is performed in a completely different way. Of course, the composition "Under Pressure" is quite difficult and not every soloist can do it. Except for Queen, of course. We can't say that the guys didn't succeed at all, but it's very far from the original. Well, for that matter, not a single caricature can be compared with a real work of art! Well, you get the idea...

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