|We Will Rock You|
|Single by Queen from News of the World|
|Released||October 7 1977|
|Recorded||1977, Wessex Sound Studios, London|
|Musicians|| Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, footstomps, handclaps)|
Brian May (electric guitar, footstomps, handclaps)
John Deacon (footstomps, handclaps)
Roger Taylor (footstomps, handclaps)
|Last single||Long Away (1977 )|
|This single||We Will Rock You (1977 )|
|Next single||It's Late (1978 )|
|Last track||First track|
|This track||We Will Rock You|
|Next track||We Are the Champions|
'We Will Rock You is a Queen song written by Brian May. Other than the last 30 seconds containing a guitar solo from May, the song is generally set in a cappella form, using only stamping and clapping as a rhythmic beat.
The song was written in response to an event which occurred in the A Day at the Races Tour, at Bingley Hall in Staffordshire, when the crowd sang "You'll Never Walk Alone".
Rolling Stone critic Dave Marsh infamously criticized the song and called Queen a "fascist rock band" in his review of Jazz, despite it not even being on the album. Marsh claimed: "This group has come to make it clear exactly who is superior and who is inferior." and that We Will Rock You "is a marching order: you will not rock us, we will rock you. Indeed, Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band."
We Will Rock You is placed in many song lists, ranking #330 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and #146 in RIAA Songs of the Century.
The music video was filmed on a snowy day in Roger Taylor's back garden at his house in Surrey. Freddie Mercury was drunk when it was filmed.