When it comes to the art of music videos, few bands excelled with consistently creative and awesome videos as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm] did throughout the late ’70s and ’80s. The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm] video vault was recently released to VEVO and we couldn’t be happier. So, in honor of this and the the great music that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freddie Mercury[/lastfm] and the boys produced over the years, we’ve put together our very own Queen music video jukebox. Push play on our Top 20 favorites.
Queen ventured into the soundtrack world with their incredible score for the 1980 sci-fi camp classic Flash Gordon.
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19. I Want It All
The anthemic harmonies and wailing guitar make this 1989 tune a true powerhouse.
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18. It’s A Hard Life
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freddie Mercury[/lastfm]’s flamboyance was put on full display in the video for 1985’s It’s A Hard Life.
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17. I Want To Break Free
Freddie Mercury bumped his androgynous onstage performance up a notch, along with the rest of the band, as they explored their feminine sides in 1984’s I Want To Break Free.
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16. You’re My Best Friend
You’re My Best Friend was written by band member [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Deacon[/lastfm] for his wife, to whom we’re happy to say he is still married to this day!
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15. A Kind Of Magic
The title tune from their 1986 album, the album was the last of the band’s efforts to be supported by a concert tour since Freddie Mercury received his AIDS diagnosis the next year.
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14. Body Language
Freddie Mercury explored a different sound for Queen when he penned 1982’s Body Language and he was front and center in the sexy video.
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13. Fat Bottomed Girls
Even over thirty years later, they still make the rocket world go round!
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12. Under Pressure
The 1981 pairing of Queen and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Bowie[/lastfm] on the single Under Pressure was pure magic.
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11. Don’t Stop Me Now
This rabble rouser gained even more attention several years back with its perfect placement in the movie Shaun of the Dead.
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10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The video for 1979’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love finds Freddie doing his best Elvis.
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9. Somebody To Love
The video encompasses studio and stage footage and the song is another one of the band’s great harmonic accomplishments.
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8. We Will Rock You
The foot stomping prelude to We Are The Champions finds the band heating up the icy Winter.
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7. Play The Game
The band was at the top of their game with this release in 1980.
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6.We Are The Champions
The release of We Are The Champions in 1977 launched a whole new sporting anthem that’s had a healthy life.
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5. Another One Bites The Dust
Hey! It was so good that inspired a Weird Al Yankovic parody, Another One Rides The Bus!
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4. Killer Queen
From the 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack, Killer Queen and its intricate lyrics first introduced me to the wonderful world of Queen.
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3. Radio Ga Ga
The song that gave Lady Gaga her name pays homage to both radio and the silent film classic Metropolis.
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2. One Vision
Employing the morphing technique, we get to see the band shift a decade from their pose in the Bohemian Rhapsody video of 1975 to their 1985 selves.
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody
The epitome of all of Queen‘s artistic efforts, there’s no doubt that Bohemian Rhapsody earns the number one slot.