Can You Guess the Queen Song From One Line?

By: Lauren Lubas

Can You Guess the Queen Song From One Line?
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About This Quiz

In one of the most diverse musical libraries of all time, British rock band Queen delivered decades of hits that rocked us, shocked us and knocked us on our butts. Never before had a rock band brought in genres that we once thought were dead. And it didn't stop there. Queen created music together ... not only as a band but as a family. With members like Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and the legendary Freddie Mercury as its frontman, this band was unstoppable until the death of the beloved lead singer.

No band made it more clear that rock music could be about both the fans and the art than Queen, and their hit songs shaped generations of listeners and fans. These songs range in both sound and tone. If you consider yourself to be the ultimate Queen fan — or you just really like their music — let's see just how much of a Queenie you are. We found 40 of their songs, some of them are big hits, and others are deep cuts, but we want to know if you can guess the names of these songs. Here's the catch: We're only going to give you one line. Can you handle it? Take this quiz to find out.

Queen - You're My Best Friend In this song, Freddie Mercury sings "Ooh, you make me live." Do you know the title?
"We Are The Champtions"
"One"
"Version 38"
"You're My Best Friend"
Written by John Deacon, the band's bass guitarist, this song is up-beat and almost poppy. Queen always had a way of bringing in the different sounds of the time to create music that people still enjoy today.

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Queen - Another One Bites the Dust "Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this?" are lyrics in which song?
"Hammer To Fall"
"Another One Bites The Dust"
This timeless song has a beat listeners have to bob their heads to. Although the dark lyrics come through, it's a song that everyone can appreciate, despite their musical tastes or preferences.
"These Are The Days Of Our Lives"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"

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Queen - Somebody to Love Do you know which song ends with the lyrics, "Somebody find me, find me love"?
"Somebody to Love"
Queen was well-known for their rock songs, but it is clear that their ballads are what last forever. When you listen to this song, you can hear the pain in Mercury's voice as every note is delivered.
"Love Of My Life"
"The Show Must Go On"
"You're My Best Friend"

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Queen - Killer Queen "Gunpowder, gelatine, dynamite with a laser beam" are lyrics in this song. Can you name it?
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
"Killer Queen"
There's something about mixing a rock sound with a Broadway beat. "Killer Queen" mashed these sounds along with Mercury's singular voice with ease and created the ultimate song in "Killer Queen" (1974).
"Another One Bites The Dust"
"I Was Born To Love you"

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We Will Rock You This anthem begins with "Buddy, you're a boy, make a big noise" ... can you name it?
"Don't Stop Me Now"
"Radio Ga Ga"
"I Want It All"
"We Will Rock You"
If "We Are The Champions" was a sports ballad, "We Will Rock You" functions as an anthem for sports lovers. This song delivers a powerful message to adversaries about triumph, no matter what the stakes.

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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Which song begins with the question "Is this the real life?"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
What made Queen so unique as a band wasn't just their relationship with each other, it was also their sound. Though record producers didn't want to make "Bohemian Rhapsody" a hit, fans decided otherwise.
"Killer Queen"
"Under Pressure"
"I Was Born To Love You"

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Queen - I want to break free "I've fallen in love for the first time, and this time I know it's for real" is a line from what Queen song?
"Keep Yourself Alive"
"It's A Hard Life"
"Flash's Theme"
"I Want to Break Free"
Music videos were all the rage in 1984, but when the members of Queen dressed up as women and sang "I Want To Break Free" in a music video, certain members of society were a little peeved. It goes down as one of the most interesting videos of all time.

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Queen - We are the Champions Can you name the song that opens like this: "I've paid my dues"?
"We Will Rock You"
"Love Of My Life"
"We Are the Champions"
"We Are The Champions" functions both as a ballad and a pure rock song. Although it was released in 1977, it made a sweeping comeback in the '90s after it was featured in "The Mighty Ducks" (1992).
"Who Wants To Live Forever"

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Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives In which song does Mercury sing "The bad things in life were so few"?
"These Are the Days of Our Lives"
No, it's not the daytime soap opera. This song is actually a reflection on how things change as you grow older. It's a ballad that still holds water today, though it isn't one of Queen's more popular songs.
"Sunset"
"My Friend Marty"
"Matt In The Back"

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Queen - One Vision "One flesh, one bone, one true religion" are lyrics in which song by Queen?
"Regret Rides Deep"
"Killer Queen"
"She Broke Me"
"One Vision"
"One Vision" (1985) is a song about tolerance and bringing everyone together. It didn't matter who you were or how you felt about anything, you could come together with anyone around you, and life would be better.

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Queen - Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy Which song includes the lyrics "Come on and sit on my hot-seat of love"?
"Lover Boy"
"Break Me, Shape Me"
"Whistle Rock"
"Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy"
Although Freddie Mercury never really defined himself as gay or straight, he did express love for all people. While "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" might allude to his sexuality, other band members don't think of his sexuality in a binary way.

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Freddie Mercury The lyrics "It's the terror of knowing what the world is about" are in which song?
"My Girl"
"Major Tom"
"Under Pressure"
Although we generally associate "Under Pressure" with David Bowie, he originally worked with Queen in 1981 to record the single. It was then added to Queen's "Hot Space" album in 1982.
"A Kind of Magic"

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Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love "Oh oh, people of the earth, listen to the warning" is how which hard Queen song begins?
"One Vision"
"The Prophet's Song"
Some of Queen's hardest songs were written by guitarist Brian May. This song is no different. In "The Prophet's Song," we hear a darkness within a choral sound that is haunting, yet beautiful.
"Play The Game"
"Killer Gueen

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Radio Ga Ga Can you name the song with these lyrics: "I gave them all those old-time stars"?
"Radio Ga Ga"
1984 was an interesting year for Queen. They released videos that pushed envelopes across the board. In the "Radio Ga Ga" video, they provided stunning visuals against the government and how information is delivered.
"I Was Born To Love you"
"You're My Best Friend"
"Don't Stop Me Now"

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Brian May -  Friends Will Be Friends Who was the "born on the 21st of May"?
"He Worked It"
"Great King Rat"
Defining Queen's earliest sounds, "Great King Rat" was one of their most intense songs. With fast lyrics, a faster beat and rock music in its purest form, this song was a clear definition of rock music of the 1970s.
"Break The Chains"
"He Follows"

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Queen - Princes Of The Universe "Here we are, born to be kings" is the opening line to which Queen song?
"Kings of the Universe"
"Princes of the Universe"
"Fighting to survive in a war with the darkest power!" "Princes of the Universe" (1986) was another song written for the "Highlander" motion picture soundtrack. The music video even includes scenes from the movie.
"The Princess Calls"
"She Rocks Slowly"

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Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls In which hit song does Mercury sing "Hey, I was just a skinny lad"?
"Fat Bottomed Girls"
Each member of Queen wrote songs for the band. "Fat Bottomed Girls" was written by Brian May, the band's guitarist. While many people don't necessarily go to this song, when it comes on, everyone sings it.
"You're My Best Friend"
"It's A Hard Life"
"The Show Must Go On"

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Queen - "Who Wants to Live Forever" Can you name the song that has these lyrics: "There's no chance for us, it's all decided for us"?
"Under Pressure"
"Seve Seas Of Rhye"
"Who Wants to Live Forever"
Written for the movie "Highlander" in 1986, the song came back after Mercury's death. It's a beautiful song that reveals pain, suffering and a darkness in the truth that we all must die.
"Friends Will Be Friends"

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Hammer to Fall Can you name the song that begins with the line "Here we stand or here we fall"?
"Hammer to Fall"
Though there isn't a certain interpretation of this song, the majority of music lovers and Queen fans agree that it is calling out nuclear war and the affects of bomb testing. However, most people simply listen to the song because it rocks.
"When The Wind Falls"
"Leaves Aren't Going"
"I Want It All"

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Queen - A Kind of Magic Which song has the line "The waiting seems eternity, the day will dawn of sanity"?
"Under Pressure"
"Radio Ga Ga"
"I Was Born To Love You"
"A Kind Of Magic"
With the sounds and whimsy that Queen delivered in the past, it was only a matter of time before they included magical elements in their lyrics and music. The music video for this song even included special effects that weren't considered at the time.

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Queen - "Stone Cold Crazy" "Sleeping very soundly on a Saturday morning" is how which song begins?
"Stone Cold Crazy"
Anyone looking for an extremely fast song that brings in every element of rock music has to listen to "Stone Cold Crazy" (1974). This song delivers everything that defines rock music and shows off the intensity that Queen could deliver.
"Fat Bottomed Girls"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
"A Kind Of Magic"

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Queen - Bicycle Race Do you remember the song with the line "You say bark, I say bite" in it?
"Hear Me Roar"
"Find Me Running"
"Bicycle Race"
"Bicycle Ride" is one of those songs that you can jam to, but it's more about finding inspiration pretty much everywhere. Freddie Mercury wrote the song after watching the Tour de France ride past his hotel room.
"The Race Is On"

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Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love "In a cradle all night, it swings (woo woo)" are lyrics in this Queen song. Do you know the title?
"Flash's Theme"
"Play The Game"
"A Kind of Magic"
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Legend has it, Freddie Mercury wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in under 10 minutes ... while he was in a bubble bath. It's an impressive feat because the song has been revisited by several different artists.

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Queen - "Tie Your Mother Down" Which Queen song has the line "You're such a dirty louse, go get outta my house"?
"Lie Your Mother Down"
"Tie Your Mother Down"
"Tie Your Mother Down" was originally recorded in 1977. Although the song only peaked at No. 31 in the United Kingdom, many fans believe that this was Queen's ultimate rock song that got away.
"Find Your Mother"
"Under Your Mother"

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Queen - Keep Yourself Alive This song has the line "I was told a million times of troubles in my way." Do you know what it's called?
"Save Me"
"She Calls Home"
"Keep Yourself Alive"
The first song on Queen's debut album is "Keep Yourself Alive" (1973). While their first album doesn't necessarily have their top hits, it was such an epic album that the band gained ground and fans around the world.
"More Than A Feeling"

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Bohemian Rhapsody live Which song has the line "put them in the cellar with the naughty boys" in it?
"Somebody To Love"
"The March Of The Black Queen"
We realize that the lyrics of this song are sung so quickly, it may have been difficult to actually catch this line. However, true Queen fans know that this is one of the most fun songs the band ever released.
"A Kind Of Magic"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"

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Queen - I Want it All This song begins with the line "Adventure seeker on an empty street." Can you name it?
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Love Of My Life"
"I Want It All"
"I want it all, and I want it now!" Few bands could begin a song the way that Queen did. This later song gives us a glimpse into the power that Queen could deliver in their lyrics and music.
"One Vision"

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Queen Save Me Do you remember the song that has this line: "I clothed myself in your glory and your love"?
"Save Yourself"
"You Can't Save Me"
"Save Me"
No one's voice can express heartbreak the way that Freddie Mercury's did. In "Save Me" (1979), we hear a call to a lost love for help. It might seem like a depressing song, but it gives a message of renewal and starting over.
"You Can't Love Me"

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Queen "You've broken my heart and now you leave me" is a line in which Queen song?
"You Broke Me"
"Love of My Life"
Queen is no stranger to sad songs, and Freddie Mercury was no stranger to heartbreak. In "Love Of My Life" (1975), we hear nothing but pain, suffering and heartbreak through the instruments and Mercury's voice.
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
"She Found Me"

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Queen Liar Can you name the song with the opening line "I have sinned, dear father"?
"When The Wolf Howls"
"Save Your Father"
"Up For Dinner"
"Liar"
The original title for the song "Liar" was "Lover." It was also the first song that forced the band to have a discussion on who would receive songwriting credits on the albums. After the discussion, the band agreed to give specific credits to the individual writers.

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Queen - Friends Will Be Friends "The postman delivered a letter from your lover" is a line in which Queen song?
"You're My Best Friend"
"Lover"
"Friends Will Be Friends"
"Friends Will Be Friends" was written by John Deacon and Freddie Mercury. The song is all about what a true friend does for you in your time of need. The lyrics are simple, and the sounds are a clear transition from the '70s to the '80s.
"Save Me"

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Queen - A Kind of Magic Can you name the song that ends with "For my life, still ahead, pity me"?
"'39"
Queen's library dips into nearly every genre of music. In "'39" (1975), we hear tones of bluegrass, folk and blues. It's truly a mashup song that can get your toes tapping in just the first few beats.
"'64"
"Killer Queen"
"Gunfire Heartbreak"

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Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You Do you know which song begins with these lyrics: "I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be"?
"You're My Best Friend"
"Who Wants To Live Forever"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
When you listen to this song the first time, you might get a little feeling that Peter Cetera had a hand in writing it. However, the song was written by Brian May. Though it was recorded in 1988, it didn't make it to an album until 1995.
"Seven Seas of Rhye"

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Queen - Now I'm Here Do you know which song has this line: "A baby I was when you took my hand"?
"She's Gone"
"Now I'm Here"
The 1975 album, "Sheer Heart Attack," gave a stark contrast from the band's previous album. This is what Queen was all about: evolving with the time and well past the times. Their sounds were ahead of their time, and "Now I'm Here" was no exception.
"I Found You"
"You Found Me"

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Queen - Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy "Happy little day, Jimmy went away" is the opening line to this Queen song. Can you name it?
"Brighton Rock"
If you're looking for a whole new sound to come out of Queen, you won't be disappointed when you listen to "Brighton Rock" (1974). The song is fast and difficult to understand, but it definitely has a unique sound that rocks ... hard.
"Jimmy"
"She Rocks"
"He Rocks"

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