If not for The Beatles using the phrase, “The Fab Four” could certainly describe Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Combining Mercury’s huge operatic vocal range and piano styling, May’s phenomenal guitar work, Deacon’s legendary bass riffs, and Taylor’s exceptional drumming, the band Queen produced some of the biggest cultural touchstones until Mercury’s untimely 1991 death. With renewed interest in Queen thanks to their box office hit biopic, let’s revisit their greatest music videos of all time.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
We start with the biggest video of them all. Rather than risk having their song butchered with a dance routine on the ’70s British show “Tops of the Pops” the band recorded their own performance for broadcast and basically invented the modern music video in 1975, six years before MTV existed. The song saw a revival in 1991 when the movie “Wayne’s World” introduced it to a new generation, and immortality ensued.
2. You’re My Best Friend
Penned by bassist Deacon (who did not write many songs, but those he did the tops of the charts) for his wife, this song is a staple of wedding receptions. Pop and rock blend into a perfectly wonderful anthem to love, made all the better thanks to Mercury’s stellar voice.