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It debuted on the band's album A Day at the Races and also appears on their compilation album Greatest Hits. The song Somebody To Love - Queen - Greatest Hits similarities to Queen's earlier hit " Bohemian Rhapsody " with its complex harmonies and guitar solos; however instead of mimicking an English choir, the band turned to a gospel choir.
It reached No. Written by Mercury at the piano, "Somebody to Love" is a soul-searching piece that questions God's role in a life without love. Through voice layering techniques, Queen was able to create the soulful sound of a voice choir from three singers: Mercury, Brian Mayand Roger Taylor. John Deacon did not sing backing vocals on the recorded album. Mercury's fascination and admiration for Aretha Franklin was a major influence for the creation of this song.
Queen played "Somebody to Love" live from —85, and a live performance of the song is recorded on the album Queen Rock Montreal. Since its release inthe song has appeared in several television shows, such as American IdolThe X Factorand Gleeas well as films, including Happy Feet and Ella Enchanted.
Additionally, it has been covered by many artists. Like "Bohemian Rhapsody", the major hit from Queen's previous album A Night at the Opera"Somebody to Love" has a complex melody and deep layering of vocal tracks, this time based on a gospel choir arrangement. Staying true to Queen's guitar-driven style, it was also filled with intricate harmonies and a notable guitar solo by May, and it went to 2 in the UK Singles Chart and 13 on the Billboard Hot in the U. The song possesses a great variety of notes, ranging from F2 in the harmonies on the line "Can anybody find me?
Freddie's very much into that. We tried to keep the track in a loose, gospel-type feel. I think it's the loosest track we've ever done. A promotional video was made combining a staged recording session at Sarm East Studios where the A Day Somebody To Love - Queen - Greatest Hits the Races album was recorded and film footage of the band's record breaking performance at Hyde Park that September. By his own admission he didn't have the voice. He did sing on-stage but the crew always knew to keep the fader very low.
This was also one of few tracks where Deacon sang backing vocals when performed live. His voice was clearly heard on bootlegs from the band's performance at Earls Court in June and at the Houston Summit in December Mercury sings his original take on this line when live.
Even after Mercury's death inrenditions of "Somebody to Love" have been performed live with the remaining band members, May and Taylor, and a number of different lead singers. Michael's performance of "Somebody to Love" has been hailed as "one of the best performances of the tribute concert". The song was used in promos for the season of The Bachelorette Australia. In NovemberAustralian singer Troye Sivan released a version of the song. The song was released to coincide with the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Universal Music Group released 3 tracks by different artists' channeling their inner Freddie Mercury ; this is the third and final installment, following Shawn Mendes ' " Under Pressure " and 5 Seconds of Summer 's " Killer Queen " released in October In a statement, Somebody To Love - Queen - Greatest Hits said "I'm so beyond honored to have been asked to cover 'Somebody to Love' by Poporul, Ceaușescu, România - Various - Poporul, Ceaușescu, România (Cîntece Patriotice), a masterful song by the most legendary band.
Queen's Somebody To Love - Queen - Greatest Hits , Jim Beach said Sivan's version "is both moving and totally original.
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