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5 Underground Queen Songs You Should Listen To Right Now

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Queen was one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands way before the movie Bohemian Rhapsody became a hit. However, the band has gained a resurgence since the movie, bringing love to a new generation for hits like “Love Of My Life,” and of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody” itself. However, if you haven’t checked out these five lesser-known Queen songs, you’re really missing out.

“Death On Two Legs” From The 1975 Album “A Night At The Opera”

Though “Bohemian Rhapsody” took the cake on this breakthrough album, the opening track is just as powerful. “Death On Two Legs,” is vicious, even terrifying, to listen to. Mercury’s growling vocals and violent lyrics are out of character for the band but undoubtedly pack a punch. In a 1976 interview Mercury had with John Ingham, he admitted the singing was so powerful his throat bled and he became “a demon for a few days” while recording.

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“It’s Late” From The 1977 Album ‘News Of The World’

Though Bohemian Rhapsody portrays Freddie as the main member of the band, this song shows that the entire band struggled with maintaining their family lives when on the road. The song tells a story of adultery and its pains for everyone involved. At this point in their careers, the band was incredibly successful. On the road, it can be difficult to remain faithful to those back home when temptation abounds, which is what “It’s Late” shows us.

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“Spread Your Wings,” From The 1977 Album “News Of The World”

This understated ballad was written by bass player John Deacon and is refreshingly simplistic among the rock anthems Queen is known for. There are no backup vocals, just Mercury. The piano and acoustic guitar accompaniment are sparse and carefully placed. Plus, the lyrics are very poetic and relatable. Though it doesn’t have the same feet-stopping, heart-throbbing rhythms of other Queen singles, it is perfect mild flavor on the album.

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“The Prophet’s Song” From The 1975 Album “A Night At The Opera”

This eight-minute single infuses fantasy lyrics and complex music riffs classic of the Queen style. It was based on an end-of-the-world dream that guitarist Brian May had, and the result is something otherworldly. Rolling Stone dubbed it the best track on A Night At The Opera, even above “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is crazy to think, but it was the band’s second choice for the album’s single.

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“I’m In Love With My Car,” From The 1975 Album “A Night at The Opera”

The Bohemian Rhapsody movie makes this song a running joke. The band members constantly poke fun at Roger Taylor for pushing the song as a single. It may have incredibly silly lyrics, but the music itself is classic 1975 hard rock. The grungy vocals and gritty, distorted guitar power chords make this song a musical gem, at least.

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