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Queen: “We Will Rock You”
Hook: You will, you will hear this (at a ballgame).
Album: News of the World
Writer: Brian May
Background: Paired with “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You” has become one of the biggest stadium anthems of all time. And that’s sort of what Brian May was shooting for when he wrote it. He wanted to make a song that featured a simple beat that fans could clap along to at their shows.
Brian May on Queen’s “We Will Rock You” being synonymous with sports. OC:…that happened. :15
“That makes me feel very proud and very happy because I suppose music has then gone to a different place. It’s not just something that you switch on on the radio in the morning. It’s become part of your life and part of what makes you excited about certain things. You identify it with moments of triumph, and that’s a great thing.”