Freddie Mercury Songs Ranked

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman, with his highly theatrical style influencing the artistic direction of Queen. As a member of Queen, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 1990, he and the other Queen members were awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and one year after his death Mercury was awarded it individually. In 2005, Queen was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2002, Mercury ranked number 58 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Here are all of Freddie Mercury songs ranked.

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14. Man Made Paradise (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“Can’t stop listening to this song… Or singing it… And not a sound too loud… Just me, the melody and the stars, that’s all that makes up the universe of this song…”

13. Let’s Turn It On (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“This song is amazing. By far the best song on the album which includes paradise and every teardrop is a waterfall which are both in my top 5. That’s how good this song is. It needs to just explode and become huge because while I usually like to keep my favorite songs to myself this song is so good it needs to be heard by everyone”

12. Made in Heaven (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“Made in Heaven is a philosophical song on life and death that would be re-recorded as the title track of their final album. The grandiose Mr. Bad Guy has a symphonic arrangement by German conductor Rainer Pietsch.”

11. The Fallen Priest (Barcelona, 1988)

“‘The Fallen Priest’ has, like said before, fantastic lyrics – but also very difficult vocal parts that Mercury and Caballe handled very well. The two singers’ voices are brilliant. Their vocal ranges are obviously admirable.”

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10. Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“This is my favourite song of all time. Musically brilliant. I can’t describe the feeling when I hear the chorus and the mournful electric guitar and the beautifully simple piano. Not to mention the entrancing vocals and the regretful nature of the song so beautifully captured.”

9. Mr. Bad Guy (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“If you like Queen you know how well the lead singer sang, and well if you can’t get enough Queen, then why not get more of their front man? Freddie Mercury’s solo album “Mr Bad Guy” is one of his best, the songs are great, and if you like Freddie you need to get this Album.”

8. There Must Be More to Life Than This (Forever, 1985)

“When I first heard this song, I was blown away by how beautiful it is. This is actually my favorite Freddie Mercury solo song. The guy was a showman and he had a voice.”

7. The Great Pretender (The Great Pretender, 2012)

“There’s something extra special about Freddie in this song. So much emotion, and it’s genuine and from his heart. I believe he really felt this way about himself. I love him.”

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6. Living On My Own (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“Ahead of it’s time in the 80’s, it’s like something you can hear in 2018. The perfect mid 90’s remix of No More Brothers was perfectly set for the dance club scene.”

5. I Was Born to Love You (Mr. Bad Guy, 1985)

“This is a great song! It has bounce,life style and panache.Freddy Mercury gave it his all and did great perhaps it was not a huge hit but compared to what they call music now Freddy’s song really shines.”

4. The Golden Boy (Barcelona, 1988)

“Freddie and Montserrat are magnificent. They brought out the best in each other, and I thought Freddie’s voice and lyricism were amazing in this classical context. It goes without saying that both artists had impeccable voices and phrasing, and when I listen to their voices together I feel shivers down my spine. I am so grateful they had this chance to collaborate and I miss them both so much. We need them to inspire today’s artists.”

3. How Can I Go On (Barcelona, 1988)

“When two grandiose voices meet, it will be a song that plays in the same league as “Barcelona”. Rock meets Classic as it’s best. While the version with opera diva Montserrat Caballe is fantastic, this version only with Freddie Mercury’s voice has a bit more anguish. This guy had a voice! — and a heart!”

2. Barcelona (Barcelona, 1988)

“I think that Barcelona was just so moving. I know he and Miss Caballe did a whole album together, but I believe that this song perfectly brought their two harmonies together – the very best of their voices, into a single element. Writing about a place that meant to much to the soprano, with Freddie’s hope”

1. In My Defence (The Freddie Mercury Album, 1986)

“I’m a very unemotional person but listening to Freddie sing this song moves me to tears every time. The beautifully lyrics are haunting, I feel it’s the one he gave us to explain just how scared he was under his bravery..”