Listen to Freddie Mercury's stunning We Are The Champions isolated vocal

5 September 2023, 13:00

Freddie Mercury performing live on stage at Madison Square Garden, 1977
Freddie Mercury performing live on stage at Madison Square Garden, 1977. Picture: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns/Getty Images
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We celebrate the awe-inspiring song by remembering what an incredibly rare talent the Queen frontman was.

Freddie Mercury was born on 5th September 1946 and tragically died due to complications with AIDS on 24th November 1991.

The late frontman has since gone down in history as one of music's best, and most unique, talents... and rightly so.

Queen are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands of the last fifty years, but it was the Zanzibar singer's charisma, showmanship and his incredible voice that helped cement the band as one of the best groups of all time.

Mercury - who was born Farrokh Bulsara - had so many stellar vocal performances, but this isolated vocal of Queen's 1977 single We Are The Champions takes the crown.

Queen - "We Are the Champions" Acapella (Vocals Only) Concert Mash-Up

The rousing song was part of Queen's setlist at Live Aid, and it's easy to see why. Released from the band's News of the World album, We Are The Champions remains one of rock's biggest anthems and one of their biggest hits overall, scoring Queen a number two on the UK singles chart.

After listening the isolated version of We Are The Champions, why not treat yourself to Mr. Mercury and his bandmates doing Somebody To Love as well?

Queen - "Somebody To Love" Acapella (Vocal Only) Concert Mashup

The single, which featured on Queen's 1976 album A Day at the Races, saw Freddie and the band in a more soulful mode, seeing them take on a gospel style for the track, which scored them a number two hit on the singles chart.

Whether you're a stone cold Queen fan or just a fair-weather listener, there's no denying the talent and uniqueness of Mercury's voice, which was both striking for its tone, range (which extended from bass low F to soprano high F) and the ease with which he could switch between notes.

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