MELODIC PERFECTION

Freddie Mercury’s Isolated Vocal Track From “We Are The Champions” Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

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Former Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was truly one of the greats, and sadly one of many artists who were taken well before their time due to AIDS.

Did you know he boasted an over four-octave range when he sang? He wasn’t messing around.

That’s to say nothing of the fact that he penned some of rock’s greatest anthems — “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions” to name a small handful.

Below, get a sense of why he will be remembered as musical royalty by hearing the recently shared isolated vocal track for “We Are The Champions.”

We miss you, Freddie!

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34 Comments

  • Reide Frakes

    Love this man and that voice! So much power and resonance!

  • Darnell Hill

    Freddie could sing his face off. Goose bumps.

  • Shane Moxey

    I choked up. Watched over and over.

  • Lvng1Tor

    That was fantastic

  • Bob Leggett

    how amazing! love him..miss him.

  • Bill Cheek

    Wow…….no studio mixing there!!!!!

  • Gregg Barnes

    No surprise to me this sounds so good. He had an amazing voice, and was backed with amazing writing.

  • trell

    I reckon you can take any Queen song and just strip it down to the acapella and it would be as equally awesome as this.

    No autotune, just a touch of reverb, and an epic range, power & passion. An absolute true talent, and sadly missed!

  • GameBoy

    Freddy took inspiration from opera singers, if you ever saw any documentary on him. you can tell that from his vocals, his notes are drawn out and he takes some really high notes there, and goes very pacefully through the whole song with just a powerful voice. I love his vocals, they trully add to the songs, they don’t just play along their role.

  • Brian

    Freddie Mercury was very talented as as showman and vocalist. However, he also made some very poor choices in life.

  • Jon Mason

    Pretty awesome

  • Sondi Moore

    Bravo Freddie, you will always be with us in our hearts and soul.

  • Louie Mars

    Was never a fan, and that’s a least favorite track- jock rock.

  • Phil Stagg

    One for you Mum Michelle Thackray

  • Phil Stagg

    Your Mum even lol

  • Giancarlo85

    @Brian: You make very poor choices all your life and you really are a horrible despicable human being in every sense. Get off this site and stop disgracing the memory of Freddie Mercury!

  • Brian

    Freddie Mercury was a great talent. But the choices he made were not always wise. He was flawed. Nobody is perfect but health should be paramount.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    mental health paramount too

  • Giancarlo85

    @Brian: You are mentally imbalanced. One screwed up person indeed. Go see a mental health professional immediately.

  • Daniel Schlageter

    Do you really not hear the intensity of his voice when there is an instrumental accompaniment?

  • kouros

    Freddie was a world class artist and one of few performers of his era who did not hide his sexual orientation. His classical vocal training no doubt contributed to his collaboration with the brilliant diva, Montserrat Caballé. Here is “Barcelona” performed the at the La Nit festival marking the arrival of Olympic torch for the Spanish games.
    This will make you wet. Live from Barcelona Olympic festival: https://youtu.be/Wixz_r7v51E

  • Vanessa Forbes

    Thousand upon thousands of people are left on this earth that saw Freddie/Queen at their prime.
    Lucky bastards!

  • Dave Downunder

    @Brian: Way to take it off topic Brian. Well done.

  • Will Glitzern

    Awesome…to me the song is about gay rights, whether it was intended or not. And we were lucky to have Freddie, however briefly.

  • onthemark

    @Vanessa Forbes: Yeah, we ARE lucky!

    @Brian: It’s bad enough when you make charges like that against people nowadays, but Freddie almost undoubtedly got infected before the HIV virus was even known about.

  • Tackle

    @Brian: This is NOT about Freddie Mercury’s choices in life, good, bad or indifferent. This is about his vocal abilities, (Acapella)and amazing at that.

  • robho3

    Wow that was incredible!

  • Joe

    Freddie was one of greats of our times. His vocals are dramatic, breathless and distinctive. Music today does not compare to that of yesteryear. Thanks for posting this treasure!!

  • Terrycloth

    Freddie was an indeed an amazing vocalist and had compand of the stage like no other rock star. Just watch DVD Live at wembley stadium .fantsatic sound and Freddie being incredible Freddie hand the crowd in the palm of his hands..

  • Herman75

    Another great and timeless song written by FMercury. So apropos today in the States and everywhere really.

    Friends Will be Friends

    https://youtu.be/0AIlz08fZos

  • n900mixalot

    I never was a fan. He’s very good at what he does though, that’s obvious. But definitely not for me.

  • Michael Olden

    @Brian
    No matter how safe you may play, condoms do occasionally break. We’ll never know how Freddie contracted this awful disease, or how long it was dormant before becoming full blown AIDS. The stories of Freddie’s lifestyle are told by wannabes and hangers on, it’s wrong to pass judgment on any individual for the life choices they have made. It’s also easy saying that in 2016 with the combination therapy, HIV is now considered by the so many of the young to be just like a cold virus. Us older, wiser guys know first hand the devastating impact of this disease on our community.

    So as my dear old gran used to say, if you’ve nothing nice to say go be a ‘ass’ somewhere else…. wise words gran, wise words indeed.

    We drove into London in the evening the day he died, we went to his home and met so many berieved fans. I wasn’t a die hard fan, I just Loved the passion, the feeling he put into a song, it was almost as if each time he sang it drained a little of his life’s force. On that somber November Evening outside 4 Logan Place Freddie had arranged for wine to be given out and for fans to toast him on his way. I was 22 then and he was for me the most prominent person to die from AIDS, I wasn’t promiscuous I was in a stable relationship- well I thought I was. He was a cottaging whore behind my back, and it was just sheer luck that I was luck enough to stay HIV-

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