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Queen — We Are The Champions
Album: News Of The World
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Released: 1977
Length: 2:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime

And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I've come through
(And I mean to go on and on and on)

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions
Of the world

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose, ah
(And I mean to go on and on and on)

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions
Of the world

We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting 'till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions
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I was lucky enough to see Queen at Lancaster University (UK) before they were famous.  They blew everybody's minds that night and we all knew that we had seen something special!
I think this is a good song, BUT classic rock radio overplayed it so much, I can't take it anymore and hit the skip button.   So many songs fall into this same situation, such as Pink Floyd's Money, Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll, etc. 
Jeez, no no, don't play this. This is not music, Brittney sounds better! Why oh why is this popular ?
Gets far too much airplay on RP. Wannabe rock opera composers...
OK tune from a very good album.

Bill can do better when it comes to picking songs from this  amazing band.

He only plays the obvious.
 aaronm wrote:

Counterpoint: It's a good song, and it belongs in the mix. The fact that you hear it often elsewhere doesn't diminish the quality of the song.

 

Have to disagree here.  One of the biggest determinants in how much I dislike a song is how often I hear it.  For instance, our office played Journey nonstop - sometimes I was subjected to hear it 5 times in a single day!  Now with Corona, I get to work from home and am listening to RP.  No more Journey!  The only good thing to come out of the pandemic.
 Ghiaap wrote:
Wat een overweldigend heerlijk voetbalnummer! Want we zijn allemaal kampioenen, echt waar...
Ik geef dit onvergetelijke stukje voetbal historie een 1.
 

Ich glaube dass Sie verstehen nicht, mein Freund.
Schade.
 dianed wrote:
Does anyone know the meaning of the album cover?  I remember seeing that as a youngster and thought it was strange, but now I figure there's probably a deeper meaning to it.
 
Illustrator Kelly Freas produced a lot of scifi book and magazine covers; this is by him, inspiration from one of those.

 PeterMC3 wrote:
Please, I hear this often enough at sports events, it's become a cliche not worthy of RP. It's not like it need any more exposure.
 
Counterpoint: It's a good song, and it belongs in the mix. The fact that you hear it often elsewhere doesn't diminish the quality of the song.

Does anyone know the meaning of the album cover?  I remember seeing that as a youngster and thought it was strange, but now I figure there's probably a deeper meaning to it.
 PeterMC3 wrote:
Please, I hear this often enough at sports events, it's become a cliche not worthy of RP. It's not like it need any more exposure.
 
100% disagreement, this song is great, cliché or otherwise, this gets a 9 from me...Long Live RP and BillG's decisions!!
Please, I hear this often enough at sports events, it's become a cliche not worthy of RP. It's not like it need any more exposure.
It'd be fantastic to hear a full version of this with just Freddie's (soft) vocals and piano and John Deacon's bass. Queen sometimes suffered from being like many bands in one, though I suppose this helped keep them together
I am still burned on this song from when it was overplayed to death 40 years ago. 
Long Live                                                                                                                                 Radio Paradise
My rating is a             SOLID                                                                                      8 - Most Excellent 
Queen brings a smile to my face, most especially "Another one bites..." , which I would love to hear on Nov. 6th for Rmoney
We used to sing this at high school pep rallies. It was years before I realized the words were not exactly, "We are the champions. You are the losers."


¡Campeones!  {#Bounce}
Song is pretty good, but not near good enough to stand the perpetual onslaught of hyper overplay this poor song has had to endure. Sorry, the poor thing just couldn't stand it. Fortunately I am not listening and hopefully I never hear this song again. Fantastic album BTW!{#Clap}
Wat een overweldigend heerlijk voetbalnummer! Want we zijn allemaal kampioenen, echt waar...
Ik geef dit onvergetelijke stukje voetbal historie een 1.
 paloeguevo wrote:
This will be sang from today to eternity by winners at any football final match 
 
Seems it's not limited to U.S. play. I suspect we'd get some U.K. love too.
This will be sang from today to eternity by winners at any football final match 
I think every high school pep band in the U.S. since 1977 knows how to play this.

Along with "Another One Bites The Dust".
This song represented a banal low even for Queen. Plodding beat, simplistic lyrics, fit only as a stadium singalong (as which it was undoubtedly designed). Pop pap.
Freddy could really really sing! And nice screaming guitars
Nice segue!