Which songs by Queen, no matter how many times you've listened to them, still give you goosebumps when they come on? Whether it's because it just happens to be your favourite song, or it has a touching line or even an awesome riff, which ones spark that moment for you? For me, I just read Stelios' thread about "Don't Try So Hard", just thinking about that track did it. White Queen tends too as well, for me.
Father to Son has to be one of them. Just a ton of family drama with much uncomfortable relevance:P The sanctity and reverence in which one's raised to hold the family. But it gets to be too much sometimes. It has that grand feel of generational duty unto each other, plus the accompanying weight and resentment...all of which is too painful to talk about LOL.
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy: I may read this a little cynically. It can play as quaint, pure ear candy, a bit titillating. Just as well when the lyrics are read closely, it's quite...erm, ambivalent? Love, sex and romance as highly contrived game. I love the charm of the cultured courtship described so vividly. Some would call it a page fallen out of bygone era. The romancing is beyond-wonderful. But it's a skilled artifice. It's also sung in earnest that you wonder what happens at the end of the free fall - at least Killer Queen is hardened by her lack of remorse and is misanthrope herself.
Anytime the clanging piano raced against guitar during live...like Spread Your Wings. It's the most contentious yet perfect match ever heard.
Every time I listen to Wembley '86 and I get to the part of the show where Freddie gives his speech on how Queen is not breaking up, contrary to rumors at the time... he says that line that goes: "So forget those rumors, we're going to stay together until we fucking well die, I'm sure"...the man kept his word.
For a song - A Winter's Tale.
Notable mention: Sail Away Sweet Sister...the end - John Deacon's baseline / Roger Taylor's hi-hat / piano / crashing waves-water sounds effect.
As I mentioned in a similar thread:
Love Of My Life
The Show Must Go On
"right till the end..." in Friends Will Be Friends (although I almost hate this song)
"no time for losers..." in We Are The Champions (although I almost hate this song)
Don't Try So Hard
The end of Play The Game
The end of Save Me (as I write this, I shiver just because I remembered that part of the song)
You Take My Breath Away
"You cause me pain..." in Jealousy
One Year Of Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
"In my pretending...", in ITLOTGR
"So still I wait..." in White Queen
It's not really goosebumps exactly, maybe something more like being immediately swept away into my private music place. Or something like that. There are probably better words. Anyway, I'm sure there are many others but what immediately came to mind was the opening bars of 'It's Late'.
and talking about goosebumps and queen my god the documentry when it came on made me lose my voice and i felt me hair standing on ends, it felt like me hair turned into some crazy toyah mohecan (btw mohecans r cool)
and sorry for spelling mistakes, buisy and rushing through stuff and you understand what im saying so no need for gramer nazis.
no body likes a grammer nazi
Mother Love, is a special song in the context of what was going on. Unbelievable vocal considering how ill he was.
The Prophet's song, when it really kicks in near the end does it every time.
Tie Your Mother Down live, that bit in the 3rd verse where Freddie sings "Get that big big big big big big Daddy out the door" but he holds the last note.. just sounds brilliant.
The Show must go on. Amazing vocal again.
Was it all Worth it. I love that song. It kind of recounts the band's history in a way, and has some great riffs.
In the Lap of Gods. Epic.
lifetimefanofqueen wrote: all of them i guess, just the name "Queen" gives me goosebumps
Ditto to what everyone said above - but especially lifetimefanofqueen.
queenUSA wrote: lifetimefanofqueen wrote: all of them i guess, just the name "Queen" gives me goosebumps
Ditto to what everyone said above - but especially lifetimefanofqueen. =============================================================================================
the feeling I get when I hear the name "Queen" - love, belonging, pride, passion, and unity. A sense of being part of a family, with all you guys (even the ones I don't exactly see eye to eye with lol)....
White Queen (the guitar and piano duel and the climax of Brian's solo)
The March of the Black Queen (the descending bells)
In the Lap of the Gods (Roger's screams at the beginning)
The Prophet's Song (the acapella)
Long Away (the pan of the tambourine from one channel to the other, the whole essence of the lyrics)
All Dead, All Dead (the guitar "rain")
Innuendo ("be free with your tempo be free be free etc" I've always called this the Abba Moment)
The Show Must Go On (the lyrics and the vocal...the whole song just puts me over the edge)
Who Wants to Live Forever (the whole thing but especially the orchestral ending)
and this is just right off the top of my head