Some of these might seem silly but I can't help hearing those songs and not thinking of a certain Queen song.
- The beginning of 'Orange Crush' by REM reminds me an awful lot of Radio Ga-Ga.
- 'Crazy Train' by Ozzy Osburne... Whenever I hear the first guitar riff, it sounds to me kinda like the one from 'Hammer To Fall'.
- The drums on some parts of 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' by Def Leppard sound just like 'We Will Rock You'.
- Kashmir by Led Zeppelin has it's similarities to Innuendo, and in fact it was Roger the one who said that Innuendo was like Queen's Kashmir.
Valensia & Valentine - Mercurian Mystery March (March of The Black Queen)
Valensia & Valentine - Since All Bitter Opal Tears All Gone Elsewhere (SABOTAGE) (My Fairy King)
Valensia - Phantom Of The Opera (Bohemian Rhapsody)
"- The beginning of 'Orange Crush' by REM reminds me an awful lot of Radio Ga-Ga."
Um - maybe I need to go back and listen to those again.
I think of Queen every time I listen to "Brother" by Pearl Jam. Of course, that may be because it was heavily influenced by a certain person with very big hair.
Also - and this is kind of bizarred - I think Tony Arata's song "The Dance" may have had some major Queen influences.
The beginning of "Cold as Ice" sounds slightly similar too.
I could always picture Queen doing a good live version of "Hold On Tight" by ELO :)
What was that hugely popular song a few years ago by a female artist that has the same ending as "Radio Ga-Ga"? It has that same guitar thing but I can't think of it....
I used to think 'The Invisible Man' sounded a bit like Ghostbusters.But than again a lot of people do the first time they hear it.
I STILL think it sounds like Ghostbusters. And I've heard it a good few times.
A lot of Def Leppard's songs have a definate Queen sound and "feel" to them, but that is easy since Def Leppard have long cited Queen's influence on them.
I think, in addition to Hendrix and the Beatles, I can hear a little Beach Boys/Brian Wilson influence in Queen's music, at least in the early days. I am not talking about "Fun,Fun,Fun" or "Surfin' Usa", but especially "Pet Sounds" and some of their later work like "Smiley Smile". Particularly when Brian was experimenting with song structure and time changes, but mostly the vocal harmony sound. I can hear it in the middle of "March Of The Black Queen". A lot of the ideas came from Freddie, but I wonder if he did not hear some of the Beach Boys albums and keep some of their ideas in the back of his mind.
Whoever said "Cold As Ice" by Foreigner is right on. It made me a fan, albeit temporarily.
Loads of Styx songs strike me this way... "Come Sail Away" among them.
I always say this (I apologize to those who've read me saying this repeatedly) but "[nice dream]" by Radiohead has some very Queen 2 guitar in it. Bunch of things on OK Computer sound very prog-rock like Queen's early stuff, too.
10cc with "The Things We Do For Love" was more Queeny that most of their previous pop ditties, I thought.
Bunch of Cars songs, too, like "Good Times Roll" and "My Best Friends Girl" have the big RTB-produced vocals a-la-Queen.
Utopia did some like "The Very Last Time" that seemed Queeny...
"This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" and "Amateur Hour" by Sparks.
I could go on, but the names get pretty obscure... Crack The Sky... I'll pack it in for now...