Freddie doubles his own voice for the choruses of TATDOOL.. would that be disqualified? Because they didn't leave any vocal in the karaoke mix. Actually 'Break Free' is the same way for selected phrases.. I think it's all Freddie and there's absolutely none on the karaoke mix.
Out of the 35 karaoke mixes, they've all been mentioned.. those with no vocals at all, but 'Spread Your Wings' still has "fly with me" at the end for some reason.
Interesting! I have to admit, I thought (!) Spread your wings is the only one without any background vocals. I forgot Rain must fall - ... hell, it is hard to tell without listening to it for a while...it's not really one of my favorites...
Is there a Queen song without Brian playing or singing anything? Hoo, next one :)
Slightly Mad has some 'oooh ooohs' though, even if it's Freddie it's background.. they're still in the karaoke mix too :-P I consider that more of a background vocal than a double-tracked vocal saying the same thing as the lead, such as with Break Free... but I dunno :)
here's King Mercury to answer this question
i've think about it a little while and i guess AOBTD have no background vocals
Maybe i'm wrong, but it's hard to find a queen song with no background vocals...this is a good topic!
There can be another song with no BGVs..."is this the world we created"
i think there are more songs whit no BGVs
I was thinking about this quiz, while I was taking a shower this morning and I think that: "Too Much Love Will Kill You", "My Life Has Been Saved", "Under Pressure", "Cool Cat", "Misfire", "She Makes Me" have none.
As for "Is This The World We Created" I don't treat it as a Queen's song (just as a duet of Freddie & Brian released on the Queen album) and yes - now you can kill me
"Too Much Love Will Kill You" and "Under Pressure" DO have backing vocals (it's harder to hear UP's but Roger's voice is singing with Freddie and David at the very end and only there).
AOBTD has smaller phrases too (kind of like a B3 or something), as does the reprise of "It's a Beautiful Day".
okay, the instrumental tracks opted out :)
Thank you for answering to this topic. Quite a lot of good songs don't have the Queen trademark
So, there are:
Spread your wings, Is this the World..?, My melancholy Blues, Rain must fall, The Hero, Too much love..., My life has been saved (although, I haven't heard the Scandal-B-side version for a while,...), Mother Love (absolutely forgot this one), and Cool Cat.
The mentioned Nevermore, Dear Friends and Lap of the gods have some harmonies, Misfire has overlapping lead vocals, but also harmonies in the back (in the bridge part), She makes me is with a minimum triple choir, plus doubled lead vocals, Good company is Brian doing the backing vocals.
Hope now everythings right.