Today (Friday, October 7th) is the 45th anniversary of Queen releasing their iconic single of "We are the Champions" backed up with "We Will Rock You."
The songs are usually played together on U.S. radio with "We Will Rock You" preceding "We Are The Champions," which is their same order on the News of the World album. The single peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit #2 in the U.K.
The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. Back in 2011 a team of scientific researchers concluded that "We Are The Champions" was the catchiest song in the history of popular music.
The late Freddie Mercury wrote "Champions," and said that the "we" refers to everyone who's singing it.
Brian May wrote "We Will Rock You," which has become synonymous with all types of sports.
Talking about the classic, Brian said, “That makes me feel very proud and very happy because I suppose music has then gone to a different place. It's not just something that you switch on on the radio in the morning. It's become part of your life and part of what makes you excited about certain things. You identify it with moments of triumph, and that's a great thing."
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]