She's a Killer Queen

DAY 3 → [5] UNDERRATED QUEEN SONGS

5. Breakthru (Roger Taylor; The Miracle, 1989) 

The harmonies at the beginning of this song are SPOT-ON and I don’t understand why people don’t fall in love with it from the first note.  But then, it picks up into what is arguably one of Roger’s best songs.  It’s catchy and uplifting and just sort of wonderful.  

4. Hammer to Fall (Brian May; The Works, 1984)

THIS SONG IS THE JAM. Brian is spot-on with the guitar throughout the entire song, and the lyrics are amazing.  Yes, if you think about it, it’s a bit of a depressing song, despite the upbeat tone.  It’s been severely misconstrued to be about the Cold War, but it’s actually about death, which is a bit more of a downer than potential nuclear war… Regardless, it’s a great song that does not get the love that it should.  The guitar solo alone makes it so much better than most of the other songs on the album.  Besides, t’s the perfect song to blast whilst driving down the highway at night, and that alone puts it into a category all it’s own.  I mean, we’re all gonna die, we might as well sing a badass song about it while we still have the chance! 

3. March of the Black Queen (Freddie Mercury; Queen II, 1974)

This song is gorgeous.  The piano at the beginning really sets the tone perfectly for what follows, despite the tempo changes.  The lyrics are unlike anything I’ve ever heard before; you’d never hear anything like it today, the story the song tells is fantastic.  I adore the piano arrangements and the harmonies are— as always— utterly spectacular.  

2. '39 (Brian May; A Night at the Opera, 1975) 

Subtle sci-fi epic in folk-song form written by the best guitarist to grace our earth.  Catchy as all hell, but, unfortunately, usually forgotten.  I mean, how many other bands are writing songs about the theory of relativistic time travel? It’s done in a way that’s just intriguing and subtle enough to still catch your interest but not beat you over the head with a neon sign saying “THIS IS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL.” And don’t even get me started on the harmonies…. Roger’s bit during the bridge makes this song even better than it already is.  This may be one of Brian’s best songs.  Absolutely love it.  

1. The Prophet’s Song (Brian May; A Night at the Opera, 1975) 

Probably my favorite song ever.  Perfect harmonies galore.  Perfect lyrics. Perfect guitar solo. Vocal canon in a rock song. Just eerie enough to make you think about it even days after the first time you’ve heard it.  It’s a touch darker than most of their typical songs, which is probably why it’s one of the less popular songs (the eight-minute run time also probably doesn’t help the popularity), but regardless, it’s absolutely amazing.  It’s brilliant, and it deserves far more love than it gets.  Go listen to it, because it’s perfect in every single way.  

disneygoddess:

mydisneydaze:

Lane wore her new Hercules dress to the Magic Kingdom on Saturday. Mommy made it out of a pair of valances she found at a thrift store for $2. 

she strikes again.

crystalmoonsoldier:

crankybucky:

people expect Steve Rogers’ response to selfies and facebook status updates and twitter to be ‘I didn’t go to war for this’ 

but actually he did and he loves it because nothing exemplifies the freedom he fought for more than being able to post whatever you like online, and feel good about yourself, and generally being able express yourself in whatever way you like

(Source: comraderogers, via waywardly-carrying-on)

laddersoftherain:

queermagicalgirls:

condesces:

i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring

the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do

i owe the universe nothing

i exist on my own terms

#the galaxy dont care that u messed up the thing that one time

#when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying

(via abstractzebras)

thehpalliance:

"… and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."

Here’s to book seven. Here’s to the years of anticipation before it and the years of discussion in its wake. Here’s to the boy who lived and how he changed everything.

And here’s to you, if you know that “the very end” isn’t happening anytime soon.

We are book eight.

(via abstractzebras)

ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

(via littlemarieantoinette)

What you think Brian would say: Our costumes were quite extravagant in those days. We liked to be over the top, and one way we liked to show it was in the way we dressed at our concerts.

What Brian actually says: We was glam

What Brian actually does: Creates new gold Lamé winged very glammy stage costume 2014