“I was thinking about football when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something that the fans could latch on to. Of course, I’ve given it more theatrical subtlety than an ordinary football chant. I suppose it could also be construed as my version of ‘I Did It My Way.’ We have made it, and it certainly wasn’t easy. No bed of roses as the song says. And it’s still not easy.”
— Freddy Mercury on We Are The Champions
According to scientists, this is the most catchy song every written.
In 2011, a team of scientific researchers actually conducted a study to determine the catchiest song ever recorded and this is what they decided upon. Don’t ask me how they actually made that determination. Maybe they were all football fans. If you’re fan of football — whether it’s American football or association football — you know this song by heart. You also probably know what it’s like to hear the other team sing it after your team loses. As great as it feels to be one of the champions, it really sucks to be one of the losers who they don’t have time for.
This video was filmed at the New London Theater. The audience was made up entirely of members of Queen’s fan club. The video was directed by Derek Burbridge, who also directed yesterday’s music video of the day.