Thursday, July 21, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: QUEEN - I WANT IT ALL

"I Want It All", by Queen
"I Want It All" is a song by English rock band Queen, featured on their 1989 twelfth studio album The Miracle.

Written by guitarist and backing vocalist Brian May (but credited to Queen) and produced by David Richards, the song was released as the lead single from the album on 2 May 1989. "I Want It All" reached number three on both the UK Singles Chart and the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one in other European territories, including Spain, where Los 40 Principales regularly played the song during the month of July 1989.

The song was first played live on 20 April 1992, three years after its release, during The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, performed by the three remaining members of Queen, with Roger Daltrey singing lead vocals and Tony Iommi playing rhythm guitar. Mercury himself never performed the song live, as he died in November 1991 from AIDS at the age of 45, and his final performance with Queen was at the end of the Magic Tour, in 1986. The song is sung mainly by Mercury, with May singing on the choruses, and the middle eight.

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