We Are The Champions | Queen
We Are The Champions [A CAPELLA] | Queen
Queen | We Are The Champions
I was thinking about football when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something that the fans could latch on to. It was aimed at the masses; I thought we’d see how they took it. It worked a treat. When we performed it at a private concert in London, the fans actually broke into a football chant between numbers. Of course, I’ve given it more theatrical subtlety than an ordinary football chant. You know me.
I certainly wasn’t thinking about the press when I wrote it. I never think about the British music press these days. It was really meant to be offered the musicians the same as the fans. 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.
- Freddie Mercury