They were fun. Many of their songs still make me smile. A few here are from the 1970s, but “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” were from the 1980s. Besides, MTV played all these videos. And Queen participated in Live Aid, so they were still relevant in the 1980s.
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” was on MTV all the time:
You can’t find too many popular songs about a bicycle:
But my favorite Queen song is the duet between Freddie Mercury
(the lead singer of Queen) and David Bowie:
I was saddened when Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. He was diagnosed in 1987, but hid his condition. He made a statement a little over 24 hours before he died:
“Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.”
There was controversy because many thought he could’ve spoken about his condition earlier, instead of denying it for a couple of years. There was so much prejudice and misinformation at the time. He could’ve helped.
“Goodbye ev’rybody, I’ve got to go,
Got to leave you all behind and face the truth
I don’t want to die,
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.”
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen