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Killer Queen
Queen
Sheer Heart Attack
Sheer Heart Attack
RaitingSR
Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1974
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Source Downloadable song
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Difficulty
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Vocals 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Details
Male singer
3-part Harmonies



"Killer Queen" is a song by Queen

In the New Musical Express November 2, 1974, the song's writer Freddie Mercury elucidates on this song: "It's about a high class call girl. I'm trying to say that classy people can be whores as well. That's what the song is about, though I'd prefer people to put their interpretation upon it - to read into it what they like."Regarding the line, "'Let them eat cake' she says, just like Marie Antoinette": According to legend, Marie Antoinette (the Queen of France) said "Let them eat cake" after hearing how the peasants had no bread to eat. It's more likely that the phrase was uttered by a French philosopher, not Antoinette. (thanks, Brentley - gibbon, NE)

The Marie Antoinette quote has gone down in History as justification for the French Revolution. It demonstrates how out of touch with the common folk the ruling class had become. According to legend, when informed that there was no bread for the people to eat, she replied, oblivious, "then let them eat cake!" It is said, that enraged by this incredibly ignorant response, the people revolted. In the song, it is used to demonstrate at what level this high priced prostitute sells her wares. (thanks, Kraeg Minett - London, Canada)

This was the band's first major breakthrough on the worldwide singles charts, even though it was taken from their third album. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)

This song was covered by Sum 41 for the 2005 Queen tribute album Killer Queen. (thanks, Rachel - South Point, OH)

In Ben Elton's musical We Will Rock You, Killer Queen is an evil matriarch who controls the music industry. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)

In the video game Guitar Hero 3, one of the unlockable guitars called the "Card Sharp Special" can have a finish called "Killer Queen." In the description it says: " Something about dynamite and laser beams? what's that all about? and who am I to deny it?", which is a reference to the song lyrics. (thanks, Paul - Los Angeles, CA)

Brian May in Q magazine March 2008: "This is a perfect pop record and one of Freddie's greatest songs. It's beautifully constructed and it's also got one of the solos I'm most proud of."

Difficulty

INSTRUMENT DIFFICULTY
Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Pro Guitar 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Harmonies redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Pro Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Pro Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Pro Keys 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Band 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce



VideoEdit

Killer Queen (RB3 Version) - Queen Expert (All Instruments Mode) Rock Band 3 DLC03:16

Killer Queen (RB3 Version) - Queen Expert (All Instruments Mode) Rock Band 3 DLC

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