Somebody to Love
A Day At The Races
A Day At The Races
Supervision Recommended
Released 1976
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Length 4:58
Source Downloadable song
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
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Basic Pro
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Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Keys 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies

"Somebody to Love" is a song by Queen which is sung in a Gospel style, with the voices of Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor multitracked to sound like a choir. According to Brian May, the Gospel sound was inspired by the music of Aretha Franklin. Freddie Mercury wrote this. The lyrics reflect a man calling out to God, asking why he works so hard, but can't find love. At the end of the song, he finds hope and decides he will not accept defeat.This is widely reputed to have been Freddie Mercury's favorite song he ever wrote.Queen performed this with Elton John on lead vocals in Paris in January 1997. (thanks, Jonathon - Clermont, FL, for all above)

On the Greatest Hits III album, which is a tribute to Freddie Mercury, George Michael sings lead. (thanks, Caitlyn - Jacksonville, FL)

Anne Hathaway sang this during a musical number in the 2004 movie Ella Enchanted. Peter Hince, the head of Queen's road crew, recalled to Mojo magazine September 2009 that "among the road crew there were songs you liked and songs you didn't like." He added that this was, "always one of Queen's best. The studio version was very polished, but on-stage there was so much more guts to it."Hince recalled to Mojo the video was "filmed at Wessex Studios while they were making the A Day at the Races album." He added: "Aesthetically, you had to have all four around the microphone, but John (Deacon) didn't sing on the records. By his own admission he didn't have the voice. He did sing on-stage but the crew always knew to keep the fader very low."In October 2009 a remake by the cast of the Fox TV musical comedy Glee returned this song to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Their version was featured in the episode "The Rhodes Not Taken."


Somebody to Love (RB3 Version) - Queen Expert (All Instruments Mode) Rock Band 3 DLC

Somebody to Love (RB3 Version) - Queen Expert (All Instruments Mode) Rock Band 3 DLC

They also charted the keyborad part of the song into pro guitar when they had the original version.