We Will Rock You
|"We Will Rock You"|
as side B o "We Are the Champions" UK vinyl single
|frae the album |
|Released||7 October 1977|
Queen (...) proved expert at creating crowd-pleasing and long lasting anthems such as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" — popular songs for the burgeoning stadium-rock circuit.
Two years later, in 1977, they would practically invent the arena-rock anthem with "We Will Rock You." The song was designed for maximum audience participation, where everyone would stomp and clap along to its beat. Even today, whenever you stomp and clap that thunderous beat at a sporting event, Queen gets royalties.
The distinctive stomp-stomp-clap drum pattern from "We Will Rock You"—the apotheosis of arena rock