Queen – We Are The Champions

championqueenThe song is “out” because the singer was. From the look and feel of the band, to the sheer whomp of their name, Queen earned the right to be obvious. They are the teen age — the pitch, bitch and overkill. But hindsight puts a knowing grin on the face of their work. Conviction they had; the skill with which they turn English pop into a dry pastiche helps to canonize them.

“Champions” is a soft/loud mix of parody and heft that wags the mainstream. Be it the locker room or the rock band, the bud zone puts men at ease with the closeness of same-sex interplay. In “We Are The Champions,” Freddie mocks it. (He sings about gay pride.) But really… We’re just a part of his dream, which is to be the most entertaining and charismatic diva. And he sells it.

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