Although We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions are two separate tracks, Queen released them together as a single in October 1977. It is nearly impossible to think of one of these without the other. They are the ideal of what a stadium anthem should be: easy to sing, best when performed in unison, and no instruments are required.
We Will Rock You tells the story of a globalized future without any musical instrument. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for individuality, freedom, and the rebirth of rock. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, can’t come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They participate in the Bohemians and embark to find the unlimited power of freedom, love, and Rock music.
The idea came after a meeting between the actor Robert De Niro with musicians Roger Taylor and Brian May, in Venice in 1996. De Niro’s daughter was a fan of the Queen so he asked whether the legends of rock had ever thought of creating a musical based on their songs. That was the starting of everything.
Since 2002, more than 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production, based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around above 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs, featuring We Are The Champions, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites The Dus, Don’t Stop Me Now, Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, and certainly, We Will Rock You.
We Will Rock You reflects the scale and spectacle that symbolized Queen’s live performances and earned the band its outstanding position in the history of rock. With Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May as music supervisors, We Will Rock You has rocked as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.