Killer Queen

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"Killer Queen"
Single by Queen
from the album Sheer Heart Attack
A-side"Flick of the Wrist" (double A-side)
Released11 October 1974 (UK)
21 October 1974 (US)[1]
RecordedJuly – August 1974
StudioTrident, London
Songwriter(s)Freddie Mercury
Queen singles chronology
"Seven Seas of Rhye"
"Killer Queen" / "Flick of the Wrist"
"Now I'm Here"
Music video
"Killer Queen" at YouTube

"Killer Queen" is a song by British rock group Queen. It was featured on their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack, and also appears on, Greatest Hits.[5] When released as a single, "Killer Queen" was Queen's breakthrough hit. It reached number two in the United Kingdom and number 12 in the United States.[6]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Killer Queen". Queen Vault. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. "10 Essential Glam Rock Albums". Treblezine. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2015. cheeky art-pop romps ("Killer Queen")
  3. "Top 10 Freddie Mercury Queen Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 19 December 2015. three near-perfect minutes of orgiastic heavy glam rock
  4. Prato, Greg. "Song Review by Greg Prato". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 December 2015. the song recalls the cabaret songs of yesteryear, but also shows how Queen was fast becoming a master of power pop
  5. "Queen: Greatest Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  6. Joel Whitburn (2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. Billboard Books