"Save Me" is a power ballad by the English rock band Queen from their 1980 album The Game. Written by guitarist Brian May, it was recorded in 1979, and released in the UK on 25 January 1980, nearly six months prior to the release of the album. "Save Me" spent six weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number eleven.
The song was played live from 1979-1982 and was recorded for their live album, Queen Rock Montreal at the Montreal Forum, Quebec, Canada in November 1981. The song is also included on Queen's Greatest Hits album.
- 2 Technical details
- 3 Music Video
- 4 In pop culture
- 5 Personnel
- 6 Charts
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Brian May wrote "Save Me" about a friend whose relationship with his wife had ended, and played piano, synths and guitars (electric and twelve-string acoustic) on it. Played live, the song would typically feature a short piano introduction absent from the studio version. The name "Save Me" was the inspiration behind Brian May's animal welfare charity formed in 2010 that campaigns against Badger culling.
Musically, the song is complex, with the verses in the key of G major, and the chorus in the key of D major. An instrumental solo, in the related key of G major, serves as a verse. Rob Stevens also sang the song on his debut album, Little Heart for Love.
The video for the song was filmed at Alexandra Palace on 22 December 1979 and directed by Keith "Keef" MacMillan and features animation of a woman and bird.
- In the New Girl episode "Tinfinity", the song is played when Shivrang proposes to Cece.
- Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals
- Brian May - acoustic and electric guitars, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals
- Roger Taylor - drums, backing vocals
- John Deacon - bass guitar, backing vocals