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"Somebody to Love" is a song written by Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the pop group Queen. It was originally released in 1976 on the album A Day at the Races and came out as a single in the same year.

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Song[Edit]Edit

Just like Bohemian Rhapsody, which was published in 1975, this number has several vocal layers. Band members Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May took their vocals repeatedly on to the impression of a 100-strong gospel choir to create.

Original version[Edit]Edit

The original version was the first single from the album and A Day at the Races can be found on the compilation album Greatest Hits. The single was a number 1 hit in theNetherlands and a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom (# 2), Canada (# 5) and Ireland (# 6).

Version with George Michael[Edit]Edit

After the death of Freddie Mercury was made on 20 april 1992 the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert place. On this concert brought various artists performed a song by Queen, accompanied by the three remaining members. The implementation of "Somebody to Love" by George Michael was seen by critics as one of the best performances of the evening. A year after the concert came to an ep , titled Five Live, including this number. In Netherlands was next to this ep "Somebody to Love" also released as a single and it reached the fifth place in the Top 40 and the sixth place in the Mega Top 50. The song can be found on the compilation albums Greatest Hits III (Queen 's) and Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael.

Music Video Queen[Edit]Edit

"Somebody to Love" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 27-11-1976
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Number 21 12 8 7 4 4 1 1 1 3 8 18 36 from

Music Video Queen & George Michael[Edit]Edit

"Somebody to Love" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 01-05-1993
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number 19 8 6 6 5 6 9 14 22 37 from

Music Video Queen[Edit]Edit

Somebody to Love in the Single Top 100 - inside: 4 december 1976
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number 13 6 4 2 3 1 1 1 3 5 14 from

Music Video Queen & George Michael[Edit]Edit

"Somebody to Love" in the Single Top 100 - inside: 08-05-1993
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number 20 9 6 7 11 12 20 24 27 33 46 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Somebody to Love 82 65 88 74 104 119 126 129 150 122 134 116 104 87 91
Somebody to love (live)

(with George Michael)

- - - - - - - - - - - - 575 847 838
Predecessor:

If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

8 January 1977 - 28 January 1977 3 weeks

Successor:

Sunny by Boney M

Predecessor:

Lonely Christmas by André Hazes

Number 1-hit in the Dutch Single Top 100

8 January 29 January 1977 - 1977 3 weeks

Successor:

Sunny by Boney M

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