We Will Rock You

~ Recording by Queen

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • GB1977-10-28
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)EMA 784, OC 064-60 033
1.2We Will Rock You2:00QueenWe Are the ChampionsQueenSingle
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)1C 006-60 045
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • US1977-11-01
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)6E 122
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below)6E112
1.2We Will Rock You2:01QueenWe Are the ChampionsQueenSingle
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)P-230E
1.1We Will Rock You2:00QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986)2C 068 60033
1.1We Will Rock You?:??QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)1C 064-60 033
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5C 062-60033
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)P-10430E
1.2We Will Rock You2:01QueenWe Are the ChampionsQueenSingle
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)EMI 2708
1.2We Will Rock You2:01QueenWe Are the Champions / We Will Rock YouQueenSingle
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)E-45441
2.9We Will Rock You2:05QueenFM: The Original Movie SoundtrackVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)MCA2-12000
1.19We Will Rock You2:01QueenFM: The Original Movie SoundtrackVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint during 1972–1990)0C 458‐61010, TC2‐MCSP 284
1.8We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • US1981-11-03
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)5E-564
1.16We Will Rock You2:00QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)P-6480E
1.17We Will Rock You2:00QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI Electrola (more likely the company trademark of EMI Electrola GmbH than an imprint)1C 064-78 071
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)062-78 041, EMTV30
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)P-6480E
1.16We Will Rock You2:03QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI Music South Africa (not for release label use!)CDEMCJ (WF) 5543
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)10C 068-078041
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986)2C 070-78041
1.8We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)5E-564-2
1.8We Will Rock You2:00QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)5E-564-2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)112-2
1.8We Will Rock You2:00QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • JP1985-11-28
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)32XD-329
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in UK)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033-2
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Japan)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
6.1We Will Rock You?:??QueenThe Complete WorksQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)QB 1
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46209 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46209 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • JP1987-02-04
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CP32-5314
1.2We Will Rock You2:04QueenWe Are the ChampionsQueenSingle
  • GB1988-11-14
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)20 3061 3, QUECD6
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)368 746033 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenLarry präsentiert: Party RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)466750 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenMolten MetalVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations)TCD 2429
2.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenRock GenerationVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Electrola GmbH (not for release label use! DE subsidiary of EMI Records from 1972–2002)686-7 95442 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • CA1991-02-12
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)CD 61037
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • US1991-02-12
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR-61037-2
6.2We Will Rock You2:02QueenCD Single BoxQueenSingle + Compilation
  • JP1991-04-26
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TODP-2251, TODP-2252, TODP-2253, TODP-2254, TODP-2255, TODP-2256, TODP-2257, TODP-2258, TODP-2259, TODP-2260, TODP-2261, TODP-2262
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Holland)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Holland)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR 61265-2
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Italy)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenMarquee MetalVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.)845 417-2
1.2We Will Rock You2:01QueenWe Are the ChampionsQueenSingle
EMI (double‐boxed EMI logo representing Japanese domestic repertoire from 東芝EMI and EMIミュジック・ジャパン, until the latter’s acquisition by Universal Music Japan in April 2013)QUE CD 6, TODP-2256
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenWe Will Rock YouVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Dino EntertainmentDIN CD 26
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Austria)QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46033 2
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDP 7 46033 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)CD 61265
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenPower RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI France
1.3We Will Rock You (studio version)2:01QueenWe Will Rock You / We Are the Champions: Live at Wembley ’86QueenSingle
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)8801202
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • GB1993-09-27
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDPCSD 132
1.1We Will Rock You2:03QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
  • US1993-10-19
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 588
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89494 2 8 / TCPCSD 132
1.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenD2: The Mighty DucksVarious ArtistsAlbum + Soundtrack
  • US1994-03-15
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)61603
1.16We Will Rock You2:03QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1994-05-01
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDPCSD 141
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenAbsolute PartyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • SE1994-06-22
EVA Records (Sweden)EVACD 5018
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenThe Best Rock Album in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1994-07-01
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Italy)QueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:03QueenGreatest Hits (SM Pressing)QueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest HitsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Holland)QueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:01QueenGreatest Hits (made in Italy)QueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:03QueenGreatest Hits (D.A.T.A. Pressing)QueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)0777 7 89504 2 4
1.16We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest Hits I & IIQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDPCSD 161
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenParty Power Pack, Volume 3Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Polystar (Germany)525 100-2
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenRock RebelVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Versailles (French label)VER 477461 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:05QueenRock TherapyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenThe Best Rock Album in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin TVVTDCD 35
1.16We Will Rock You2:02QueenGreatest Hits I & IIQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • US1995-11-14
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR-62042-2
1.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenPure Soft MetalVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Startel EntertainmentSTARCD1035
1.1We Will Rock You2:03QueenThe Best Rock Album in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)7243 8 40574 2 8
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenThe Best Rock Album in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin Records Australia8145692, 8145702
6.1We Will Rock You2:03QueenThe Ultimate CollectionQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)8 5009 2
1.7We Will Rock You2:02QueenD3: The Mighty DucksVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + Soundtrack
  • US1996-09-24
1.16We Will Rock You2:02QueenThe Very Best of QueenQueenAlbum + Compilation
PolyTel740 080-2
1.3We Will Rock You2:02QueenToo Much Love Will Kill YouQueenSingle
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)CDQUEEN 23
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenWe Will Rock YouVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Dino EntertainmentDIN CD 26 A, DIN CD 26 B
1.1We Will Rock You2:03QueenSports RockVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1997-06-10
Flashback Records (reissue label, subsidiary of Rhino)R2 72711
1.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenQueen RocksQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • US1997-11-03
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR-62132-2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenQueen RocksQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1997-11-03
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)7243 8 23091 2 3
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenQueen RocksQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • JP1997-11-19
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)TOCP-50357
1.1We Will Rock You2:04QueenQueen RocksQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)7243 8 23589 2 3
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenQueen RocksQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)7243 8 23091 2 3
1.4We Will Rock You2:04QueenThe Best IIQueenAlbum + Compilation
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)855765 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenThe Best Seventies Album in the World… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)VTDCD 157
3.11We Will Rock You2:04QueenThe Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and PlatinumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Time-Life Music, Warner Special Products8458-2, OPCD-2749A
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenThe Best Rock Anthems… Ever!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1998-11-15
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)VTDCD 215
1.1We Will Rock You2:06QueenFetenhits: Rock ClassicsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE1998-11-23
Polystar (Germany)565 255-2
6.1We Will Rock You2:03QueenThe Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary CelebrationQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • US1998-11-24
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR622002
2.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenMiniatures: Volume 2QueenAlbum + Compilation
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)98408 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)TOCP-65106
1.1We Will Rock You2:02QueenNews of the WorldQueenAlbum
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)2061-62206-2
1.1We Will Rock You2:00QueenabRocken! Die InternationaleVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
EMI Electrola GmbH (not for release label use! DE subsidiary of EMI Records from 1972–2002)99857 2
1.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenHockey AnthemsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)7243 8 47597 2 8
Promotion
1.9We Will Rock You2:04QueenClassic QueenQueenAlbum + Compilation
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)DPRO 79591
1.1We Will Rock You?:??QueenThe Crown JewelsQueenAlbum + Compilation
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR-61265-2
(unknown)
1.15We Will Rock You2:03QueenQueen Collection: 15 of the BestQueenAlbum + Compilation
Warner Special ProductsPNU 3214
2.1We Will Rock You2:01QueenThe Queen CollectionQueenAlbum + Compilation
  • US1992-11-02
Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)HR-61407-2

Relationships

engineer, assistant producer and co-producer:Mike Stone (producer 60’s–80’s)
producer:Queen (UK rock group)
electric guitar:Brian May (Queen guitarist)
foot stomps [footstomps] and handclaps:John Deacon (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
Freddie Mercury (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
guitar:Brian May (Queen guitarist) (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
background vocals:Brian May (Queen guitarist) (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
Freddie Mercury (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
lead vocals:Freddie Mercury (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
phonographic copyright by:Elektra Records (not for release label use! please use its imprint "Elektra" instead) (in 1977)
Hollywood Records, Inc. (in 1977)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (in 1977, in 2011)
recorded at:Wessex Sound Studios in Highbury, Islington, London (Greater London, which includes the City of London), England, United Kingdom (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)
has remixes:Rock You (Vermont & Danka Bootleg)
We Will Rock You (movie mix)
We Will Rock You (remix 2003) by KCPK
We Will Rock You (remix) by DANCE WITH THE DEAD
We Will Rock You VonLichten by Queen + VonLichten
We Will Wock U by DJ Nerd42
sampled by:Rock You by Kool Moe Dee
Tipsy by J-Kwon
モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島 (Majestic Mix) by モーニング娘。
mash-ups:Colony 9 Rock by JV5
Cypress Queen (Cypress Hill vs. Queen) by DJ Schmolli
Hippies Hate Rock (Mucky Pup vs. Queen) by DJ Schmolli
I Want It All / We Will Rock You (mash‐up) by Queen with Armageddon aka Geddy
Joshi-Rock-U by BEEEEEES!
Junk Dog Will Rock You by Triple-Q
Mash Me Amadeus (Nelly vs. I Musici vs. Luniz feat. Michael Marshall vs. Def Leppard vs. Falco vs. Mis-Teeq vs. Fatboy Slim vs. J-Kwon vs. Queen) by DJ Schmolli
Modern Rock (intro) (Queen vs. David Bowie) by Go Home Productions
Queen Will Slay You (Slayer vs. Queen) by DJ Schmolli
Rock in Black by Go Home Productions
Rock in Black (Queen vs. ACDC) by Go Home Productions
Rock Of Ages (Led Zeppelin/Rolling Stones/Run DMC/Chemical Brothers/Dio/AC/DC/Def Leppard/Queen/…) by DJ Schmolli
Spongerock by Neil Cicierega
Super Bowl Anthem (Queen vs. Madonna vs. Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah vs. Metallica vs. Reel 2 Real vs. House of Pain vs. LMFAO vs. The Vinyl Rippers vs. The White Stripes vs. Europe vs. MC Hammer vs. Queen vs. Tag Team) by DJ Schmolli
The Next Episode Will Rock You (Dr. Dre vs. Queen) by ToToM
We Will Rock Beverly Hills (Tripp's What's All This Hype mix) (Weezer vs. Queen vs. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd) by DJ Tripp
We Will Rock On by G3RSt
We Will Select You (Queen vs. Squarepusher) by DJ Tripp
We Will Wanksta (50 Cent vs. Queen) by Inhumanz
part of:Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 338) (order: 337)
recording of:We Will Rock You (from 1977-08 until 1977-09)

We Will Rock You

lyricist and composer:Brian May (Queen guitarist)
publisher:Beechwood Music Corp.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Queen Music Ltd.
referred to in medleys:Don’t Stop Them Now (order: 3)
later parody versions:I Have Come to Kill You
Letty Whiterock You!
We Will Cough You
We Will Rock You (parody by Der Familie Popolski)
We Will Rock You PARODY
We Will Walk Through
later translated parody versions:Humppaukaasi
Viva el calimocho
later translated versions:Asta-i viața
part of:We Will Rock You (Queen musical)
We Will Rock You (German version of the Queen musical)
is the basis for:The Queen Symphony: V. Andante doloroso - Allegretto - Alla marcia - Moderato risoluto - Pastorale - Maestoso
We Will Rave You
We Will Rock You (Five & Queen version)
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