The late Freddie Mercury had one of the most powerful voices in the world and was said to sing several octaves lower and higher than most people can. Sadly, he passed away due to AIDS over 25 years ago but his songs with his band, Queen, still linger to this day and are among the most popular songs ever written.
Many fans uploaded videos of their performances on YouTube and these have received millions of views even decades after they were first sung. I bet many of you know their songs by heart, down to the last drum beat and guitar solo.
Recently, someone removed all musical accompaniments from one of the bands hits, “We are the Champions” and shared this on YouTube to show just how dynamic Freddie Mercury’s voice had been.
The result was truly amazing because you can hear every single note that he sings with clarity. Of course, many of us would find it somewhat strange not to hear the music that came with the song – and many commented that they could still actually ‘hear’ the music playing in their head even without it actually blaring from their speakers while watching this video!
But for sure, this beautiful voice is so difficult to find even in this generation where there are lot of well-known singers.
Listen to Freddie Mercury’s pure voice as he sings “We are the Champions” without music in this video:
What do you think about his performance?
If you want to listen to the full version with music, watch this from the official Queen YouTube channel:
Who is Freddie Mercury?
Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the popular band, Queen. Born as Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946 in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (now Tanzania), he and his family would flee to England when he was 17 due to the Zanzibar Revolution.
After joining a series of bands, he finally found his fame with a new band he named as “Queen” back in 1971 despite reservations from fellow band members and the records studio due to its gay connotation.
Queen would quickly gain fame across the world. Sadly, 20 years later, Freddie Mercury would die at age 45 due to complications of AIDS just a day after he confirmed that he had contracted the disease.