Readers' Poll: 10 Greatest Queen SongsFrom "Killer Queen" and "The Show Must Go On" to (duh) "Bohemian Rhapsody"
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10. 'I Want to Break Free'
Many giant bands of the 1970s had great difficulty adjusting to the MTV era. For Queen, the transition was seamless. Their 1984 single "I Want to Break Free" topped the charts all over the world, with the very notable exception of America. That might have something to do with the fact that the video featured the entire band in drag. They were parodying the British soap opera Coronation Street, but very few American rock fans had ever heard of the show. This was also the time of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Huey Lewis, leaving little room for Queen on the charts. Still, the John Deacon-penned song remains one of their biggest hits overseas. The song had a second life in 2012 when it was prominently featured in an Hyundai ad.