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We Will Rock You

After a frenzied Queen gig on May 29, 1977 at New Bingley Hall in Stafford, England, guitarist Brian May was inspired to pen an anthem about rocking out at a concert. "I think I'd gone to sleep thinking, 'Well, what can an audience do?' They're all crammed in there, they can't do much – but they can stamp their feet, clap their hands, and they can sing. So I woke up with 'We Will Rock You' in my head." Queen would often perform the song twice at concerts – as a sped-up set-opener, and later with the better-known arrangement.

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