Australian singles charts:
The double-A-sided single We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions entered the Kent Music Report on 21 November 1977 and peaked at #8. It was the #43 record on the Top 100 of 1978.
Both songs are on the Queen album News of the World which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 28 November 1977 and peaked at #8.
We Will Rock You: Brian May
We Are the Champions: Freddie Mercury
Queen, Mike Stone
Record label of Australian release:
WE WILL ROCK YOU
Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this, and claimed the idea for the song came in a dream. He told Mojo magazine October 2008 that he wanted to “create a song that the audience could participate in.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/queen/we-will-rock-you
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Freddie Mercury stated: “I was thinking about football when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something that the fans could latch on to. Of course, I’ve given it more theatrical subtlety than an ordinary football chant. I suppose it could also be construed as my version of I Did It My Way. We have made it, and it certainly wasn’t easy. No bed of roses as the song says. And it’s still not easy.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/queen/we-are-the-champions
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