When Queen was working on their News or the World album back in 1977, Freddie Mercury wanted to come up with something that would work as a football chant and/or club song. The result, “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” could be the most-played of all sports anthems.
Here, though, is how both tracks began life in ’77. Both of these recordings appear on the brand new 40th-anniversary reissue of News of the World. Fascinating.