You’re My Best Friend

May 2, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. The song was written by John Deacon, the band’s bass player. He wrote the song for his wife.

Fun Facts

  • The song was written by Deacon, for his wife, Veronica Tetzlaff. In addition to his bass guitar skills, he plays a Wurlitzer electric piano on this tune.
  • The tune heavily relies on the distinctive “bark” of the Wurlitzer’s bottom notes.
  • During live performances, a grand piano was utilized instead of an electric, and Freddie Mercury played it, while Deacon played the bass guitar exactly as on the original album.
  • The song was featured in various TV series and films, including Hot in Cleveland, The Simpsons and Family Guy
  • Bruce Gowers directed the music video, which shows the band in a large ballroom surrounded by over 1,000 candles, including a massive chandelier suspended from the ceiling.
  • The video was shot in April 1976 at London’s Elstree Studios. Furthermore, Deacon appears to be playing a grand piano instead of the Wurlitzer on the recording.
  • The band used the “Bohemian Rhapsody” video again because of its success.
  • The song was initially released as a single in 1975, as part of the album A Night at the Opera.
  • It peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.’
  • It has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States, with more than one million copies sold.
  • Decades after the chart hit of “You’re My Best Friend,” Deacon continues to live quietly in London with his wife, Veronica, with whom he raised six children.

Lyrics:

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Ooh, you make me live

Whatever this world can give to me

It’s you you’re all I see

Ooh, you make me live now, honey

Ooh, you make me live

Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had

I’ve been with you such a long time

You’re my sunshine and I want you to know

That my feelings are true

I really love you

Oh, you’re my best friend

Ooh, you make me live

Ooh, I’ve been wandering ’round

Still come back to you (still come back to you)

In rain or shine, you’ve stood by me girl

I’m happy at home (happy at home)

You’re my best friend

Ooh, you make me live

Whenever this world is cruel to me

I got you to help me forgive

Ooh, you make me live now, honey

Ooh, you make me live

Oh, you’re the first one when things turn out bad

You know I’ll never be lonely

You’re my only one

And I love the things

I really love the things that you do

Oh, you’re my best friend, oh

Ooh, you make me live, live, live, live

I’m happy, happy at home

You’re my best friend

Oh

Oh, you’re my best friend

Ooh, you make me live

Ooh, you’re my best friend

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1 Comment

  1. Paula

    Every day is a “Queen-day” song. Best band ever and Adam Lambert is at least as charismatic (and a great vocalist) as Murphy.

    Long live Queen!

    Reply

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