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|"Friends Will Be Friends"|
|Single by Queen|
|from the album A Kind of Magic|
|B-side||"Friends Will Be Friends (Extended Version)"/"Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)"|
|Released||9 June 1986|
|Format||vinyl record (7"/12")|
|Recorded||1985 – 1986|
|Queen singles chronology|
"Friends Will Be Friends" is a song performed by Queen and written by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, included on the album A Kind of Magic. It was the band's 30th single in the UK upon its release on 9 June 1986, reaching number 14 in the UK.
"Friends Will Be Friends" was performed live in Magic Tour concerts. It is remarkable that it was the first and only song that was sung at the end of concerts between "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" since the News of the World Tour in 1977.
The song was included in various greatest hits compilations by Queen such as Greatest Hits II, Greatest Flix II and Greatest Video Hits II.
The video was directed by DoRo and filmed at JVC Studios, Wembley in May 1986 and features the band performing the song in front of fan club members. The lead singer, Freddie Mercury, high fived the audience members and at the end Freddie cuts the music and sings along with the audience letting them lead; because of this, it was nicknamed "Queen's Greatest Show Never Performed"
- ^ Information about Queen's concerts with typical setlists
- ^ Dutchcharts.nl
- ^ Musiconline.de
- ^ Irishcharts.ie
- ^ Charts.org.nz
- ^ Swisscharts.com
- ^ Chartstats.com
- Official YouTube videos: music video, music video (VEVO)
- Lyrics at Queen official website