Roger Taylor Fills Freddie Mercury’s Shoes On Queen’s Hit Song ‘Radio Gaga’
Queen drummer Roger Taylor recently performed one of the band’s classics, ‘Radio Gaga,’ and took over Freddie Mercury’s lead vocals. According to many fans in the comments section, the drummer did a fantastic job singing the song, and the energy throughout the entire performance was impeccable.
As many of you know, the list of Queen songs successful songs is quite long since the band released countless hits throughout their music career. The band did not only release groundbreaking chart hits, but they also created timeless classics that are still being performed by the remaining members.
One of these tracks is, without a doubt, ‘Radio Gaga,’ released as a single on January 16, 1984, was featured on their eleventh album ‘The Works.’ The track ranked No. 1 in 19 countries after its release. It was immortalized during the band’s live performance during the Live Aid in 1985 at Wembley Stadium, where Freddie Mercury sang the song while 2,000 people clapped in unison.
Since the Live Aid performance was just epic, it takes a lot of courage to perform the song live after all these years, even if you’re the songwriter of the track. That’s why his fans were extremely excited to see the video of Roger Taylor singing ‘Radio Gaga’ and his new song, ‘We’re All Just Trying To Get By.’
The most remarkable aspect of the Queen drummer’s performance was his impressive vocals and his band’s energetic accompaniment. Since none of his fans expected him to sing one of the band’s most legendary songs, it was a pleasant surprise, and many of them left a comment under the video praising the drummer.
A fan praised the performance, saying:
“This is so fantastic! Great to see such a diverse group having so much fun performing. I wasn’t alive to appreciate Queen at their peak, but the timelessness of their music is extraordinary.”
Another fan commented:
“Roger is amazing! I love his energy and talent. Everlasting musician!”
You can watch the performance down below.