Published By: Ahvana Paul

Musicians that Rocked the world!

Freddie Mercury

British Rock Star, Freddie Mercury was the lead vocalist in the major band, Queen. Mercury was known for his unique and soulful vocals. Though initially unable to gain much of a reputation beyond the United Kingdom, Queen soon gained fame with their albums including Sheer Heart Attack ( 1974), A Night at the Opera( 1975). However, their most famous song, principally sung by Freddie Mercury is known as Bohemian Rhapsody which is still one of the most famous songs today! Other major songs of theirs include We Are the Champions in 1975 and We Will Rock You. By the early 1980s, Queen had attained international recognition. In honor of Mercury, a biopic was made on Freddie Mercury in 2018, called Bohemian Rhapsody, where the lead is played by Rami Malek.

Billy Joel

Commonly known as the “Piano Man” owing to his first signature classic song, he has released as many as 12 albums. His songs were generally of the rock and pop genre. He has sold over 160 million records worldwide and is probably one of the most successful artists of all time. Other than Piano Man, other classics that he has written that everyone should hear include, Uptown Girl ( 1983), We Didn’t Start the Fire ( 1989), Vienna ( 1977), Just the Way you Are ( 1977), New York State of Mind ( 1976), The Longest Time ( 1983).

Elton John

Elton John is perhaps one of the most famous singers and songwriters today and has sold close to 300 million albums worldwide to this day. There is even a film based on him known as “Rocket Man”. Though faced with a childhood of traumas and a life of addictions, the film shows how he geared through all of it, and survived by clinging to the one thing he knew the best music. All his songs are filled with meaning, are composed of the most melodious tunes, and are apt for any mood. Some of his best songs include Candle in the Wind, Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and I Guess That’s Why They call it the Blues!

Frank Sinatra

American singer and actor, Francis Albert Sinatra is one of the most legendary personalities in the world today. His songs are still often sung, and he has sold over 150 million records. All his songs are imbibed with a certain sweetness. Some of his best songs include Something Stupid, Come Fly With Me, New York, New York, Let it Snow, Strangers in the Night, Fly Me to the Moon, That’s Life, and My Way!