Queen releases You Are The Champions for healthcare workers

Grant Boone
May 3, 2020

This week saw Queen and Adam Lambert releaseYou Are The Champions, a reworked version of the 1997 anthem We Are The Champions to raise money for The WHO's COVID-19 relief fund.

Proceeds will go to the World Health Organization's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Guitarist Brian May, Taylor and vocalist Lambert - who performs with the rock group as their lead singer - came up with the idea during an online jam session this month.

Adam Lambert, along with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, pictured performing in a concert in Newark, New Jersey on July 26, 2017, have been pegged as fan favorites to perform during the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show.

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform on stage during the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 28, 2019, in New York City.

The song is available for download from the major music services.

May said "the track is for all those in the frontline, all around the world".

Freddie said of "We Are The Champions": "I wanted to write something that everyone could sing along to".

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The video isn't just a touching tribute to frontline workers who are risking their own lives day in and day out.

The abbreviated song keeps the same lyrics as the original until the second chorus, when Lambert switches out "we" for "you".

Taylor adds, "As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society".

"Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them", Taylor said.

The newly titled "You Are the Champions" was made as a dedication to all the healthcare and first responders that are now combatting the global coronavirus pandemic. "And at the same time, I thought it would be nice to have a winning song that's meant for everyone". "You are the champions". They are the champions.

"'We Are The Champions' has always been a rallying cry", said Elizabeth Cousens, president and CEO of the UN Foundation.

Watch Queen's quarantine video for "You Are the Champions" below.

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