You’re My Best Friend – The Once (Queen)

youre my best friend

Today I want to introduce a band called The Once that I stumbled upon a few years ago while watching TV. For starters, it is really really hard to re-make a song that is perfect as it already is. So when I heard Queen’s classic You’re My Best Friend on TV played by The Once, I actually ran to the TV, paused it, and had to find out who what when where why how.

Personally I have loved this song for years. This song was actually written by Queen’s Bassist John Deacon for his wife Veronica Tetzlaff. It was released in 1975 on the album A Night at the Opera.

youre my best friend

The lyrics make you think about the perfect companion. In my opinion, if you have a relationship with your companion, where the other person is also you’re best friend, there really isn’t much more that you can ask for.

As I mentioned before, the song is perfect as it is….the catchy swing feel, electric piano and guitar, the drum lines, harmony and of course Freddie Mercury’s vocals give this song a touch that no other band could have expressed. When The Once released their version in 2011, with a female vocalist and a banjo, I was blown away!

I will post the lyrics, and also youtube links to both the Queen version and the The Once version.

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
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You’ve stood by me girl
I’m 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 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 Ooh, you make me live I’m happy at home
You’re my best friend
Oh, you’re my best friend
Ooh, you make me live
You’re my best friend

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