Seventies rock doesn’t get more classic than Queen, and Queen doesn’t get more signature than songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and Somebody to love. In fact, Queen is one of the most popular artist choices among karaoke fans. But what about the celebrities and other musical artists who cover their hits? This week, RK brings you a brand new installment of Who sang it better, and this time we’re looking at the Queen hit Somebody to love.
Somebody to love, like it’s predecessor mega-hit Bohemian Rhapsody, is a complexly layered cake of vocal tracks and harmonies, meant to harness the sound of a gospel choir, creating a rock ballad about faith, love and desperation. Without a doubt, Somebody to love is a favorite of any Queen fan, considered one of their greatest hits… but what about the covers?
Certain leading ladies have covered the moving rock song for their respective film roles. The late Brittany Murphy sang Somebody to love for the insta-classic, Happy Feet, as the love interest Gloria’s signature song, and her feminine twist on the single was astounding. Anne Hathaway also sang Somebody to love for the less famous, but equally as cute, Ella Enchanted, but her vocals didn’t quite measure up to the classic in our opinion.
Then, of course, there is the group rendition of Somebody to love by none other than the incredibly talented cast of Glee, which may or may not blow every other cover of Somebody to love out of the water. But that’s what we think… we want to hear your opinion! Follow this link to the forums, vote in our poll, and tell us what version you think is the best… or sing your own and challenge the professionals!