In celebration of the latest pack of Queen DLC released this week, I decided to feature another one of their songs (the first was Tie your Mother Down). The track was originally released in the first Queen Pack, and then re-released as a RB3 version a year later. The song I’ve picked is I Want It All.
With 18 number 1 albums, and just as many chart topping singles, they are one of the most successful bands ever with estimated album sales topping 300 million! In Rock Band, they now have 27 unique songs (35 different songs if you count the RB3 versions separately), and if you remember, there were even rumors at one time that a dedicated Queen: Rock Band game was in the works.
So what’s the song like to play? Well the 5-tier guitar starts off with a solo, which may throw some of you off. During the song you switch a lot between rhythm and lead guitar, to mix things up a bit. 4-tier drums is quite easy for the majority of the song, but has a few drum rolls included, as well. While not playing a lead role like in other Queen songs, the 6-tier keys has relatively simple charts for much of the song. 3-tier bass is unsurprisingly the weakest chart, but as with Queen, its never repetitive or boring. Finally, 4-tier vocals isn’t the hardest Queen song to sing, but like most of their songs, it is fun to play.
Now you may be thinking to yourself “Those tiers are way off, this song is easy!” Well wait until about 2:10 in, and you the difficulty for most of the instruments ramps up significantly, particularly with guitar and drums, and keys is absolutely crazy. A lot of people will fall over with this 30-second part of the song, which is one of the reasons why I like it.
Here’s the full band playthrough:
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