Too Much Love Will Kill You (4:29)

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“Too Much Love Will Kill You” is a song written by Queen guitarist Brian May, along with Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers. The song was recorded around 1988 or before, and was intended to be on Queen’s 1989 album The Miracle.

The song is about May’s feelings during his divorce, and the choice one must make between two women that one loves equally.

In 1992, Brian May performed it at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. It also was on his solo album Back to the Light in the same year and released as a single charting in the top 10 in the UK at #5.

A different version of the song with Freddie Mercury on lead vocals appeared on the 1995 Queen album “Made in Heaven”, released four years after Mercury’s death. Queen’s version made it to #15 on the UK singles chart in 1996.

Brian May, Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers won an Ivor Novello award for this song, and May said later that if there was one song that he would have wanted to win an award for, it was “Too Much Love Will Kill You.”

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