These Are the Days of Our Lives (4:15)

Cover of Innuendo

From Innuendo and 29 other releases

“These Are the Days of Our Lives” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It is the eighth track on the album Innuendo. Though credited to the band as a whole, it was written by drummer Roger Taylor.

The accompanying video was the last to feature the band’s front man Freddie Mercury as he was in the final stages of a battle with AIDS. The majority of the footage used in the video was filmed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher of DoRo Productions on May 30, 1991. Although Roger Taylor seems to play the conga in the video, it was actually Dave Richards, the band’s producer at the time, who recorded the conga percussion (albeit a synthesized conga) for the song.

For the promotional video, Mercury, Taylor and John Deacon were present at the shoot, with additional footage of guitarist Brian May filmed some weeks later and edited into the footage, as he was out of the country on a radio promotional tour at the time of the principal film shoot. The video was shot in black and white to hide the full extent of Freddie’s faltering condition. Colour production footage of the video later emerged, showing just how frail Freddie really looked, and justifying the band’s decision to film in black and white out of respect for him.

The version of the finished video serviced to the U.S. market also featured some animated footage produced by animators for the Walt Disney Studios, as Queen’s North American record label, Hollywood Records, is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

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  • dukedoon

    The beginning of the solo makes me wonna cry.

    19 Oct 7:17pm Reply
  • Krystalicznaa

    still love and miss you! [3]

    21 Jul 10:02pm Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Fred canta com emoção e demonstra a sua vontade de viver. Para mim a música mais bela do Queen!

    2 Jun 3:03pm Reply
  • AlterJohn

    Wunderschöner Song !

    19 Apr 6:56pm Reply
  • EdwardioNortano

    <3

    13 Apr 9:01pm Reply
  • TheEnchantress

    ........"When I look and I find, I still love you I still love you"......... These were the days of our lives....

    13 Apr 2:15pm Reply
  • ayeromanojoy

    still love and miss you! [2]

    3 Apr 9:45pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    такая светлая и печальная песня. Шикарная.

    25 Mar 9:39pm Reply
  • NitaD1

    Always stops me in my tracks and brings me to tears................life eh?

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Panecea

    END the FED.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jambo-bigteam

    makes me think just how much i still love my wife,even more so now we're a couple off old gits now.

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • thegreatpretend

    Gänsehaut pur. Ich liebe diesen Song

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Ezekiel22

    A+

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • alihahdnaid

    still love and miss you!

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Yigus

    "When I look, and I find, I still love you" we still love you freddie <3

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • JimMorrisonFCB

    Too sad song to listen it often for me...

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Vinyltrap

    Queen without Freddie = 0 ,no disrespect to the other talented members though but, he was the heart and soul.Now he's retired to a better place.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • PrettyStar

    от чистого сердца

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • FUZEJAZZ

    Kind of feels like a requiem sung by Queen - "That did to his death, and died so young? when he had a joy or a grief, put it into a song, so he resolved to embalm his love sorrow in music, and to compose a Requiem which should harrow up Freddie Mercury’s soul and melt the heart of every hearer.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    epic

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
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