If You Can't Beat Them (4:14)

Cover of Jazz

From Jazz and 9 other releases

“If You Can’t Beat Them” was another Hard Rock composition by John Deacon and was a live favourite for the band in late ’70s. It is one of the few songs by Deacon where May plays all the guitars and contains a guitar solo of over two minutes, making it one of the longest guitar solos in a Queen song.


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  • johnhunt1973

    Terrific song.

    24 Mar 3:00am Reply
  • Pedrorockeiro


    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    join 'em!

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • yormomsonmydick

    QUEEN FUCKING RULES. that is all.

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • huligaane

    Don't let them get you down... <3

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • Magnum357

    its phaser obviously. anyway good song!

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • renatolpb9

    Great! \o/

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • BalladBombs

    outdated maybe, good point. sounds a bit like a filter though and out-dated today = in tomorrow ;)

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Maarten_NL

    @BalladBombs: The flanger would be a bit outdated I guess... :-)

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • BalladBombs

    actually one of my favourite Queen tunes! Just imagine, that this would have never been released up to now and this would actually be the NEW Queen single. beats C_lebrity by miles and it still sounds fresh and kicking and could become a big hit!!!

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    Yeah, John Deacon really writes some pretty good songs. He's like the group's secret weapon.

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
  • silky_moon

    Such a good song to put youself back in the right mood when you feel sad/lonely.

    14 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Bonni1

    Deacon rocks = P

    4 Apr 2008 Reply
  • shu021

    How come this one has no shouts? Anyway, I really like Deacon's songs :P

    11 Mar 2008 Reply

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