Gimme the Prize (4:35)

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“Gimme the Prize” was written by Brian May for the 1986 film “Highlander”. Like the other songs Queen had written for the film, it features on the band’s 1986 album A Kind Of Magic.

The samples the lines “I have something to say: It’s better to burn out than to fade away” and “There can be only one”, spoken by actors Clancy Brown (The Kurgan) and Christopher Lambert (Connor MacLeod) respectively. Director Russell Mulcahy states in the DVD commentary that this was his least favorite of the band’s songs used in the film because he does not like heavy metal.

Brian May also commented (to a Japanese magazine in 1986) that both Freddie Mercury and John Deacon hated the song. It is one of Queen’s heaviest works.


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