Friday Night Videos: I Want to Be Queen Some Day

Mika: Grace Kelly (2007)

Yes, yes, Mika doesn’t like the comparisons to Queen. Perhaps if you sang fewer lyrics like “I tried a little Freddy” and used your clear falsetto less. Anyway, the video is fun in a goofy kind of way, though I don’t know what’s up with the women bringing over cakes.

McFly: Transylvania (2007)Aah! Scary floating Queen-like heads! Actually, come to think of it, aping silent films will give you the chance for the kind of histrionic over-acting that goes well with the Queen vibe. My main complaint is that the video uses some of the tropes of silent films — dialogue cards, women tied to train tracks, flickering light — but then undermines the conceit by showing the band singing.

And for all of you wondering: day three. Still not a new dad.

6 thoughts on “Friday Night Videos: I Want to Be Queen Some Day

  1. I quite like “Grace Kelly”; I bought the music video from iTunes.

  2. that song by mika makes him sound disturbingly like freddy mercury. It’s uncanny. That can’t be just coincidental.
    -sv

  3. Doesn’t he? To be fair to him, he doesn’t sound that much like Freddy on several of the other songs on the album.

  4. despite the queen similarity grace kelly is a very catchy song. The refrain/hook is pretty clever and upbeat.

  5. The McFly song actually reminds me more of Jellyfish than Queen. If you liked this song, then I need to let you listen to their album Spilt Milk sometime. Colter introduced it to me, so you know it’s unique.

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