Let Me Live

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"Let Me Live"
Single by Queen
from the album Made in Heaven
B-side "Fat Bottomed Girls"
"Bicycle Race"
Released 17 June 1996
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1983–1995
Genre Rock, Gospel
Length 4:45
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Writer(s) Queen
Producer(s) Queen
Queen singles chronology
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
"Let Me Live"
"You Don't Fool Me"

"Let Me Live" is a song by Queen, from the album Made in Heaven. Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May share lead vocals, with Mercury singing the first verse, Taylor singing the second verse & bridge, and May singing the last verse. During the choruses, all of the band members sing (except for John Deacon), as well as a background choir, giving it a gospel sound reminiscent of the band's 1976 single "Somebody to Love". The single reached #9 in the UK Single Charts.


Freddie Mercury stated in an interview that this song was originally recorded with Rod Stewart in 1983. It is rumored that this song was intended to be on Queen's The Works album in 1984. A backing lyric in the version intended for release on "Made in Heaven" had to be changed due to copyright problems, because it resembled a line from "Piece of My Heart". The first Mexican and Dutch pressings of the album, however, had the original version. The song peaked at #9 on the UK singles chart. According to the Queen website, BBC Radio 1 banned this song from the air waves.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Live" 4:48
2. "My Fairy King (BBC Session, February 1973)" 4:07
3. "Doing All Right (BBC Session, February 1973)" 4:13
4. "Liar (BBC Session, February 1973)" 6:29

Alternate version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Live" 4:48
2. "Fat Bottomed Girls (album version) (digital remaster)" 4.18
3. "Bicycle Race (digital remaster)" 3.04
4. "Don't Stop Me Now (digital remaster)" 3.30



Additional musicians

Alternate version[edit]

  • Made in Heaven – The Film's Edit (0:29) (on the DVD only, on the 'Song Select' screen) (an edit of the album version from 0:25 to 0:55, fading out over three seconds)


  1. ^ "Made In Heaven". Queenonline.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 

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