Seaside Rendezvous

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"Seaside Rendezvous"
Song by Queen
from the album A Night at the Opera
Released 21 November 1975
Recorded August–November 1975
Sarm East Studios
Length 2:13
Songwriter(s) Freddie Mercury[1]
Producer(s) Queen
Roy Thomas Baker
A Night at the Opera track listing

"Seaside Rendezvous" is a song by British rock group Queen, and is the seventh track on their fourth studio album A Night at the Opera. The song was written by Freddie Mercury under his vaudevillian/musichall influence.

The song is probably best remembered for its "musical" bridge section performed by Mercury and Roger Taylor in the middle part of the song.


The song's "musical" bridge section was performed entirely by Mercury and Taylor using their voices alone, with Taylor at one point hitting the highest note on the whole album – a C6.[2]

Mercury imitates woodwind instruments including a clarinet. Taylor uses mainly brass instruments such as tubas and trumpets, and even a kazoo. The tap dance segment is also "performed" by Mercury and Taylor on the mixing desk with thimbles on their fingers. Mercury plays both grand piano and jangle honky-tonk.[2]

This is one of the few Queen songs without Brian May participating at all.


This song has an old-time feel, with a ragtime sound and lyrics that could easily have come from the 1930s.

Live performances[edit]

Queen has never performed "Seaside Rendezvous" live.[citation needed]



  1. ^ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA. The Queen Reviews at
  2. ^ a b Seaside Rendezvous by Queen Songfacts. Retrieved on 2015-10-21.