From “Band Aid” and “We Are the World” to MusiCares, musicians have long come to the aid of those in need by releasing charity videos and singles.
Among the songs being released to aid health workers and those affected by the Covid-19 virus is a reworked version of the Queen smash hit “We Are the Champions”.
With Adam Lambert providing the vocals from his Los Angeles home; while Brian May and Roger Taylor perform from their homes in the United Kingdom, the song has been redone to include “You Are the Champions” in a tribute to front line health workers taking care of Covid-19 patients.
After the initial video went viral, the band has added Neil Fairclough on bass and released the song as a single.
Proceeds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund which is dedicated to providing badly needed equipment and supplies to workers around the world.
Drummer Roger Taylor has a daughter who is one of those front line workers said that he is “ultra-aware” of the vital work being done by the health workers on the front lines; adding, “they are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”
When original lead singer Freddie Mercury originally created the song, he said that he wanted a song that everyone could sing along to. The song has since become a stadium anthem sung loudly from sports stadiums around the globe.