Queen ‎– We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You

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Originally released October 7, 1977 and lifted off the "News Of The World" album, this song pair has (each in its own right) reached truly anthemic status and as a result been covered, sampled, performed, or played at events of every imaginable kind.

This complex grouping assembles all single releases of the regular studio versions where -
a) "We Are The Champions" is backed with "We Will Rock You" (most commonly in that configuration);
b) either "We Are The Champions" OR "We Will Rock You" were re-released individually or as a double-A side (such as the 3-inch CD re-releases from 1988, and irrespective of the B-side or extra tracks);
c) or they are promos, test pressings, bootlegs, counterfeits or similar of the aforementioned.

Drastic reworkings (Rick Rubin, Crazy Frog), the live versions from 1979 or 1986, re-recordings with "guest vocalists" such as Robbie Williams or Five do NOT belong in this grouping, these are grouped separately.

Versions (82)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3C 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI 3C 006-60045 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
1358 2708 Queen Somos Los Campeones = We Are The Champions / Nosotros Te Sacudiremos = We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI 1358 2708 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
1358 Queen Somos Los Campeones = We Are The Champions / Nosotros Te Sacudiremos = We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI 1358 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
1358 Queen Somos Los Campeones = We Are The Champions / Nosotros Te Sacudiremos = We Will Rock You(7", Single, Promo) EMI 1358 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
1566 Queen Somos Los Campeones = We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 1566 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
1566 Queen Somos Los Campeones = We Are The Champions(7", Single, Promo) EMI 1566 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-60 045, 1C 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-60 045, 1C 006-60045 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 4113 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI EMI 4113 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
10C 006-060.045 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI 10C 006-060.045 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) Elektra E-45441 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
8E 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) EMI 8E 006-60045 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, But) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, But) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, Gen) Elektra E-45441 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, PRC) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, Red) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single, Red) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
4372 Queen We Are The Champions = Nosotros Somos Los Campeones / We Will Rock You = Nosotros Te Arrullaremos(7", Single) EMI 4372 Guatemala 1977 Sell This Version
3C 000 - 60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000 - 60045 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2C 006 60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 2C 006 60045 France 1977 Sell This Version
E 45441 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) Elektra E 45441 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) Elektra, WEA Records Ltd. E-45441 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
3C006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 3C006-60045 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
5C 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 5C 006-60045 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI EMI 2708 Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
SEMI 88951, 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) Jugoton, EMI SEMI 88951, 2708 Yugoslavia 1977 Sell This Version
01 21 1161 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 01 21 1161 Peru 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI EMI 2708 UK 1977 Sell This Version
4C 006 60045, 4 C 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI, EMI 4C 006 60045, 4 C 006-60045 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
5C 006-60045 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 5C 006-60045 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
EMIJ 5193 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI EMIJ 5193 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, Mono, Promo, PRC) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, Mono, Promo, PRC) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
BO - 1217 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, Promo) EMI International BO - 1217 Bolivia 1977 Sell This Version
EMI 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI 2708 UK 1977 Sell This Version
E-45441 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, Promo, Mono, SP) Elektra E-45441 US 1977 Sell This Version
Queen 12-77 DJ-A Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions(12", Single, Mono, Promo) Elektra Queen 12-77 DJ-A US 1977 Sell This Version
SP-SLP 241 A1U Queen We Will Rock You(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) EMI SP-SLP 241 A1U UK 1977 Sell This Version
2C 006 60045, 2C 006-60.045 Queen We Will Rock You(7", Single, Gre) EMI, EMI 2C 006 60045, 2C 006-60.045 France 1977 Sell This Version
2 C 006-60045, 2C 006 - 60.045 Queen We Will Rock You(7", Single, IDN) EMI, EMI 2 C 006-60045, 2C 006 - 60.045 France 1977 Sell This Version
P-230E Queen 伝説のチャンピオン = We Are The Champions(7", Single) Elektra P-230E Japan 1977 Sell This Version
P-230E Queen 伝説のチャンピオン = We Are The Champions(7", Single, Promo) Elektra P-230E Japan 1977 Sell This Version
8097 Queen Somos Los Campeones(7", Single) EMI 8097 Mexico 1978 Sell This Version
SPSK 70295 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) Pepita SPSK 70295 Hungary 1978 Sell This Version
4372 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 4372 Panama 1978 Sell This Version
8097 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) EMI 8097 Mexico 1978 Sell This Version
none Queen We Are The Champions(Flexi, 4", Shape, S/Sided, Pos) Tonpress none Poland 1980 Sell This Version
E-45090 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, RE) Elektra E-45090 US 1983 Sell This Version
006 20 3143 7, 006-20 3143 7 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, RE) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 006 20 3143 7, 006-20 3143 7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
QUECD6, 20 3061 3, QUE CD 6 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Mini, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone QUECD6, 20 3061 3, QUE CD 6 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QUE CD 6, TODP-2256 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Mini, Maxi) EMI, EMI QUE CD 6, TODP-2256 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD-8347-2 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCD-8347-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
HR-65925-2 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions(CD, Single) Hollywood Records HR-65925-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7-64725 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single) Hollywood Records 7-64725 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRCD-10192-2 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCD-10192-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
HR-64725-4, 4-64725 Queen We Are The Champions(Cass, Single) Hollywood Records, Hollywood Records HR-64725-4, 4-64725 US 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 81490 2 0, 7243 8 814902 0 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone, EMI, EMI 7243 8 81490 2 0, 7243 8 814902 0 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 81549 2 5 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single) Parlophone, EMI 7243 8 81549 2 5 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 81490 2 0, 7243 8 814902 0 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single, MP) Parlophone, Parlophone, EMI, EMI 7243 8 81490 2 0, 7243 8 814902 0 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
CHAMP 1 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single, RM) EMI, Parlophone CHAMP 1 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
CHAMP 1 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single, RM) EMI, Parlophone CHAMP 1 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
none Queen We Will Rock You(7", Single, Promo, S/Edition, Unofficial, Gat) Hard Rock Cafe, Bahrain none Bahrain 1997 Sell This Version
07243 8 86032 2, 72438860322 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single) EMI, Parlophone, EMI, Parlophone 07243 8 86032 2, 72438860322 France 1998 Sell This Version
7243 551145 2 5 Queen We Are The Champions(CD, Single) EMI, Parlophone 7243 551145 2 5 France 2002 Sell This Version
CDQUEEN 29 Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions / Bohemian Rhapsody(CD, Single, Promo) Parlophone CDQUEEN 29 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SUNW005 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Enh, Promo) Parlophone, Spin Music, HMV, The Sun (2) SUNW005 UK 2002 Sell This Version
7243 552128 2 5 Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) EMI, Parlophone, Capitol Music 7243 552128 2 5 France 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 52128 6 3, 5 52128 6 Queen We Will Rock You(12", Single) Parlophone, EMI, Capitol Music, Parlophone, EMI, Capitol Music 7243 5 52128 6 3, 5 52128 6 France 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 52769 2 6, 552 7692 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Single) EMI, EMI, Capitol Music, Capitol Music, Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 52769 2 6, 552 7692 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
07243 5526332 2 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Single) Parlophone, EMI, Capitol Music 07243 5526332 2 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5521282, 5 52128 2 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Single, Copy Prot.) Parlophone, EMI, Capitol Music, Parlophone, EMI, Capitol Music 7243 5521282, 5 52128 2 France 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-40178 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Maxi) Parlophone TOCP-40178 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-40178 Queen We Will Rock You(CD, Maxi, Promo) Parlophone TOCP-40178 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
50999-511224-2-3, ROCKYOU001 Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions(CD, Single, Promo, 30t) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999-511224-2-3, ROCKYOU001 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Queen 12-77 DJ-A Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions(12", Unofficial) Elektra (2) Queen 12-77 DJ-A Italy 2010 Sell This Version
0602557907667 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(12", Single, Ltd, RE) Virgin EMI Records 0602557907667 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
D002697911 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(12", Single, Ltd, RE) Hollywood Records D002697911 US 2017 Sell This Version
GS 45526 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) Elektra GS 45526 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
GS 45526 Queen We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You(7", Single) Elektra GS 45526 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EMI 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, RP, Bla) EMI EMI 2708 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EMI 2708 Queen We Are The Champions(7", Single, RP, Yel) EMI EMI 2708 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006 60045 Queen We Will Rock You(7", Single, Pap) EMI 2C 006 60045 France Unknown Sell This Version

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passiondj

passiondj

May 28, 2018
referencing We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions, 12", Single, Mono, Promo, Queen 12-77 DJ-A
My own copy got stereo and mono side ,the first I seen copy ,first bacht sometimes only a very top DJs receive like first press like Capitol records white blank + info artist names,no logo ,but still original copy with stamping machine in deadwax
notec

notec

November 24, 2017
referencing We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You, 12", Single, Ltd, RE, D002697911

i almost bought this until i noticed it was a Hollywood Records release to which i smartly placed it back on the shelf
atari2600

atari2600

December 9, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing We Will Rock You, CD, Enh, Promo, SUNW005

At the time of writing this Queen "Sun CD of the week" is the only official way of obtaining the fast studio version of We Will Rock You recorded for John Peels BBC Radio 1 session October 28 1977.
Update: As of November 2016 all Queen BBC recording sessions became commercially available as part of the "Queen On Air" set.
hmartins

hmartins

January 8, 2014
referencing We Are The Champions, CD, Single, RM, CHAMP 1
There is an orange release as well.
Eldritch74

Eldritch74

August 18, 2012
referencing We Are The Champions, 7", Single, 4C 006 60045, 4 C 006-60045
I guess the item has the wrong front sleeve displayed; my (Belgian) version has "4 C006-60045" in the right corner at the bottom.
carouselambra

carouselambra

July 28, 2012
referencing We Are The Champions, 7", Single, Mono, Promo, PRC, E-45441

My version of this single has (SP) under the catalog number. Should this be listed as a seperate version?
NY_Club_Classics

NY_Club_Classics

May 16, 2011
referencing We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions, 12", Single, Mono, Promo, Queen 12-77 DJ-A

I am a high-end DJ/collector from New York City. The general consensus among the record store owners, DJs and collectors I know when this 12" first appeared was that it was a bootleg. 1) The stamper is not the same as other US Elektra 12"s and 2) There is no edge printing with the company's name, address and parent company's (Warner Brothers) logo like on all other official Elektra US 12"s. A major label like Elektra would not issue a 12" without their name and address (and parent company logo, if applicable) printed in small font on the edge of the label. Just look at any other official US Elektra 12" and you will see what I mean.
xxdjxxlxx

xxdjxxlxx

January 4, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing We Are The Champions, CD, Single, 7243 8 81490 2 0, 7243 8 814902 0
Some Cd´s of this Realease are

False Press :On Cover >> We Are The Champions /Friends Will Be Friends
On CD :Friends Will Be Friends is The sound of A Kind Of Magic but Print is Friends Will Be Friends

Very Rare Press !!