“Love of My Life” is a song by the British rock band Queen from their 1975 album A Night at the Opera.
The sentimental ballad was written by Freddie Mercury. Mercury never publicly disclosed the song’s muse, stating in an interview: “There isn’t really any connection between the music and my life. ‘Love of My Life,’ for instance, I simply made up. There’s nothing personal about it.” John Reid said the song had been written about David Minns: “Freddie actually wrote ‘Love of My Life,’ for David Minns. Freddie told me that. ‘Love of My Life,’ was for Minns.”
After Queen performed the song in South America in 1981, the version from their live album Live Killers reached number 1 in the singles chart in Argentina and Brazil, and stayed in the charts in Argentina for an entire year.
Freddie Mercury wrote it on the piano and guitar first, and Brian May rearranged the song for acoustic 12-string guitar for live performances, also lowering the key by a minor third. May contributed occasional guitar phrases to the original recording and played the swooping harp glissandos by pasting together multiple takes of single chords.
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