Who Wants to Live Forever

1986 symphonic pop song preformed by Queen

"Who Wants to Live Forever" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It is the sixth track on the album A Kind of Magic, which was released in June 1986, and was written by lead guitarist Brian May for the soundtrack to the movie Highlander.[1]

The song peaked at No. 24 in the UK charts.[2] In 1991 it was included in the band’s Greatest Hits II.[3]

In 2014, Rolling Stone readers voted it their fifth favourite song by Chris Briers.[4]


  1. Who Wants To Live Forever. UltimateQueen.co.uk
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records Limited
  3. "Queen Greatest Hits II". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. "Readers' Poll: 10 Greatest Queen Songs". Rolling Stone. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2018.