Queen burst onto the American music scene during 1976. By 1977 they were stars and during the early fall they released the single “We Are The Champions” backed by “We Will Rock You.” The single peaked at number four on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100.
While the songs were split for the single, they were connected on the album NEWS OF THE WORLD. The B side also received extensive airplay and both tracks have become signature songs for the band.
They could not have realized it at the time but boths songs have been played tens of thousands of times at American sporting events, which make them instantly recognizable to a large segment of the American population.