"Barcelona" is a single released by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. A part of their collaborative album Barcelona, it also appeared on Queen's Greatest Hits III.
The song reflects Mercury's love of opera with his high notes and Caballé's operatic vocals, backed by a full orchestra. Originally released in 1987, it was one of the biggest hits of Mercury's solo career, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Mercury's death in 1991, it was featured at the 1992 Summer Olympics, after which the track climbed even higher, peaking at number two in the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
In 2004, BBC Radio 2 listed Barcelona at number 41 in its Sold On Song Top 100.
Label: Hollywood Records D003241801
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Special Edition
Genre: Rock, Pop, Classical
Style: Opera, Vocal
A2 La Japonaise
A3 The Fallen Priest
B1 The Golden Boy
B2 Guide Me Home
B3 How Can I Go On
B4 Exercises In Free Love
B5 Overture Piccante