The Miracle (lied)

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The Miracle
Single van:
Queen
Van het album:
The Miracle
B-kant(en) Stone Cold Crazy
Uitgebracht 27 november 1989
Soort drager Vinyl (7", 12"), Compact cassette, CD
Opname 1989
Genre Rock
Duur 5:02
Label Parlophone, EMI / Capitol
Schrijver(s) Queen (Mercury)
Producent(en) Queen en David Richards
Hoogste positie(s) in de hitlijsten
Queen
"Scandal"
(1989)
  "The Miracle"
(1989)
  "Innuendo"
(1989)
Portaal  Portaalicoon   Muziek

The Miracle is de vijfde en laatste single van het album The Miracle van de Britse rockband Queen. Het werd hoofdzakelijk gecomponeerd door Freddie Mercury hoewel de credits aan de hele band werden toegeschreven.

Nadat Mercury en John Deacon het muzikale thema van het nummer hadden bepaald, droegen alle vier de bandleden bij aan de tekst. Het nummer was één van de favoriete nummers van Mercury en May. In het audiocommentaar bij de dvd Greatest Video Hits II verklaart Roger Taylor dat hij het nummer waardeert omdat het een complex nummer is (incredibly complex track) maar dat het geen favoriet van hem is.

Het nummer beschrijft alle grote en kleine zaken waar de 'hand van God' in zit. Zo worden gebouwen als de Taj Mahal en de Toren van Babel bezongen maar personen als kapitein James Cook, Kaïn en Abel en Jimi Hendrix.

In de videoclip treden vier jongens op als de bandleden. Hun kleding verandert en laat Queen door de jaren zien. Pas op het eind komen de vier echte bandleden het podium op om samen met hun jonge vertolkers op te treden. De dan nog onbekende acteur Ross McCall (Band of Brothers) speelt de rol van Freddie Mercury.

Hitnotering[bewerken]

The Miracle in de Nederlandse Single Top 100 - binnen: 9 december 1989
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nummer 89 54 28 19 16 22 40 72 99 uit
Leden: Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) · Brian May (1947) · Roger Taylor (1949) · John Deacon (1951)
Gerelateerde artikelen: Discografie · Smile · Tim Staffell · The Cross · Paul Rodgers · Adam Lambert · Spike Edney · Jim Beach · Red Special · Ibex · Larry Lurex · The Hectics · Queen: The eYe · The Mercury Phoenix Trust · Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen · We Will Rock You (musical) · Highlander
Studioalbums: Queen (1973) · Queen II (1974) · Sheer Heart Attack (1974) · A Night at the Opera (1975) · A Day at the Races (1976) · News of the World (1977) · Jazz (1978) · The Game (1980) · Flash Gordon (1980) · Hot Space (1982) · The Works (1984) · A Kind of Magic (1986) · The Miracle (1989) · Innuendo (1991) · Made in Heaven (1995) · The Cosmos Rocks (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen Forever (2014)
Livealbums: Live Killers (1979) · Live Magic (1986) · Queen at the Beeb (1989) · Live at Wembley '86 (1992) · Five Live (1993) (met George Michael) · Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl (2004) · Return of the Champions (2005) (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen Rock Montreal (2007) · Live in Ukraine (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 (2012) · Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 (2014)
Compilatiealbums: Greatest Hits (1981) · Greatest Hits II (1991) · Classic Queen (1992) · The 12" Collection (1992) · Queen Rocks (1997) · Greatest Hits III (1999) · Stone Cold Classics (2006) · The A–Z of Queen, Volume 1 (2007) · Absolute Greatest (2009) · Deep Cuts (Volume 1 (1973-1976) (2011) · 2 (1977-1982) (2011) · 3 (1984-1995) (2011) · Icon (2013)
Boxen: The Complete Works (1985) · Box of Tricks (1992) · Ultimate Queen (1995) · The Crown Jewels (1998) · The Platinum Collection (2000) · The Singles Collection (Deel 1 (2008) · 2 (2009) · 3 (2010) · 4 (2010))
Soloalbums: Freddie Mercury: Mr. Bad Guy (1985) · Barcelona (1988) (met Montserrat Caballé) · The Freddie Mercury Album (1992) · The Great Pretender (1992) · The Solo Collection (2000) · Solo (2000) · Lover of Life, Singer of Songs: The very best of Freddie Mercury (2006)
Brian May: Star Fleet Project (1983) (als Brian May + Friends) · Back to the Light (1992) · Live at the Brixton Academy (1994) · Another World (1998) · Red Special (1998) · Furia (2000) · Acoustic by Candlelight (2013) (met Kerry Ellis)
Roger Taylor: Fun in Space (1981) · Strange Frontier (1984) · Happiness? (1994) · Electric Fire (1998) · Fun on Earth (2013) · The Lot (2013)
The Cross: Shove It (1988) · Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (1990) · Blue Rock (1991)
Video's/Dvd's: Greatest Flix (1981) · Greatest Flix II (1991) · Greatest Flix III (1999) · Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (2002) · Greatest Video Hits 1 (2002) · Queen Live at Wembley Stadium (2003) · Queen Rocks (2003) · Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) · We Are the Champions: Final Live in Japan (2004) · Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl (2004) · Return of the Champions (2005) (met Paul Rodgers) · Super Live in Japan (2006) (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid (2007) · Live in Ukraine (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86 (2012) · Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 (2014)
Concerttournees: Queen I Tour (1973-74) · Queen II Tour (1974) · Sheer Heart Attack Tour (1974-75) · A Night at the Opera Tour (1975-76) · Summer Gigs 1976 (1976) · A Day at the Races Tour (1977) · News of the World Tour (1977-78) · Jazz Tour (1978-79) · Crazy Tour (1979) · The Game Tour (1980-81) · Hot Space Tour (1982) · The Works Tour (1984-85) · Magic Tour (1986) · Queen + Paul Rodgers Tour (2005-06) (met Paul Rodgers) · Rock the Cosmos Tour (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · Queen + Adam Lambert Tour (2012-14) (met Adam Lambert)
Solosingles: Freddie Mercury: Love Kills (1984) · I Was Born to Love You (1985) · Made in Heaven (1985) · Living on My Own (1985) · Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1985) · Time (1986) · The Great Pretender (1987) · Barcelona (1988) (met Montserrat Caballé) · The Golden Boy (1988) (met Montserrat Caballé) · How Can I Go On (1989) (met Montserrat Caballé) · Barcelona (heruitgave) (1992) (met Montserrat Caballé) · In My Defence (1992) · The Great Pretender (heruitgave) (1992) · Living on My Own (No More Brothers Remix) (1993) · Love Kills (heruitgave) (1994) · Guide Me Home (2000) (met Montserrat Caballé)
Brian May: Star Fleet (1983) · Driven by You (1991) · Too Much Love Will Kill You (1992) · Back to the Light (1992) · Resurrection (1992) · Last Horizon (1993) · The Amazing Spider-Man (1995) · The Business (1998) · Another World (1998) · Why Don't We Try Again? (1998) · Yoü and I (2011) (met Lady Gaga) · Rockstar (2012) (met Dappy) · Born Free (2012) (met Kerry Ellis) · Save the Badger Badger Badger (2013) (met Weebl en Brian Blessed) · The Kissing Me Song (2013) (met Kerry Ellis)
Roger Taylor: I Wanna Testify (1977) · Future Management (1981) · Let's Get Crazy (1981) · My Country (1981) · Man on Fire (1984) · Strange Frontier (1984) · Beautiful Dreams (1984) · Nazis 1994 (1994) · Foreign Sand (1994) (met Yoshiki) · Happiness (1994) · Pressure On (1998) · Surrender (1999) · The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken) (2009) · Dear Mr Murdoch 2011 (2011) · Sunny Day (2013)
The Cross: Cowboys and Indians (1987) · Shove It (1988) · Heaven for Everyone (1988) · Manipulator (1988) · Power to Love (1990) · Liar (1990) · Final Destination (1990) · New Dark Ages (1991) · Life Changes (1991)
Singles: Queen: Keep Yourself Alive (1973) · Liar (1974)
Queen II: Seven Seas of Rhye (1974)
Sheer Heart Attack: Killer Queen (1974) · Flick of the Wrist (1974) · Now I'm Here (1975) · Lily of the Valley (1975)
A Night at the Opera: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) · You're My Best Friend (1976)
A Day at the Races: Somebody to Love (1976) · Tie Your Mother Down (1977) · Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (1977) · Long Away (1977) · Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (1977)
News of the World: We Are the Champions (1977) · We Will Rock You (1977) · Spread Your Wings (1978) · It's Late (1978)
Jazz: Bicycle Race (1978) · Fat Bottomed Girls (1978) · Don't Stop Me Now (1979) · Jealousy (1979) · Mustapha (1979)
Live Killers: Love of My Life (live) (1979)
The Game: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1979) · Save Me (1980) · Play the Game (1980) · Another One Bites the Dust (1980) · Need Your Loving Tonight (1980)
Flash Gordon: Flash (1980)
Hot Space: Under Pressure (1981) (met David Bowie) · Back Chat (1982) · Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) (1982) · Calling All Girls (1982) · Staying Power (1982) · Body Language (1982)
The Works: Radio Ga Ga (1984) · I Want to Break Free (1984) · It's a Hard Life (1984) · Hammer to Fall (1984)
A Kind of Magic: One Vision (1985) · A Kind of Magic (1986) · Princes of the Universe (1986) · Friends Will Be Friends (1986) · Pain Is So Close to Pleasure (1986) · Who Wants to Live Forever (1986) · One Year of Love (1986)
The Miracle: I Want It All (1989) · Breakthru (1989) · The Invisible Man (1989) · Scandal (1989) · The Miracle (1989)
Innuendo: Innuendo (1991) · I'm Going Slightly Mad (1991) · Headlong (1991) · I Can't Live With You (1991) · The Show Must Go On (1991) · Ride the Wild Wind (1991) · These Are the Days of Our Lives (1991)
Live at Wembley '86: We Will Rock You (live) (1992) · We Are the Champions (live) (1992)
Five Live: Somebody to Love (live) (1993) (met George Michael)
Made in Heaven: Heaven for Everyone (1995) · A Winter's Tale (1995) · I Was Born to Love You (1996) · Too Much Love Will Kill You (1996) · Let Me Live (1996) · You Don't Fool Me (1996)
Queen Rocks: No-One but You (1997)
Greatest Hits III: Another One Bites the Dust (1998) (met Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel en Free) · Under Pressure (Rah-Mix) (1999) (met David Bowie)
Return of the Champions: Reaching Out/Tie Your Mother Down (Live at Sheffield) (2005) (met Paul Rodgers) · We Will Rock You (Live at Hyde Park) (2005) (met Paul Rodgers)
The Cosmos Rocks: Say It's Not True (2007) (met Paul Rodgers) · C-lebrity (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · Call Me (2008) (met Paul Rodgers) · We Believe (2008) (met Paul Rodgers)
Non-albumtracks: Thank God It's Christmas (1984) · We Will Rock You (2000) (met Five) · We Are the Champions (2001) (met Robbie Williams) · Flash (Vanguard Mix) (2005) · Another One Bites the Dust (2007) (vs. The Miami Project) · Bohemian Rhapsody (2009) (met De Muppets)
Queen (1973): Keep Yourself Alive · Doin' All Right · Great King Rat · My Fairy King · Liar · The Night Comes Down · Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll · Son and Daughter · Jesus · Seven Seas of Rhye... · (Mad the Swine)
Queen II (1974): Procession · Father to Son · White Queen (As It Began) · Some Day One Day · The Loser in the End · Ogre Battle · The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke · Nevermore · The March of the Black Queen · Funny How Love Is · Seven Seas of Rhye · (See What a Fool I've Been)
Sheer Heart Attack (1974): Brighton Rock · Killer Queen · Tenement Funster · Flick of the Wrist · Lily of the Valley · Now I'm Here · In the Lap of the Gods · Stone Cold Crazy · Dear Friends · Misfire · Bring Back That Leroy Brown · She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos) · In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited
A Night at the Opera (1975): Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) · Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon · I'm in Love with My Car · You're My Best Friend · '39 · Sweet Lady · Seaside Rendezvous · The Prophet's Song · Love of My Life · Good Company · Bohemian Rhapsody · God Save the Queen
A Day at the Races (1976): Tie Your Mother Down · You Take My Breath Away · Long Away · The Millionaire Waltz · You and I · Somebody to Love · White Man · Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy · Drowse · Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
News of the World (1977): We Will Rock You · We Are the Champions · Sheer Heart Attack · All Dead, All Dead · Spread Your Wings · Fight from the Inside · Get Down, Make Love · Sleeping on the Sidewalk · Who Needs You · It's Late · My Melancholy Blues · (Feelings, Feelings)
Jazz (1978): Mustapha · Fat Bottomed Girls · Jealousy · Bicycle Race · If You Can't Beat Them · Let Me Entertain You · Dead on Time · In Only Seven Days · Dreamer's Ball · Fun It · Leaving Home Ain't Easy · Don't Stop Me Now · More of That Jazz
The Game (1980): Play the Game · Dragon Attack · Another One Bites the Dust · Need Your Loving Tonight · Crazy Little Thing Called Love · Rock It (Prime Jive) · Don't Try Suicide · Sail Away Sweet Sister · Coming Soon · Save Me · (A Human Body)
Flash Gordon (1980): Flash's Theme · In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme) · Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless) · The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale) · Football Fight · In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) · Execution of Flash · The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) · Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men) · Escape from the Swamp · Flash to the Rescue · Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men) · Battle Theme · The Wedding March · Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching) · Crash Dive on Mingo City · Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations) · The Hero
Hot Space (1982): Staying Power · Dancer · Back Chat · Body Language · Action This Day · Put Out the Fire · Life Is Real (Song for Lennon) · Calling All Girls · Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) · Cool Cat · Under Pressure (met David Bowie) · (Soul Brother)
The Works (1984): Radio Ga Ga · Tear It Up · It's a Hard Life · Man on the Prowl · Machines (Or 'Back to Humans') · I Want to Break Free · Keep Passing the Open Windows · Hammer to Fall · Is This the World We Created...? · (I Go Crazy)
A Kind of Magic (1986): One Vision · A Kind of Magic · One Year of Love · Pain Is So Close to Pleasure · Friends Will Be Friends · Who Wants to Live Forever · Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme) · Don't Lose Your Head · Princes of the Universe · (Blurred Vision) · (A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling) · (Forever)
The Miracle (1989): Party · Khashoggi's Ship · The Miracle · I Want It All · The Invisible Man · Breakthru · Rain Must Fall · Scandal · My Baby Does Me · Was It All Worth It · (Hang on in There) · (Stealin') · (Hijack My Heart) · (My Life Has Been Saved) · (Chinese Torture)
Innuendo (1991): Innuendo · I'm Going Slightly Mad · Headlong · I Can't Live With You · Don't Try So Hard · Ride the Wild Wind · All God's People · These Are the Days of Our Lives · Delilah · The Hitman · Bijou · The Show Must Go On · (Lost Opportunity)
Made in Heaven (1995): It's a Beautiful Day · Made in Heaven · Let Me Live · Mother Love · My Life Has Been Saved · I Was Born to Love You · Heaven for Everyone · Too Much Love Will Kill You · You Don't Fool Me · A Winter's Tale · It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise) · Yeah · Track 13 · (Rock in Rio Blues)
The Cosmos Rocks (2008):
(met Paul Rodgers)
Cosmos Rockin' · Time to Shine · Still Burnin' · Small · Warboys · We Believe · Call Me · Voodoo · Some Things That Glitter · C-lebrity · Through the Night · Say It's Not True · Surf's Up... School's Out! · Small Reprise · (Runaway)
Queen Forever (2014): Let Me in Your Heart Again · Love Kills - The Ballad · There Must Be More to Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
Non-albumtracks: Thank God It's Christmas (1984) · No-One but You (1997)