Queen's first single, this has many familiar elements: the stacked guitars, the big harmonies. Brian May recalled to Mojo
magazine: "Unfortunately, apart from a few places like Japan, it didn't get much airplay. We were told 'it takes too long to happen, boys. It's more than half a minute before you get to the first vocal.' So when we made the second album, we felt right we'll show them."
On the second single, "Seven Seas of Rhye
," everything deliberately happens in the first 10 seconds: guitars, harmonies, vocals. It worked - radio picked the song up and it became Queen's first hit.