“I Want It All” is indeed a track by the British rock band Queen from their studio album The Miracle, released in 1989. This was released as that of the album’s first single on 2 May 1989, composed by the guitarist as well as backing vocalist Brian May female singer (although attributed to Queen) as well as produced by David Richards.
“I Want It All” reached number three upon that UK, Finland, Ireland, as well as New Zealand singles charts, as well as the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks list. It also charted in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Norway, as well as Switzerland, peaking at number two inside the Netherlands and inside the top ten in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. This became an anti-apartheid patriotic song in South Africa because of its message regarding battling for one’s own aims.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, presented by that of the three surviving members of Queen, notably Roger Daltrey delivering lead vocals as well as Tony Iommi playing rhythm guitar, was held on April 20, 1992, three years after the song’s debut. Freddie Mercury never performed the song live because he died of AIDS in November 1991 just at age of 45, while his final concert with Queen was at Knebworth Park on August 9, 1986, just at end of The Magic Tour. Mercury sings the majority of the song, with May performing the choruses and middle eight.
As per John Deacon, the track was among just a few that had been written when the band went into the studio in early 1988 to record The Miracle album. May’s mixed sentiments following his split after his first wife, Christine Mullen, as well as his subsequent romance with Anita Dobson prompted the tune.
The song “I Want It All” is particularly dark, with themes of revolt and societal upheaval. Songwriter May, on the other hand, believes that the song is about having objectives as well as fighting for them; as just a result, this became an anti-apartheid tune in South Africa, as well as a homosexual rights protest theme and a rallying cry for African-American youth.