Joe: I heard a bit of a Freddie Mercury documentary on Radio 2 yesterday and learnt that These Are The Days Of Our Lives (one of the best Queen songs) was written by Roger Taylor.
So all four members of Queen wrote amazing, massive hit songs. Is this true of any other group?
Freddie Mercury wrote Don't Stop Me Now, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We Are The Champions.
John Deacon wrote Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free and You're My Best Friend.
Roger Taylor wrote Radio Ga Ga and A Kind Of Magic as well as These Are The Days Of Our Lives.
Brian May wrote Fat Bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You, and Who Wants To Live Forever? So I'd say he's the weakest link in terms of songwriting, but he'd still be the best writer in just about any other group.
What about Under Pressure? A genuine collaboration between all four members and David Bowie. See Wikipedia for more info.