'Who wants to live forever' was a track on Queen's 1986 album 'A kind of magic', and was written by guitarist Brian May for the soundtrack to the film Highlander. The song is used to frame the scenes in the film where Connor MacLeod
must endure his beloved wife Heather MacLeod growing old and dying while
he, as an Immortal, remains forever young. The song's title is taken from a line in another movie scored by Brian
May and Queen, Flash Gordon (the line can be heard on "Battle Theme"
from the Flash Gordon soundtrack album) and is based on May's personal
troubles (the death of May's father and failing first marriage).
Released as a single, the song peaked at number 24 in the UK singles chart. It did better in France and the Netherlands, peaking at number 5 and 6 respectively.
My collection: 7" single no. 5461 Found: unknown Tracks: 'Who wants to live forever' / 'Killer Queen'