“I Was Born to Love You” is a song by Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of the British rock band Queen. The song was released as a single in April 1985 as part of Freddie Mercury’s debut solo album “Mr. Bad Guy.” The song performed well in some European countries, particularly in Mercury’s home country, the United Kingdom, where it reached the 11th position on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in countries like the Germany and South Africa. In the United States, the song had a limited impact on the charts, reaching a lower position on the Billboard Hot 100 compared to some of Queen’s previous hits. However, it did achieve better success on other Billboard charts, such as the Dance Club Songs chart.
“I Was Born to Love You” was originally written by Mercury in the early 1980s and was considered for Queen’s album “The Works.” However, it wasn’t included in that album’s final tracklist. Instead, Mercury reworked the song for his solo album “Mr. Bad Guy.” After Mercury’s death, Queen re-worked this song for their album Made in Heaven in 1995
Overall, while “I Was Born to Love You” didn’t become a global blockbuster hit, it still managed to resonate with fans and find its place within Freddie Mercury’s musical legacy. The song’s catchy and upbeat pop sound, coupled with Mercury’s distinctive vocals, contributed to its enduring appeal among fans of both Queen and Mercury’s solo work.