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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why was We Will Rock You included on the UK Greatest Hits, while it's officially a B-side and Flick of The Wrist was an official A-side(with Killer Queen)?

Popularity?

OK, if it's about popularity, then why wasn't Tie Your Mother Down included?

Sure, because it wasn't a top 20 hit like the rest.
But still...

Discuss. xD




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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even though 'FotW' and 'KQ' were a double-A, both the radio and the band promoted only 'KQ' (e.g. live, TotP). 'WWRY' and 'WatC' are usually played together, so that's the actual reason for it being included there IMO.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Even though 'FotW' and 'KQ' were a double-A, both the radio and the band promoted only 'KQ' (e.g. live, TotP). 'WWRY' and 'WatC' are usually played together, so that's the actual reason for it being included there IMO.


I guess.
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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if I had to create a fourth greatest hits, well, my options would be

Spread your wings
In the lap of the gods
Keep yourself alive (I know that it's in a GH or Classics)
Stone Cold Crazy (same)
Tie your mother down
Death on two legs
I'm in love with my car
Mustapha
Let us cling together
Dragon Attack
Father to Son
Ogre Battle


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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oszmercury wrote:

if I had to create a fourth greatest hits, well, my options would be

Spread your wings
In the lap of the gods
Keep yourself alive (I know that it's in a GH or Classics)
Stone Cold Crazy (same)
Tie your mother down
Death on two legs
I'm in love with my car
Mustapha
Let us cling together
Dragon Attack
Father to Son
Ogre Battle


Not all of those were singles. That's the thing about Greatest Hits packages -- all of the selections were singles.

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually some of the songs listed there were singles. But they were not HIT singles, thus they mustn't go on a Greatest HITS compilation.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

That's the thing about Greatest Hits packages -- all of the selections were singles.


Mr. Burnham I suggest your review GHIII again.

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Actually some of the songs listed there were singles. But they were not HIT singles, thus they mustn't go on a Greatest HITS compilation.


Yeah, that's why I said "not all", songs like 'Ogre Battle', 'Father To Son', 'I'm In Love With My Car', and 'In The Lap Of The Gods' weren't singles in any territory.

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Lester Burnham wrote:

That's the thing about Greatest Hits packages -- all of the selections were singles.


Mr. Burnham I suggest your review GHIII again.


Pah, I was going to edit that into my original post, but didn't. Let's just assume that whenever I say "Greatest Hits packages", I mean I and II... III never happened, as far as I'm concerned ;)

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Why was We Will Rock You included on the UK Greatest Hits, while it's officially a B-side and Flick of The Wrist was an official A-side(with Killer Queen)?

Popularity?

OK, if it's about popularity, then why wasn't Tie Your Mother Down included?

Sure, because it wasn't a top 20 hit like the rest.
But still...




well i bet brian is pissed off he didn't nod to TYMD being on GH!!! I'm so surprised Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy is on it, i'm delighted it is, but its like have You Take My Breath Away on GH
Discuss. xD



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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Lover Boy' was the main track for Queen's First EP, and received the most attention when released in May 1977. It hit #17 in the UK, 14 places than TYMD, so it had every right to be on GH1.

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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Sebastian wrote:

Actually some of the songs listed there were singles. But they were not HIT singles, thus they mustn't go on a Greatest HITS compilation.


Yeah, that's why I said "not all", songs like 'Ogre Battle', 'Father To Son', 'I'm In Love With My Car', and 'In The Lap Of The Gods' weren't singles in any territory.


I stand corrected. BTW, am I the only one who thinks 'Someday One Day' should have been a single?


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought they "flipped" the single at one point so that WWRY would technically get the #1 billing.

I seem to remember reading that some where...perhaps liner notes. I'll have to check when I get home.


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Posted: 27 Sep 07, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kohuept wrote:

I thought they "flipped" the single at one point so that WWRY would technically get the #1 billing.

I seem to remember reading that some where...perhaps liner notes. I'll have to check when I get home.


That was in France, I believe.

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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.....ASSDUDE...... wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Why was We Will Rock You included on the UK Greatest Hits, while it's officially a B-side and Flick of The Wrist was an official A-side(with Killer Queen)?

Popularity?

OK, if it's about popularity, then why wasn't Tie Your Mother Down included?

Sure, because it wasn't a top 20 hit like the rest.
But still...

Discuss. xD



I thought you werer allot smatter than this.


Werer? Smatter? You're a lot dumber than i thought. xD


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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW, am I the only one who thinks 'Someday One Day' should have been a single?


No, I'm sure Brian too thinks it should have been a single.


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Posted: 28 Sep 07, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zaiga wrote:

BTW, am I the only one who thinks 'Someday One Day' should have been a single?


No, I'm sure Brian too thinks it should have been a single.


And '39


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Posted: 29 Sep 07, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These days a greatest hits album is usually based around the hit singles, favourite album tracks of fans and most popular live tracks. Also some songs were released as singles in some countries and not others. Flick of the wrist was not a UK single but was a double A side US single. And Princes of the Universe was not a UK single but appeared on GH3 here becuase of it's poularity among fans. At least Queen have enough hit singles to fill 3 greatest hits albums. How many bands can say that?


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Posted: 30 Sep 07, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Assdude, it sure as hell beats being *you*. What do you do with your life? You whine, you curse and you insult. That's it. Nobody likes you (which is your own fault, because you act like a complete ass *all the time*), nobody gives a damn. So, the bottom line is: yeah, I'd rather be Fairy King than you. In fact, I'd rather be a dungheap than you.


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Posted: 30 Sep 07, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.....ASSDUDE...... wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

.....ASSDUDE...... wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Why was We Will Rock You included on the UK Greatest Hits, while it's officially a B-side and Flick of The Wrist was an official A-side(with Killer Queen)?

Popularity?

OK, if it's about popularity, then why wasn't Tie Your Mother Down included?

Sure, because it wasn't a top 20 hit like the rest.
But still...

Discuss. xD



I thought you werer allot smatter than this.


Werer? Smatter? You're a lot dumber than i thought. xD


Oohhh shit... I made a typo...how silly of me.. man i wish was as good as you, Mr perfect, it must be real good being you...


It's ok, not your fault you're a piece of inbred shit. :)


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