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Posted: 20 May 08, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wondering...did Somebody to Love recently myself at school.

Brief clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s07MBrSMs7U&feature=PlayList&p=A069A0328A7AF5B4&index=2

Hardly Freddie Mercury or George Michael, but oh well, it was a fun day :P

Anyone else here done anything?

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Posted: 20 May 08, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never, myself.

Closest I ever got would've been "Under Pressure" or "Save Me". Both were beyond me, I guess, but in the relaxed atmosphere of a jam we actually used to knock out cracking good versions of both.


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Posted: 20 May 08, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have sang them since being about 15. Not to as good a standard at that age obviously. I am now 19 and we play 'Breakthru' and AKOM in our band.
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Posted: 20 May 08, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I played drums to Under Pressure in my music school's presentation at the end of the semester but I didn't sing.

I have sung a bit of Queen on karaoke nights on my birthday and on New Year's day with variable results. Nothing to write home about.

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Posted: 20 May 08, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not yet.

I'm thinking about it for next year, actually. Like, "My Melancholy Blues" or "Love of My life" or "You Take My Breath Away." (Hmmm...all Freddie's). Even if I don't end up doing that, I WILL someday sing "Exercises in Free Love" for an audience. (Not *exactly* Queen, per se, but still...)


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Posted: 20 May 08, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah. In seventh grade, these girls in orchestra who really hated me (and probably still do) dared me to sing in front of the whole entire class, and some people were ditching there.

I did "Bo Rhap" and "Somebody to Love". They seemed impressed with the falsettoes in STL. :D

I also sang Bo Rhap really really loud on a field trip when those same girls were talking smack about me. My friend was shocked when I did Roger's "for meeeeeeeeeee...." part in Bo Rhap. She was like, "MAN! That's high!" xD

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Posted: 20 May 08, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I sang Queen when I did karaoke by mistake when I was drunk once.

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Posted: 20 May 08, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sang Radio Ga Ga on one party once.


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Posted: 20 May 08, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I play Dont Stop Me Now with a covers band at the moment - we do it fairly well when were on form, and awfully when were not, particularly when my voice has given out towards the end of a gig!
Sadly the latter is the only type of performance that got recorded - a better one got accidently deleted, so I have no evidence Im willing to show sadly!

Might see if I can get something recorded a rehearsal on Thurs if anyone would care to listen?


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Posted: 21 May 08, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was one time where I segued from "Breakthru" into "Magic Dance",
so I guess that doesn't count.


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Posted: 21 May 08, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I think I sang Queen when I did karaoke by mistake when I was drunk once.


Me too. Thankfully it wasn't caught on film!



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Posted: 21 May 08, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Might see if I can get something recorded a rehearsal on Thurs if anyone would care to listen? "

- I'd be interested.

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Posted: 21 May 08, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sang Fat Bottomed Girls at my wedding reception. I have sung BoRhap a couple of times Crazy Little Thing and Another One Bits the Dust at karaoke.


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Posted: 21 May 08, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I play (drums and harmonies) in a rock covers band, so over the years have done a few Queen songs. (Tie Your Mother Down, I Want TO Break Free, The Show Must Go On, Cray Little Thing) - I've also taken lead vocal on the fast version of WWRY before.

Also some very drunken karaoke performances! (haven't we all?!!)

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Posted: 21 May 08, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We Will Rock You during a music activity at a student exchange meeting in England, back in 1997. I was fucking awful, I was.

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Posted: 21 May 08, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

random_person wrote:

"Might see if I can get something recorded a rehearsal on Thurs if anyone would care to listen? "

- I'd be interested.


Alright, I'll take my camera tomorrow, and see if I can get a half decent video or something. I'll report back at the weekend. lol.


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Posted: 22 May 08, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over the years I've sang many :

Tie Your Mother Down
We Will Rock You (slow, fast and 5ive version!)
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Doin' Alright
Radio Ga Ga
Someday One Day
Strange Frontier
Love Of My Life
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Brighton Rock
Last Horizon
Ogre Battle

Probably a few more through the years but my memory is a bit short!


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Posted: 23 May 08, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Umm... Sang Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions as part of the school choir.

Might consider doing Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, I Want it All, No-one But You, Who Wants to Live Forever or Hammer to Fall for the Summer concert at school... All WWRY based cos they are the only versions which I can sing - although Somebody to Love is a bit 50 - 50...


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Posted: 23 May 08, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Umm... Sang Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions as part of the school choir.

Might consider doing Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, I Want it All, No-one But You, Who Wants to Live Forever or Hammer to Fall for the Summer concert at school... All WWRY based cos they are the only versions which I can sing - although Somebody to Love is a bit 50 - 50...


We did this one - small audience but you have to start with something - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=14S6mSPqU9o

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Posted: 23 May 08, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was tired one morning after staying up the whole previous week and a friend and I, we sang some Queen songs on the town common, during morning rush hour so everyone could hear us. I was so tired, I only remember singing We Will Rock You, and I forget the rest of the songs, maybe we just sang it over and over.


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