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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why in the world is "I Want It All" in the newest greatest hits compilation. What a boring song? Was it even a hit?

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Want IT All is one of their best songs! Probably the best on The Jiracle beside WIAWI. What a stupid prick you are.

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why don't you make a more interesting song then. According to Greatest Hits II, IWIA peaked at #3 in the UK, but reached #1 all over Europe. Apparently, it was even used as a rallying song for black African youths. I suppose it has some merit for being on the Ultimate Greatest compilation. Naturally, peaking at #50 in the US, some people might have missed the impact of it entirely...


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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



tay120 wrote:

Why in the world is "I Want It All" in the newest greatest hits compilation. What a boring song? Was it even a hit?


Because it's

1) one of their greatest hits
2) one of their best songs from the 80's
3) one of the most popular songs in Europe from the 80's

Enough ?






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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of their best songs from the 80's ??? Really? No, not at all. It´s just only average overprized rock song ...


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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't usually swear, but it's one of the best f***ing rock songs Queen ever did.

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

because...  i don't know!!!!



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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

because it was used in a fucking dr. pepper commercial. nuff said.


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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Want it All i Think is not a bad song (Not as Good as their early 70s songs) and It was a very big hit and Is one of their most famous songs.

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good song and considered a greatest hit!



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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 20:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because I like it!


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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Brian May sings with Freddie in the songs I Want It All and Who Wants to Live Forever.

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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because it was a top 3 hit in the UK in 1989, a top 10 hit in almost around the world... appears in commercials, and and a lot of people likes the song...that's why it is a Greatest hits...what a question made by the first who posted here!...some times we have to read such things...


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Posted: 23 Aug 09, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



tay120 wrote:

Why in the world is "I Want It All" in the newest greatest hits compilation. What a boring song? Was it even a hit?

Yes, it turns out it was a hit. I didn't know it myself but a recent thread created by user "Rhyeking" helped me find out in an amusing way what were Queen's biggest hits. 

And, well, if it was a hit, as it was, and it has the virtue of representing an album which is not very well known, then I think it was a very good choice. It's a catchy interesting song, though by no means my cup of tea. But I have to admit that it's a well-crafted song, even though I don't like it that much myself. 

One of the things I discovered in that thread is that Love Of My Life, one of my top favorites, peaked only at # 63 on the U.K charts. Apparently, it didn't have the impact it had on other countries. It was quite a surprise for me.  








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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 02:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


... and It´s worth saying that IWIA was one of the (if not "THE") highlight of the Q+PR repertoire.




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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

obviously this kid doesn't know his Queen history.  I want it all was a big hit, and a good song.  Why isn't play the game on this release?

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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you should take the question one step back: why is another GH compilation to be released?




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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:

I think you should take the question one step back: why is another GH compilation to be released?











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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rick wrote:

I think you should take the question one step back: why is another GH compilation to be released?


Personally I would prefer if they'd release a package including Greatest Hits (CD) + Greatest Flix (DVD) + Greatest Pix (picture book). That would make at least some sense







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Posted: 24 Aug 09, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who gives a toss? just enjoy it



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