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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best 1.Bo Rhap 2.Somebody To Love 3.Another One Bites The Dust 4.Radio Ga Ga 5.Hammer To Fall  Worst 1.Its A Hard Life 2. Friends Will Be Friends 3. Back Chat 4.Body Language 5.Thank God Its Christmas.

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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



philip storey wrote:

Worst 1. Its A Hard Life 

Take that back![img=/images/smiley/msn/angry_smile.gif][/img]  I love that song, one of their best from the 80's.

Best: 1. Save Me  2. Under Pressure  3. Bohemian Rhapsody  4. It's A Hard Life  5. Spread Your Wings
Worst: 1. Body Language       
I can't think of any more!









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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A couple singles were kind of weak (not bad though) like: Pain Is So Close To Pleasure, and Calling All Girls.

The rest range from pretty good to excellent.


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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best single? Well, on this forum, me of course.



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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Might wanna mix in a salad.  I thought you were a double.

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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best single is obviously Bo Rhap, then ..."rock you/champions"   another one bites the dust, CLTCL, under pressure...In europe you could add radio ag ga...     worst  is body language, calling all girls, a few other average ones.

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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best Singles: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust, You're My Best Friend, Radio Ga Ga - Totally radio friendly, good songs, not too long

Worst Singles: Body Language, Flash, Bicycle Race


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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

  
   Best Queen singles:


  1. Queen's first EP (I know it's an EP...)
  2. I'm going slightly mad
  3. It's a hard life
  4. Another one bites the dust
  5. Pain is so close to pleasure

   Worst Queen singles:

  1. Now I'm here
  2. Crazy little thing called love
  3. Life is real (song for Lennon)
  4. The invisible man
  5. I want it all



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Posted: 24 Feb 10, 22:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are literally all shit.

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Posted: 25 Feb 10, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best single is a different matter to 'best/favourite' song.

Scandal is a very good song, but not a very good choice of single (Was It All Worth It would have been better).  I also feel the same of 'Tie Your Mother Down' funnily enough - a Queen favourite, but possibly not the greatest track as a single (in my opinion), which could be backed up by a weak chart position (certainly in the UK).

Equally, Body Language is not a good song, but could possibly be seen as a good choice as a single.

Spread Your Wings is one of my favourite tracks, and a great single, but I'm not sure why it didn't 'take off' after WWRY/WATC

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Posted: 25 Feb 10, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Objectively speaking, Bo Rhap was the best, and Body Language the worst.

Personally, I think that there were many great ones - Killer Queen, WWRY/WATC, Crazy Little Thing, AOBTD, Flash, Under Pressure, Radio Ga Ga, Break Free, A Kind Of Magic, WWTLF, I Want It All, Innuendo, Slightly Mad (overlooked everywhere, apart from Hong Kong), Show Must Go On (initially overlooked as well, how come it only climbed to No.16 in the UK?!?), Bo Rhap/These Are The Days, Somebody To Love (with G. Michael), Heaven For Everyone, Winter's Tale.

My least favourite are probably Back Chat, Calling All Girls (US only, but still), Friends, Headlong (I always thought that Ride the Wild Wind would have worked so much better).


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Posted: 25 Feb 10, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best Singles ( in my point of view...A & B side)
1) WATC-WWRY
2) Fat Bottomed Girls/ Bycicle Race
3) Bohemian Rhapsody/ I'm In Love With MyCar
4) Radio Gaga/ I Go Crazy
5) Headlong/Mad The swine
6) These Are The Days Of Our Lives/Bohemian Rhapsody
7) Seven Seas Of Rhye/See What a Fool I've Been
8) Spread Your Wings/Sheer Heart Attack

Worst Singles
1) Body Language/Life Is Real
2) Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
3) Love Of My Life (live killers)
4) Mother Love


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best:
Killer Queen
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions
Innuendo
The Show Must Go On

Worst:
Fat Bottomed Girls
Body Language
Back Chat
Spread Your Wings
Friends Will Be Friends

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you stupid kids from this planet?...how can songs like crazy little thing,  and fat bottom girls be up for worst single.....These are songs that are now considered stone cold classics....The thread doesn't ask you're personal favorite, or singles you hate it's asking best/worst single....Edit...

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And augmenting Mike's comment: Why hell is SPREAD YOUR WINGS on someone's WORST singles list.


I guess some fans have different tastes!


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's alright to not like those songs,  but it's like saying queens worst single is bo rhap or another one bites the dust....you could hate those songs all you want,  but they're still among the bands best singles regardless.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree.


Imagine if someone wrote that "Body Language" was Queen's absolute best song/single! LMFAO! That would be as funny as saying: "Bo Rhap was their worst song/single!" LOL





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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Body Language was a good single. It was very representative of the music on the Hot Space album and it did chart higher than Under Pressure and other 80's singles, after all.

To me, a bad single has to be a song with no commercial appeal, released with zero promotion and not even played live. Something like Jealousy or Long Away. What were they thinking?

On the other hand, I enjoy those songs more than I enjoy Back Chat. I think that was Queen at its lowest and the video is embarrasing. Freddie tries SO HARD to sell that pile of crap.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Gregsynth wrote:
I guess some fans have different tastes!


And that's a REVELATION! :P


@ mike hunt- come on, this is not a statistics. Otherwise it would have one post.






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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Wiley wrote:

Body Language was a good single. It was very representative of the music on the Hot Space album and it did chart higher than Under Pressure and other 80's singles, after all.

To me, a bad single has to be a song with no commercial appeal, released with zero promotion and not even played live. Something like Jealousy or Long Away. What were they thinking?

On the other hand, I enjoy those songs more than I enjoy Back Chat. I think that was Queen at its lowest and the video is embarrasing. Freddie tries SO HARD to sell that pile of crap.


Jealousy is a favorite of mine, long away is a solid tune too, but i get you're point.  I don't think long away was a good singles choice.  Body language is an interesting one...many say it's queens worst single...I don't think so. it has a catchy chorus at least...Wiley...i guess you're from the states....worldwide under pressure was by far the bigger hit. #1 in the uk.    I always thought Headlong was a bad choice for the states....The song Innuendo was the better choice. I remember rock fans talking about that song as some great queen comeback,  but headlong fans thought was an average tune.