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Posted: 02 Jun 10, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes we have seen several of these lists all around the internet, but now, right here, I would like queenzone (the best queenfans in the world) to decide. Now this is not our favorites but rather what we think is truly their best work and shows them off as the greatest band of all time. Here is my top 5:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Somebody to Love
Innuendo
Killer Queen
The Show Must Go On


It's late, but it's time to set me free

It's late, yes I know but there's no way it has to be

Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night

So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 02 Jun 10, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody
Innuendo
The Show Must Go On
Save Me
Spread Your Wings


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Prophet's Song
Liar
Stone Cold Crazy

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody
Innuendo
Somebody to Love
The Show Must Go One
The Millionaire Waltz
Love of My Life
I Was Born to Love You
The March of the Black Queen
Nevermore

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap
Another One Bites The Dust
White Queen
Liar
Stone Cold Crazy

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From a poll rating all Queen songs that Eggy and I conducted of 30 Queenzoners between 7 to 10 years ago (before the 46664 concert in Cape Town SA):

1 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
2 SOMEBODY TO LOVE
3 THE MARCH OF THE BLACK QUEEN
4 THE SHOW MUST GO ON
5 LOVE OF MY LIFE

See my signature link below for the detailed analysis (be warned) if you wish ...


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nevermore
march of the black queen
liar
somebody to love
don't stop me now


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Worst might be:

More of that Jazz (ultimate worst queen song, poor chords, poor melody, what the hell was roger thinking?)
Party
Don't Lose Your Head
All God's People
You Don't Fool Me


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So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best 5:

1    Bohemian Rhapsody
2    Innuendo
3    Killer Queen
4    Liar
5    We Are The Champions

Worst 5:

1    Delilah
2    Cool Cat
3    Don't Lose Your Head
4    Rain Must Fall
5    Jealousy


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best:
- Ogre Battle
- The Prophet's Song
- White Queen
- Princes of the Universe
- Machines

Worst:
- Delilah
- Delilah (yes, 2x worst)
- Soul Brother
- Rain Must Faaaaall
- Party


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excluding bonus tracks, b-sides, and Flash Gordon tunes ... Eggy and my poll of 30 queenzoners found these 8 songs to be "the worst" (out of 188 songs).

152   DONT LOSE YOUR HEAD
154   MACHINES
156   BODY LANGUAGE
157   SWEET LADY
161   PARTY
163   GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
164   SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE ...
169   PROCESSION


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To the many great songs alreday mentioned, I'd add:

Keep Yourself Alive
Death on Two Legs
Tie Your Mother Down

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Panchgani wrote: Excluding bonus tracks, b-sides, and Flash Gordon tunes ... Eggy and my poll of 30 queenzoners found these 8 songs to be "the worst" (out of 188 songs).

152   DONT LOSE YOUR HEAD
154   MACHINES
156   BODY LANGUAGE
157   SWEET LADY
161   PARTY
163   GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
164   SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE ...
169   PROCESSION
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OMG, Seven Seas of Rhye is considered a "WORST" song?
Let me go throw up...


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

greg -

Please note the "..."

Seven Seas of Rhye...

is the outro from the debut album.

If it makes you feel better, if short instrumentals are eliminated as well, the bottom 5 are:

152   DONT LOSE YOUR HEAD
154   MACHINES
156   BODY LANGUAGE
157   SWEET LADY
161   PARTY

Hope this small perspective helps you  stop worshiping the porcelin god.  ;)


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Panchgani wrote: Please note the "..."

Seven Seas of Rhye...

is the outro from the debut album
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All right! I can't read!


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 23:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can Jealousy be in the top worst songs?? If I put that somewhere i would put it in a broader top list. And, no i was counting all the songs from Flash Gordon


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So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Panchgani wrote:

"163   GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
169   PROCESSION"

The latter two are absolutely brilliant arrangements by Brian, and should easily be in the top 50 Queen songs.  But I guess they're being rated mostly by people who like Radio Ga Ga, so.....


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Posted: 04 Jun 10, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the worst ...

1. Delilah
2. Get Down Make Love (cut the middle part and you get a much better song)
3. Party
4. Khashoggi's ship
5. A Beautiful Day

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Posted: 04 Jun 10, 00:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jamster - Jealousy was rated 95 out of 188 songs ... exactly at average.
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Sir GH - To my recollection, I don't think the sample of 30  queenzoners included a professional guitarist.  LOL
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The 30 Queenzoners opinions in this poll varied extensively.  Obviously, the sample of Queenzoners was not entirely random.  Only the Queenzoners with idle time on their hands completed this poll.


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Posted: 04 Jun 10, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. The March of the Black Queen
3. Killer Queen
4. Somebody to Love
5. The Show Must Go On