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Posted: 26 Aug 10, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Queen have been named in the Top 20 of VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.

The band rub shoulders with fellow rocker Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Who.


Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1814/

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Posted: 28 Aug 10, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN 17th.

HERE'S THE LIST!!!!!!?

20. MARVIN GAYE
19. U2
18. PINK FLOYD
17. QUEEN (ERROR - NO.1!!)
16. MADONNA
15. THE BEACH BOYS
14. NIRVANA
13. THE WHO
12. DAVID BOWIE
11. BOB MARLEY
10. STEVIE WOUNDER
9. JAMES BROWN
8. ELVIS PRESLEY
7. PRINCE???
6. JIMI HENDRIX
5. THE BEATLES
4. BOB DYLAN
3. MICHAEL JACKSON
2. LED ZEPPELIN
1. THE BEATLES

VH1 APOLOGISE  FOR THE ERRORS ON THE LIST.
THEREFORE, VH1 HAVE REDONE THE LIST.
AS FOLLOWS:

21. NIRVANA - WHO?
20. PRINCE
19. MADONNA
NEW ENTRY - 18. DIRE STRAITS (BUT VH1 COULD'NT PUT THEM HIGHER UP IN THE LIST)
NEW ENTRY - 17. RUSH (BUT VH1 COULD'NT PUT THEM HIGHER UP THE LIST)
16.  MARVIN GAYE
15. DAVID BOWIE
14. U2
13. THE BEACH BOYS
12. JAMES BROWN
11. PINK FLOYD
10. BOB DYLAN
9. THE WHO
8. BOB MARLEY
7. JIMI HENDRIX
6. STEVIE WOUNDER
5. ELVIS
4. MICHAEL JACKSON
3. LED ZEPPELIN
2. THE  BEATLES
1. QUEEN                    

THAT'S A BETTER LIST!

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Posted: 01 Sep 10, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

???? madonna ranked greater than Queen????  Gag me with a spoon.

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Posted: 02 Sep 10, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

morris ca wrote: "???? madonna ranked greater than Queen???? Gag me with a spoon."


I know. :D I do like Madonna, but in no way is she in Queen's league!





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Posted: 02 Sep 10, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's not forget that this was done from an American perspective.  With that in mind, the list is right on the money.

It's not about personal taste - it's about the artists' effect on US popular culture.  I'm surprised Queen even cracked the top 20 in that regard.

Prince is an absolutely brilliant musician and has every right to be in the top 20.  Madonna has been consistently in the limelight for the last 25 years and has made her mark, so she surely belongs on the list too.  Plenty of people west of the Atlantic would agree that Madonna is a bigger name than Queen.

As for Nirvana, their effect on popular music and culture is undeniable.  Smells Like Teen Spirit was for 90s kids as I Want To Hold Your Hand was for 60s kids.

In Europe and in much of the civilized world, Queen are second to the Beatles - but not in North America.  In the US and Canada, Queen were popular for less than a decade.  Only recently have they begun to be seen as something important again.  They are grossly under-appreciated here.

But for anyone who would put Queen at #1 on any popularity list, there is not a chance they are more important in the grand scheme of things than Elvis, The Beatles, Hendrix, or Michael Jackson.  They all changed the world irreversibly.  Queen are in second place to them, and the members of Queen would probably be the first to say so.  And that's certainly nothing to be ashamed of.


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Posted: 02 Sep 10, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are always a voice of reason.


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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You only have to look at the list of best selling music artists to see how popular Queen really are

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists

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

plumrach wrote: You only have to look at the list of best selling music artists to see how popular Queen really are

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I see Queen shit all over the Beatles in UK sales.

Yaaaay! Fuck you beatles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GosClBN6rzk


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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, who is Marvin Gaye ?

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he was a soul singer who was killed by his father

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks. Maybe I will check him on YouTube

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You should. He was awesome.


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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those lists are always rubbish is Wacko Jacko hadn't have died last year there is no way he would have been at number 3

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone who thinks MJ shouldn't be near the top must have lived under a rock in the 80s and the 90s.  He was the biggest thing since The Beatles.  Thriller changed the world more than any record in the 70s did, and with the way the music business is going, more than any record ever will.


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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: Anyone who thinks MJ shouldn't be near the top must have lived under a rock in the 80s and the 90s.  He was the biggest thing since The Beatles.  Thriller changed the world more than any record in the 70s did, and with the way the music business is going, more than any record ever will.

How big Jacko was doesn't mean jack shit!....justin timberlake and brittany spears are huge does that mean they're better than Zeppelin and queen and the who?....you should know better my friend.    now,  i do agree he belongs in the top 25 or so.  contradiction aside......He wasn't as great as people make him out to be.  If queen wrote some of that crap he did  they would get flamed.  The music wasn't all that great, not all that inspired.  his video's were what made him top notch IMO.  also the best Dancer in pop history. Yes, he has freddie licked once it comes to dancing, lol.   Nirvana was and is huge,  but again doesn't mean shit.  No way is nirvana on the same level as Queen or the Who.  I don't care what anyone say's.  They shouldn't even be in the top 50.  Iron maiden blows Nirvana out of the water.  Priest blow that crappy band out the water too.

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael jackson had a huge Impact on pop  music,  no denying that.   The range of styles he influence however was and is very limited.  Queen influenced everyone from pop stars like katy perry, timberlake, lady ga ga, ect ect.  To rock like motley crew, Def Lepperd,  Extreme,  Guns and roses, and even metal bands like priest, maiden, metallica.  A much wider range music.  Of course that continues today with Muse and Dream theater.   Queen should be the top ten, along with Zep, the who, ect.

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

plumrach wrote: "he was a soul singer who was killed by his father"


That's not the first thing that comes to mind when I describe him to someone. Yes, his death was tragic, but surely it's not the most important thing about him? :D I would instead say that he was one of the greatest soul singers of all time, whose songs included the extraordinary 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine,' and who collaborated with such wonderful artists as the glorious Tammi Terrell (best song being 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'). :D :D :D







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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote: "He wasn't as great as people make him out to be. If queen wrote some of that crap he did they would get flamed. The music wasn't all that great, not all that inspired."


I think he was a genius. While he wasn't as consistent as Queen, his best songs (Billie Jean, Dangerous, Heal the World, Beat It) were arguably among the best songs of all time; not just from a vocal point of view but also from a musical and lyrical perspective.

"Nirvana was and is huge, but again doesn't mean shit. No way is nirvana on the same level as Queen or the Who. I don't care what anyone say's. They shouldn't even be in the top 50. Iron maiden blows Nirvana out of the water. Priest blow that crappy band out the water too."

I love Nirvana. They perhaps aren't as great as many people believe that they were (Kurt's death probably led to them being mythologised more than they deserved) but IMO they were absolutely among the greatest groups of all time, and I think they were very much superior to both Maiden and Priest.

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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

"justin timberlake and brittany spears are huge does that mean they're better than Zeppelin and queen and the who?"

Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are just pop stars that bring in a lot of money.  They are not even remotely comparable to MJ.  And let's not confuse "bigger" with "better," as they are two completely different things.  "Better" relates to personal taste, but "bigger" relates to influence on popular culture, which cannot be misconstrued by personal taste.

"No way is nirvana on the same level as Queen or the Who."

Ask people in their 20s who they think is bigger.  Nirvana's impact on our popular culture was far greater.  Queen and The Who were great bands, but Nirvana was at the front of a movement that spoke for a generation.  In the UK, The Who were initially part of the mod movement, but here they were just a band with a few big records.

Your mainstream musical tastes seem to cut off at some point in the 80s, which is your choice and perfectly fine.  But many big things happened after that, and in the last 20 years, Nirvana is the biggest next to Michael Jackson.  Whether or not you like them is irrelevant to their legacy and influence.


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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"sir"  In america you're correct nirvana had a much bigger Impact than Queen,  But worldwide it's really not that close.  Queen are the 5th biggest selling artist of all time.  Over 300 million records sold, that's more than the stones for gods sake.  you're looking at it from an only america point of view.   Queen are only behind Elvis, you're beloved michael,  Of course the beatles.  nirvana's not even close to that level worldwide.