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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder why it has had so many remixes, and even here and there I listen it on the radio. I guess it just has been a semi hit track, althought the orginal song is less enjoyable than the variety of remixes there are out there.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess it became a hit because of his death...simple as that. While the alternate mixes may have helped to lift the song into the 90s.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The same reason Brian's 1992 tour was a success and TMLWKY became a huge hit - because Freddie was dead and everything connected to Queen sold lots and lots.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was successful because of freddie's death,  and is a Fun dance tune.  It also had a real fun video.  Both the original and the hit version were good IMO.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must say I like the No More Brothers Remix much better than the original version.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reason is simple

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You should check out the original US extended mix, it is excellent.


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Posted: 12 Dec 10, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another "thumbs up" for the original extended mix. I didn't like the 3 "post mortem" remixes much. The original is good fun - and so is the video.


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Posted: 12 Dec 10, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original and its contemporary remixes never really got me. IMHO, the "No More Brothers Remix" did a lot for the music.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Living On My Own has been successful because there is no one else at home to annoy me.  Oh, you meant the song?

Quality tune.  That's why.


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