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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry if this has been done to death, haven't been on in a while. I was making an itunes playlist of best queen ballads. I wanted to share it with everyone to see what they thought of it. here are the songs (not in order)

You Take My Breath Away
Somebody To Love
Save Me
Las Palabras De Amor
The Show Must Go On
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Jealousy
One Year Of Love
Who Wants To Live Forever
Mother Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
My Melancholy Blues
Love Of My Life
White Queen
Lily Of The Valley
It's A Hard Life
Is This The World We Created

total time is 1.1 hours. any songs that should be included that aren't or vice versa?

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must Go On is not a ballad in my opinion

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How long is .1 of an hour?  Oh wait... it's 6 minutes. So 1 hour 6 minutes then. Hmmmm?


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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why wouldn't you consider the show must go on a ballad? and yes 1.1 minutes according to my playlist on itunes. If you've ever burned a cd you would know you can put 80 minutes of music on it or approx. 1.2 hours worth

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

littlebry84 wrote: Sorry if this has been done to death, haven't been on in a while. I was making an itunes playlist of best queen ballads. I wanted to share it with everyone to see what they thought of it. here are the songs (not in order)

You Take My Breath Away
Somebody To Love
Save Me
Las Palabras De Amor
The Show Must Go On
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Jealousy
One Year Of Love
Who Wants To Live Forever
Mother Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
My Melancholy Blues
Love Of My Life
White Queen
Lily Of The Valley
It's A Hard Life
Is This The World We Created

total time is 1.1 hours. any songs that should be included that aren't or vice versa?

My Queen ballad CD would be:

Las Palabras de Amor
Save Me
Somebody to Love
You Take My Breath Away
Mother Love
White Queen
Lily of the Valley
Nevermore (Extended)
It's a Hard Life
Dear Friends
My Life has Been Saved
Too Much Love Will Kill You
One Year of Love
Life is Real
Who Wants to Live Forever
These are the Days of Our Lives
Jealousy
The Show Must Go On
Love of My Life
Is this the World we Created?

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion 4. songs do not belong here. These are Somebody to love, The Show must go on, My Melancoly blues and It is a hard life. Instead i would give Execution of Flash and The Kiss together like on Flash Gordon album. Then Nevermore from Queen II, Dear friands, All death All death and Sail away sweet sister. And live version of White queen from Hammersmith.

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody To Love and The Show Must Go On are not ballads, in my opinion.

I would add Nevermore, Dear Friends, Don't Try So Hard, Bijou, The Kiss and A Winter's Tale.

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Posted: 14 Apr 11, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kruh wrote: In my opinion 4. songs do not belong here. These are Somebody to love, The Show must go on, My Melancoly blues and It is a hard life. Instead i would give Execution of Flash and The Kiss together like on Flash Gordon album. Then Nevermore from Queen II, Dear friands, All death All death and Sail away sweet sister. And live version of White queen from Hammersmith.

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All death All death is my favourite and it's only 3.166666667 minutes long


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Posted: 15 Apr 11, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I enjoy all of Queen's ballads, but I would not want to listen to them all in a row.

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Posted: 15 Apr 11, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well who really knows what defines a ballad anyway. I was looking at the tracklisting for Aerosmith's ballad cd and it has "Love In An Elevator" and "Rag Doll" on it, which are obviously not ballads. Well to each his own I guess. Anyhow, I think an entire cd of ballads can be perfect for a melancholy (pun intended) day. But then I'd have to turn on something like Tear It Up or something just to get the blood pumping

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Posted: 15 Apr 11, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is the list of Queen ballads (IMHO):

The Night Comes Down
White Queen (As It Began)*
Some Day One Day
Nevermore*
Lily of the Valley*
Dear Friends
She Makes Me (Stormtroopers in Stilettos)
You're My Best Friend*
Love of My Life*
You Take My Breath Away*
You and I*
Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)*
All Dead, All Dead
Spread Your Wings*
My Melancholy Blues
Jealousy*
In Only Seven Days
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Play the Game
Sail Away Sweet Sister (To the Sister I Never Had)*
Save Me*
Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)*
Soul Brother
Is This the World We Created...?
One Year of Love*
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants to Live Forever*
My Baby Does Me
Don't Try So Hard
These Are the Days of Our Lives*
Bijou
Mother Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You*
A Winter's Tale*

I have noted the best of them with the 'star' symbol. It should be enough for one good compilation CD.


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Posted: 15 Apr 11, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pingfah wrote: I enjoy all of Queen's ballads, but I would not want to listen to them all in a row.
Oh i disagree, i've had a 'quiet queen ' tape in my car for years, which has all the essential and definite ballads only. It is quite relaxing for driving, or should i say suited to driving.

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Posted: 15 Apr 11, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ole-the-first wrote: This is the list of Queen ballads (IMHO):

The Night Comes Down
White Queen (As It Began)*
Some Day One Day
Nevermore*
Lily of the Valley*
Dear Friends
She Makes Me (Stormtroopers in Stilettos)
You're My Best Friend*
Love of My Life*
You Take My Breath Away*
You and I*
Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)*
All Dead, All Dead
Spread Your Wings*
My Melancholy Blues
Jealousy*
In Only Seven Days
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Play the Game
Sail Away Sweet Sister (To the Sister I Never Had)*
Save Me*
Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)*
Soul Brother
Is This the World We Created...?
One Year of Love*
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants to Live Forever*
My Baby Does Me
Don't Try So Hard
These Are the Days of Our Lives*
Bijou
Mother Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You*
A Winter's Tale*

I have noted the best of them with the 'star' symbol. It should be enough for one good compilation CD.

that's a proper Ballads list....The Show must go on and Somebody To Love are not ballads.  No but you ( only the good die young) could be added as well.   Of course we're all gonna disagree on what the best ballads are....IMO My Melancholy  Bues is one of the best.  play the game is also one of my favorites....spread your wings is a borderline ballad i think.

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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

borderline ballad? lol :')

The Show Must Go On, Champions and TMLWKY(Queen version) are power ballads.


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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must Go On isn't a ballad, this is sympho/prog-rocker.

WATC, as well as In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited, is a ballad, but they're much more like arena rock. I don't think so bombastic arena rockers would work well on a ballads CD.


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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In The Lap Of The Gods
Death On Two Legs
The Night Comes Down
It's A Hard Life (extended version)
Innuendo
Who Wants To Live Forever (Highlander version)
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Heaven For Everyone
White Queen (BBC version)
The March Of The Black Queen (Deep Cuts version)
Nevermore (BBC version)
Spread Your Wings (BBC version)
Sail Away Sweet Sister
The Prophet's Song
White Man
Love Of My Life (Live At Rio)
Somebody To Love (Live at Milton Keynes)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Teo Torriatte (HD remix)
In The Lap Of The Gods ...revisited

no idea how long would it be

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Posted: 17 Apr 11, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems for the purposes of this thread a ballad is a slow/love/sentimental song but looking at the definition on wikipedia its just about undefinable and can mean anything so....

nothing to add really...

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mooghead wrote: It seems for the purposes of this thread a ballad is a slow/love/sentimental song but looking at the definition on wikipedia its just about undefinable and can mean anything so....

nothing to add really... 
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So with that being the case then my favourite ballad is Fun It.  Which is 3.4833333343 minutes long.


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doing Alright
My Fairy King
The Night Comes Down
 White Queen (As It Began)
Some Day One Day
Nevermore
Lily Of The Valley
Dear Friends
'39
Love Of My Life
You Take My Breath Away
The Millionaire Waltz
Drowse
Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)
All Dead All Dead
Spread Your Wings
My Melancholy Blues
Jealousy
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)
It's A Hard Life
Is This The World We Created....?
One Year Of Love
Who Wants To Live Forever
Don't Try So Hard
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
The Show Must Go On
Mother Love
My Life Has Been Saved
A Winter's Tale


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Posted: 19 Apr 11, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All brilliant songs, but I'd include :-

Millionaire Waltz (ADATR)
Who Needs You (NOTW)
Love Of My Life (Live Killers)
'39' (ANATO)
There Must Be More To Life Than This (Mr Bad Guy)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Mr Bad Guy)