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Posted: 30 Apr 11, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Earlier today after a Premier League Football Match the song It's Late was used. I think last year Dragon Attack was used for snooker highlights. I am interested in what unusal choices of Queen songs that have been used for TV (i.e non hits).

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Posted: 30 Apr 11, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first time I listened to "Mustapha" was in a Latin American soap opera set in an Arabian country. That was the only time that I heard Mustapha on TV.

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Posted: 02 May 11, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in the states we have a furniture store called Value City Furniture and they use "I Want It All" for their commercials.

I also remember a few years ago hearing "Bicylce Race" for a Lucky Charms cereal commercial.


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Posted: 02 May 11, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one vision for british gas
i want to break free for shell oil
i want it all for a sports advert
somebody to love for insurance company

all in scotland


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Posted: 02 May 11, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Argentina, in the beggining of the 90's, i heard Action This Day (the first part) in the radio, as a part of a commercial related to an academy of.... something hahahaha.

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Posted: 02 May 11, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your My Best Friend for a Pet insurance ad


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Posted: 02 May 11, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I can say is I went to go see SuckerPunch and it said music was by Queen.  So I dragged my boyfriend along so I wouldn't look like an idiot getting excited by myself when a Queen song came on. I was disqusted that when they said 'music by Queen' that it was a remix of We Will Rock You. Just glad it was a half decent movie otherwise I would have walked out after that -.-


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Posted: 03 May 11, 03:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's notable that the cover of Somebody To Love on the Confused advert got the words wrong.

Flash was used on a smoothie advert earlier this year.

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Posted: 03 May 11, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most times the song is irrelevant and it seems popular in the UK to use Queen songs, especially "I Want It All" and "A Kind of Magic".

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Posted: 06 May 11, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This just in ....  in the USA on the CNBC national television channel for financial news they have a practice of using popular music to accent segments of their broadcasts - so this morning in light of the mini "Flash-Crash" of the commodities market that has occurred this week they actually used the genuine FLASH vocals to herald the news to the world!   So how about that ... some FLASH love this morning in the USA.   Bravo CNBC.


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Posted: 06 May 11, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

qrock wrote: Earlier today after a Premier League Football Match the song It's Late was used. I think last year Dragon Attack was used for snooker highlights. I am interested in what unusal choices of Queen songs that have been used for TV (i.e non hits).
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i think you need to take things in context..sometimes these "end-credits/montage sequence" tunes are not unusual at all...moreover they are perfect...and posisble the only choice of song...
think about it..."it's late" - was it a game where the result was crucial (for the end-of-season run-in) for the loser

and as for "dragon attack" - forget the known song-meaning...take the lyrics on their own...they scream out snooker

Take me to the room where the red's all red
Take me out of my head-'s what I said yeah
Hey take me to the room where the green's all green
And from what I've seen it's hot it's mean

Take me to the room where the black's all white
And the white's all black take me back to the shack

Yeah chained to the rack!

TELL ME ...lyrically...how more more "snooker" do you want? this is not an unusual choice!!!!


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Posted: 06 May 11, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They actually used Mustapha as an intro to a Falco (remember him? Amadeus) special from 1984, which featured videos for all the songs from his second album, directed by the asshole Doros. Pretty weird.

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Posted: 07 May 11, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think only people in the uk will know the following program

This week on an edition of Homes Under The Hammer they featured a house in a poor state and Save me was playing whilst they showed the house