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Posted: 18 May 11, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi folks,

There are plenty songs out there but which songs would you have liked that Queen recorded and/or wrote?

When i listen to the Babys 'Isn't it Time', I strongly hear a Queen version.

Or 'The Resistance' by Muse..

Or 'Dream On' by Aerosmith

Imagine these songs in a Queen version, would be spectaculair!


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Posted: 18 May 11, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty much everything by 10CC. Listen carefully and you will notice many similarities. Great and underrated band.

One example:

10CC - Rubber Bullets (would be very appropriate on Sheer Heart Attack)


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Posted: 18 May 11, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, I've been thinking about this recently! I listen to certain songs and think "wow, I wish this had been written/performed by Queen..."

I agree on "Dream on" and add:

"When you came into my life" Scorpions
"Because" Beatles
"Shine on you crazy diamond" Pink Floyd
"La Sagrada Familia" Alan Parsons Project

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Posted: 18 May 11, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silken wrote: You know, I've been thinking about this recently! I listen to certain songs and think "wow, I wish this had been written/performed by Queen..."

I agree on "Dream on" and add:

"La Sagrada Familia" Alan Parsons Project

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Wow.  "La Sagrada Familia", eh??

EXCELLENT choice!!  Great song.


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Posted: 18 May 11, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cold As Ice by Foreigner! Backing vocals and guitar is SO Queen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_1XdSqBQUg

Bottleneck Barbiturate by The Ark. Got a lot of Queen sounds here and there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwtwBcHXWA

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Posted: 18 May 11, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: Pretty much everything by 10CC. Listen carefully and you will notice many similarities. Great and underrated band.

One example:

10CC - Rubber Bullets (would be very appropriate on Sheer Heart Attack) Yeah, mucho respecto for 10 cc, one of the most innovative bands of all time, but as Graeme Gouldman commented a couple o' years ago, 'did'nt have a freddie mercury' type frontman' .
I remember the review for 'i'm mandy  fly me' in the sounds or melody maker back in '75 and the reviewer comparing it to Queens'  March of the black Queen' and yes there are little subtle similarities.
I believe no  group has been more criminally overlooked more than 10 cc.

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PS.     They should really have been called 9 and a half cc as the medical profession have stated that is the more accurate measure of the male.....you know what.!


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Posted: 18 May 11, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I find it hard hearing a difference between Queen II and Kimono My House by Sparks.

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Posted: 18 May 11, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well.. a bunch of, actually..

1. November Rain (Roger sharing vocals with Freddie);
2. Earth Song (M. Jackson)
3. Ordinary World (Duran Duran.. but arranged Queen style, of course!)
4. Dream on (Aerosmith)
5. E lucean le stelle (G. Puccini - Freddie solo - Opera Style) (I'd love to hear his own.. "vinceròooo"!
6. Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
7. The Flood (Take That - of course with heavier guitars on).

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

roy_fokker wrote:

5. E lucean le stelle (G. Puccini - Freddie solo - Opera Style) (I'd love to hear his own.. "vinceròooo"!
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"E lucevan le stelle" is from Puccini's opera "Tosca", whereas the line "all'alba vincerò...vincerò... vincerò!!" belongs to "Nessun dorma", also by Puccini, but in this case the opera is "Turandot".

Anyway, I just imagined it and I got the goosebumps! :)

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Posted: 18 May 11, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on a plain - nirvana
basket case - green day
yesterdays - gnr
soul to squeeze - rhcp
starship trooper - yes

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Posted: 18 May 11, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

- Hypnotised (Simple Minds)

- Ordinary World (Duran Duran...but arranged Queen style, as roy_fokker quoted above)

- Estranged (Guns n Roses)

- Cae el Sol (Soda Stereo - a 1990 composition by this argentinian band)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-MiR0C2mYA

- Do the evolution (Pearl Jam)


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Posted: 19 May 11, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

master marathon runner wrote: Rick wrote: Pretty much everything by 10CC. Listen carefully and you will notice many similarities. Great and underrated band.

One example:

10CC - Rubber Bullets (would be very appropriate on Sheer Heart Attack) Yeah, mucho respecto for 10 cc, one of the most innovative bands of all time, but as Graeme Gouldman commented a couple o' years ago, 'did'nt have a freddie mercury' type frontman' .
I remember the review for 'i'm mandy  fly me' in the sounds or melody maker back in '75 and the reviewer comparing it to Queens'  March of the black Queen' and yes there are little subtle similarities.
I believe no  group has been more criminally overlooked more than 10 cc.

Master marathon runner.

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PS.     They should really have been called 9 and a half cc as the medical profession have stated that is the more accurate measure of the male.....you know what.!

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Hehe very true. I'm Mandy Fly Me is a great Queen-esque track as well, I agree :)


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Posted: 19 May 11, 05:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Through The Barricades by Spandau Ballet, maybe?

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Posted: 19 May 11, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also think the guitar in 'Blue Morning, Blue Day' by Foreigner sounds like Queen.

Also - as it was Eurovision week last week I heard 'The Bad Old Days' by Coco that represented the UK around 1978.  I think there's a Queen influence on the guitar there!


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Posted: 19 May 11, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: Pretty much everything by 10CC. Listen carefully and you will notice many similarities. Great and underrated band.

One example:

10CC - Rubber Bullets (would be very appropriate on Sheer Heart Attack)
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Queen would never, ever have released a song with such explicit social/political content. Great song, though. Adequate proof that 10CC existed solely by the grace of Kevin Godley.


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Posted: 19 May 11, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote: Rick wrote: Pretty much everything by 10CC. Listen carefully and you will notice many similarities. Great and underrated band.

One example:

10CC - Rubber Bullets (would be very appropriate on Sheer Heart Attack)
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Queen would never, ever have released a song with such explicit social/political content. Great song, though. Adequate proof that 10CC existed solely by the grace of Kevin Godley.
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Lyrically maybe not, but musically it would defenitely fit.


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Posted: 19 May 11, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always imagined Freddie singing "Woman is the Niger of The World" from John Lennon. As a cover at the time of The Great Pretender sessions for the attempted cover album that he had thought.

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Posted: 19 May 11, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

would like to have heard freddie and ronnie james dio duet


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Posted: 19 May 11, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive always thought Chariots of Fire Sounded Like a Queen Song The piano is very Freddie

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Posted: 19 May 11, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Foreign Sands :)