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Posted: 29 May 11, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Which songs by Queen, no matter how many times you've listened to them, still give you goosebumps when they come on? Whether it's because it just happens to be your favourite song, or it has a touching line or even an awesome riff, which ones spark that moment for you?  For me, I just read Stelios' thread about "Don't Try So Hard", just thinking about that track did it.  White Queen tends too as well, for me.


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Posted: 29 May 11, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Father to Son has to be one of them. Just a ton of family drama with much uncomfortable relevance:P The sanctity and reverence in which one's raised to hold the family. But it gets to be too much sometimes. It has that grand feel of generational duty unto each other, plus the accompanying weight and resentment...all of which is too painful to talk about LOL.

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy: I may read this a little cynically. It can play as quaint, pure ear candy, a bit titillating. Just as well when the lyrics are read closely, it's quite...erm, ambivalent? Love, sex and romance as highly contrived game. I love the charm of the cultured courtship described so vividly. Some would call it a page fallen out of bygone era. The romancing is beyond-wonderful. But it's a skilled artifice. It's also sung in earnest that you wonder what happens at the end of the free fall - at least Killer Queen is hardened by her lack of remorse and is misanthrope herself.

Anytime the clanging piano raced against guitar during live...like Spread Your Wings. It's the most contentious yet perfect match ever heard.

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Posted: 29 May 11, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has to be the acoustic solo on 'White Queen', the vibration of those piano strings against the guitar neck sounds amazing.


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Posted: 29 May 11, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every time I listen to Wembley '86 and I get to the part of the show where Freddie gives his speech on how Queen is not breaking up, contrary to rumors at the time... he says that line that goes: "So forget those rumors, we're going to stay together until we fucking well die, I'm sure"...the man kept his word.

For a song - A Winter's Tale.

Notable mention: Sail Away Sweet Sister...the end - John Deacon's baseline / Roger Taylor's hi-hat / piano / crashing waves-water sounds effect.

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Posted: 29 May 11, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just saw the first 1/4 of part 1 of the days of our lives doc on bbc - and they actually opened with that Wembley '86 bit!!! I guess I'm not the only one to feel that way!

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Posted: 30 May 11, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I mentioned in a similar thread:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Love Of My Life
The Show Must Go On
"right till the end..." in Friends Will Be Friends (although I almost hate this song)
"no time for losers..." in We Are The Champions (although I almost hate this song)
Don't Try So Hard
The end of Play The Game
The end of Save Me (as I write this, I shiver just because I remembered that part of the song)
You Take My Breath Away
"You cause me pain..." in Jealousy
One Year Of Love
Too Much Love Will Kill You
"In my pretending...", in ITLOTGR
"So still I wait..." in White Queen

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

It's not really goosebumps exactly, maybe something more like being immediately swept away into my private music place. Or something like that. There are probably better words.  Anyway, I'm sure there are many others but what immediately came to mind was the opening bars of 'It's Late'.

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Posted: 30 May 11, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The whole friggin lot !.

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Posted: 30 May 11, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Try So Hard
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Mother Love, especially the part 'I long for peace before I die'
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Posted: 30 May 11, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all of them i guess, just the name "Queen" gives me goosebumps

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Posted: 30 May 11, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and talking about goosebumps and queen my god the documentry when it came on made me lose my voice and i felt me hair standing on ends, it felt like me hair turned into some crazy toyah mohecan (btw mohecans r cool)

and sorry for spelling mistakes, buisy and rushing through stuff and you understand what im saying so no need for gramer nazis.
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Posted: 31 May 11, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mother Love
The Millionaire Waltz.

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Posted: 31 May 11, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spread Your Wings and It's Late.


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Posted: 31 May 11, 19:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great question!

My answer is: Only one, and that is "The Show Must Go On".

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Posted: 01 Jun 11, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to say The Show Must Go On as well.  Especially considering the circumstances of when it was recorded.  But also because it is a real kick in butt for when I need to get work done.


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Posted: 02 Jun 11, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody every time especially the line send shivers down my spine, i really do get shivers down me!

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

Mother Love, is a special song in the context of what was going on. Unbelievable vocal considering how ill he was.

The Prophet's song, when it really kicks in near the end does it every time.

Tie Your Mother Down live, that bit in the 3rd verse where Freddie sings "Get that big big big big big big Daddy out the door" but he holds the last note.. just sounds brilliant.

The Show must go on. Amazing vocal again.

Was it all Worth it. I love that song. It kind of recounts the band's history in a way, and has some great riffs.

In the Lap of Gods. Epic.


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Posted: 04 Jun 11, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote: all of them i guess, just the name "Queen" gives me goosebumps
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Ditto to what everyone said above - but especially lifetimefanofqueen.


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Posted: 04 Jun 11, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queenUSA wrote: lifetimefanofqueen wrote: all of them i guess, just the name "Queen" gives me goosebumps
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Ditto to what everyone said above - but especially lifetimefanofqueen. =============================================================================================

the feeling I get when I hear the name "Queen" - love, belonging, pride, passion, and unity.  A sense of being part of a family, with all you guys (even the ones I don't exactly see eye to eye with lol)....


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Posted: 16 Jun 11, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The entire Queen and Queen II albums.


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