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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just counting Queen songs. For Me It's:

1. These are the Days of our Lives 
2. Heaven for Everyone
3. Breakthru
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. I'm In Love WIth My Car
6. Hijack My Heart
7. A Human Body
8. Tenement Funster
9. Modern Times Rock and Roll
10. Rock It


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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jamster1111 wrote: For Me It's:

1. These are the Days of our Lives 
2. Heaven for Everyone
3. I'm In Love with My Car
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. Hijack My Heart
6. A Human Body
7. Tenement Funster
8. Modern Times Rock and Roll
9. Rock It
10. Drowse

Tenament funster and These are The Days of our lives.....modern times Rock N roll is one of his bettter songs..I'm in love with my Car...Ga Ga, magic,  Breakthru. SHA

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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He had some decent solo material as well...some that I think was better than his efforts with Queen...just sayin...


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Posted: 08 Jul 11, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about Innuendo? Also, wasn't Under Pressure in it's initial stages a Roger song called People on the Streets? BTW, I love Rock It, but maybe that is why The Game was my first Queen album, which I got at the time of it's release.

I am also absolutely nuts for Machines and I Go Crazy, both co-written with Brian.

Oh, and if QPR counts, Cosmos Rocking and Surf's Up are great.

Let us not also forget Invincible Hope (studio version): classic RT pop.

And as for solo, I just love New Dark Ages, No More Fun (especially the TV version), Foreign Sand, Strange Frontier, Man on Fire and Let's Get Crazy.

Mmmm... it seems like I do like Roger's songs... LOL

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How come Drowse never gets a mention in these things? Its a superb song, the lyrics are well written and the song is a major highlight on the ADATR album.


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Taylor is excellent. Here's my list, not in any order:

Rock It
Coming Soon
Sheer Heart Attack
Drowse
Modern Times (Especially those later live ones EG Rainbow '74)
ADRRFMD
Tenement Funster
Radio Gaga
A King Of Magic
Heaven For Everyone

Haven't included ones credited to the whole band. Of the Cross and solo stuff, there's a great deal I like, but 'Shove It'? Christ on a bike no.

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tenement Funster
Fight From The Inside
Modern Times Rock and Roll
Sheer Heart Attack
Those Were the Days of Our Lives
I'm in Love With My Car
A Kind of Magic
Drowse

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo: Innuendo is not Roger's. Way out of his league. Under Pressure is Freddie's and David's. I Go Crazy is just Brian's, not a collab.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fact: Bowie wrote a song called 'People On The Streets' for his 1973 side project The Astronettes. It was unreleased until 1995.

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: Arnaldo: Innuendo is not Roger's. Way out of his league. Under Pressure is Freddie's and David's. I Go Crazy is just Brian's, not a collab.

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Thanks for the corrections, Seb. As for Innuendo and UP, those were just rumours I thought were true. The weird thing is that, for some reason, I always thought I go Crazy was a collaboration! I guess synapses go wild with age :)

Back to the topic, Sheer Heart Attack, Tenement Funster and Modern Times Rock'n Roll are class. A Kind of Magic never really impressed me, but it was one of the highlights of the Argentinian QPR gig I managed to go. Roger sung it in his small catwalk kit and Brian went nuts during the solo.  

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's my list - it was very hard for me to make a top 10 list!

1. Hijack My Heart
2. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
3. Heaven For Everyone
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. Tenement Funster
6. I'm In Love With My Car
7. A Human Body
8. Thank God It's Christmas
9. Breakthru
10. Fight From The Inside

Honourable mentions for Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll and Drowse which just missed out on making the list! And just realised that I totally forgot about Ride The Wild Wind.........damn!


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) Heaven for everyone (Queen version)
 2) These are the days of our lives
 3) Tenement Funster
 4) Im in love with my car
 5) Hyjack my heart
 6) Old man (Lay down)
 7) Fight from the inside (He play all the instruments)
 8) Action this day
 9) Let´s get crazy
10) Modern times rock n roll

 Drowse is the worst song of Roger

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.  Ride the Wild Wind 
2.  These Are The Days Of Our Lives
3. Tenement Funster
4. A Human Body
5. Action This Day
6. I'm In Love With My Car
7. A Kind Of Magic
8. Drowse
9. Radio Ga Ga
10. Hijack My Heart
11. Sheer Heart Attack
12. Heaven For Everyone
13. Breakthru
14. Calling All Girls
15. Fight From The Inside

I would have put Innuendo at #2, but it was more of a group effort than a Roger-only effort.


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drowse
I'm in love with my car
Tenement Funster
Rock it (prime jive)
Radio Ga Ga
AKOM
TATDOOL
Heaven for Everyone
New Dark Ages
Final Destination
Man on Fire
Foreign Sand
Touch the Sky
...

Every song on "Fun in Space"!
I'm serious, this album is awesome.

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drowse
Those Were the Days of Our Lives
I'm in Love with my Car
some of his solo work -- i love the Fun in Space album, at least most of it :)  altho my family think i;m wierd for liking it lol

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

My Top 3 Roger songs ( the writing of the songs lyrics ) in my opinion

Coming Soon 
Loser In The End
Tenement funster

worst 3 ( the lyrics ) in my opinion

One Night Stand
Nazis
Don't Lose Your Head


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh! How could I forget "Coming Soon"?
It's like the Energizer bunny of New Wave pop songs. It keeps going and going.
I like how, eventhough it's repetitive, Freddie delivers the same lyrics slightly different, reachin higher notes each time. It's like a final journey before the grand finale (Save me).

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like rog's solo songs better.

Queen

Modern Times Rock n Roll
Tenement Funster
Im in love with my car
Sheer Heart Attack

Solo
Strange Frontier, Man on Fire, Its an Illusion, No more Fun, Nation of Haircuts, Nazis,


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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Tenement Funster
2.There Are The Days Of Our Lives
3. Moderns Times Rock And Roll
4. Future Managment
5. Rock It
6. Drowse
7. Ride The Wild Wind
8. Old Friends
9.You had to be there
10. A Kind Of Magic

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Posted: 09 Jul 11, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Radio Ga Ga is my favourite, obviously. :D


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