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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without doubt is You and I... without Freddie on vocals... Sail Away Sweet Sister..

anyone care to argue?....

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You and I double A side with Long Away

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dragon Attack

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister

Long Away


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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

  1. Its Late
  2. Was it all worth it
  3. Tear it up
  4. Dragon Attack
  5. if you cant beat them
  6. Princes of the universe (was in some countries not uk)
  7. stone cold crazy


Love all these songs and think they deserve more exposure than some singles which are inferior.


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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 21:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: Without doubt is You and I... without Freddie on vocals... Sail Away Sweet Sister..


anyone care to argue?....
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Yeah, OK, I'll argue - March Of The Black Queen is the best Queen song never to have been a single.  Not that I don't like You & I, but there is better.  Without Freddie? - you're spot on - it's SASS.


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

I agree with Moog and have thought it for years: "You And I" had a respectable chance as a hit, if it had been released as an A-side.

However, it is a nice gem on the album still.

I think "Stone Cold Crazy" in the US could have made it in 1974.

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Posted: 18 Nov 11, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SASS does have Freddie.

Long Away was a single... not a successful one, but it was a single anyway.

My choice: '39.


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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 03:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, couldn't agree more: You and I should have been out (maybe instead of/as well as TYMD) - top ten for sure

Although... I do think it suffers a bit from over-production (like the whole DATR album) - if it had been recorded around 84-86 would have sounded different, maybe not better!

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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

March of the black queen is my defo fav to be a single.  Was it all worth it, and the hot space album should be re selected for single choice............It would be Put out the fire, Calling all girls double A side with Las palabras de a mor, Action this day and staying power...at the time this was the funkiest single for the album.   Mother Love should have been the single and a video off the 3 members walking towards freddie grave etc............The miracle single would have been better with a cgi video of the cover etc and finally The Hitman would be great with a cartoon gangster video, i always imagine the intro with the tires spinning round on a big black gansters car then brian comes out in a black suit hat etc etc.... as for You and I never really put much thought into that as a single. Day at the races is my favourite album always love drowse but not as a single lol.


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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

March of the black queen.......Double A side.........White Queen.   Now this would have been the best single, it would have made Queen II a Mega Hit album......well as it began..  The single would have been nice black and white either side etc... Well this is my dream, i recon we should vote on a top 20 Queen non single best tracks.


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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

March of the Black Queen, as good as it is, would have bombed as a single.. it would have been edited for a start, then it would no longer be the song we know

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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Need your loving tonight.....always thought it should've been a single. Had a radio friendly feel to it. Great song.

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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote: SASS does have Freddie.

Long Away was a single... not a successful one, but it was a single anyway.

My choice: '39.

Oops.  I goofed.  I'm a bad fan.


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Posted: 19 Nov 11, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mooghead, I'll argue. I agree with everything you said, even about MOTBQ, fantastic song, but no way a single. I disagree about the single without Freddie singing, it has to be Long Away. SASS, fantastic, but Long Away is a masterpiece, why they chose TYMD as I single is beyond me.
 I'm surprised by other peoples answers too, most choosing You and I, and Long Away. Pleasantly surprised as A Day at the Races is my favourite album, not one bad track on it. I don't buy A night at the Opera being their finest, I mean, Sweet Lady? No one would be upset if they never heard that again, surely?
 For me, best 5 albums - Races, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, The Game and just creeping in at 5 with RM's and because of the extra tracks, and it's even surprised me, is News Of The World.
 What annoys me about the Queen haters though, is that they haven't a clue about the album tracks, You and I is a hidden gem, Sail away sweet sister is too, Long Away also. I'm not picking songs from Queen II, cos they need time for people to get into the songs, the modern listener who doesn't buy albums anymore, would not give Queen II a second listen, which is very sad. I remember listening to an album for the first time and being disapointed, then as the days, sometimes even weeks passed, you'd finally get the songs. And you know what? Those are the albums you will listen to over and over again. I-Pods have ruined music and more importantly they have ruined the good old 'Album'.


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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

agreed - You & I all the way...

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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man! I hate when people dis Sweet Lady, I love that song.  I would have liked Dead On Time to have been a single.


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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote: SASS does have Freddie.

Long Away was a single... not a successful one, but it was a single anyway.

My choice: '39.

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Yeah but he's not the main vocalist, he only has the middle 8, think mooghead saying lead vocals ie. the bulk of the song.

And Long Away was only a single in America was it not?

'39? Yes. :)


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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good thread. I think Coming Soon would've been perfect for 1980.

A Day A The Races for me, while excellent, suffers from a curious track order. It starts rocking then stops immediately with YTMBA. As a result I rarely listen to it from star to finish. How about:

Intro
Tie Your Mother Down
Long Away
Millionaire Waltz
You & I
You Take My Breath Away

Somebody To Love
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Drowse
White Man
Teo Torriatte

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Posted: 20 Nov 11, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too many people mistaking songs they like for good singles. For a single Freddie would have to have been the singer*. Need Your Loving Tonight is another good shout ;-)

*Queen's rule, not mine!