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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

seems like the olympics helped shift a few more copies of
GREATEST HITS !!


also NO 1 No2 No3 No 6 No 10 no 12 no 17 n0 36 in uk rock charts !!that must be a record




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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how does ONE album appear several times in the same chart?
cos that's what your message implies


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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ brENsKi


I think you (and same for me;0) lost count on al the remasters....

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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry well check yourself next time as the great man once sang "no time for losers " lol


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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't checked out the charts, but I presume the other chart positions will be singles charts listings for individual tracks (WWRY, WATC, Bo Rhap etc..)

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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rhianna has just got the number 1 spot with a record low (less than 10 thousand units). I reckon for Queen to get to number 79 they must have sold 38 copies of Greatest Hits

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Posted: 20 Aug 12, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rocksingles


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: Rhianna has just got the number 1 spot with a record low (less than 10 thousand units). I reckon for Queen to get to number 79 they must have sold 38 copies of Greatest Hits

:/

WTF? Are you kidding? Even in the Netherlands, with only a tiny music industry, you don't even get a gold record for 10 000 units sold (that is given at 25 000, I think). If your figures are accurate, it suddenly becomes very cheap for a major record label to get an album way up in the charts by just buying their own stock.


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

38 copies lol


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

peterkoz1 wrote:
38 copies lol



Indeed I saw John Deacon leaving HMV with a stackpile of greatest
Hits cd's

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no wonder EMI are headed into bankruptcy

they sent one of their messengers into HMV to "buy back a load of old EMI pressed queen cds" and he came back with hundreds of copies of the universal reissues


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are wonderful news. I love to see Queen flying high in the charts, even if they are segregated charts (rock singles charts).

Let's hope we will still be able to see them up there in the regular chart and with new material.

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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wouldn't hold your breath on that one

the last "new material" - The Cosmos Sucks
sold a staggering 37,000 copies in the USA - a country of 250 million people - peaking at no47 and only being on the billboard chart for two weeks


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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whaaaa? You think Brian takes credit for the songwriting? hehe

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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wouldn't be surprised if Brian "credits" Freddie with most of TCR song-writing :-)


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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brENsKi wrote: wouldn't hold your breath on that one

the last "new material" - The Cosmos Sucks
sold a staggering 37,000 copies in the USA - a country of 250 million people - peaking at no47 and only being on the billboard chart for two weeks

Getting an album to chart isn't nearly as difficult as it once was...


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

brENsKi wrote:
wouldn't hold your breath on that one
the last "new material" - The Cosmos Sucks
sold a staggering 37,000 copies in the USA - a country of 250 million people - peaking at no47 and only being on the billboard chart for two weeks


Not surprised since everyone says Queen is not that popular in the US. How did it do in the UK?

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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no5, 6 weeks on chart

here's the full(ish) list - ighest position first then weeks on chart

Estonia 1 10
Czech Republic 4 7
Germany 4 7
Switzerland[12] 5 7
United Kingdom 5 6
Italy 6 5
Netherlands 8 7
Greece 9 1
Austria 11 8
Hungary 15 1
Finland 15 2
Belgium 18 8
Spain 20 6
Denmark 24 1
Sweden 24 5
Portugal 25 1
France 28 4
Norway[ 31 1
Canada 33 1
Japan 40 6
Malta 20 2
United States 47 2
Ireland 47 1
Australia 49 1



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Posted: 23 Aug 12, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those figures are shocking. There cant have been any promotion or distribution in half those countries. Granted the album is mediocre but there are a few decent songs. Were there really 23 better sounding albums selling in Denmark on that single week it was in the charts?

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Posted: 23 Aug 12, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'm more intrigued by Estonia...wtf happened there for ten weeks....do they not get out much?


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