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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a question for all fans around the world.

Which Queen hits aside from 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You', and 'We Are The Champions', had the biggest impact in your own countries back when they were released, and which ones still receive a lot of airplay today?

Here in the States from instance, most radio stations play most Queen hits from 'Killer Queen' to 'Under Pressure', but it's very rare to hear Queen hits after the 'Hot Space' album.

When I used to live in Colombia, about 2 or 3 singles of each album were played on the radio. 'You Don't Fool Me' was perhaps the last big hit Queen had there.


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they play "A Kind of Magic", "Too Much Love Will Kill You" and "I Want to Break Free" pretty much.
I've also heard "The Great Pretender" many times


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great topic!

Here in Kansas, in addition to those three I still hear:

You're My Best Friend
Fat Bottomed Girls
Bicycle Race
Crazy Little Thing (frequently)
Play The Game
Another One Bites The Dust (frequently)
Under Pressure

In the years between Under Pressure and the Wayne's World sing-along song, I heard when they were popular:

Radio Ga Ga
I Want To Break Free (saw the video twice on MTV too!)
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
I Want It All
Innuendo (this was popular here for some reason though 'Headlong' was supposed to be the single, I never heard it)
The Show Must Go On (couple times right after Freddie died)

And that's it :(


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unusual Queen songs I heard on the radio over here:

Seven seas of rhye
It's late
No one but you
Mother Love


And the play Somebody to love from the tribute, and invisible man a lot




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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my mother country Love of My Life is listed as one of the top 10 ballads since the song came and for over 30 years.... This is also one song that I knew Queen by, save perhaps BoRhap. People who don't know Queen know LoML.


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Common Queen/solo playlist in France :

Radio gaga
Kind of magic
Great Pretender
I want it all
Show Must Go On
WWRY (a lot, especially in clubs)
Another on bites the dust (same as WWRY)

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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 02:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody to Love is a favourite over here.


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...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In sweden I have heard:

CLTCL
Killer Queen
Heaven For Everyone
The Show Must Go On
Living On My Own
Love Kills

I have never heard WWRY, WATC or Bo Rhap :)


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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, I hardly listen to the radio here in Germany and if I do there's just crap that makes you wanna smash the radio immediately!

But I heard "Heaven For Everyone" playing in a store the other day, and "You Don't Fool Me" was playing in another store just a few days later. and in the service station I heard that "Living On My Own" was on the radio (if that counts).
And last summer I heard "Bo Rhap" in a shop in Holland.

But I saw the video for "A Winter's Tale" on a german music channel just last week!!! And this doesn't happen too often....


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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here in the SF just,

Killer Queen
Under Pressure
sometimes AOBTD
rarely CLTCL

I think in Mexico they used to play Dragon Attack a lot, i ain't sure


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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Finland (recently):

The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody
I Want It All
Killer Queen


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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I live in the south but have heard many Queen song on the radio.
wwry
watc
kya
kq
tymd
cltcl
up
fbg
aobtd

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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 03:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen are loved in Lithuania and radiostations, who play classics, all the time play Queen. I'd say, every radiostation of that kind, plays Queen one or two times per day AT LEAST, so it's possible to hear Queen sound on radio very often :)


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Brazil, recently, these are the most common ones. You could whistle one of them to most people and they'd know it:

- Another one bites the dust
- Under pressure
- Crazy little thing called love
- Radio ga ga
- One year of love
- I want to break free
- A kind of magic
- Love of my life
- How can I go on (Barcelona never plays)
- Somebody to love (tribute)
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- We will rock you
- We are the champions
- Who wants to live forever
- The show must go on

In the past, these had their time, too:

- Heaven for everyone
- You don't fool me
- One vision
- It's a hardlife
- Play the game
- Save me
- I want it all
- Too much love will kill you (Brian's)
- Living on my own
- I was born to love you (Freddie)
- Made in heaven (Freddie)
- Bicycle race
- Flash
- Spread your wings
- Don't stop me now

These I heard once or twice:

- No one but you
- Cool cat (this week!!!)
- Innuendo
- You're my best friend
- Love kills

Also, in late 1991, I drove the people in the local radio station crazy, untill the left me do my own radio tribute to Freddie. :D
I remember that I played these, among others:

- Ogre battle (of course, LOL)
- I go crazy
- Machines
- Put out the fire
- Love of my life (studio)
- Don't stop me now (background to the end of the program)

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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sydney's WS-FM played

Killer Queen
Somebody To Love
WWRY
WATC
Under Pressure

in December

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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never listen radio, but I remember some friend saying he heard 'Who Wants To Live Forever' being aired sometime


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was in Argentina they played allmost everything
while grcoery shopping they played radio ga ga, and later they played need your lovin.
in the car on the way to a beach city(Mar del Plata) they played love of my life, it's a hard life, Killer Queen, I want to break free
4 songs in 2 hours...
local radio they play wwry/watc-AOBTD- bo rhap sometimes...fat bottom girls as well.


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Queenland The Netherlands I hear Queen songs very often. I hear Bo Rhap the most I think. Other popular songs are: Innuendo, I Want To Break Free, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want It All, Radio Ga Ga.

Two Queen songs are involved in a tv commercial right now: Don't Stop Me Now and It's a Beautiful Day.



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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i gotta get me to Argentina :)


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in saudi you can hear alot of Queen songs on the american forces network such as "CLTCL,BoRhap,FBG,and Killer queen" i also remember hearing AOBTD
once on the radio along time ago!!


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