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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love the song! I just downloaded some live performance of it... and it sounds really good! When did they ever do this song live?

If this has already been answered before, I don't want to be yelled at! :X

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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was only performed on the American leg of the 1982 tour, I believe.

One of their worst songs, in my opinion - why it was released as the first single from Hot Space is beyond me (hell, why it was RECORDED is incomprehensible).

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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Thanks! The song... it's blatantly Freddie, of course. I mean the lyrics are not quite profound but at least the message gets across! But making that the first single was a pretty stupid choice.

--I had to edit this because I just forgot what I said about loving the song. I contradict myself SO much!


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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the record, I didn't come in here to shoot down your opinion - you've got yours, I've got mine. Sorry if my post gave that impression, I did want to give you the information while adding my own Lesterian (try pronouncing THAT) twist to it.

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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't get that impression at all, don't worry!

Les-ter-i-an. That's easy haha


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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erica, you are not alone. I estimate that about 1/4 of Queen fans rate Body Language as a better than average Queen song.

http://home.comcast.net/~vantricers/Song_Boxplot_by_abc.doc

Print out the link to get the best look at the graph.

The graph is called a box and whiskers plot. The middle rectangular "box" for each song represents the middle 50% of votes while each line "whisker" on either side of the rectangular box represents the lower and upper quarter of song ratings.

Body Language is listed in the upper left hand graph, and the upper "whisker" (top 25 % of song ratings) shows song ratings above 6 (on a scale of 0 to 10).

One could also note my signature references my humble Queen Poll website if one wanted to find out more ...


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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the Hot Space album, I even like stuff like 'Staying Power', but to me, Body Language is one of the worst Queen tracks. I'll still listen to it.. I'll listen to any Queen song, but it amazes me that it was nearly a top 10 hit in the U.S. after a superb song like Under Pressure only made the top 40 here.

And yet they say it's the 'disco' sound that killed Queen here... it makes no sense.

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Posted: 03 Mar 04, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most Queen fans seem to dislike Body Language, but there is wide range of opinion, and some (myself included)like Body Language. Maybe these freaks of nature should be shot ... LOL


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 00:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Body Language, it's a good song, I love it!! I love all Hot Space :)


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Worst Queen song...evar.

I LOVE Hot Space, and it's without a doubt the worst track on the album. (The only other song that even has a shot at that title is Cool Cat, but Body Language definately takes it.)

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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imo it is not a good song, but the whole hot space is oriented in this "disco" way and many people like it


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I love Body Language, it's a good song, I love it!! I love all Hot Space :)"

I was gonna say that :)


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

great song,great album!!


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the song is boring with lyrics too gay, and a video I don´t know,they wanted it to make a video too sexy and they make it a video really bad :[, in concert the song is too cool less flat (I have it in Opera Omnia Set)



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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

P.S. The worst song was Don't Try Suicide and Fun It (Roger what are you doing?)


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"the song is boring with lyrics too gay"

too gay? there's nothing called "too gay". Or.. maybe Carson Cressley but he's cool :)


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fun It rocks!


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion i think it's absolutly one of their worst ever, maybe even nr. 1 in that list. I kind of like hot space, but not that song. I like Get Down, Make Love though, much more than Body Language :)


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dancer should have been the first single : real funky feel, radio formatted song, it could have been the "dust" continuation.

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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 08:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone said that Body Language was a top ten hit, while Under Pressure didn't make top 40 in the US. Well, to me this means Fred was in tune with the US music scene at that time for Hot Space. I think he was spending a lot of time in New York in the early '80s wasn't he? I think on balance the new sound of Hot Space was largely Fred's influence, and it seems to fit with the charting of the two songs. So, although some may say that bands shouldn't go with trends they should buck them (as I think Queen did in the '70s), I think it shows Fred was clued up and quite astute with what was required for an American audience.

The success of the two songs was reversed in the UK of course (can't remember where BL came, but we know where UP came!!!)

As for BL the song. not the best, but I can't not like any Queen song. Call me blind, but... Still, Hot Space is the albumn I listen to least!


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