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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read in several sites that Queen was the only band in occuping the top 10 albums sales with 10 of their albums in any country. Argentina in this case.

I live in Argentina. There are a lot of Queen fans. A lot of cover bands. Queen tracks are often heard at music shops and at Popstars programs. We are the champions is heard every new Soccer champion consagration...

...But the "score" would seem like too much to me.

Does anybody have aditional info (Dates, albums, CONFIRMATION) ??



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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course there are plenty of view points. But mostly there isn't a big quarrel to English people.

Here, in 1982 the dictatorship was about to fall, and as an ultimate chance to stay in the government they invaded the Falklands in a very improvised war.(They would thought they'd stay if Argentina won the war).

So the war finished, the result was catastrophic and the dictators fell (into prision in most cases...)

So mostly, Dictatorship and Pinochet's Chile are seen as the bad guys of the time. Not English people, neither English music at all.

Of course, as argentinian I would prefer Falkland/Malvinas to be part of Argentina. But not in such a ridiculous way.

About Queen popularity...

"There are a lot of Queen fans. A lot of cover bands. Queen tracks are often heard at music shops and at Popstars programs. We are the champions is heard every new Soccer champion consagration..."


Oh! and Under Pressure was banned in radios during war time....

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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, I just answered. I dont want to discuss it either.

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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

seeing I was there 6 times, it feels good to be in a place where Queen is still played a lot, shopping at Coto's and hearing I want to break free, and seeing random ppl walking with Queen shirts, you dont see that in the states


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Posted: 11 Oct 04, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The campus was in Argentina? No, it doesn't sound so ironic in spanish as in english. If you didn't know the guy, and he wasn't laughing, it wasn't an insult.

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in California ? mmmmmmmmmm

I think you've been writing to the wrong forum....

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, QUEEN is still popular here. I noticed that even very young people get into it. That makes me feel good (...and sometimes sad, because I realize I am not getting any younger ;-).

And yes, we blame that bloody war to that nasty fact government.

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

during the falklands war, Queen were near the top of the charts.


Why did the 80s have to happen?

Who wants body language instead of liar

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Recently I made my schoolmates listen to "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon" and the most common reaction is: "why are you listening to this German crap" when I was showing them the name QUEEN on the CD - cover they were truly suprised and when after that I maed them listen "Death On Two Legs" this suprise grow in a wonder :)

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Errrr... I wouldn't like to lose the original sense of the topic.

Can anybody answer to that question?

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Posted: 12 Oct 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, it was true, love of my life was number 1, and 1 to 10 were all Queens hits, this of course was when Queen was there, not sure if it was before, they steped foot there, but from what I was told from ppl who went to the show, Queen mania was like beatlemaina im some terms, esp with the 13-30 crowd, was always in the news when they were there.
but you never know if some one controled the radio broadcast there and made queen 1 to 10, songs I knew that were in top 10
love of my life
somebody to love
wwry
watc
bo rhap
fbg
Killer Queen
bic. race
and I think flash


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Posted: 13 Oct 04, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just to confuse the issue...

The way that I remember this story (and it only ever came from Queen Prods, in those days we couldn't check with any Argentinians for ourselves), was that while Queen were in the country (in 1981), they had the top ten selling ALBUMS (for a week or however often the chart was published). LOML was stated as being a no 1 single for something like 9 months, although for such a popular single, you'd expect there to be a lot of copies floating around collectors...

In other words, it may well not be true, and may indeed have been a claim made on the radio at the time with no sales figures to back it up.

But if you'd like to check, you're looking for the first three months of 1981 as the likely time of all this happening.

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Posted: 15 Oct 04, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is perhaps, below Rolling Stones (we have a pseudo culture over here... the "rollingas"), the most popular all-time rock band.