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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i dont know...i've heard under pressure when i was a kid and to me it's the most famous.

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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Generally, I'd say Another One, but because of that glitch in time when some rip-off-disgrace stole Under Pressure. People who were into rap will recognize that first. This is really hard. That's like asking, which is more famous? We Will Rock You or We Are the Champions? Both comparisons are pretty equal.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another One Bites The Dust is Queens biggest selling record to date.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think both are pretty equally recognizable, but Under Pressure may be more known because of Vanilla Ice ripping it off.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends on territory.

But I think AOBTD is more popular, though John liked UP.

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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mmmmmm well imo its bites the dust! its queens biggest seller in the usa 4.5+million i think,
and that fucker vanilla ice wants a good fucking slap for that rip-off bass line, under pressure,


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually the other day i was watching this current affairs type thing and they had a thing about bass players. They were talking about famous basslines (they only mentioned two i think) and the first one was aobtd. That was good except they showed part of the wyclef jean video so i was quite pissed off about that.

Then the next one they said was "the song that defined a generation" ice ice baby. Quite annoyed that they gave vanilla ice the credit for that one.

I would have been really angry that they showed no footage of queen at all considering they created both of those bass lines but at least they showed John standing behind Freddie while he played the piano in bo rhap as they were talking about the bass players being overshadowed by the lead singers.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure


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Posted: 30 Jan 05, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AOBTD - Got them into America


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Posted: 30 Jan 05, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

both songs are pretty equal, imo
remember the Aiwa commercials w/AOBTD?
And tv show promos in US w/UP?


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd have to say AOBTD

"Vanilla Ice put an extra beat in Ice Ice Baby, so he didn't steal it!" Whoever said that is full of it!


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well it woz a problem because he didn't put Queen & Bowie in the credits, like he should. But it's no problem he sampled it though.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

abtd was used in gladiators as well remember so lots of people will remember it from that

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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

both!


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AOBTD

I play bass, whatever you're playing, slide it into AOBTD and people will start singing.

And it's so easy I can do it without thinking :-)

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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whowantstoliveforever88 wrote:

"Vanilla Ice put an extra beat in Ice Ice Baby, so he didn't steal it!" Whoever said that is full of it!


Brian actually said something to that affect
in a Howard Stern interview (c. '93?).

I think UP edges out Dust by just a little.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure he really didn't mean that he was okay with it!


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would say Under Pressure is the most recognisable.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whowantstoliveforever88 wrote:

I'm sure he really didn't mean that he was okay with it!


I don't think so, either.
I just think it was Brian being the "nice guy".

I downloaded the interview for school about 8 years ago.
Maybe it can still be found...?


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quite difficult to say isn it? Both of them are well known, but I must say Another One Bites The Dust because it just is better known in the world.


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