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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last night (8th Feb) on a Manchester channel (Channel M) I saw an American shows countdown of the Top 20 greatest artists of the 70's. I saw it from number 9 and guess who was in that list? Queen was number 5! Beaten only by ABBA, The Stones, Elton and Led Zeppelin.

Queen beat Bob Marley, The Who, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, T.Rex, Blondie, KISS etc, etc, etc. The show showed short snipets of interviews with various American music fans and know-it-alls who praised 'Queen's charismatic frontman', how great a guitar player Brian was and Queen's knack of making their shows spectacular and nothing but entertaining. They also played Bicycle Race at the end of the show as the titles rolled.

I've always liked America really...


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ABBA is considered here a gay oriented bubblegum pop fabricated group, surprises me they made it into the top 5.

Personally I like ABBA.


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Number 5 on 70s category... Hmm... Well pretty good, but not so fine actually.

And it's much worth if American people would not forget about Queen, but not only some music experts from TV channel, IMO.

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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen hasn't been forgotten in fact in America a quarter of the commercials have queen songs on them and shows like American Idol promote Queen


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah and on a similar countdown here in canada, queen were actually number 3 or 4 i think in a countdown of top 20 artists of the seventies. AND they were beaten by ABBA again too. that's just wrong

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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah: Mountain Dew- Bohemian Rhapsody
Yahoo- You're my Best Friend
Viagra- We Are the Champions (oh my)
American Eagle- We Will Rock You

The latest is Pepsi(or coke, maybe)- I want to Break Free

And LordBlackadder, WHAT channel was that on? I'd sure like to see it.


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

Personally I like ABBA.
Me too! "The Visitors" is one HELL of an album!


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

ABBA is considered here a gay oriented ... group...


By whom, exactly? What a bizarre statement!

Bubblegum, pop, yes. But gay? Not really. For one, they were married to each other for most of their career as a band, you might remember.

Maybe you could make a case of their fan base being pretty pastel these days...

Perhaps you're confusing them with Erasure, who, in a desperate attempt to bring latex and tutus to the masses, sold out with an e.p. of diabolical proportions where they massacred Abba classics to a listless, tinny, gay disco beat? But THAT wasn't Abba's fault... Poor Vince, hasn't been able to afford a new synth since Depeche Mode dumped him on his ass in the early 80's.


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:

Yeah: Mountain Dew- Bohemian Rhapsody
Yahoo- You're my Best Friend
Viagra- We Are the Champions (oh my)
American Eagle- We Will Rock You

The latest is Pepsi(or coke, maybe)- I want to Break Free

And LordBlackadder, WHAT channel was that on? I'd sure like to see it.


Don't forget:
Jaguar - I'm In Love With My Ca-a-ar


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 00:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GonnaUseMyPrisoners wrote:

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

ABBA is considered here a gay oriented ... group...


By whom, exactly? What a bizarre statement!

Bubblegum, pop, yes. But gay? Not really. For one, they were married to each other for most of their career as a band, you might remember.

Maybe you could make a case of their fan base being pretty pastel these days...


Well, ABBA is for sure not gay, and neither was their music. But what is true is that a lot of people (more particularly those tough guys who grew up in the 70s) labeled the band as "gay", or gay appealing.


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