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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 01:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what songs from every album do you think should've been singles and which ones if any shouldnt have been. i'll make the list of the albums i have.

sheer heart attack
should've; stone cold crazy, flick of the wrist
shouldnt; possibly now im here, dont no

night at the opera
should've; definetly death on two legs,
shouldnt; the singles were good

day at the races
shouldve; you and i
shouldnt; people will disagree but i say good old fashion lover boy was a waste of a single

news of the world
shouldve; dunno
shouldnt; good singles

the game;
shouldve; maybe need your love tonight
shouldnt; all good singles


there the albums ive got at the moment


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree that Death on two legs should have been a single....but i disagree, I think Good ol' fashioned loverboy was NOT a waste of a single..thats an awesome song


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 01:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i no its a good song but when there are other good songs on an album they should be released. u must agree its not like other queen singles for someone whos never herd queen before u wouldnt show them that.


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stone cold crazy should have been a single!!! but i love now im here.
was love of my life ever a single???


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tie Your Mother Down definitely should've been a single in America. It would've been perfect; I wonder why they chose Long Away instead.


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

foxxy_moron wrote:

stone cold crazy should have been a single!!! but i love now im here.
was love of my life ever a single???


yep, the live killers performance from Frankfurt was a single release in the UK.

also Flick Of The Wrist WAS a single in the UK, double a-side with Killer Queen which got to #2 in 1974.

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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"One Year Of Love" shouldn't have been put out as a single.

In fact, "One Year Of love" should have never been released at all. It should rot away in the Queenvaults and never come out.


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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the record....

Tie Your Mother Down was a single in the US, as was Need Your Lovin Tonight (both went nowhere). Not sure if Flick of the Wrist was a double 'A' in the US, but it was definitely the b side on the Killer Queen single.

Was always surprised Spread Your Wings didn't chart better in the UK and that it wasn't released as a single in the US...seemed very radio friendly at the time

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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think ride the wild wind- should,
invisible man- shoudnt



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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'You And I' should've been a single. Same with 'Stone Cold Crazy', 'If You Can't Beat Them', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Dead On Time'.

'Body Language', no. 'Calling All Girls' would've been a good UK substitute, and maybe 'Life Is Real' or 'Put Out The Fire' (despite the duff lyrics).

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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN
good single

QUEEN II
good

SHEER HEART ATTACK
should: Brighton Rock
shouldn't: Now I'm Here

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
good

A DAY AT THE RACES
good

NEWS OF THE WORLD
should: It's Late
shouldn't: Spread Your Wings

JAZZ
good

LIVE KILLERS
should: We Will Rock You (fast) - 2nd single

THE GAME
good

FLASH GORDON
good

HOT SPACE
oh boy!
should: Staying Power
shouldn't: Back Chat

THE WORKS
very good choice of singles

A KIND OF MAGIC
should: Princes Of The Universe
shouldn't: Friends Will Be Friends

LIVE MAGIC
should: Bohemian Rhapsody

THE MIRACLE
good

INNUENDO
should: Ride The Wild Wind
shouldn't: Headlong

LIVE AT WEMBLEY'86
good

MADE IN HEAVEN
should: Made In Heaven (6th single? Why not?)



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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should:
Jesus
Princes Of The Universe
Ride The Wild Wind

Shouldn't:
Long Away and Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (in US)

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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should:

Queen I
Good

Queen II
White Queen as 2nd single

Sheer Heart Attack
Good

Night at the Opera
Death on two legs additionally

Day at the races
You and I instead of Tie your mother down

News of the World
WATC and WWRY not as double A side...would have
been interesting to see which one sells better

Jazz
Good

The Game
Good

Flash
The Hero

Hot Space
Calling all Girls for Europe
Not Body Language

The Works
Good

A Kind of Magic
Princes of the Universe as 5th Single

The Miracle
Was it all worth it instead of Scandal

Innunendo
Days of our lives seperately...it is funny that
they claim this to be a number 1 hit...the number
1 was BoRhap

Ride the Wild wind instead of I'm going slightly
mad

Made in Heaven

Born to Love you and made in heaven would have
been worth a single release



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Posted: 13 Feb 05, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love brighton rock, but i dont think a song with a 3 minute guitar solo in the middle would have made a good single.

calling all girls should have been a single, and i'd still keep body language, that song is somehow more popular in the us than it is in uk.

possibly an edited version of It's Late from notw, its got rock radio written all over it.



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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

should have:
life is real, tie your mother down, the hero, the millionaire waltz, you take my breath away, death on two legs, don't try suicide, love of my life

shouldn't have:
body language, the invisible man, headlong, good old fashioned lover boy, friends wil be friends, play the game, breakthru


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN:
Should of: Great King Rat

QUEEN II:
Should Of: Father To Son, March Of The Black Queen

SHEER HEART ATTACK:
Should Of: Flick Of The Wrist

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA:
Should Of: Death On Two Legs, Prophets Song

A DAY AT THE RACES:
Should Of: White Man, Teo Torriate
Shouldn't Of: Good Old Fasioned Lover Boy

NEWS OF THE WORLD:
All Good.

JAZZ:
Should Of: Let Me Entertain You
Shouldn't of: Don't Stop Me Now

THE GAME:
All Good

FLASH GORDON:
All Good

HOT SPACE:
Should Of: Put Out The Fire
Shouldn't Off: Back Chat

THE WORKS:
All Good

A KIND OF MAGIC:
Shouldn't of: Friends Will Be Friends, (this was a stinker)

THE MIRACLE:
Should Of: Was It All Worth It.

INNUENDO:
Should Of: Ride The Wild Wind

MADE IN HEAVEN:
All Good


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Melancholy Blues wrote:

should have:
life is real, tie your mother down, the hero, the millionaire waltz, you take my breath away, death on two legs, don't try suicide, love of my life

shouldn't have:
body language, the invisible man, headlong, good old fashioned lover boy, friends wil be friends, play the game, breakthru


would have been interesting to see how Life Is Real fared in the UK as an A-side...if Body Language can hit #17 then anything's possible!

I agree about Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, Friends Will Be Friends & Invisible Man, terrible choices !!

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should - The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke, The March Of The Black Queen,Ogre Battle

Shouldn't - Another One Bites The Dust with Wyclef Jean


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jealousy should have been a single from jazz
life is real from hot space
sail away sweet sister from the game
princes of the universe and gimme the prize from akind of magic
was it all worth it from miracle