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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just want to convey my praise for the song "IT'S LATE." I think it is one of the best songs ever written. (YES, EVER.) Why has it never been number one anywhere? It should be the #2 of BEST QUEEN SONGS! It is the only song I could get some of my anti-Queen friends to like.

My top three ranking:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. It's Late
3. You and I

Where do you rank "It's Late" in the BEST QUEEN SONGS? What other songs are near in ranking for you?


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Late was always #1 on my top five Queen songs list for years and years...Then suddenly, possibly from the over-exposure I had given it, it slipped to #2, behind Breakthru...But it has always been a gem to me...It never fails to get me to play drums on my dashboard while driving...Great song, and has all the Queen trademarks....


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's ghost would be smiling at your praise


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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree a brilliant song and one of my fav's aswell it gives me goosebumps even huming it, the lyric's are fabulous darling.


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

It's so good because Freddie really does sound like he's "Bleeedin deep inside" when he's singin that line.

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Posted: 18 Feb 05, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, It's Late is one of their best songs. It's such a great rock song, and it's definitely too underrated.


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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a brilliant song. I don't know that it really needs the fast bit, to be honest, but it's a wonderful song, on a sometimes disappointing album.

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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the best part of the song is the 'It's late - yes I know, but don't try and tell me that it's too late' line. It's a classic. Call and response, I believe it's called.


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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=gold> Dennis tm wrote:

Brilliant sopng. But Queen has so many of them. I mean what if Teo Torriate would have been released as a worldwide single? or Mustapha or Stone Cold Crazy or Sheer Heart Attack?

I think Queen was to shy in their single releases.


It's Late is brilliant as are so many of Queen's songs!!
They have so many great songs which were never released as singles. The number one voted song which should have been released as a single and wasn't is.......drum roll....

Was It All Worth It
(Should have been released instead of Scandal)
Another great song which I'd love to hear on this tour and one which I included on the set list on Paul's website.


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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best song on 'News Of The World'. Possibly one of the best Queen songs ever, but without a doubt one of their best live songs.

IT'S LATE ROCKS!!


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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even though they hardly ever played it live...


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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my favourites too. I emailed Brian May and Paul Rodgers about adding it to the set list. We can only hope.

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Posted: 19 Feb 05, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree with KenJ_1986
i dont know if it is the best song ever written
but when i listen to "News Of The World" i listen to that song more than one time
it`s a great fuckin`rock song
only queen is able to write that kind of songs



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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I first listened to News Of The World I was just a standard Queen fan (classic hits and little more), ans It's Late hit me and conquered me from first moment! I wondered how could such a great song not be worldwide famous like other Queen numbers!

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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that song, but I have so many other favourites that it actually doesn't rate too high on my list. Still, it's great, and I'd probably agree that it's the best on News of the World


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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely one of my fave Queen songs. Brilliant:)) The best on "NOTW", right next to WATC.


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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm agree.It's a great song.Isn't my favorite but I like it.


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Posted: 20 Feb 05, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KenJ_1986 wrote:

I just want to convey my praise for the song "IT'S LATE." I think it is one of the best songs ever written. (YES, EVER.) Why has it never been number one anywhere? It should be the #2 of BEST QUEEN SONGS! It is the only song I could get some of my anti-Queen friends to like.

My top three ranking:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. It's Late
3. You and I

Where do you rank "It's Late" in the BEST QUEEN SONGS? What other songs are near in ranking for you?


I think "You And I" beats out "It's Late". I LOVE that song! Go Deacon go!


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

Freddie may be smiling from heaven, but Brian wrote the song and the music.


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely in my Top 10! Love when they ROCK and the middle section of it... SWEET!!!