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

Which of the big hits do you do you think are the least good? Radio Ga Ga and Another one bites the dust are songs I dont like that much. I never listen to them 2 times in a row. Other less good hits are for example Headlong, the Invisible Man, I`m going slightly mad and Miracle.
Do you agree at all?


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 05:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We Will Rock You. Maybe it's hearing it so many times, but I hate that with every other amazing song the band created, it's their most simplistic that people always seem to remember first.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 06:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen fans love songs like March Of The Black Queen, but those song are not appreciated by the non Queen fans. I think they've only released songs which are easy to listen.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First of all I don't think that "Headlong", "Miracle" and "Slightly Mad" were big hits. I think we can even say that the last one failed in the charts. It was a 2nd single and it reached only no.22! That's not very well as for a 2nd single from Queen album, don't you think? BTW I think it's one of their finest songs. My vote goes to "A Kind Of Magic".

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oddly enough, Queen always seemed to pick the best singles from their albums. There are, of course, exceptions:

- the edited version of Liar, though I think that was Elektra's fault
- Tie Your Mother Down ('You And I' would've been a better choice)
- Bicycle Race
- Play The Game
- Body Language (duh)
- The Miracle and Scandal
- You Don't Fool Me

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what do you think about radio ga ga? I think its a quite boring disco song. Same as whith AOBTD, they both are good hits you can remember, and good songs as singles. But musically they are not so good.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody to love i dont like.live version better



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You don`t like somebody to love??? I love it!!! It´s also good live.
One great single and a song I never get bored to listen is Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy!!! Mabe the best song by queen! At least it´s one of my favourite queen songs. The live version ( at least Osaka 77 ) is also brilliant!
What do you think about it as a song and as a single release? I remember it didn´t do very vell in the single market, which is kind of odd.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

doesn't seem like it, does it?



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Radio Ga Ga' is probably one of Queen's very best singles ever. That and it has a smashing video.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For a band who were considered an 'album band' they picked great singles. As proved by the recent poll on Channel 4.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it just me or does anyone else absolutely hate You Don't Fool Me?


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 01:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nasty_queenie wrote:

Is it just me or does anyone else absolutely hate You Don't Fool Me?


I did for the longest time, but the guitar solo completely redeems it for me. It's one of those tracks that takes a while to grow on you, kind of like how it takes some time to warm up to Hot Space, which this track is reminiscent of.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Teo Torriate would have been a better choice than Good Old fasioned lover boy.

Friends Will Be Friends should have never been a single, it shouldn't even been put on any album or even released.


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i dont agree with this statement at all we're Queen fans and we should be complimenting their music not critising the music!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say Queen is like Led Zeppelin or
Pink Floyd , you should listen to the
whole album to get the full Queen experience. Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were never into singles .In fact I don't think
Led Zeppelin ever released a single in
the U.K. .


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Another One Bites The Dust has never been my favourite, so I say no more...


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

chico wrote:

I'd say Queen is like Led Zeppelin or
Pink Floyd , you should listen to the
whole album to get the full Queen experience. Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were never into singles .In fact I don't think
Led Zeppelin ever released a single in
the U.K. .


I don't think Zep release ANY singles anywhere did they? didn't they take that as a principle?


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oberon : Led Zeppelin released singles in
North America . In the U.K. things are
usually a bit different. Case in point:
in the early 1970's T-Rex were the biggest thing since sliced bread in the U.K. ,but
here in North America well let's just say ..not so big .



SORRY I WENT OFF ON A TANGENT THIS IS
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