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Posted: 18 May 05, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I was really bored the other day, so I tried to come up with a list of Queen songs that could have been singles but weren't....this is what I came up with....

One single per album, and just for fun, I even put a b-side with them.....and I tried select no songs that were a or b sides somewhere, but I didnt quite make it....so here you go...album name followed by a-side then b-side....

Q: Doing All Right/Great King Rat
QII: White Queen/Ogre Battle
SHA: In The Lap Of The Gods...revisited/Stone Cold Crazy
ANATO: Death On Two Legs/Good Company
ADATR: You And I/You Take My Breath Away
NOTW: Sheer Heart Attack/Fight From The Inside
JAZZ: If You Cant Beat Them/Dead On Time
TG: Sail Away Sweet Sister/Rock It
HS: Put Out The Fire/Action This Day
TW: Keep Passing The Open Windows/Man On The Prowl
AKOM: Gimme The Prize/Dont Lose Your Head
TM: Was It All Worth It/My Baby Does Me
I: Hitman/Ride The Wild Wind

There you have it......just further proof that I have too much time on my hands I suppose :)


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

Black Queen, All Dead, Sail Away Sweet Sister, Open Windows,


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Posted: 18 May 05, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mother love
ride the wild wind
was it all worth it
the prophet's song (a short version)
stone cold crazy



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Posted: 18 May 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Death On Two Legs/'39 (Double A Side)
Action This Day/Put Out The Fire
Long Away Woldwide release


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Posted: 18 May 05, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister/Football Fight

Leaving Home Ain't Easy/Mustapha




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Posted: 18 May 05, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

life is real(song for lennon)
jealousy
love of my life(the album version)
I can´t live whit you


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Posted: 18 May 05, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You and I
Teo Torriate
Rain must fall - Why did they release Scandal?
Coming Soon (?remix would've been fun)


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Posted: 18 May 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Q : no other singles.
QII : no other singles.This is no singles album.
SHA : Lap of the gods rivisited/ Stone cold grazy
ANATO : Death on two legs / Lazing on sunday ..
ADATR : You and I / Drowse
NOTW : Sheer heart attack / Sleeping on the ...
Jazz : Dead on time / Mustapha
The game : Dragon attack / Sail away sweet sister
Hot space : Put out the fire / action this day
The Works : no other singles
AKOM : no other singles
TM : Was it all worth it / Party
I : no other singles
MIH : no other singles


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Posted: 18 May 05, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Q1 Great King Rat
QII White Queen
SHA Stone Cold Crazy
ANATO Death on two legs, I'm in Love With My Car, 39
ADATR White Man; The Millionaire Waltz
NOTW: Fight From the Inside, Sleeping On the Sidewalk
Jazz: Dead On Time, If you can't beat them, In Only 7 days
Game: Sail Away Sweet Sister, Dragon Attack
Hot Space: Put Out The Fire
The Works: Man on the prowl,
Magic: -
Miracle: Was It All Worth It
Innuendo: I can't live with you, Ride The Wild Wind, Don't Try So Hard
MIH: Mother Love


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Posted: 19 May 05, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, Death on Two Legs/Good Company... I love the ironicness


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Posted: 19 May 05, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

neodave wrote:

mother love
ride the wild wind
was it all worth it
the prophet's song (a short version)
stone cold crazy


Now THAT would be interesting, an edited version of The Prophet's Song.....(maybe somone could make one! lol)


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Posted: 19 May 05, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Sail Away Sweet Sister" would have made a great single. I read once in an interview with Brian that they didn't release is as a single, because at that time they thought a Queen single with non-Freddie vocals wouldn't work that well.

Another one I think should have been a single is "Was It All Worth It?". It's a typical bombastic Queen song which the audience at large likes, and I think it would have done better as a single than "The Miracle" and "Scandal", which are fine songs, but weren't big hits.


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

'Mother love' and 'Was it all worth it?'


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Posted: 19 May 05, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And 'Bijou'.


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Posted: 19 May 05, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Man)' or 'The Ring' - it would make 'em another one top charting song... Just kidding

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Posted: 19 May 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

keep passing the open windows and was it all worth it I agree with.

Scandal was a good choice of single, just a shame it was released 4th. its regrettable because so many casual queen fans will have missed out on it because it didnt make GH2

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Posted: 19 May 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You and I
Death On Two Legs
If You Can't Beat Them
White Queen
Lily Of The Valley*
Loser In The End

*I wasn't sure if this had been released as a b-side or not but I put it in anyway, sorry if it has !!!


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Posted: 25 May 05, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

'Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Man)' or 'The Ring' - it would make 'em another one top charting song... Just kidding


No, even better....."Yeah" from Made In Heaven.....:D


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Posted: 25 May 05, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a difference between a song being good and a song being releasable as a single. Whenever this topic comes up someone just votes for something they like, like March of the Black Queen, but I can't see something like that working as a single!

Btw Flick of the Wrist was a actually an A side.. but got left of GH1 :(


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Posted: 25 May 05, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deaconfan wrote:

What is GH1 by the way?

Greatest Hits- first one...