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Posted: 29 Nov 05, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love that song and it seems like it was definitely made to be one. Plus, everytime I hear my heart starts racing and I feel like killing the nearest living thing. How come it never caught on?


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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually really like Tear it Up. But everything good about it, was already done in We Will Rock You, but WWRY had the added bonus of lyrics that actually meant something. Ok, most people don't really care what WWRY has to say, they just go for the chorus...
I guess Tear it Up never took off because WWRY was merely a bit more memorable + already very entrenched.
I suppose if they'd done Tear it Up first, it might have been a different story.


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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because it's just an avarage song...

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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I kinda like it, although it might be a little too slow for some sports.
Lemme see if I can put this into a goal horn or something for hockey.


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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><h6>Not a REAL fan</h6> wrote:

Because it's just an avarage song...


At best.....

Just a filler IMO

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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There not going to say "give me your mind baby give me your body"


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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because 'Tear It Up' was never an actual single.


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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because it sucks....

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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not even close to the song 'We Will Rock You' or 'We Are The Champions' are.

'I Want It All' is a decent sports anthem I thought would be even bigger than it is at present.

Thinking about it, 'Gimme The Prize' and 'One Vision' would make great sports anthems. So would 'Hammer To Fall', even if the lyrics don't match so much.

The ultimate sports video, I always thought, would be clips of Michael Jordan doing his thing on the court to 'Don't Stop Me Now'.

You are right, 'Tear It Up' wouldn't be bad though.

How about, just out of nowhere, with the volume loud as hell, a random 'Chinese Water Torture'. That would fire any crowd up.

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Posted: 30 Nov 05, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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There not going to say "give me your mind baby give me your body"


Oh...then you don't know men's wrestling.
That's like homosexuality with spectators.

I think its because the whole works album is was recorded kind of "tinny" and thin sounding.

I mean, "The Works" sound is great for GA GA and Break Free....

but the sound of that album, is not a "tough" rock sound....waaaay over processed.

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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sharron .G wrote:

<marquee>Queen Of Wrestling</marquee> wrote:

There not going to say "give me your mind baby give me your body"


Oh...then you don't know men's wrestling.
That's like homosexuality with spectators.

I think its because the whole works album is was recorded kind of "tinny" and thin sounding.

I mean, "The Works" sound is great for GA GA and Break Free....

but the sound of that album, is not a "tough" rock sound....waaaay over processed.


Dear, I wrestle varsity on men's wrestling team. Coach will not let us play ANOBTD or WWRY so why TIU?


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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But Hammer To Fall and Princes of the Universe is another story ;)


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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee>Queen Of Wrestling</marquee> wrote:

Sharron .G wrote:

<marquee>Queen Of Wrestling</marquee> wrote:

There not going to say "give me your mind baby give me your body"


Oh...then you don't know men's wrestling.
That's like homosexuality with spectators.

I think its because the whole works album is was recorded kind of "tinny" and thin sounding.

I mean, "The Works" sound is great for GA GA and Break Free....

but the sound of that album, is not a "tough" rock sound....waaaay over processed.


Dear, I wrestle varsity on men's wrestling team. Coach will not let us play ANOBTD or WWRY so why TIU?


Hopefully that clears up any confusion as to whether QOW was a homosexual, or just merely a spectator.


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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><h6>Not a REAL fan</h6> wrote:

Because it's just an avarage song...


I beg to differ. It's one of my favorite songs that Queen performed live.

The version on Live At Wembley is in my top 10 favorite songs from that concert.

The entire song and especially Freddie's and Roger's interplay on vocals, drums...and then Brian on guitar, kicks rock ass and is electrifying!


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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear, I wrestle varsity on men's wrestling team. Coach will not let us play ANOBTD or WWRY so why TIU?

Your coach is pretty sorry if he tells you what kind of music to listen to. The beauty of sport is the individualality of each contestant. What gets you up and ready is different from each person.

I guess you'll have to fire up the Gary Glitter records a little longer.

Onto the subject, I think Tear It Up isn't something you want all the kids in the stadium singing.

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Posted: 01 Dec 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's good. It's a nice opener of the Works tour. But I rather have the Magic Tour version, better drum- and guitarsound.


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Posted: 02 Dec 05, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music Man wrote:

<marquee>Queen Of Wrestling</marquee> wrote:

Sharron .G wrote:

<marquee>Queen Of Wrestling</marquee> wrote:

There not going to say "give me your mind baby give me your body"


Oh...then you don't know men's wrestling.
That's like homosexuality with spectators.

I think its because the whole works album is was recorded kind of "tinny" and thin sounding.

I mean, "The Works" sound is great for GA GA and Break Free....

but the sound of that album, is not a "tough" rock sound....waaaay over processed.


Dear, I wrestle varsity on men's wrestling team. Coach will not let us play ANOBTD or WWRY so why TIU?


Hopefully that clears up any confusion as to whether QOW was a homosexual, or just merely a spectator.


Yep, I wrestle. We won last night. Then, coach held my headgear while I kissed my lady.

Like this :pq:


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Posted: 02 Dec 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HyPressure wrote:

Dear, I wrestle varsity on men's wrestling team. Coach will not let us play ANOBTD or WWRY so why TIU?


Your coach is pretty sorry if he tells you what kind of music to listen to. The beauty of sport is the individualality of each contestant. What gets you up and ready is different from each person.

I guess you'll have to fire up the Gary Glitter records a little longer.

Onto the subject, I think Tear It Up isn't something you want all the kids in the stadium singing.

No, I mean he wont let us do our intro with them. He could give a rats ass what we warm up to.

Onto the subject, I think Tear It Up isn't something you want all the kids in the stadium singing. -very true

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