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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... even if it's not performed by Queen this time.

i recently discovered, that McFly's cover of DSMN (released 07/17/06, which was some 10 days ago) topped the UK chart in it's week of release (07/22/06). late but well earned honours for one of the more underrated Queen songs.

to be honest: i don't know yet, what their version sounds like, but i'm trying to have a listen soon ;)

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be quite honest... it sounds so cheesy!
I saw them on TV performing it... mimed! And Danny (one of the lead singers) jumped on top of the piano (which another was pretending to play) and did a very Brian May guitar solo (which he also was pretending to play)
You can obviously see that i don't like their version...at all! Mcfly and Queen DO NOT mix!
The only good thing about it is the fact that all the proceeds, supposedly, go to charity.


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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

McFly suck ass. At least people are getting exposed to Queen though.

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It sounds like they have tried to copy it exactly, right down to the brian guitar solo sound. And your right that TV mimed version was a tad anoying, made me laugh though :)


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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OUCH, i just listened to the McFly version ... obviously they lack some appropriate singer, they completely ruin at least the intro and the chorus.

but at least DSMN now gets the chart spot it already had deserved back in '79. it should have done far better than #9, but it only was released as the 2nd single from Jazz. and i'm quite sure, if it had been the 1st single it would at least have entered the Top5.

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´ve never heard about McFly before. I liked their version.

They are just pop-rock. Simple. Don't expect more than that. People are used to hate what does not fit in their musical style. McFly is close to Blink182.

By the way, it is a fun and clean version.

If they mimed, I don't think it is their fault. Maybe it is the kind of show (BBC, Top of the Tops, whatever).

Thousand times better than Five.
And, at leat, it was not another WWRY or WATC cover.


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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yah, Better than 5ive, but I still only listened to the first minute or so...

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sad to announce that I'm starting to kind of like Mcfly, I'm not too keen on their version of DSMN but some of their other stuff's okay.

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Posted: 27 Jul 06, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you head over to Riens site www.mercuryparadise.com you'll soon find out what it sounds like hint hint.....


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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a good enough cover.

It only got to number 9 in the UK in 79 and it literally fought its way up the charts to get there !

There are a number of other classic Queen songs that should have done more chartwise. Who Wants to Live Forever only got to 25.

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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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It only got to number 9 in the UK in 79 and it literally fought its way up the charts to get there!

There are a number of other classic Queen songs that should have done more chartwise. Who Wants to Live Forever only got to 25.


One of the reasons DSMN didn't do better, might be the fact, that the song itself was already well-known, as the album had just been out, so the single had nothing new to offer. Would it have been released to promote the album - instead of BicycleRace - i'm quite sure it would have charted higher. And if BicycleRace then would have been second single, after Jazz was out, it would have had the same struggling to get into the Top20...

WWTLF is a really great tune, no doubt about that, but it's not that type of ballad, that usually does well on the charts. And: It was the 4th(!) single from AKOM, an album that was more than well-sold, when the WWTLF-single was released, and it had not much new to offer too, except for the die-hard Queen fans. Except someone else would feel a sincere urge to have some edited version of WWTLF on a 7" ;)

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

McFly should be careful, this is their second Queen cover, they've allready done CLTCL. And I think they sang it live on TOTP, just didn't play it live.


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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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bgordon88 wrote:


It only got to number 9 in the UK in 79 and it literally fought its way up the charts to get there!

There are a number of other classic Queen songs that should have done more chartwise. Who Wants to Live Forever only got to 25.


One of the reasons DSMN didn't do better, might be the fact, that the song itself was already well-known, as the album had just been out, so the single had nothing new to offer. Would it have been released to promote the album - instead of BicycleRace - i'm quite sure it would have charted higher. And if BicycleRace then would have been second single, after Jazz was out, it would have had the same struggling to get into the Top20...

WWTLF is a really great tune, no doubt about that, but it's not that type of ballad, that usually does well on the charts. And: It was the 4th(!) single from AKOM, an album that was more than well-sold, when the WWTLF-single was released, and it had not much new to offer too, except for the die-hard Queen fans. Except someone else would feel a sincere urge to have some edited version of WWTLF on a 7" ;)


I wonder how Bohemian Rhapsody would have done if it had been the second single ?

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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard it and I don't like it. McFly haven't bothered to release any songs over here (thank's for that guys, I'm struggling to dodge songs from Panic at the disco and Fallout boy as it is) but as the internet is a wonderful thing, I found it and as I'm still reeling from Electic 6's remake of Radio GaGa, it just didn't sound like it should, that would be sound good. So yeah, if you like it, by all means, like it, but I'll stick to the original.


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Posted: 28 Jul 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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McFly suck ass. At least people are getting exposed to Queen though.



That's great; unless some people start to think that McFly wrote the song. :-/


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Posted: 29 Jul 06, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The proceeds are indeed going to charity. They're going to the "Help McFly feed themselves" charity, because God knows they won't make money any other way.


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Posted: 29 Jul 06, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like McFly...most of their stuff is more or less the same tune and they are completely CRUSIFING Queen's song!!! Hats off for trying though... but no-one will EVER match Queen's performances.


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Posted: 29 Jul 06, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bgordon88 wrote:

I wonder how Bohemian Rhapsody would have done if it had been the second single ?


I don't think anyone could have talked Freddie out of BohemianRhapsody being the first single from ANATO. They spent so much time and money into producing that particular song, it simply HAD to be the promoting single ;)

BTW: What should have been the 1st single then? You'reMyBestFriend most likely, i suppose? Highly speculative ... From QueenII up to TheGame every 1st single was a tune written by Freddie, so i don't think the 1st single from ANATO could have been anything but BohemianRhapsody ;)