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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know the songs on the last few albums were credited to "Queen" rather than individually, so those don't count as far as my question goes. I am paying more attention to who wrote what, and I am amazed at how many songs Brian wrote - the greater share? Please factor in A and B side single releases as well.


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm gunna total guess here...
John 4%
Roger 8%
Brian 40%
Freddie 48%

I really have no fucking clue!


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was the sole dominant composer in all of the albums, except Races (co-dominant with Brian), Game (co-dominant with Brian) and News (Brian wrote one more). So of course he'd got the biggest share.

Flash Gordon has more songs credited to Brian, but mostly they're reprises from Flash, so we shouldn't count them. Same for some Fred reprises as Seven Seas ... in Queen (I) and Seven Seas in Queen II.


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can someone do a bar graph on this?

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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie- 49
Brian-38
John- 10
Roger-5


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm taking a guess here...

Brian: 40
Freddie: 39
Roger: 20
John: 9


I honestly have no clue. :-P...It's possible to tell the percentage...but in a more GENERALIZED statement... :D

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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

7 seas of Rhye wrote:

Freddie- 49
Brian-38
John- 10
Roger-5



I'll have to correct you on this...Roger wrote more songs than John. ;D

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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 21:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see the level of debate has not improved since my last visit...


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Posted: 25 Sep 06, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

B-15 (34%)
F-23 (42%)
R-4 (9%)
J-2 (4.5%)
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Freddie 42
Brian 34
Roger 9
John 4,5