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Posted: 02 May 07, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was thinking the other day, what if Queen pulled every single hits album (every incarnation, every volume...hell, every compilation period) and put out just ONE "Greatest Hits" album worldwide? What would it look like? What tracklisting would be universal enough to be suitable for the entire planet?

Now I'm talking about a single disc here, 17 tracks only. What would you choose to be on it and why? Keep in mind this isn't a "These are my favorite Queen songs" question but rather a genuine attempt at putting together something realistic.

So I put it to you, Brian May, who has said before that Queen were not a singles band, wants to rid the world of all Queen compilations and wants just ONE hits album as their sole replacement and asks you to come up with one, which 17 songs do you respond with?

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Posted: 02 May 07, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Under Pressure
A Kind Of Magic
Another One Bites The Dust
Innuendo
We Will Rock You
Now I'm Here
The Miracle
I Want To Break Free
Radio Ga Ga
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Heaven For Everyone
Flash
Love Of My Life
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions


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Posted: 02 May 07, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think I could do that!

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Posted: 02 May 07, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Swap out Innuendo with The Show Must Go On, methinks. And Body Language should be in there, too. <-- let the flames begin on that one.


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Posted: 02 May 07, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

replace,bo rap with it's late,and replace cltcl with soul brother

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Posted: 02 May 07, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably

We Will Rock You
Bohemian Rhapsody
Killer Queen
Under Pressure
A Kind Of Magic
Another One Bites The Dust
Innuendo
Now I'm Here
The Miracle
I Want To Break Free
Radio Ga Ga
Fat Bottomed Girls
Heaven For Everyone
Days Of Our Lives
Show Must Go On
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions

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Posted: 02 May 07, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Killer Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
You're My Best Friend
Tie Your Mother Down
Somebody to Love
We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Fat Bottomed Girls
Another One Bites the Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Under Pressure
Radio GaGa
I Want To Break Free
One Vision
A Kind of Magic
Days of our Lives
Show Must Go On


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Posted: 02 May 07, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh... the reason for my choices... I think this is what casual fans would want to hear.

Anyone posting here wouldn't touch my collection with a 10 foot pole.

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Posted: 02 May 07, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Free Bird......Queen's rare cover version....

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Posted: 02 May 07, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Part II of Star Fleet.

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Posted: 02 May 07, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innuendo
radio gaga
another one bites the dust
heaven for everyone
fat bottomed girls
killer queen
under pressure
i want to break free
crazy little thing called love
somebody to love
dont stop me now
a kind of magic
seven seas of rhye
these are the days of our lives
bohemian rhapsody
we will rock you
we are the champions



isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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Posted: 02 May 07, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i cant make a choice of 17, if it was 40 licks like the stones, maybe....lolll....

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Posted: 02 May 07, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice concert set list though

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Posted: 02 May 07, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Tie Your Mother Down" has to be on there somewhere...it's ridiculous that's not on more collections, it's a benchmark of the live shows and Queen's sound.

Unless purists only want what crappy Billboard says are hit singles, which isn't really relevant since Queen was more of an AOR band. (According to Billboard, songs like "Stairway to Heaven" and "Wish You Were Here" aren't hits, though they should obviously be on any Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd collection.)

And the fast version of WWRY should be a bonus track ;)


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Posted: 02 May 07, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all go against the flow with a sort of the B-side hits !

tie your mother down
in the laps of the gods...revisited
now i'm here
i'm in love with my car
it's late
sheer heart attack
stone cold crazy
dead on time
love of my life
rock it(prime jive)
put out the fire
staying power
who want's to live forever
you take my breath away
scandal
ride the wild wind
you dont fool me

that's 17, hummm...?...oh well !

no bonus track's...lol...




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Posted: 02 May 07, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok, one bonus,

dragon attack !!!

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Posted: 03 May 07, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (#1)
2. I Want It All (UK #3)
3. Another One Bites The Dust (US #1) (UK #7)
4. Innuendo (UK #1)
5. Somebody To Love (UK #2) (NL #1)
6. Don't Stop Me Now (UK #9)
7. You're My Best Friend (UK #7)
8. Killer Queen (#2)
9. A Kind Of Magic (UK #3)
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (US #1)(UK #2)
11. I Want To Break Free (NL #1)(UK #3)
12. One Vision (UK #7)
13. Radio Ga Ga (NL #1)(UK #2)
14. Breakthru (UK #7)
15. It's A Hard Life (UK #6)
16. Heaven For Everyone (UK #2)
17. Under Pressure (UK #1)
18. We Will Rock You (UK #2)
19. We Are The Champions (UK #2)

All Top 10 Singles and these tracks would fit nicely on 1 disc. :P


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Posted: 03 May 07, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one greatist hits, no, that would suck cause they have too many good songs, and it's a lot better to split queen era into three parts which is what they did and they were just right.

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Posted: 03 May 07, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Keep your self alive
2. Killer Queen
3. You’re my best Friend
4. Bohemian rhapsody
5. Somebody to love
6. We will rock you
7. We are the champions
8. Bicycle races
9. Fat bottom girls
10. Another one bites the dust
11. Crazy little thing called love
12. Under pressure
13. I want to break free
14. One vision
15. I want it all
16. Headlong
17. Those were the days of our lives



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Posted: 03 May 07, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its criminal Tie your mother down was ignored. This would be my 18 track definitive collection/greatest hits.
1 Bohemian Rhapsody
2 Headlong
3 Killer Queen
4 Stone Cold Crazy
5 Fat Bottomed Girls
6 Tie Your Mother Down
7 One Vision
8 Save Me
9 Somebody To Love
10 I Want it All
11 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
12 Now I'm Here
13 Love of My Life (Live)
14 Hammer To Fall
15 Innuendo
16 The Show Must Go On
17 We Will Rock You
18 We are the Champions


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