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Added on 05-May-2005

Queen Rank #1 As Elektra's Highest Charting Artist In Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits BookQueen Rank #1 As Elektra Records' highest charting recording artist ever, in the USA, in the book "Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits, Updated & Expanded, 3rd Edition" By Fred Bronson Published by Billboard Books, available in most USA book stores.



Pages 188-189 "The Top 50 Songs On Elektra" with great live concert photo of Queen.



"The label's top single is by Queen. Originally formed in 1971 in Middlesex, England, the band had its first American chart single with "Killer Queen" in 1975.



"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" was a #2 hit in Britain before it was released in the States. "We all felt it was a hit, except Elektra, who didn't want to release it", the late Freddie Mercury once explained. Radio stations started playing import copies, which "forced the single" according to Mercury.



The follow up, "Play The Game", peaked at #42. Michael Jackson urged Freddie to have "Another One Bites The Dust" released as the next single. It remains Elektra's best performing chart entry."



Billboard's Charting of Queen's singles released in the USA on Elektra Records

#1 "Another One Bites The Dust" Queen 1980

#3 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen 1980

#11 "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 1976

#29 "We Are The Champions"/"We Will Rock You" Queen 1978

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