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Top 10 Queen songs
22 June 2012
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Hi, I was bored and wanted to do a non-beatles topic if you don't mind. I want to hear your opinions on which are your 10 favorite songs by the rock group Queen (Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor).

Here is mine (currently) in no particular order just to not kill my brain:

- One Vision

- These Are the Days of Our Lives

- Somebody to Love / No One But You (Only the Good Die Young) – yes I chose to put one post-Freddie song here as a tie

- Headlong

- The Show Must Go On

- We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You – there are going together like anyway

- Dancer

- Another One Bites the Dust / Crazy Little Thing Called Love – to hard to decide so I tied

- Save Me

- Don't Stop Me Now

 

Other 10 really good one that I wish I could include:

- You're My Best Friend

- Friends Will Be Friends

- Bohemian Rhapsody

- Tie Your Mother Down

- Love of My Life – but I like the live versions better anyway

- Breakthru

- Back Chat

- A Kind of Magic

- I Want It All

- Radio Ga Ga

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22 June 2012
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My ten in the order of how they came to mind

 

1. It's Late (Album: News of The World). Great example of how Queen rock when they go into the instrumental section. Has to be played loud.

2. Another One Bites The Dust. (Album: The Game)

3. Save Me (Album: The Game)

4. I Want To Break Free (Album: The Works. (not the single version on Greatest Hits 2 but the album version, different takes))

5. Mother Love (Album: Made In Heaven) (Freddies last recorded vocal)

6. Too Much Love Will Kill You. (Album: Made In Heaven)

7. Hammer To Fall (Album: The Works)

8. Leaving Home Ain't Easy (Album: Jazz)

9. Fat Bottomed Girls (Album: Jazz)

10. Jealousy (Album: Jazz)

 

Others of note:

Love Of My Life

Somebody To Love

One Year Of Love

Innuendo

Seaside Rendezvous (Queen take the piss brilliantly)

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

Under Pressure

Is This The World We Created

 

Am slowly discovering more of their early albums, March of The Black Queen is quite a song but havent heard it enough yet.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 June 2012
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Bjway
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Out of curiosity meanmistermustard, why do you prefer the album version of I Want To Break Free? I find the single version with the synth intro to be more interesting.

 

I have yet to listen to some albums completely so there could be some missing songs. In no particular order:

- The Millionaire Waltz: Very classical ballet/waltz feeling to this one, plus some good hard rocking in the bridge.

- The Show Must Go On: Great chord progression and amazing vocals

- Innuendo: Gives a good ominous feeling, plus the flamenco section that seems to come out of nowhere.

- Bicycle Race: Chords are all over the place. Sort of reminds me of I'm Only Sleeping, that sort of "I don't really care about anything" feeling.

- Who Wants To Live Forever: I'm a sucker for songs with a full orchestra.

- All Dead, All Dead: Such a sad/empty feeling. Great piano and guitar flourish in the bridge.

- '39: Not really sure what makes this song awesome, it just is.

- Seven Seas Of Rhye: Good old rock, plus great piano riff.

- Bohemian Rhapsody: Sort of a cop out, but the opera section is awesome.

- The Prophet's Song: Good old prog rock, plus a lesson in harmonies in the middle section.

 

Picking just 10 songs is hard. Some honourable mentions:

- The Miracle: Great chord progressions and arrangement.

- Long Away: Classic Brian

- Flash

- Sail Away Sweet Sister/Leaving Home Ain't Easy: I seem to think of these songs together for some reason.

- Under Pressure: Bass/Drum solo/piano/vocals.

- Dead On Time: Very frantic rock.

- One Vision: Synth section and jam section (not sure what to call it) make this. Also Fried Chicken.

- Scandal: Great vocals/riff.

- It's Late: Just great rock.

- Most songs by John Deacon, greatly underrated: You're My Best Friend, You And I, In Only Seven Days

 

Choices are subject to change.

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23 June 2012
4.56am
Starrison McLennon
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I'm not going to list 10, but I LOVE the song "Killer Queen". If you've never heard it then you have to listen to it!! My friend and I also made up a dance to "Bohemian Rhapsody"… People thought that, that song wouldn't sell because no one listened to rhapsodies anymore, so they were taking a big risk putting that song out there. 

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23 June 2012
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Bjway said
Out of curiosity meanmistermustard, why do you prefer the album version of I Want To Break Free? I find the single version with the synth intro to be more interesting.

Have always found the syth intro and the extended solo to draw the song out and make it last too long. The album track also has a more loose feel to it like its about to fall apart at any time, i find that suits the theme of the song better.

 

Scandal definately, that riff is really something and the video with the giant newspapers is one of my favourites. Im not a fan of The Miracle album tho.

Should have mentioned In Only Second Days, Queen do the holiday romance song and its a standout, Craig David covers the same theme (not the same song) and its cringewringingly awful. John Taylor is overlooked by many but contributed a number of classic Queen songs and incredible bass lines, Spread Your Wings being another to add to his list.

 

On another note there is an outtake of Dreamers Ball on the deluxe Jazz album, an acoustic demo with Freddies vocal, light guitar and drums. It is so gorgeous, Freddie sings beautifully.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 June 2012
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Hey Thank you ,

There's a lot

Best Ballads :

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Show Must Go On

Save Me

Friends Will Be Friends

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Somebody To Love

These Are the Days of Our Lives

We Are the Champions

Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)

Play The Game

Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)

Killer Queen

Jealousy

Heaven For Everyone

And I also enjoy with this songs:

Doing Alright

Who Needs You

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

Under pressure

The March Of The Black Queen

Seaside Rendezvous

...They've forgotten all about God He's the only reason we exist...
25 June 2012
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vonbontee
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In no real order:

Ogre Battle
Bicycle Race
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Prophet's Song
Let Me Entertain You
Sheer Heart Attack
Great King Rat
Don't Stop Me Now
Stone Cold Crazy
Somebody To Love

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28 June 2012
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The Prophet's Song

March Of The Black Queen

'39

Sail Away Sweet Sister

Radio Gaga

Under Pressure

Ogre Battle

Innuendo

All God's People

Seven Seas Of Rhye

 

Not really in any order, though The Prophet's Song would be #1.

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14 July 2012
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Stephanie
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1. Don't Stop Me Now. (I grew up with this song on repeat at my grandmothers house, dancing around with my cousin.)

2. Killer Queen.

3. Radio Ga Ga.

4. Under Pressure. 

5. I Want To Break Free. 

6. Fat Bottomed Girls.

7. Bohemian Rhapsody. (I didn't even know how to spell those words before a-hard-days-night-george-10

8. I Was Born To Love You.

9. Friends Will Be Friends. 

10. Flash. 

14 July 2012
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I've never liked Queen that much, to be honest, but there's a handful of songs I love:

Love of My Life

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

Killer Queen

You're My Best Friend

You Take My Breath Away

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