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Queen (The Band Not Her Majesty (The Person Not The Song))
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There are a number of comments and discussions about Queen that crop up in other threads so about time they had a thread of their own.

My thoughts.

Too many of their albums contain so much crap it brings down the claim to being anywhere close to The Beatles; there are some excellent deep cuts worth hunting for however.

Freddie was an unrivalled singer and almost certainly had the greatest stage presence ever, the way he handled the audiences is incredible to see.

Brian and Roger are and have messed up the legacy with all this Queen+ garbage, all of which is shit.

John Deacon I admire enormously. Incredible bass player, wrote some of their best songs and after Freddie died retired gracefully. Plus he has the balls to admit that he doesn't like what Brian and Roger are doing with the Queen brand but as long as he gets the cheques he'll let them play.

My favourite Queen song.

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Ya, as if we'd ever have a thread about royalty as apposed to music. 😉

I only know the big Queen songs.

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I love Queen, they're my 2nd favorite band, only beaten by The Beatles and like The Beatles, they don't really fit into one specific genre, although if you try hard enough, you will notice many genres you can label them.

Here's my top 10 Queen hits:

10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (The Game, 1980)

9. I Want It All (The Miracle, 1989)

8. Who Wants To Live Forever (A King Of Magic, 1986)

7. The Show Must Go On (Innuendo, 1991)

6. Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls (Jazz, 1978)

5. One Vision (A Kind Of Magic, 1986)

4. Hammer To Fall (The Works, 1984) *only if it's the album version, I don't like the single version

3. Bohemian Rhapsody (A Night At The Opera, 1975)

2. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (News Of The World, 1977)

1. Tie Your Mother Down (A Day At The Races, 1976)

And here's all of their albums ranked:

14. Hot Space

Highlights:

Dancer

Put Out The Fire

13. The Works

Highlights:

Tear It Up

Hammer To Fall

12. The Miracle

Highlights:

Khashoggi's Ship

Was It All Worth It

Chinese Torture

11. Innuendo

Highlights:

Innuendo

Bijou

The Show Must Go On

10. A Kind Of Magic

Highlights:

One Vision

Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)

Princes Of The Universe

9. The Game

Highlights:

Play The Game

Need Your Loving Tonight

Coming Soon

8. Flash Gordon

Highlights:

Flash's Theme

Battle Theme

The Hero

7. Jazz

Highlights:

Bicycle Race

Let Me Entertain You

Dead On Time

6. Queen

Highlights:

My Fairy King

Son And Daughter

Jesus

5. Queen II

Highlights:

Father To Son

Ogre Battle

The March Of The Black Queen

4. Sheer Heart Attack

Highlights:

Flick Of The Wrist

Now I'm Here

In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited)

3. News Of The World

Highlights:

Fight From The Inside

Sleeping On The Sidewalk

It's Late

2. A Day At The Races

Highlights:

Tie Your Mother Down

The Millionaire Waltz

You And I

1. A Night At The Opera

Highlights:

Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)

Sweet Lady

The Prophet's Song

I know I've asked this before, but I don't think I've ever polled it, so here's 2 polls:

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For their genre, I voted Glam Rock because that's what I think they were going for.

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Freddie Mercury is a Glam Rocker inside of a pop/rock group. I've said it before, I'm not huge on Queen. My two favorite songs are Play The Game and Under Pressure, the latter of which I know you don't like @Dark Overlord. 

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I went through a bit of a Queen phase about a decade ago, buying (or downloading) all their 70s studio albums after previously only knowing their hits and certain album-rock radio classics. Found that I really like "A Night At The Opera", "News Of The World" and especially "Jazz"; and that the other ones are never less than decent. They really were pretty remarkably talented - I know of no other quartet whose members all contributed hit singles. I do wish I had more of a tolerance for Freddie's torch-song piano-ballad tendencies, however.

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Very interesting, until about 2007 the only Queen songs you knew were their hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, and We Will Rock You despite being alive back in the 70's and 80's.

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Oh, there were definitely a number of non-single tracks I'd heard on FM radio once or twice over the years, like "Liar" and "Prophet's Song" and "Get Down Make Love", but none of my friends were big fans, and I didn't own the albums myself, so I never had (or took) the chance to check them out. Even when I was buying records at a high rate in the mid-to-late-80s, I was influenced by the bad reviews Queen got from much of the rock press in those days, as well as the overplayed nature of their hits...so I just avoided their records when I found them in the used bins. 

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They actually used to play The Prophet's Song on the radio, that's one of Queen's best songs, usually when they play Queen, it's either one of their overplayed songs that suck like You're My Best Friend or Under Pressure or one of their overplayed songs that aren't that bad but I've heard them a million times like We Will Rock You or Bohemian Rhapsody, the 1970's sure was a great time to be alive, I sure wish I was alive back then.

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Sure, I'm always raving about the 60s and 70s too ("I was born ten years too late!") but there really was just as much crap then as anytime. The good stuff gets remembered. I'm sure there's lots of incredible rock music being made today, even though I don't really care about it. 

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Von Bontee said
Sure, I'm always raving about the 60s and 70s too ("I was born ten years too late!") but there really was just as much crap then as anytime. The good stuff gets remembered. I'm sure there's lots of incredible rock music being made today, even though I don't really care about it.   

If anyone wants an insight into how bad a lot of the music was back in the 60's and 70's check out a few random episodes of the BBC's 'Pick of The Pops'. I will always remember a drive to Kirkcaldy when we listened to the week 'A Hard Day's Night ' entered at #1; a good number of the top 20 was dire.

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meanmistermustard said

If anyone wants an insight into how bad a lot of the music was back in the 60's and 70's check out a few random episodes of the BBC's 'Pick of The Pops'. I will always remember a drive to Kirkcaldy when we listened to the week 'A Hard Day's Night ' entered at #1; a good number of the top 20 was dire.  

So The Beatles didn't have stiff competition at that time? It was easy for their songs to get to #1?

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So The Beatles didn't have stiff competition at that time? It was easy for their songs to get to #1?  

They had stiff competition but a lot of what sold at the time has not aged well.

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This may sound weird to ask but I was wondering @Ron Nasty do you like Queen, you never really mention them so I don't know for sure.

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I really dig 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'. The guitar solo and the part where he whispers 'I still love you' makes me want to tear up. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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I always found Don't Try Suicide to be an interesting song. I found it strange for it to be so upbeat, keeping in mind the subject matter.

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I think Brian May is a very underrated guitarist, I hate that he is never on best guitarists of all time lists.

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This may be a surprise to you guys but i really like Love Of My Life. Sure, it's not as good as The Prophet's Song of which it follows in medley and the live version sucks worse than a top of the line vacuum cleaner but the studio version is a very lush and beautiful song with Freddie's lovely vocals, his great piano work, and of course Brian's guitar which sounds almost like a violin.

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I really dig 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'. The guitar solo and the part where he whispers 'I still love you' makes me want to tear up. a-hard-days-night-paul-10  

Yes!!!! Love this song so much! The guitar solo is very unique. 

I think Queen's best song is BR, with Innuendo a close second. 

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As much as i like the song, i think that Bohemian Rhapsody is overrated, the only good parts of the song are from the beginning of the 1st verse to the end of the guitar solo and the rock section, i hate the opera section, i wish they just cut it out and skipped straight from Brian's amazing guitar solo to the rock section.

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Dark Overlord said
As much as i like the song, i think that Bohemian Rhapsody is overrated, the only good parts of the song are from the beginning of the 1st verse to the end of the guitar solo and the rock section, i hate the opera section, i wish they just cut it out and skipped straight from Brian's amazing guitar solo to the rock section.  

Bohemian Rhapsody is possibly my least favorite somg ever. The only part I like is the very end. "Nothing really matters, anyone can see, nothing really matters to me" has a nice tune and some cool chord changes to end the song. 

The rest is garbage 

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