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2012-11-02 09:54:25 AM  
Nice, subby. Queen's best song. Too bad this is posting to the desert of the entertainment tab or you would have had some pretty good responses to that. I would have probably amped up the headline a bit by replacing the title "Bohemian Rhaposody" with "that song from Wayne's World," but that's just me.
 
2012-11-02 10:25:48 AM  
I can just imagine Freddie explaining the song to the rest of the band. "OK, we start singing this song, then we switch to this song, then another song, then we finish up with this song."
 
2012-11-02 10:37:48 AM  

simplicimus: I can just imagine Freddie explaining the song to the rest of the band. "OK, we start singing this song, then we switch to this song, then another song, then we finish up with this song."


By that time the rest of the band knew who they were dealing with and trusted him to bring in the hits.

Now, explaining that to someone that never heard of Queen before would have been priceless.
 
2012-11-02 11:09:48 AM  
How many times can the author repeat that it was longer than most songs at the time?
 
2012-11-02 11:10:30 AM  
21) That the muppets did it a lot better.
 
2012-11-02 11:18:42 AM  
Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.
 
2012-11-02 11:28:54 AM  

SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.


Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.
 
2012-11-02 11:37:22 AM  

Flab: How many times can the author repeat that it was longer than most songs at the time?


Well, we will probably never see a long song like that again in our lifetime. People have the attention span of a fly.

And there's no doubt it's the greatest rock song Queen ever did, even if it's been completely played to death, it's just a classic.
 
2012-11-02 11:40:34 AM  

simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.


There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.
 
2012-11-02 11:45:53 AM  

Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.


Rumors or not, what happened to Freddy makes the song even more poignant.
 
2012-11-02 12:41:22 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Nice, subby. Queen's best song. Too bad this is posting to the desert of the entertainment tab or you would have had some pretty good responses to that. I would have probably amped up the headline a bit by replacing the title "Bohemian Rhaposody" with "that song from Wayne's World," but that's just me.


Not their best song in my opinion. I always liked "Silent Lucidity" better.
 
2012-11-02 12:44:03 PM  

Mark Ratner: Pocket Ninja: Nice, subby. Queen's best song. Too bad this is posting to the desert of the entertainment tab or you would have had some pretty good responses to that. I would have probably amped up the headline a bit by replacing the title "Bohemian Rhaposody" with "that song from Wayne's World," but that's just me.

Not their best song in my opinion. I always liked "Silent Lucidity" better.


That's not a song by Queen, st0000pid! OH my god! How can you be so dumb! You must be, like, the dumbest person eee-eveeerrr!
 
2012-11-02 12:54:45 PM  
My favorites are 'dont stop me now' and 'i was born to love you' but that is just me...
 
2012-11-02 12:55:03 PM  

Cythraul: 21) That the muppets did it a lot better.


This.

Also, fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round.
 
2012-11-02 12:56:27 PM  

Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.


Well, the song was released in 1986, and according to one of his partners, Mercury was diagnosed in March of '87.

There are two whole albums of songs people could choose to layer this bullshiat on without combing the Queen back catalog to find songs with titles they can make "poignant".
 
2012-11-02 12:58:12 PM  

Dinobot: 'dont stop me now'


I still haven't decided if Shaun of the Dead ruined that song for me or not. Either way, I'm always going to picture a bunch of people smacking an old zombie with pool cues when that song is playing.
 
2012-11-02 12:59:20 PM  

Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.


He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.
 
2012-11-02 01:01:16 PM  
22. if you play it backwards it makes even less sense
 
2012-11-02 01:02:22 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Dinobot: 'dont stop me now'

I still haven't decided if Shaun of the Dead ruined that song for me or not. Either way, I'm always going to picture a bunch of people smacking an old zombie with pool cues when that song is playing.


how could that ever be a bad thing? 

/Led Zep's Immigrant Song will forever be sung by viking kittens...
 
2012-11-02 01:04:11 PM  
Twenty things you a lazy writer never knew about Queen's best song, Bohemian Rhapsody

fixed
 
2012-11-02 01:06:19 PM  
It is a classic, no doubt. But I usually skip it when listening to A Night At the Opera- it's so overplayed. You're My Best Friend and Love Of My Life my faves from that one. Don't Stop Me Now and Now I'm Here are probably my overall favorite songs from them. Tough call.
 
2012-11-02 01:08:29 PM  
Bohemian Rhapsody gets played on every "Eagle" or "Wolf" classic rock station ad nauseum in the US. The oft ignored "dont stop me now" gets no airplay in America, but tons in the UK. I dont think Bohemian is their best song by a long shot.
 
2012-11-02 01:08:47 PM  
What the hell are 'fiddly' bits? Writer sux.
 
kab
2012-11-02 01:10:01 PM  
21. NME is terrible, and you should feel terrible for reading it.
 
2012-11-02 01:10:07 PM  
A nice version of the song.

Anyone else but me looking forward to the Mercury biopic?
 
2012-11-02 01:12:44 PM  

evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.


Who Wants To Live Forever video - filmed September '86.

Mercury's AIDS diagnosis - March 1987.

Freddie Mercury was so magnificent, apparently he could see into the future.
 
2012-11-02 01:12:50 PM  

freetomato: A nice version of the song.

Anyone else but me looking forward to the Mercury biopic?


I'm actually wanting to see the fuller documentary that BBC somebody or other is putting out around the same time or recently just did? I have the Solo Collection book, lovely thing, but I still really like anecdotes from people like Montserrat Caballe (just hospitalized!) and Elton John and other friends outside of Queen proper.
 
2012-11-02 01:14:37 PM  
When I was a teenager and Wayne's world came out, my girlfriend at the time decided that this should be the only song ever played forever. I was never really a big fan of Queen, and hearing this song over and over and over again damn near drove me insane. It is definitely one of the reasons we broke up. I just could not take listening to it again. I still won't listen to it.

/like Under Pressure, don't care about anything else Queen.
 
2012-11-02 01:16:31 PM  

evilmrsock: freetomato: A nice version of the song.

Anyone else but me looking forward to the Mercury biopic?

I'm actually wanting to see the fuller documentary that BBC somebody or other is putting out around the same time or recently just did? I have the Solo Collection book, lovely thing, but I still really like anecdotes from people like Montserrat Caballe (just hospitalized!) and Elton John and other friends outside of Queen proper.


I watched one recently on LOGO - can't remember the name of it, but the people you refer to were in it, including his long term partner. It was only an hour long so I'm sure it's not the same production.
 
2012-11-02 01:18:42 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.

Who Wants To Live Forever video - filmed September '86.

Mercury's AIDS diagnosis - March 1987.

Freddie Mercury was so magnificent, apparently he could see into the future.


A) You're assuming diagnosis and contraction times to be the same, and not a window of time between contraction and diagnosis? That's just as much of a conjecture as my 6 month+ window of him knowing something was up.

B) The stupid thing is that there's literally a small cult that says yes he could. http://homepages.enterprise.net/sylv/frying.HTM - for amusement only, as I am not out of my goddamn mind.
 
2012-11-02 01:21:31 PM  
Who Wants to Live Forever is clearly listed everywhere with Brian May as the sole writer and is clearly about the scene in "Highlander" where the immortal man has to say goodbye to his moral wife.
 
2012-11-02 01:22:01 PM  

Dinobot: My favorites are 'dont stop me now' and 'i was born to love you' but that is just me...


Don't Stop Me Now rules! It's one of those songs that immediately puts me in a better mood.
 
2012-11-02 01:23:47 PM  

evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.


But we're overlooking the fact that the lyric is "Who wants to live forever...when love must die." For this to be chillingly poignant, we'd have to learn that Freddy's lover had died before/at the time he wrote the song.
 
2012-11-02 01:26:42 PM  
Too many great Queen tunes to pick one as the best but I always liked "It's Late" better than "Bohemian Rhapsody".
 
2012-11-02 01:26:43 PM  
I really like the song Mustafa from Jazz.

love the whole jazz album actually. i knew about we will rock you and we are the champions but jazz was the first one that i bought as a kid (of Queen albums). maybe it was the post that came with it.
 
2012-11-02 01:27:02 PM  

12349876: Who Wants to Live Forever is clearly listed everywhere with Brian May as the sole writer and is clearly about the scene in "Highlander" where the immortal man has to say goodbye to his moral wife.


That's pretty much what I said upthread. It's a great song in context, but try explaining it to people who haven't seen the movie (Yes, there are such people out there).
 
2012-11-02 01:30:10 PM  
Bohemian Rhapsody? Please.

"We are the Champions" is the far superior song.
 
2012-11-02 01:30:50 PM  
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Approve.
 
2012-11-02 01:30:53 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: I really like the song Mustafa from Jazz.

love the whole jazz album actually. i knew about we will rock you and we are the champions but jazz was the first one that i bought as a kid (of Queen albums). maybe it was the post that came with it.


Well Jazz is just a great album, truly one of Queens best. Fat Bottomed Girls anyone??

Link
 
2012-11-02 01:33:22 PM  

Hebalo: evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.

But we're overlooking the fact that the lyric is "Who wants to live forever...when love must die." For this to be chillingly poignant, we'd have to learn that Freddy's lover had died before/at the time he wrote the song.


So... Brian May wrote the song after Freddie peered into the future and told him what was going to happen?

evilmrsock:

A) You're assuming diagnosis and contraction times to be the same, and not a window of time between contraction and diagnosis? That's just as much of a conjecture as my 6 month+ window of him knowing something was up.



Yeah, but the human capacity for self-delusion being what it is, is anyone really going to say to themselves "I've probably got full blown AIDS and am going to die" before an official diagnosis?
 
2012-11-02 01:36:10 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.

Who Wants To Live Forever video - filmed September '86.

Mercury's AIDS diagnosis - March 1987.

Freddie Mercury was so magnificent, apparently he could see into the future.


Yeah and considering the song was written a decade earlier it's unlikely he wrote it about AIDS. Though the lyrics to work eerily well for a man dying of AIDS. Even "Just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he's dead" could be interpreted as giving someone AIDS in a pretty graphic metaphor.

But it's not, so it's not.
 
2012-11-02 01:37:19 PM  

freetomato: Anyone else but me looking forward to the Mercury biopic?


I want it all, and I want it now!

/fwiw, for me, "best song" is the one that made me bug eyed like I'd never heard what a song was before stumbling on it over the radio: Killer Queen!
//I think I was like 14, so if it weren't that one, something else might have triggered the "now THAT's music!" reaction.
 
2012-11-02 01:40:21 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, but the human capacity for self-delusion being what it is, is anyone really going to say to themselves "I've probably got full blown AIDS and am going to die" before an official diagnosis?


I gotta be honest? I was never an internationally promiscuous gay dude in the mid 80's. That question doesn't even EXIST anymore in my white middle class world. I'm just talkin' about the gestures and the facial expressions in the video making me feel like I'm looking at a guy taking an opportunity to scream against his fate.
 
2012-11-02 01:47:59 PM  
12. It only made No.9 in the States on its initial release but hi-jinks in the Wayne's World car saw it storm all the way to No.2 in 1992. It was held off top spot by Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-02 01:48:13 PM  

Free Radical: Too many great Queen tunes to pick one as the best but I always liked "It's Late" better than "Bohemian Rhapsody".



EXCELLENT choice! That is definitely an underrated, under appreciated song. I'm also a big fan of the Alive Killers version of "Brighton Rock".
 
2012-11-02 01:50:07 PM  
 
2012-11-02 01:50:08 PM  
"Bo Rhap"??

f*cking British publications and their incessant need to create clever nicknames for everything...
 
2012-11-02 01:52:07 PM  

fruitloop: 12. It only made No.9 in the States on its initial release but hi-jinks in the Wayne's World car saw it storm all the way to No.2 in 1992. It was held off top spot by Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

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This. Sweet Jesus what the fark was wrong with people?
 
2012-11-02 01:54:10 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: There are two whole albums of songs people could choose to layer this bullshiat on without combing the Queen back catalog to find songs with titles they can make "poignant".


This. They sound poignant now, but the ones that really tear you up are the ones he recorded when everyone knew he was dying.

♫ I'm just a singer with a sooooong ♫
 
2012-11-02 01:55:15 PM  
Also I like how after 5 or so dumb responses in this thread I haven't buckled down on my favorite song. I think the most Queen song to me, the one that I think just sums up everything worth summing up, might be Millionaire Waltz. It's certainly not the pinnacle of how pop they could be or how rock they could be, but it... resonates as Queenest, I guess.
 
2012-11-02 01:58:48 PM  
Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem
 
2012-11-02 02:02:14 PM  

DemoKnite: Bohemian Rhapsody gets played on every "Eagle" or "Wolf" classic rock station ad nauseum in the US. The oft ignored "dont stop me now" gets no airplay in America, but tons in the UK. I dont think Bohemian is their best song by a long shot.


Don't stop me now is probably the best google doodle of all time
 
2012-11-02 02:02:35 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem


The entire "Side Black" of Queen II - Ogre Battle onwards - is magnificent, and difficult for me to listen to on shuffle. It was the first album I bought after Greatest Hits.
 
2012-11-02 02:04:58 PM  

Mulchpuppy: "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites.


The whole B side of Queen II deserves to be heard together in one listen. It's Queen at their proggiest, which I love as a big prog fan.
 
2012-11-02 02:05:30 PM  
I read an interview with Dana Carvey about the scene in "Wayne's World" where they were singing along with the song in the car. Apparently he didn't have to act like he didn't know the words, he really didn't.

/Radio GaGa for me
 
2012-11-02 02:06:29 PM  
I love Queen mashups It's fun to smoke Dust
 
2012-11-02 02:06:48 PM  
"Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", coming up.

Link
 
2012-11-02 02:11:47 PM  

SkylineRecords: "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", coming up.

Link


Seaside Rendezvous
 
2012-11-02 02:12:37 PM  

lysdexic: SkylineRecords: "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", coming up.

Link

Seaside Rendezvous


Ah, excellent pick! Another Queen song that puts me in a better mood.
 
2012-11-02 02:13:34 PM  

simplicimus: Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.


Depending on my mood my favorites are the entire flash gordon soundtrack, "Who wants to live forever", bicycle races or of course Bohemian Rhapsody

least favorite "We will rock you/We are the champions" because damnit, it does not need to be played hourly you farkheads who work for clearchannel and cumulus
 
2012-11-02 02:14:38 PM  
 
2012-11-02 02:15:35 PM  

SkylineRecords: lysdexic: SkylineRecords: "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", coming up.

Link

Seaside Rendezvous

Ah, excellent pick! Another Queen song that puts me in a better mood.


Yeah, the hubs was a fan before I really got into it. He finds Queen depressing in large doses. I'm the opposite.
 
2012-11-02 02:16:07 PM  
I wonder which song was recorded first... Prophet's Song or Bohemian Rhapsody?

Because one song was probably used to test out the overdubbing techniques for the other.
 
2012-11-02 02:20:06 PM  

evilmrsock: FirstNationalBastard: evilmrsock: Cythraul: simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.

There were rumors that Freddy wrote that song while he was suffering from AIDS, which would have made that song very tragic. But that apparently isn't true.

He may not have written it then? But he knew he had it when he was recording the music videos for the Kind of Magic album, and the video for that song with him in front of the candles, it's written all over his face. He looks the same way in that video that his voice sounds in The Show Must Go On.

Who Wants To Live Forever video - filmed September '86.

Mercury's AIDS diagnosis - March 1987.

Freddie Mercury was so magnificent, apparently he could see into the future.

A) You're assuming diagnosis and contraction times to be the same, and not a window of time between contraction and diagnosis? That's just as much of a conjecture as my 6 month+ window of him knowing something was up.

B) The stupid thing is that there's literally a small cult that says yes he could. http://homepages.enterprise.net/sylv/frying.HTM - for amusement only, as I am not out of my goddamn mind.


C) FirstNationalBastard, why are you such an asshole?
 
2012-11-02 02:21:05 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I wonder which song was recorded first... Prophet's Song or Bohemian Rhapsody?

Because one song was probably used to test out the overdubbing techniques for the other.


May said that mixing the 5.1 version of Prophet's Song was a bigger challenge than Boh Rap. I really wish they had done more of those DVD-Audio discs, I would have loved Day at the Races at least.
 
2012-11-02 02:21:43 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem


'39 is one of my favorites. Who else but Queen could write a sea-chanty-ish song about astrophysics? Bohemain Rhapsody is no doubt a classic, but it needs a rest. Wasn't on the list, but I read years ago that they almost "lost" the song. By the time they mastered it, the tape was paper thin from all the overdubbing.
 
2012-11-02 02:28:13 PM  
Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.


skidmoreunofficial.com
 
2012-11-02 02:33:53 PM  

Cythraul:
C) FirstNationalBastard, why are you such an asshole?


In the complex ecosystem that is Fark, everyone has a role to play.
 
2012-11-02 02:35:13 PM  

simplicimus: Cythraul:
C) FirstNationalBastard, why are you such an asshole?

In the complex ecosystem that is Fark, everyone has a role to play.


It is kind of in the username.
 
2012-11-02 02:35:23 PM  

Cythraul: Mark Ratner: Pocket Ninja: Nice, subby. Queen's best song. Too bad this is posting to the desert of the entertainment tab or you would have had some pretty good responses to that. I would have probably amped up the headline a bit by replacing the title "Bohemian Rhaposody" with "that song from Wayne's World," but that's just me.

Not their best song in my opinion. I always liked "Silent Lucidity" better.

That's not a song by Queen, st0000pid! OH my god! How can you be so dumb! You must be, like, the dumbest person eee-eveeerrr!


Hahaha. ;-)
 
2012-11-02 02:36:39 PM  
I know I'm completely alone on this one, but Seven Seas of Rhye is my favorite.

/Not their best song, really, just the one that makes me happiest.
 
2012-11-02 02:45:57 PM  

bdub77: Well, we will probably never see a long song become a massive hit like that again in our lifetime. People have the attention span of a fly.


/yanno, since songs longer than "BR" are recorded almost daily, but very few of them become hits
 
2012-11-02 02:47:28 PM  
 
2012-11-02 02:49:25 PM  

simplicimus: Cythraul:
C) FirstNationalBastard, why are you such an asshole?

In the complex ecosystem that is Fark, everyone has a role to play.


Yet we're all useless in the real world.
 
2012-11-02 02:50:51 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: bdub77: Well, we will probably never see a long song become a massive hit like that again in our lifetime. People have the attention span of a fly.

/yanno, since songs longer than "BR" are recorded almost daily, but very few of them become hits


I'm listening to three of them right now.

/Riverside's "Memories in my Head" EP
 
2012-11-02 02:51:12 PM  
Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.
 
2012-11-02 02:56:20 PM  
While I truly love Bohemian Rhapsody, and never turn it off, I have other favorites:

Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottom Girls
Somebody To love

And the aforementioned It's Late

Recently Palladia channel has been playing the famous Queen Live in Montreal concert....Have watched a few times in the last month. I think Freddy may have been the best rock Singer of all time, and he was far MORE than just a singer.

Proud to have shared some trips around the sun with him.
 
2012-11-02 03:00:21 PM  

12349876: Who Wants to Live Forever is clearly listed everywhere with Brian May as the sole writer and is clearly about the scene in "Highlander" where the immortal man has to say goodbye to his moral wife.



biatches always keepin' their men from havin' a little illicit fun...

/"What? Now I can't even decapitate someone in my own farking house? That's it! I'm leaving - forever!"
 
2012-11-02 03:02:24 PM  
The Prophet's Song is better and longer.
 
2012-11-02 03:02:56 PM  

DemoKnite: Bohemian Rhapsody gets played on every "Eagle" or "Wolf" classic rock station ad nauseum in the US. The oft ignored "dont stop me now" gets no airplay in America, but tons in the UK. I dont think Bohemian is their best song by a long shot.


Well duh, their best song by far is Flash.
 
2012-11-02 03:07:00 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

[skidmoreunofficial.com image 600x340]


Oh come on, it's obvious sarcasm
 
2012-11-02 03:10:37 PM  
 
2012-11-02 03:15:43 PM  
I like the one with the Ice Ice Baby sample. Fits perfectly.
 
2012-11-02 03:18:29 PM  
Don't Stop Me Now
Killer Queen
Innuendo
We Are The Champions
You're My Best Friend
Bohemian Rhapsody
Somebody to Love
The Show Must Go On
Fat Bottomed Girls
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Under Pressure
Stone Cold Crazy
Another One Bites the Dust
Play the Game
Tie Your Mother Down
One Vision


in that order
 
2012-11-02 03:22:40 PM  
I'm not gonna google it, but I thought he wrote The Show Must Go On while dying from aids, and put on a brave face for the few videos they did for the album.
 
Slu
2012-11-02 03:23:11 PM  

DECMATH: freetomato: Anyone else but me looking forward to the Mercury biopic?

I want it all, and I want it now!

/fwiw, for me, "best song" is the one that made me bug eyed like I'd never heard what a song was before stumbling on it over the radio: Killer Queen!
//I think I was like 14, so if it weren't that one, something else might have triggered the "now THAT's music!" reaction.


Yup. For me Killer Queen is the best Queen song. Also love Somebody to Love.
 
2012-11-02 03:26:23 PM  

SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.



simplicimus: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

Based on Queen songs still used in stadiums, I'd say the public votes for "We will rock you/We are the champions". My favorite is "Who wants to live forever", but explaining that song to people who haven't seen Highlander is futile.


all good, no great songs, but the live, 6:41 version of "Hammer to Fall" at Wembley is my favorite rock video of all time.

/OF ALL TIME!!!!
 
2012-11-02 03:35:27 PM  

evilmrsock: Mulchpuppy: Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem

The entire "Side Black" of Queen II - Ogre Battle onwards - is magnificent, and difficult for me to listen to on shuffle. It was the first album I bought after Greatest Hits.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre_Battle:_The_March_of_the_Black_Quee n
 
2012-11-02 03:40:24 PM  
I live in central Texas, which pretty much runs the entire Republican gamut, from good ol' boys all the way to tea partiers. One of the DJs on the area rock station even throws out his own pathetic brand of conservative humor from time to time. This DJ also plays Queen on a fairly regular basis.

I always chuckle to myself when this happens, because I can't help but wonder how many people are out there are driving around, jamming out to Queen, and have no idea he was a gay Arab. And what their reactions would be if I was lucky enough to ever get to tell them.

/It's not a very smart region.
 
2012-11-02 03:42:33 PM  
Twenty things you never knewcared about Queen's best song, Bohemian Rhapsody

Also, I like Under Pressure better.
 
2012-11-02 03:48:01 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I'm not gonna google it, but I thought he wrote The Show Must Go On while dying from aids, and put on a brave face for the few videos they did for the album.


Everything on The Miracle, Innuendo, and Made In Heaven would have been written after Mercury knew he was dying.

However, those three albums were also the ones where the writing credits were attributed to the entire band, not just individual members.
 
2012-11-02 03:53:06 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-02 03:59:00 PM  

Reaperman: farm8.staticflickr.com


Wow. I'd never heard that song before. It really took 6 people to write that turd? Wow...
 
2012-11-02 04:02:07 PM  

asquian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre_Battle:_The_March_of_the_Black_Quee n


Oh honey don't you sass me about Ogre Battle. When Final Fantasy 7 came out and I begged for a PS1, my father got me a PS1 for Christmas - and Ogre Battle instead of FF7.

AND NO. MEMORY CARD.

DO YOU KNOW HOW FAR YOU CAN GET INTO OGRE BATTLE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO SAVE?

... JUST PAST THE GODDAMN WEREWOLF.

/ I eventually got a memory card for a birthday present. Deneb was a hottie. Canopus is my Tactics Ogre bro for life.
 
2012-11-02 04:04:48 PM  
 
2012-11-02 04:11:28 PM  

Honest Bender: Reaperman: farm8.staticflickr.com

Wow. I'd never heard that song before. It really took 6 people to write that turd? Wow...


Guess you haven't been to a live sports event recently. I'd say 2 out 3 dance team routines these days have it.
 
2012-11-02 04:46:50 PM  
The list neglected to mention that BR tells the story of Cockney department-store clerk's love for a Welsh bridge player.
 
2012-11-02 04:47:02 PM  

Hack Patooey: No love for Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy?


Yes, that should have been on my list. Also "Save Me."
 
2012-11-02 05:03:32 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.


Brian May is a god damned astrophysicist!

An ASTROPHYSICIST!
 
2012-11-02 05:12:22 PM  
Arguing about what's the best Queen song is a bit like arguing about what's the best Pizza topping. Doesn't matter what you put on it, it's still PIZZA.
 
2012-11-02 05:47:47 PM  

Pixiest: Arguing about what's the best Queen song is a bit like arguing about what's the best Pizza topping. Doesn't matter what you put on it, it's still PIZZA.


Yes, this. My playlist is six hours long. I can get through a state or two, as long as it's not Texas.

/that takes Queen and Weird Al
 
2012-11-02 05:53:12 PM  
I'm going home right now and am going to crank up Queen till the neighbours call the cops. And maybe get a little drunk too. Oh and Long Way is my fav, since everyone else is posting there.
 
2012-11-02 06:02:50 PM  
Sheer Heart Attack
 
2012-11-02 06:15:27 PM  
No love for "The Prophet's Song" or "White Man" from the follow-up record?

Awesome Native American vibes from Mr. May.
 
2012-11-02 06:30:51 PM  
anyone else rank Melancholy Blues at #1 ?

anyone?

crickets
 
2012-11-02 06:31:55 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.

Brian May is a god damned astrophysicist!

An ASTROPHYSICIST!


Thats Dr Brain May to you.


The best album would have to be the Works. Radio Ga Ga, Tear it Up, Its a Hard Life, I want to Break Free, Hammer to Fall and Is This the World We Created.

As for best song it would be hard to list the best twenty.
 
2012-11-02 06:38:18 PM  
Friend of mine used to DJ school dances and whatnot back in the 90s. He loved to start 'Under Pressure' and watch all the kiddies rush the dance floor only to find out it wasn't 'Ice Ice Baby'

/It's the little things
//Favorite is probably 'Gimme the Prize'
 
2012-11-02 06:43:08 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.

Brian May is a god damned astrophysicist!

An ASTROPHYSICIST!


That's Doctor Brian May to you, biatch!
 
2012-11-02 06:55:10 PM  
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 4/24/76

#40 "MORE, MORE, MORE (PART 1)" - Andrea True Connection
#39 "CAN'T HIDE LOVE" - Earth, Wind & Fire
#38 "YOUNG BLOOD" - Bad Company
#37 "HAPPY DAYS" - Pratt & McClain
#36 "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD" - Kiss
#35 "COME ON OVER" - Olivia Newton-John
#34 "HAPPY MUSIC" - The Blackbirds
#33 "UNION MAN" - Cate Brothers
#32 "DON'T PULL YOUR LOVE/THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE" - Glen Campbell
#31 "GOLDEN YEARS" - David Bowie
#30 "FOPP" - The Ohio Players
#29 "LOVE HANGOVER" - Diana Ross
#28 "GET UP AND BOOGIE" - The Silver Convention
#27 "LORELEI" - Styx
#26 "RHIANNON (WILL YOU EVER WIN)" - Fleetwood Mac
#25 "MISTY BLUE" - Dorothy Moore
#24 "SILLY LOVE SONGS" - Wings
#23 "SARA SMILE" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
#22 "STRANGE MAGIC" - The Electric Light Orchestra
#21 "MONEY HONEY" - The Bay City Rollers
#20 "LIVIN' FOR THE WEEKEND" - The O'Jays
#19 "TRYIN TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN" - Barry Manilow
#18 "SHANNON" - Henry Gross
#17 "I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO" - Abba
#16 "DREAM ON" - Aerosmith
#15 "SWEET THING" - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
#14 "DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT)" - The Four Seasons
#13 "DREAM WEAVER" - Gary Wright
#12 "THERE'S A KIND OF HUSH (ALL OVER THE WORLD)" - The Carpenters
#11 "LONELY NIGHT (ANGEL FACE)" - The Captain & Tennille
#10 "FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE" - Elvin Bishop
#9 "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" - Queen
#8 "SHOW ME THE WAY" - Peter Frampton
#7 "WELCOME BACK" - John Sebastian
#6 "ONLY SIXTEEN" - Dr. Hook
#5 "SWEET LOVE" - The Commodores
#4 "BOOGIE FEVER" - The Sylvers
#3 "RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM" - Maxine Nightingale
#2 "LET YOUR LOVE FLOW" - The Bellamy Brothers
#1 "DISCO LADY" - Johnnie Taylor
 
2012-11-02 07:00:12 PM  
I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

Also, Bad News did a great tribute to the song:
Link
 
2012-11-02 07:04:07 PM  

OgreMagi: Psycoholic_Slag: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.

Brian May is a god damned astrophysicist!

An ASTROPHYSICIST!

That's Doctor Brian May to you, biatch!



Heh, heh. I love how he took a break from school to do "that music thingy" and then went back and picked up his PhD. Like it was an afterthought.
 
2012-11-02 07:10:54 PM  

hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

Also, Bad News did a great tribute to the song:
Link


Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.
 
2012-11-02 07:31:49 PM  
I'm actually surprised to see "Mustafa" get some love upthread. I always loved that song, it's so...frantic.

But since TFA mentioned covers of Bohemian Rhapsody covers, here's a brass band cover. (Good singers, for brass-players, and two REALLY good singers - you'll hear them)

Mnozil Brass from Austria
 
2012-11-02 07:43:52 PM  

12349876: Mulchpuppy: "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites.

AllThe whole B side of Queen II deserves to be heard together in one listen. It's Queen at their proggiest, which I love as a big prog fan.

 
2012-11-02 07:45:22 PM  

hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.


"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.


It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?
 
2012-11-02 07:54:11 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

I had the '45 with The Immigrant Song.The flip side is my favorite Zep song,not released on an LP.

//Hey,Hey,what can I do.

 
2012-11-02 07:55:08 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.

It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?


Long answer shortened: Chart-wise, November Rain in the US, Oasis in the UK.
 
2012-11-02 07:55:55 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.

It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?


Oh, and I meant to include this link

Link
 
2012-11-02 07:57:40 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.

It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?


There was a 3 minute release for AM, but long ago. when FM was new, the full song would be played.
/Why yes, I'm old
 
2012-11-02 08:01:29 PM  
Christ, all the debate in this thread. Screw this, I'm going to ride my bicycle... bicycle.
 
2012-11-02 08:01:32 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem


/agrees with you about '39
 
2012-11-02 08:02:19 PM  
And "Hey Jude",at 7 minutes, got some airplay.
 
2012-11-02 08:22:04 PM  
static.nme.com

So Douglas Fargo is writing for NME now?
 
2012-11-02 08:22:38 PM  
Back when mtv played music videos i was really pissed when some host said the band dont deserve one dime for their live shows because the song was a playback. It was in the time they would mess up anything live on their own
 
2012-11-02 08:26:01 PM  

freetomato: Mercury biopic


I was, until I heard the lead character dies in the end.
 
2012-11-02 08:30:55 PM  

colimar: Back when mtv played music videos i was really pissed when some host said the band dont deserve one dime for their live shows because the song was a playback. It was in the time they would mess up anything live on their own


For years Queen refused to play the song live, as it was a studio product. By the late 70s, they gave into fan demand, and started playing it, but the only bit which was playback was the complex center section, which the band could have never done live because of the overdubs. The first (solo piano) and last (starting from May's guitar rock-out) sections were always played live. During the recorded bit, the band left the stage, so there was no question that they WEREN'T playing.
 
2012-11-02 08:35:46 PM  
I also doubt that the piano used for "Hey Jude" was the same piano used for "Bohemian Rhapsody". "Hey Jude" was recorded at Trident Studios, and the Bechstein grand used by Paul McCartney belonged to that studio. I was used on Ziggy Stardust, Queen II, and dozens of other recordings through the years, but always at Trident.

"Bo Rap" wasn't recorded at Trident, so there's no way that piano was used. Given that the same Bechstein was used in recording the song, in the video, and on tour, it's likely that piano belonged to either Freddie or the band.

The Trident Studio piano sold at auction in 2008 for 200,000 Pounds (UK)
 
2012-11-02 08:38:08 PM  

hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

Also, Bad News did a great tribute to the song:
Link


I love Led Zeppelin, don't get me wrong, but I'd pick BR over Kashmir any day of the week...and zep is in my top 8 bands of all time. Queen doesn't crack my top 20, though. Odd, how personal lists pan out.
 
2012-11-02 08:58:49 PM  

simplicimus: I can just imagine Freddie explaining the song to the rest of the band. "OK, we start singing this song, then we switch to this song, then another song, then we finish up with this song."


It was all done in parts; Freddie knew what he wanted, but beyond a rough outline, the rest of the band likely didn't hear the whole song as a single piece until the editing and overdubs were complete.

For a similar -mind-blowing- example of that style of recording, listen to the sessions for the Beach Boy's "Good Vibrations", which was basally recorded a bar at a time and then assembled.
 
2012-11-02 09:05:17 PM  
FARKHEMIAN RHAPSODY
By Dogbeast

Is this their real life?
Is it just fantasy?
Caught on a website
They're starting to get to me
Open their flies
Click onto the web and peeeeeee....

I'm just a liter!
Why do they shout at me?
Because I'm 'stupid n00b', 'attention ho'
Die in fire, eat a bowl
All these fricking LOLcats,
They aren't entertaining to me,
To me.

Momma.... I've drunk fifteen cans
I should really go to bed
But I've come to Fark instead
Momma... this is kinda dumb
But it's what I need to get me through the day
Nite Krew! WooooOOOOooooOOOO!
Didn't mean to click that link
It's marked 'Not Safe For Work', my god I'm fired!
farking hell, farking hell.
Well I guess I'll watch some porn then...

At last! My time has come!
Got sponsored by some chick
Who I sent photos of my dick
TF motherfarkers! Now I'm TotalFark...
Gonna- holy jesus christ, what is this shiat?
Click one! LooooOOOOooooOOOO!
This don't seem so bad
Think I'll hang around here for a while...

*guitar solo*

I see a picture of a kitten with a rifle
Someone help! Someone help!
Caught my testes in the armchair!
Flamewars are in writing
Everybody's fighting!
Sharp knees!

(would you hit that?)
No I wouldn't
(would you hit that?)
No I wouldn't
(would you hit that?)
OK I guess I would
I would, I would, I would

I'm from Chicago, nobody loves me
I play World of Warcarft, look at me, look at me!
Spare me the sight of that man's WIE
Easy come, easy go
Hope I get a greenlight
/Submitter - No! They did not turn it green!
(Turn it green!)
//Submitter - No! They will not turn it green!
(Turn it green!)
///Submitter - No! They never turn it green!
////Never turn it green!
Never never never never noooo
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\m/ best guitar solo ever \m/

So you think you can ban me for being a troll?
So you think you can stop me from sending rick-rolls?
Ooooh Farkers... can't do this to me Farkers...
I'm gonna get mad and I'm gonna go write in my blog...

It don't really matter
It was not my fault
Nothing really matters...
Because I can simply make me
An aaaaaalt

(LOLANYWAYTEHWINDBL0WZPAD)
 
2012-11-02 09:09:19 PM  
21) Waynes World made it a joke, much like Sopranoes did with Dont Stop Beli
 
2012-11-02 09:20:55 PM  
 
2012-11-02 09:36:32 PM  

schemy: Sheer Heart Attack


I am going to have to THIS
 
2012-11-02 09:38:13 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: Queen + EBA + Phoenix Wright.


Awesome, sir. My jaw just dropped again.
 
2012-11-02 09:43:42 PM  
I love you guys right now.

/listening to 'The Prophet's Song' as we speak
//Queen fan
 
2012-11-02 09:59:48 PM  
"It sucks" oddly missing from the list...

Oh, wait...it's a list of things you didn't know!
 
2012-11-02 10:21:40 PM  
It's a great song, but just because it was in Wayne's World doesn't mean it's the best. Hammer to Fall, The Show Must Go On, Who Wants to Live Forever...all better in my admitted opinion.
 
2012-11-02 10:56:52 PM  

maelstrom0370: Friend of mine used to DJ school dances and whatnot back in the 90s. He loved to start 'Under Pressure' and watch all the kiddies rush the dance floor only to find out it wasn't 'Ice Ice Baby'

/It's the little things
//Favorite is probably 'Gimme the Prize'


CSB: I was in a chain restaurant having dinner with a friend once and they had a karaoke thing going on. No one was singing karaoke, so he was just playing music. He plays Ice, Ice, Baby and, on a lark, I pass him a note requesting Under Pressure, assuming he'd get a laugh out of it and maybe even do it, for fun.
Turns out he had no farking clue. Under Pressure starts up and he starts frantically trying to figure out what's wrong with his machine, until it finally dawns on him.
 
2012-11-02 11:02:08 PM  

Butthurted: freetomato: Mercury biopic

I was, until I heard the lead character dies in the end.


Jeez, don't watch Titanic.
 
2012-11-02 11:20:01 PM  
I Want It All.
Bijou.
The Show Must Go On.
Keep Passing the Open Windows.
It's a Hard Life.
You Don't Fool Me.
Innuendo.

....screw the ogres and fairies, their later stuff is where it's at.
 
2012-11-02 11:23:23 PM  

SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.


Ogre Battle, or Father to Son, or Keep Yourself Alive, or...any of their really old stuf...
 
2012-11-02 11:30:25 PM  

SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.


I would have to go with "Death on Two Legs".
 
2012-11-02 11:35:19 PM  
so, the thread's not really about this anymore, but did anybody read that article? because it farking sucked
 
2012-11-02 11:36:33 PM  

Shazam999: fruitloop: 12. It only made No.9 in the States on its initial release but hi-jinks in the Wayne's World car saw it storm all the way to No.2 in 1992. It was held off top spot by Kriss Kross's classic 'Jump'.

[i171.photobucket.com image 387x259]

This. Sweet Jesus what the fark was wrong with people?


That's the dude who wrote Arthur's Theme, right?
 
2012-11-02 11:38:01 PM  

acad1228: SilentStrider: Greatsong, but not my favorite Queen song. That would be Stone Cold Crazy.

I would have to go with "Death on Two Legs".


Death on Two Legs
 
2012-11-02 11:40:21 PM  

Neeek: I know I'm completely alone on this one, but Seven Seas of Rhye is my favorite.

/Not their best song, really, just the one that makes me happiest.


You're not remotely alone. That's one of my favorites.
 
2012-11-02 11:41:35 PM  
"I Want to Break Free"

/that is all
 
2012-11-02 11:43:46 PM  

evilmrsock: Mulchpuppy: Last time there was a Queen thread, some Farker mentioned "March of the Black Queen" as one of their favorites. It didn't ring a bell, so I hunted it down.

If that Farker happens to read this thread, just wanted to say thank you.

/also '39 is an underrated gem

The entire "Side Black" of Queen II - Ogre Battle onwards - is magnificent, and difficult for me to listen to on shuffle. It was the first album I bought after Greatest Hits.


Queen II - Side Black
 
2012-11-02 11:52:43 PM  
At 5 minutes 55 seconds, it was a riskily long song to fire at the top of the charts, but 'Hey Jude' (there it is again) was a minute-and-a-half longer.

Why not compare it to something more contemporary at the time like American Pie (8m 33s)??

[csb]
A few years ago a local rock station got gobbled up by Clear Channel. As a tribute, they signed off with a 24 hour marathon of 'Hey Jude' (except for station ID and a bit of news).
[/csb]

/still cool to hate on Clear Channel?
 
2012-11-02 11:53:08 PM  

ELF Radio: I Want It All.
Bijou.
The Show Must Go On.
Keep Passing the Open Windows.
It's a Hard Life.
You Don't Fool Me.
Innuendo.

....screw the ogres and fairies, their later stuff is where it's at.


The entire Innuendo album is awesome.
 
2012-11-02 11:54:16 PM  
 
2012-11-02 11:59:31 PM  
My Best Friend
I Want To Break Free
Under Pressure

Rhapsody may crack top 10 but I doubt top 5
 
2012-11-03 12:25:33 AM  

OgreMagi: Psycoholic_Slag: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Queen has tons of great songs. They're one of the best bands ever. All of the members musical geniuses in their own right. That's rare these days.

Brian May is a god damned astrophysicist!

An ASTROPHYSICIST!

That's Doctor Brian May to you, biatch!


My favorite from Dr. May: Link

/astrophysicist indeed
//costarring Eddie Van Halen
 
2012-11-03 12:33:38 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: colimar: Back when mtv played music videos i was really pissed when some host said the band dont deserve one dime for their live shows because the song was a playback. It was in the time they would mess up anything live on their own

For years Queen refused to play the song live, as it was a studio product. By the late 70s, they gave into fan demand, and started playing it, but the only bit which was playback was the complex center section, which the band could have never done live because of the overdubs. The first (solo piano) and last (starting from May's guitar rock-out) sections were always played live. During the recorded bit, the band left the stage, so there was no question that they WEREN'T playing.


I know about they leaving the stage and also they set some smoke and lights, no way anyone can think it was a hoax. Baby you dont fool me

/giggles
//mtv had assholes as hosts in every generation
 
2012-11-03 12:43:05 AM  

DenisVengeance: I love Jake's ukelele version


Atari and Scanjet style
 
2012-11-03 01:09:17 AM  

schemy: Sheer Heart Attack


Yep.
 
2012-11-03 01:34:09 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: White


Came here for this. I also like Drowse and I'm in Love With My Car. Both Taylor songs.
 
2012-11-03 02:00:51 AM  
"Get Down, Make Love" is an awesome song that nobody ever mentions.
 
2012-11-03 04:21:49 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: Two words: Ogre. Effin'. Battle.


Few Queen songs showcase Brian better than this one. I pulled out II and have been cranking this while strutting around the house. Well done!

I freely admit to wanting to be like Brian May while growing up. I have a lot of respect for him. There is no Queen without Freddie. But Brian was the engine that drove it.
 
2012-11-03 04:41:39 AM  
I will put my 2 shillings in for "Flash."

Also "Bicycle Race," "Fat Bottom Girls" and "Radio Gaga"

Ok there's really no bad Queen song.
 
2012-11-03 05:26:36 AM  

Blue_Blazer: I will put my 2 shillings in for "Flash."

Also "Bicycle Race," "Fat Bottom Girls" and "Radio Gaga"

Ok there's really no bad Queen song.


My first exposure to Queen was the 45 with Bicycle Race b/w Fat Bottomed Girls. I was pretty young at the time. I remember it being pretty damn exciting. I immediately went out and picked up Jazz and Live Killers which had just come out. Jazz had the nude bicycle girls poster in it! My mom looked at it and just shrugged. The Game and Flash came out shortly thereafter. Man, those were great times.

/oldster
 
2012-11-03 06:00:28 AM  
Can't decide whether to go with

"My favourite Queen Song is Flash" or

"I always preferred Dire Straits"

Actually I really like We are the Champions, I tried to learn the Piano part and it is deceptively complicated, plus I am not a very good pianist.
 
2012-11-03 06:02:03 AM  
Because of this thread, I started looking into Queen CDs, and saw that the entire catalog has been remastered.

Looks like I'll be purchasing the Queen 40 box sets soon enough.

/never have heard Queen 2. Or the Flash soundtrack.
 
2012-11-03 06:14:53 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.

It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?

Long answer shortened: Chart-wise, November Rain in the US, Oasis in the UK.


Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix, 14:59 Source.
 
2012-11-03 06:19:29 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: FirstNationalBastard: Pants full of macaroni!!: hamsack: I coulda sworn Led Zeppelins Kashmere was about 9 minutes or so long and was a few years prior as well.

"Kashmir" wasn't a single, unless I'm wrong. (Neither was "Stairway", for that matter.)

simplicimus: Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was 17 minutes long and got airplay. Granted on FM only, when FM was new.

It was released as a single in a 3-minute edit.

I would guess that the longest song to be released as a single UNEDITED was "November Rain". Can anyone confirm or deny?

Long answer shortened: Chart-wise, November Rain in the US, Oasis in the UK.

Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix, 14:59 Source.


Not a single. The single was Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
 
2012-11-03 09:40:54 AM  

CheetahOlivetti: Dinobot: 'dont stop me now'

I still haven't decided if Shaun of the Dead ruined that song for me or not. Either way, I'm always going to picture a bunch of people smacking an old zombie with pool cues when that song is playing.


I think that scene made the song extra awesome. I thought it was awesome before I saw that, but the idea of THAT being the song you are hearing as you fight for your life just does something for me.
 
2012-11-03 10:00:23 AM  
Tenement Funster
Liar
Keep Yourself Alive
Brighton Rock
Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to....)
'39
Prophet's Song
Its Late
Spread Your Wings
Fight From the Inside
Sheer Heart Attack
Dragon Attack
Rock It(Prime Jive)
I want it All
The Hitman

Like a lot of other teens of the time, I was first introduced to Queen through Bohemian Rhapsody being played on the radio.......That prompted my very first purchase of an LP. Since then, Ive collected all of their studio discs, and I have to say that, while it was the tune that drew me to the band, Bohemian Rhapsody isn't even the best song on Night at the Opera.
 
2012-11-03 10:12:39 AM  
Ctrl-F *Dragon Attack*

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WTF people? No love for Dragon Attack? That song rocks the castle down!!
 
2012-11-03 11:25:04 AM  
Late to the thread but, I love all Queen and it's impossible to pick a favorite. In this thread, there's a lack of Dreamers ball, Who Needs You, Spread Your Wings, and ,, well , fark it, let's just say News of The World, and Jazz in there entirety.
 
2012-11-03 10:13:24 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: "I Want to Break Free"

/that is all


A few years ago I was at my sister-in-laws parents for Xmas or Thanksgiving. We were watching a Queens Greatest Hits video with this song. My SIS's mom, who is in her 70's, likes Queen. When this song came on she did the OMG thing. She still likes Queen BTW.
Link

I know The Game wasn't arguably one of Queen's most popular albums, but it probably ranks as one of my favorites. I was already a Queen fan, but when this came out when I was in high school {get off my lawn} it really put the hook in me for their music. 
I read somewhere here a while back where Dragon Attack was considered an early attempt at rap music. I don't think Queen & rap belong in the same sentence, i'm just throwing it out there. :)
 
2012-11-03 10:20:05 PM  

Mad Mark:

I know The Game wasn't arguably one of Queen's most popular albums, but it probably ranks as one of my favorites. I was already a Queen fan, but when this came out when I was in high school {get off my lawn} it really put the hook in me for their music.


Really? The album includes

Play The Game
Save Me
Another One Bites The Dust.

Now, the first two are only major in the Queen catalog, but Another One Bites The Dust is one of their most popular songs ever.
 
2012-11-03 10:33:53 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Now, the first two are only major in the Queen catalog, but Another One Bites The Dust is one of their most popular songs ever.


If there is such a thing a Queen song I dislike, it's Another One Bites The Dust. I can't believe that one stands out as a claim to fame. Yet it does.
 
2012-11-03 11:05:42 PM  

skink: While I truly love Bohemian Rhapsody, and never turn it off, I have other favorites:

Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottom Girls
Somebody To love

And the aforementioned It's Late

Recently Palladia channel has been playing the famous Queen Live in Montreal concert....Have watched a few times in the last month. I think Freddy may have been the best rock Singer of all time, and he was far MORE than just a singer.

Proud to have shared some trips around the sun with him.


Late to the party, but:

Don't Stop Me Now and Somebody To Love are tied for my favorite songs, depending on my mood.

And I have a coworker who saw Queen in concert. Which I found out when we were taking turns answering "what's the best concert you've ever been to". Yeah, holy crap, she won handily.
 
2012-11-04 04:04:00 AM  
1. Seven Seas of Rhye
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Killer Queen
4. Radio Ga Ga
5. Liar
6. Under Pressure
7. Play the Game
8. Don't Stop Me Now
9. Theme From Flash Gordon
10. Princes of the Universe
 
2012-11-04 03:00:44 PM  
this is totally a bookmark
 
2012-11-05 11:31:48 AM  
What I wish is that they'd find the studio recording of "New York New York" that was in Highlander.
 
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