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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.
 
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