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Queen - Greatest Hits

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

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listen  3. Another One Bites The Dust 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Somebody To Love (Album Version) 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Bicycle Race (Album Version) 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You're My Best Friend (Album Version) 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Now I'm Here (Album Version) 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Play The Game (Album Version) 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen15. Don't Stop Me Now (Album Version) 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (September 15, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000000OBP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Queen brought a whole new meaning to the phrase over the top. While rock & roll flamboyance stretched back at least as far as Little Richard, Freddie Mercury continued to camp it up, taking little seriously and smirking at the music's growing pretensions while partaking in them no small bit. Many of the band's singles hold up extremely well, such as "Killer Queen" and "You're My Best Friend". The quartet's canny sense of melody and sophisticated vocal harmonies--not to mention Mercury's raised eyebrow--have traveled well through the years. --Rickey Wright

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128 of 142 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Great Even Without "Bohemian Rhapsody" April 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
How do I review what isn't here? Strong Queen fans will know all 17 songs. Most of their biggest hits are here. Most. Not all. Not even one of the biggest songs they've ever had.

Even an American Idol contestant knows "Bohemian Rhapsody" is part of the rock-n-roll canon. What was Hollywood Records thinking to leave out such a great hit?

What is here is mostly good. Freddie Mercury's range and dramatic intonations, paired with guitar maestro Brian May's capacity to ignite a note, and songs like "Killer Queen" go from being interesting to incredible.

Part of the problem was Queen. They had too many good hits gracing more than one genre. Most bands wish they had the difficulty of choosing greatest hits choices.

Questionable choices are obvious: "Seven Seas of Rhye" and "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy."

"Seven Seas" has a hard rock, guitar-driven sound but does not meet the usual Queen level of quality.

"Good Old" is a nice demonstration of Freddie Mercury's great voice, but lyrically is weak.

The closest economical solution is to buy instead "Queen - Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2" Get all the songs below except "Keep Yourself Alive." 34 songs in all.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of Queen's Greatest Hits June 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Queen released albums from 1973 to 1995. In that time Queen made a lot of music that was "great". Thus, as with most artists that have been around for more than 20 years, it is impossible to capture all of their hits or best music on a single CD. Recently this difficulty was recognized with a boxed set of three CDs that captured a much greater cross section of their music.
I consider this collection of Queen music their popular music. Much of it was mellow or radio friendly, and thus much of it hit the top 10. Given that Queen had a very eclectic repertoire, you'll find quirky songs such as "Fat Bottomed Girls" next to the mellow love song "Somebody to Love". Queen's progressive rock and harder rock songs are only barely represented on this particular collection, though strains of their harder edge show through in songs like "Bicycle Race" and "Another One Bites the Dust".
In many ways Queen was an album group. While most of their albums stop short of being true concept albums, most of their albums did have a theme. Also, their music was organized carefully to provide a presentation of the music that was greater than the sum of the individual songs. Thus, listening to a "greatest" collection does little to express the true scope of this group. I recommend this CD as one that provides a small sampling of Queen, and some of their more mellow music at that. You need to also have "Classic Queen" to additional hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody". You may also want to consider "The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II and III", which is perhaps the most comprehensive set short of buying albums.
Though this CD is lacking in its breadth, I still give it 5 stars because Queen was such a great group, and the songs here do represent a small portion of their incredible talent.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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I'm starting to get angry at all these compilation CDs that are hitting the shelves. It's not just Queen it's all these bands that have been around for 20 + years. There are "Greatest Hits", "The Best of", "Classics", "Ultimate Collections" etc. ... but if you inspect them you always find 1 or 2 great songs on a different compilation and have to decide, "which songs can I live without?".
I thought I did this when I decided to go with Queen's Greatest Hits. During my inspection I concentrated on some of the minor songs, only to find out later that `Bohemian Rhapsody' was NOT on it. (Yeah my bad but COME ON!) So I thought "Do I return it and get the Platinum Collection?" Well there is a bunch of stuff (on the 3rd CD) that I'd never listen too and it's missing songs off of "Classic Queen" like `Tie Your Mother Down' and some others. So I went out and bought "Queen Classics" along with an empty CD case that holds two CDS. So now I can combine "Queen's Greatest Hits" and "Classic Queen" into my very own custom made "Very Best Greatest Hits Ultimate Collection of Queen".
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Have Rocked Us! July 3, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This CD is essential to all Queen fans. With the exception of the tracks off The Game, the singles Body Language, and I Want to Break Free, this represents the hard rocking Queen complete with the opera-style vocals. It features not only the hits like "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Somebody to Love" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", but more obscure songs like "Don't Stop Me Now", "Now I'm Here", "Save Me" (although a hit in the UK), and "The 7 Seas of Rhye". If you were a fan of early Queen, you must own this. Then grab Classic Queen to appreciate their later efforts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Queen rocks!
There's nothing better than the classics! If you're cool enough to appreciate Queen in all of their glorious tunes, buy this because it's worth it.
Published 1 day ago by Christine
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sounds
There are a lot of old familiar songs here...I hope they do something new with Adam Lambert as they go on tour this summer..
Published 16 days ago by R. Buickerood
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Beautiful and very worth the money. Freddie Mercury always is so enjoyable. I love him and his singing voice is bar none.
Published 24 days ago by Diane Halverson
5.0 out of 5 stars I like a lot of their hits, "Another One Bites The Dust", "Bohemian...
So many hits, at a reasonable price, I like the majority of them. Of course, "We Are The Champions" is one of them. Buy the album! Download them onto your Kindles!
Published 1 month ago by By Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen - Simple Awesome
What can you not say about Queen?!? Every song is a classic. Two obvious omissions, "Tie your mother down" and of course "Bohemian"!!!
Published 1 month ago by Simon Pugh
4.0 out of 5 stars If you do not want the full Queen Anthology this is a good overview.
Good....introduction with the Hits that most people will recognize right off. May also give you songs so that you can explore that individual Album it its full glory. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karl
4.0 out of 5 stars Queens
I had a hard time ordering this but received my auto-rip immediately so I could put it on my Mp3 player. I never did receive the actual CD. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vivienne
4.0 out of 5 stars great
I like the CD good music to hear anytime you wish when u want when ever hear when ever u wish
Published 2 months ago by Jane Sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present for my Step Father
I bought this on December 21 I think, it was on a Saturday, and it arrived on the 23rd with a box that contained it well. I was happy that the shipping was fast. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jonathan Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits
You can't really go wrong with Queen. CD arrived within the shipping time in perfect condition. Not much else to say as far as the actual sale goes, but absolutely worth the buy... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ariel
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