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Initial post: Nov 30, 2011 10:02:09 AM PST
Here's how it goes, we'll each list out 50 favorite Queen songs and I will compile all the lists creating a Queen Compendium (that's us) definitive top 50 songs assigning points to each song from 1 to 50 on each list and adding them up. The song with the highest total will be the consensus number 1 and so on down the line. Sound like a plan? Take your time compiling your list before submitting it and let's have some fun. I'm working on mine right now.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:07:48 AM PST
B. rogers says: we have to list our 50 in a definitive order?

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:15:43 AM PST
Savage Lucy says:
The only Queen album I own is that 2-CD Greatest Hits compilation. Do any of you fans want to recommend another album?

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:17:23 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Savage...yeah...all of them!!!

Seriously, it depends on what songs you like off of Greatest Hits. Tell me what stands out for you and I'll recommend albums.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:18:19 AM PST
Yes, and we'll tally the scores and see what we come up with. I like this idea better than getting rid of all those great songs to come up with a number 1. This way we have a list that we all worked on and have something to show for it at the end of the day and something to talk about. By the way, have you heard the bonus tracks on The Miracle remaster? There's an instrumental track called Chinese Torture on it that is VERY COOL, Brian's signature guitar sound.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:21:39 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Rand...that was a bonus track on the original Capitol Records CD release as was Hang On In There and Invisible Man remix.

Oh man...okay I'll try ranking my top 50 in order...but it's gona take some wait for me before youi compile it.


I know once I submit it I'm going to feel uneasy about it...but I'll do it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011 10:23:16 AM PST
Savage Lucy says:
There's not really anything I don't like although I admit to listening to the first CD far more often than the second. I guess my favorites are 'Another one bites the dust', 'Somebody to love' and 'Don't stop me now'.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:23:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 10:31:03 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Savage Lucy...whichever Queen album you buy...make sure that they are the new 2011 remasters...the sound is unbeatable!

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:27:51 AM PST
Like I said, take your time. I'll be here when you get back.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:29:38 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Well that's easy...get any cd from the 70's or early 1980's. Sounds like you like the ballads or more pop-oriented songs. I'd say that "A Night At The Opera", "A Day At The Races"(personal favorite of mine...gorgeous album!) and "The Game".

Really you can't go wrong with any album from Queen's 70's era. If you are willing to give an album repeated listenings to let it "seep in" then "Queen II" is a masterpiece which you will probably come to regard as one of the finest albums in your personal collection.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011 10:32:31 AM PST
Savage Lucy

If you have $50 you can toss down, Amazon has the first 5 Queen cd's in a remastered box set, each with a second bonus disc of material ranging from awesome live cuts that have never seen official release, to early demo's and rarities that sound very good, to some head scratchers that aren't anything to get excited about. But you can get their first five album's in the box, which is an excellent place to start your collection for $10 each, in a case to house them all and since it's over $25 you can get them with free shipping! How's that sound?

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:42:07 AM PST
Savage Lucy says:
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I can't be spending willy on myself at this time of year, but I'll add these to my wishlist for reference. (And maybe I'll luck in to some Amazon gift cards.)

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:47:06 AM PST
Or you can get the 2-disc remasters at Walmart for 11.88 out the door no waiting. Either way is good.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:50:07 AM PST
Savage Lucy says:
I refuse to buy music from Walmart. It's bad enough I have to buy food, soap, and clothes there. But not music after all their censorship drama.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:55:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 10:56:45 AM PST
I know what you mean Lucy. I buy most of my music from Amazon aside from some new releases at Best Buy. Wally World has the cheapest prices for the remasters over the counter though.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:01:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 11:39:57 AM PST
B. rogers says:
2.)Lily Of The Valley
3.)My Fairy King
4.)Mad The Swine
5.)It's Late
6.)Teo Torriate
7.)White Man
9.)Radio Ga Ga
10.)Hammer To Fall
11.)Under Pressure
12.)Play The Game
13.)Don't Stop Me Now
14.)Spread Your Wings
15.)Father To Son
16.)The March Of The Black Queen
17.)The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke
18.)Brighton Rock
19.)In The Lap Of The Gods(revisited...)
20.)Leaving Home Ain't Easy
21.)Sail Away Sweet Sister
22.)All Dead, All Dead
23.)Who Wants To Live Forever
24.)You And I
25.)I Was Born To Love You(from Made In Heaven)
27.)Ride the Wild Wind
28.)Staying Power
29.)Another One Bites The Dust
30.)Sheer Heart Attack
31.)Flick Of The Wrist
33.)White Queen(As It Began)
34.)Dead On Time
35.)Fun It
37.)Dragon Attack
38.)Flash's Theme
39.)Rain Must Fall
40.)The Show Must Go On
41.)A Winter's Tale
42.It's A Beautiful Day(reprise)
43.)The Hero
44.)Body Language
45.)Need Your Loving Tonight
49.)We Will Rock You(fast version)
50.)Funny How Love Is

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:06:50 AM PST
B. rogers says:
I know songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Somebody To Love" aren't on my list. I just went with my instantaneous gut and I've just heard those songs soooo much.

I don't like "ranking" individual Queen's much easier to rank whole albums(for some reason).

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:22:12 AM PST
Good start Mr. Rogers! I'll get mine up shortly.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:42:32 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Rand...I just did it and didn't overthink it. If I would have spent a lot of time second-guessing before I posted it I would've driven myself slightly mad!


Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:44:40 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Regardless of order...every song on my list is a 5-star song to *me*.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:45:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011 2:53:34 AM PST
Okay, after much deliberation within my brain, here is my list. One thing I forgot to mention. I'm combining We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions and Procession/Father To Son together, the way they should be listened to.

1. Brighton Rock
2. The March Of The Black Queen/Funny How Love Is
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Innuendo
5. Killer Queen
6. Headlong
7. Ogre Battle
8. Somebody To Love
9. Keep Yourself Alive
10. White Queen (As It Began)
11. Now I'm Here
12. The Miracle
13. I'm In Love With My Car
14. The Prophet's Song
15. Liar
16. Another One Bites The Dust
17. Procession/Father To Son
18. Long Away
19. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
20. Hammer To Fall
21. Play The Game
22. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
23. Save Me
25. Lily Of The Valley
26. Nevermore
27. The Invisible Man
28. Chinese Torture (Instrumental)
29. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
30. Spread Your Wings
31. Some Day One Day
32. The Night Comes Down
33. Seven Seas Of Rhye
34. Tie Your Mother Down
35. Party/Khashoggi's Ship
36. It's Late
37. A Human Body
38. Don't Stop Me Now
39. One Vision
40. 39
41. All Dead, All Dead
42. Stealin'
43. You And I
44. Machines (Back To Humans)
45. Dragon Attack
46. Fight From The Inside
47. You're My Best Friend
48. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
49. Stone Cold Crazy
50. I Want It All

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:53:50 AM PST
B. rogers says:
Rand...fantastic list!

D***...I forgot about "A Human Body"!!!! Definitely a top 50 song.

What do you think of "Hijack My Heart"? I noticed you had "Stealin'" on the list.

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 11:58:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 12:02:28 PM PST
Thanks, if I did it five minutes later it would look different, but that's what I'm sticking with. I had to decide between Drowse and I Want It All at the end. And I really like Drowse!
Hijack My Heart is good, a different style for Roger, almost in the Rod Stewart register for him!

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Posted on Nov 30, 2011 12:05:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 12:06:42 PM PST
Roger really had a great rock and roll voice, very underrated. Course that's easy to do when you have a frontman like Freddie in the spotlight.
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