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I am getting into Queen more, so I was wondering if anyone knew anyone good Queen songs I should get, NOT from Rocks or A night at the opera. I allready had those.

Preferably the best from Queen 1, Queen II, Sheer heart attack, day at the races, news of the world, and hot space.

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Here's some good ones, I'm not sure if they're on the albums you listed though....

  • Death on Two Legs
    Killer Queen
    Princes of the Universe [Highlander Theme] *
    Sheer Heart Attack
    Stone Cold Crazy
    Tie Your Mother Down

* = (IMO this is their only good song from the 80's, they tried too hard to blend in with the decade)

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I just thought of another good one, "Get Down Make Love" from the News of the World album, Radio had banned this song because of it's hardcore sexually influenced lyrics, but nowadays, they play much more specific songs.

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Somebody to love

A kind of magic

Under Pressure

Radio Ga Ga

I Want To Break Free

Innuendo

It's A Hard Life

Who Wants To Live Forever

The Miracle

Friends will be friends

I'm Going Slightly Mad

The Invisible Man

You don't fool me

The show must go on

We are the champions

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I like "Under Preasure" with David Bowie.

I bought a "Queen Greatest Hits" CD at Wal-Mart that had neither that nor "Bohemian Rhapsody" on it. A Queen greatest-hits CD without "Bohemian Rhapsody" on it is like a day without sunshine! What were they thinking, leaving off what is probably the best Queen song of all?

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That´s weird. I don´t think that it´s the "best" QUEEN-song ever, but it´s the one that everybody should know as the "trademark"-song of them. At least more than "A Kind Of Magic" or such crap. My personal favorite is "Innuendo", but I must add that this one reminds me of Led Zeppelin. I know that Plant has sung it one the Tribute-concert in 1992, but that version was really bad. It´s the last QUEEN-song on which they did what has made them famous...their pathetic style (did I say that right?) and so on. And it´s really HEAVY.

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Queen Greatest Hits on CD is more the rock side i think. There is another one with the same picture on it but it is blue called Classic Queen. That shows their more...opera-like classic style. Personally, I like the one I have on record.It has All the good ones.

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Miamisammy, we must be on some kind of weird wavelength thing here. I was just going to recommend I Want It All. (I swear!) Mercury's vocals soar, Brian May's guitar sears, and their trademark grandiosity rules. Most excellent.

But how come no one has mentioned the all-time greatest Queen album--at least in my estimation--Jazz? Though it was not a huge commercial success, it definitely contains some of their strongest songs. Hell, you have to hear Dead On Time, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race (the latter two were released together as the single), Mustapha (in which most of the lyrics are in Arabic), their "disco" song, Fun It, and the impressive ballads Jealousy and Leaving Home Ain't Easy. If you want to be a true Queenie, you gotta hear Jazz. :coolio:

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Queen has 2 different Greatest Hits CD's, that's why some of their best songs aren't on one or the other. It's been labeled by a few websites as one of the biggest ripoffs in the record industry, but they're such a diverse band, that they need 2 volumes of compilations to showcase their best work.

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Queen I

- Doing All Right

- Keep Yourself Alive

- Liar

Queen II

- Some Day One Day

Sheer Heart Attack

- Misfire

- She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stiletos)

Day at the Races

- Long Away

News of the World

- Get Down, Make Love

- Who Needs You

- Sleeping On The Sidewalk

Ant :guitar:

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Here's a few suggestions:

Death On Two Legs

Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon

Let Me Entertain You

Spread Your Wings

The Loser In The End

Seven Seas Of Rhye

Liar

Keep Yourself Alive

Brighton Rock

Now I'm Here

Misfire

Save Me

It's A Hard Life

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oops, soory about the duplicates mentioned by other people. Maybe those are the really good ones ::

I also forgot Hammer To Fall

I'm gonna quit now cuz this is one of those threads that I could keep adding forever.

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