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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anybody who puts anything from the first 2 albums into their worst 10 really need there ears tested.  Can't beat classics such as Great King Rat, Liar, MOTBQ, Father To Son, White Queen etc etc...I could go on.  Any real duff Queen songs came on their later albums most notably in the 80's with Hot Space, The Miracle etc.

You can't beat their golden 70's period and before Freddie forgot how to play piano!!


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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best -

1. Bohemian Rhapsody -93
2. Somebody to Love - 63
3. Innuendo - 51
4. The March of the Black Queen - 46 
5. The Show Must Go On - 39
6. These are the Days of Our Lives - 25
7. Was it all Worth it - 23
8. Another One Bites the Dust - 21
9. Killer Queen - 20
10. Save Me - 15
11. Tie Your Mother Down - 15
12. Don't Stop Me Now - 14
13. The Prophet's Song - 14
14. It's Late - 14
15. You're My Best Friend - 10
16. Who Wants to Live Forever - 10
17. I Was Born to Love You - 10

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

20 BEST QUEEN SONGS

1. The March of the Black Queen
2. Somebody to Love
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. Father to Son
5. The Prophet's Song
6. Brighton Rock
7. These are the Days of Our Lives
8. Save Me
9. Now I'm Here
10. Innuendo
11. Was it All Worth It
12. Nevermore
13. Tie Your Mother Down
14. Liar
15. The Show Must Go On
16. Who Wants to Live Forever
17. Killer Queen
18. Don't Stop Me Now
19. Under Pressure
20. Fat Bottomed Girls

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ten favourite is really hard and it changes all the time but at the mo...

Somebody to love
White Man
Dreamers Ball
Staying Power
My Melancholy Blues
Spread Your Wings
Father to son
Dancer
Death on two legs
Show must go on

ten worst are easy as stinkers are stinkers "right til the end"...

 The Invisible Man  
Really appalling, turgid and offensive re-working of Ray Parker Juniors ´´Ghostbusters´´complete with annoying electro bass.
Man on the Prowl
A Complete bollocks attempt to retread ´Crazy little thing´ territory with Shakin Stevens style guitar solo. Should have given the whole song to him.
Misfire
The Clue is in the title. Thankfully JD´s songwriting got better.
My Baby Does Me
Yes I should think she probably does but not while listening to this surely. (Original Vinyl of the Miracle criminally overlooked ¨Hang on in There¨ in favour of this - what were they thinking of)
Delilah
Sorry Fred but a song about your cat has no place on a Queen Album. Even a GOOD song about your cat has no place on a Queen album and this is not a good song infact the song would probably pee all over your chippendale suite too. 
Was it all Worth it
"We bought a drumkit, thought we were perfect"....on the strength of these lyrics ´they, sadly, weren´t perfect at all - nor was it "Worth it". 
The Hitman
It wasn´t "A Hit" man.
Coming Soon
This song is not offensive - it just bores me beyond continence and that, for Queen, is unforgivable. 
Don´t lose your Head
Quite difficult not to lose your head when there is noise but no song.
Friends will be Friends
Shallow, Mawkish, sentimental lighter - waving at it´s very worst from Queen´s worst album.Actually in my experience Friends WON¨T be Friends unless your friend happens to be a Labrador.


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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Top 10 Fave Songs:

In The Lap Of the Gods...Revisted (the perfect ballad and anthem of Queen)
Mother Love (most sensual song with oh so genuine lyrics, vocals (IMHO the best Fred's vocal performance ever) and guitar solo)
Tenement Funster! (Just as perfect as ITLOTG...R, one of the failures of Queen that they never performed this masterpiece live)
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (my favorite 80's Queen song music wise, production wise and lyric wise)
Sail Away Sweet Sister (Brian in his best, but don't forget brilliant John solo in the fadeout!)
The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke (Queen's best progressive song - their best one of the fave album of mine)
Don't Stop Me Now (their most optimistic and energetic song, like a battery for a recharge)
Teo Torriate (brilliant anthem from brilliant (2nd fave) album)
Spread Your Wings (John's song about many people like us, great performance, though I prefer BBC and live versions)
The Show Must Go On (the song that opened the whole world of music (not only Queen) in my teens, the whole band in the great form)

My Least Fave Songs (But NOT Worst):

Body Language (though [unfortunately]synth bassline save a song)
Get Down Make Love (deserves a listen thanks for John & Roger grooves)
Party (quite boring for a Queen standards)
Khashogi's Ship (the same as above, but much better, thanks for the coda)
Son And Daughter (very Sabbathesque song, but perfect for live shows)
Tear It Up (Bri repeated himself)
Coming Soon (Roger had failures as Freddie and Brian, unfortunately, it'd be better if they chose A Human Body for the album)
My Baby Does Me (as again, bassline saves the whole picture)
Hitman (dislike this song since a first listen of the album)
Delilah (earlier liked this tune, Queen had better songs from that period if you listen demos like My Secret Fantasy and Self-Made Man)

But, nevertheless, Queen got not bad songs. the above list just shows my least faves of them. I dunno any other band with consistency of songwriting like Queen (except maybe Sade). Even the Beatles can't come near Queen in it.


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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bigfish wrote: Ten favourite is really hard and it changes all the time but at the mo...

Somebody to love
White Man
Dreamers Ball
Staying Power
My Melancholy Blues
Spread Your Wings
Father to son
Dancer
Death on two legs
Show must go on

ten worst are easy as stinkers are stinkers "right til the end"...

 The Invisible Man  
Really appalling, turgid and offensive re-working of Ray Parker Juniors ´´Ghostbusters´´complete with annoying electro bass.
Man on the Prowl
A Complete bollocks attempt to retread ´Crazy little thing´ territory with Shakin Stevens style guitar solo. Should have given the whole song to him.
Misfire
The Clue is in the title. Thankfully JD´s songwriting got better.
My Baby Does Me
Yes I should think she probably does but not while listening to this surely. (Original Vinyl of the Miracle criminally overlooked ¨Hang on in There¨ in favour of this - what were they thinking of)
Delilah
Sorry Fred but a song about your cat has no place on a Queen Album. Even a GOOD song about your cat has no place on a Queen album and this is not a good song infact the song would probably pee all over your chippendale suite too. 
Was it all Worth it
"We bought a drumkit, thought we were perfect"....on the strength of these lyrics ´they, sadly, weren´t perfect at all - nor was it "Worth it". 
The Hitman
It wasn´t "A Hit" man.
Coming Soon
This song is not offensive - it just bores me beyond continence and that, for Queen, is unforgivable. 
Don´t lose your Head
Quite difficult not to lose your head when there is noise but no song.
Friends will be Friends
Shallow, Mawkish, sentimental lighter - waving at it´s very worst from Queen´s worst album.Actually in my experience Friends WON¨T be Friends unless your friend happens to be a Labrador.
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Delilah: X'D
I used to like it a lot when I was 12  (at that time I didn't speak English and I thought Delilah was a girl - the meows didn´t give me a clue). Years later, I realised it's in fact a crappy song, but I'm still very fond of it.

FWBF: I completely agree with you!

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK Here is where I get the Best Queen Songs and Worst Queen Songs.

Queen I:

Keep Yourself Alive - 10
Doing All Right - 9
Great King Rat - 10
My Fairy King - 10
Liar - 10
The Night Comes Down - 9
Modern Times Rock n Roll - 8
Son and Daughter - 9
Jesus - 9
Seven Seas of Rhye....  8

Average Song Rating: 9.2

Queen II:

Procession - 9
Father to Son - 10
White Queen - 10
Someday One Day - 10
Loser in the End - 10
Ogre Battle - 10
The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke - 10
Nevermore - 10
The March of the Black Queen - 10(+)
Funny How Love Is - 9
Seven Seas of Rhye - 10

Average Song Rating: 9.8

Sheer Heart Attack:

Brighton Rock - 10
Killer Queen - 10
Tenement Funster - 10
Flick of the Wrist - 10
Lily of the Valley - 10
Now I'm Here - 10
In the Lap of the Gods - 10
Stone Cold Crazy - 10
Dear Friends - 10
Misfire - 9
Bring Back That Leroy Brown - 9
She Makes Me - 9
In the Lap of The Gods 2 - 10

Average Song Rating: 9.8

A Night at the Opera:

Death on Two Legs - 10
Lazing on A Sunday Afternoon - 8
I'm in Love With My Car - 9
You're My Best Friend - 10
39 - 10
Sweet Lady - 10
Seaside Rendzevous - 9
The Prophet's Song - 10
Love of My Life - 10
Good Company - 10
Bohemian Rhapsody - 10
God Save the Queen - 8

Average Song Rating: 9.5

A Day at the Races:

Tie Your Mother Down - 10
You Take My Breath Away - 9
Long Away - 10
The Millionare Waltz - 10
You And I - 10
Somebody to Love - 10
White Man - 9
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy - 10
Drowse - 9
Teo Torriatte - 10

Average Song Rating: 9.8

News of the World:

We Will Rock You: 9
We are the Champions- 10
Sheer Heart Attack - 10
All Dead - 8
Spread Your Wings - 10
Fight From the Inside - 9
Get Down Make Love - 7
Sleeping on the Sidewalk - 9
Who Needs You - 9
It's Late - 10
My Melanchole Blues - 9

Average Song Rating: 9.1

Jazz:

Mustapha - 9
Fat Bottomed Girls - 10
Jealousy - 10
Bicycle Race - 10
If You Can't Beat Them - 10
Dead on Time - 10
Let Me Entertain - 10
In Only Seven Days - 9
Dreamer's Ball - 9
Fun It - 8
Leaving Home Ain't Easy - 9
Don't Stop Me Now - 10
More of that Jazz - 7

Average Song Rating; 9.3

The Game:

Play the Game - 10
Dragon Attack - 10
Another One Bites the Dust - 10
Need Your Lovin Tonight - 10
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - 10
Rock It - 9
Don't Try Suicide - 9
Sail Away Sweet Sister - 10
Coming Soon - 9
Save Me - 10

Average Song Rating: 9.7

Hot Space:

Staying Power - 8
Dancer - 8
Back Chat - 8
Body Language - 4
Action this Day - 8
Put Out the Fire - 10
Life is Real - 9
Calling All Girls - 8
Las Palabras de Amor - 10
Cool Cat - 8
Under Pressure - 10

Average Song Rating: 8.3

The Works:

Radio Ga Ga: 10
Tear it Up: 8
It's A Hard Life: 10
Man on the Prowl: 7
Machines: 8
I Want to Break Free - 10
Keep Passing the Open Windows - 9
Hammer to Fall - 10
Is this the World we Created - 9

Average Song Rating: 9.0

A Kind of Magic:

One Vision - 10
A Kind of Magic - 10
One Year of Love - 9
Pain is So Close to Pleasure - 9
Friends Will Be Friends - 10
Who Wants to Live Forever - 10
Gimme the Prize - 9
Don't Lose Your Head - 7
Princes of the Universe - 10

Average Song Rating: 8.8

The Miracle:

Party - 6
Khashoggi's Ship - 10
The Miracle - 10
I Want it ALL - 10
The Invisible Man - 9
Breakthru - 10
Rain Must Fall - 8
Scandal - 10
My Baby Does Me - 5
Was it All Worth It - 10

Average Song Rating: 8.8

Innuendo:

Innuendo - 10
I'm Going Slightly Mad - 9
Headlong - 10
I Can't Live With You - 10
Don't Try So Hard - 9
Ride the Wild Wind - 7
All God's People - 7
These Are the Days of Our Lives - 10
The Hitman - 6
Delilah - 4
Bijou - 10
The Show Must Go On - 10

Average Song Rating: 8.5

Made in Heaven:

It's A Beautiful Day - 8
Made in Heaven - 10
Let Me Live - 10
Mother Love - 10
Too Much Love Will Kill You - 10
I Was Born to Love You - 10
My Life Has Been Saved - 9
You Don't Fool Me - 10
A Winter's Tale - 10
It's A Beautiful Day rep - 8

Average Song Rating: 9.5

Best Queen Albums With Song Standard Consistency:

1. Queen II - 9.8
2. A Day at the Races - 9.8
3. Sheer Heart Attack - 9.8
4. The Game - 9.8
5. A Night at the Opera - 9.5
6. Made in Heaven - 9.5
7. Jazz - 9.3
8. Queen - 9.2
9. News of the World - 9.1
10. The Works - 9.0
11. The Miracle - 8.8
12. A Kind of Magic - 8.8
13. Innuendo - 8.5
14. Hot Space - 8.3

Worst Queen Songs Ever!!!!!!!!!!

1. Body Language - 4
2. Delilah - 4
3. My Baby Does Me - 5
4. Party - 6
5. The Hitman - 6
6. Don't Lose Your Head - 7
7. Get Down Make Love - 7
8. More of that Jazz - 7
9. All Gods People - 7
10. Ride the Wild Wind - 7

Queen's Worst Songs Average Rating: 6.0

Average Queen Songs Rating: 9.3

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh what complete tosh darling!


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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just can't believe that not one person has My Fairy King or Seven Seas Of Rhye in their Best 10 or The Loser In The End in their worst!!

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Posted: 08 Dec 10, 00:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My top ten at this momment would have to be as follows:

March of the Black Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
My Fairy King
You Take my Breath Away
The Prophets Song
White Queen where it began
Love of my Life
Somebody to Love
Long Away
Under Pressure

Im gonna edit in my ten least later if I decide to do it, dont have the energy now, such a list will take time.

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Now my personal chart positions are:

Best:
1.The March of the Black Queen
2.Innuendo
3.Liar
4.Princes of the Universe
5.The Millionaire Waltz
6.The Prophet's Song
7.Flick of the Wrist
8.You And I
9.Brighton Rock
10.Fat Bottomed Girls

Worst:
1.Body Language
2.Don't Lose Your Head
3.Dancer
4.Delilah
5.Gimme the Prize
6.Tear It Up
7.Soul Brother
8.Funny How Love Is
9.She Makes Me (Stormtroopers in Stilettos)
10.Killer Queen (dunno why, but I hate this song)


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best:
1. My Fairy King
2. The March of the Black Queen
3. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
4. I'm Going Slightly Mad
5. The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke
6. Great King Rat
7. In the Lap of the Gods (nr. 7)
8. It's a Hard Life
9. Drowse
10. You Take My Breath Away

Worst:

1. Coming Soon
2. One Year of Love
3. Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)
4. The Invisible Man


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Best:
1 Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
2 March of the Black Queen
3 Orge Battle
4 Nevermore
5 My Fairy King
6 Great King Rat
7 Liar
8 Jesus
9 Death on Two Legs
10 Lazing on the Sunday Afternoon

Worst: (10 are not enough!!!):
Fun It
More of That Jazz
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Heaven for Everyone
Don't Lose Your Head
One Year of Love
Pain is so Close to Pleasure
Friends will be Friends
Radio GaGa
Machines
Keep Passing the OPen WIndow
Man on the Prowl
Action This Day
Put out the Fire
Back Chat
A Human Body
Rock It
Save Me
Sail Away Sweet Sister
Now I'm Here
Dragon Attack
Sleeping on the Sidewalk
Fat Bottomed Girls
Long Away
Good Company
Fight form the Inside
All Dead All Dead
Dear Friends
Some Day One Day
The Loser in the End
The Night Comes Down
Modern Times Rock'n Roll
A Human Body
Calling All Girls
Doin' Alright
Keep Yourself Alive
Who Wants to Live Forever
Too Much Love Will Kill You





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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My lists are changing, today I more like one song, tomorrow another ...

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Posted: 30 Jun 20, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my....can you be a Queen fan and have that many "worst" songs? ; ) I do like your best list, Kuba!




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Is Kuba actually Gerry?

Evidently Kuba loves Freddie, but is not fond of Brian or Roger.

...

All 10 of his best songs were written by Freddie.

2 of his worst songs were written by Freddie.

2 of his worst songs were cowritten by Freddie and John.

2 of his worst songs were written by John.

12 of his worst songs were written by Roger.

1 of his worst songs was cowritten by Brian and Roger.

20 of his worst songs were written by Brian.


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Saint Jiub wrote:Is Kuba actually Gerry?
Evidently Kuba loves Freddie, but is not fond of Brian or Roger.

not a chance. he/she has been here 10 years (only two posts) - Gerry (six/seven ears).
only other post has technical depth (a Gerry no-no), and grammatically it's better than anything we've seen from Gerry.


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Best:

1. Bohemian rhapsody
- Prophet's song
- Innuendo
-The show must go on
- Was it all worth it
- Death on two legs
- Seven seas of hye
- '39
- Drowse
- Scandal

Worst:
- she makes me
- fun it
- cool cat
- pain is so close to pleasure
- my life has been saved (MIH version)
- too much love will kill you
- jesus
- hammer to fall
- stealin'
- sweet lady


I think I'll be Clint Eastwood

Jimi Hendrix he was good

Let's try William the Conqueror

Now who else do I like?
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Best:

1. Bohemian rhapsody
- Prophet's song
- Innuendo
-The show must go on
- Was it all worth it
- Death on two legs
- Seven seas of hye
- '39
- Drowse
- Scandal

Worst:
- she makes me
- fun it
- cool cat
- pain is so close to pleasure
- my life has been saved (MIH version)
- too much love will kill you
- jesus
- hammer to fall
- stealin'
- sweet lady


I think I'll be Clint Eastwood

Jimi Hendrix he was good

Let's try William the Conqueror

Now who else do I like?