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Old September 17 2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Underrated Queen songs

Queen is probably the greatest rock band ever, with a breadth & depth of material unparalleled in popular music. They've already done several Greatest Hits albums. But from such a deep group, some of their songs are bound to fall through the cracks. What are your favorite Queen songs beyond the overexposed standards like "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," & "Bicycle Race"?

For me...

There's a lot of gems from their first 2 albums that sometimes seem nearly forgotten. "Great King Rat" & "March of the Black Queen" are my favorites from this era.

"Don't Try Suicide" is a very fun song, all the more fun for having such serious subject matter.

"A Kind of Magic" is a great album, but whereas much of the focus goes to the title track & "Who Wants to Live Forever," I prefer "Gimme the Prize" & "Princes of the Universe." "Princes of the Universe" also has a kickass music video, complete with Christopher Lambert getting into a swordfight with Freddie Mercury.

"The Miracle" is another underrated album filled to the brim with masterpieces like "The Invisible Man" & "Was It All Worth It?"

"Mustapha" is a great example of Queen doing something absolutely off the wall.

"A Night at the Opera" is typically considered their best album. Even so, "'39," "I'm in Love With My Car," & "The Prophet's Song" don't get nearly enough radio play.

What are your favorite underrated Queen gems?
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Old September 17 2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: Underrated Queen songs

I don't know much Queen beyond the greatest hits, unfortunately. Of those songs, the one that gets no airplay on classic rock radio here that I personally love is "Don't Stop Me Now". I'd never heard it until "Shaun of the Dead" and kind of love it.
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Old September 17 2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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'39 is a great song.

As I said in the Beatles thread, the last album 'Innuendo' is a stunning tribute and epitaph to their dying singer, especially Innuendo, I'm Going Slightly Mad, and The Show Must Go On.

Headlong. The Invisible Man. Too Much Love Will Kill You. Breakthrough. Let Me Entertain You. It's Late.

And from Queen + Paul Rodgers, C-lebrity, Say It's Not True, and Warboys.
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Old September 17 2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Underrated Queen songs

I quite like the Hot Space album, love Dancer and Put out the Fire. Life is Real is really good too.

It's Late from News of the World is awesome.

I really like Scandal, from The Miracle.

Bijou I think is one of the most beautiful pieces of guitar work.

Funny How Love Is I always enjoy listening to.

Mother Love is just haunting.
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Old September 17 2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Re: Underrated Queen songs

I agree, I like Hot Space as well. Very very underrated album.

Also It's Late is probably my favourite Queen song, that or March of the Black Queen.

The Prophet's Song is oft overlooked, perhaps overshadowed by being on the same album as Bo Rhap, but it contains an absolutely brilliant vocal solo by Freddie Mercury, one of the best bits of harmonised melody Queen has ever come up with.

Ogre Battle is another favourite, Queen did some amazing stuff in their mystic/fantasy period in the early 70s, My Fairy King is another great example.

Off the later albums I'm Going Slightly Mad is a fantastic, weird and highly original track. Reportedly Freddie Mercury stated that whilst being a fun track inspired by Noel Coward comedies, it also describes the dementia he suffered from in his final years.

Also there are some unreleased tracks and b-sides that I really enjoy that don't appear on any albums, Mad the Swine for one (although it turned up as a bonus track on a re-release eventually). Also See What a Fool I've Been is really good.
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Old September 17 2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Nevermore
Prophets Song
March of the Black Queen
Brighton Rock
Procession
Father to Son
Dragon Attack
Princes of the Universe
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Old September 17 2009, 02:22 PM   #7
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I can't stop listening to Death On Two Legs. I miss Freddie a lot...
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Old September 17 2009, 04:00 PM   #8
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Sheer Heart Attack. Always thought it had a raw power to it.
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Old September 17 2009, 06:47 PM   #9
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Dragon Attack and A Kind of a Kind of Magic, the latter of which was on the early pressings of the A Kind of Magic album.
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Old September 17 2009, 10:03 PM   #10
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I personally like "Headlong" and "Radio GaGa"
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Old September 17 2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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Don't Stop Me Now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58CJih1iYC0

Somebody To Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxbFLYa0_bw

Killer Queen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMz-wi50ACU

Fat Bottom Girls - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D99n9f3vU4

Under Pressure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-xVb1qsPCw

Flash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNf9rEPoc8Q
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Old September 18 2009, 05:09 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, and think those albums often get overshadowed by ANATO and the stuff that followed.
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Old September 18 2009, 10:53 AM   #13
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I remember when Queen started to hit big with Opera, my friend and I walked downtown one Saturday morning and he bought the other 3 albums and we listened to them all that afternoon. Amazing stuff, back in 1975. Good times.
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Old September 18 2009, 02:30 PM   #14
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Spread your Wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR1pUIG_IaA

Breakthru: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEjU9KVABao
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Old September 18 2009, 07:29 PM   #15
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I adore the song "The Show Must Go On". Sad and beautiful.
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