|I know it is almost impossible to choose just one favourite Queen song, but please do not make lists.
To start off, my favourite Queen song is March of the Black Queen. It is just so powerful, dark yet powerful. Especially when Freddie almost orders us to 'Now do the march of the black Queen'!
|It's Late. It's stirring and perfect on every level a song can be. Beautiful and powerful musically, lyrically, emotionally, intellectually.|
|Tie Your Mother Down. Just a feel good, party time crank it up anthem!|
|Was It All Worth It: Queen definitive statement as a band and the point of exclamation on their carrer|
|"Teo Toriatte (Let Us Cling Together" - great vocals, musicianship, and lyrics - the whole package!|
|Mad The Swine. I don't know why, I just love the song. Something about the way Freddie sings it, and the drums.
But, if I would have to choose a true magnum opus, I would choose Father to Son, simply for the guitar solo at the end, under the vocals. I adore the instrumentation in that song.
|Very hard to pick just one, and there is no way that i can just give you one song, I know your said no lists........but it's impossible for me to pick just one
Top 3 favourite (Not in order)
1. Radio Gaga
2. One Vision
3. I Want It All.
Top 3 live songs
1. Radio Gaga
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
3. We Are The Champions
|March of the Black Queen...never tire of it|
|Up until about two years ago, my favourite song would change frequently between four songs. Those songs were, in chronological order, My Fairy King, The March Of The Black Queen, You Take My Breath Away and Long Away.
But a couple of years ago, I got the Bohemian Rhapsody multitrack and once you listen to that and realise all the work that went into it and the era they did it, then it just has to be that song. As a musician and having so much more recording and mixing power than they had at that time, it really is quite astonishing how they actually mixed it. I know it was all hands on the mixing desk, riding faders and that, so for me it is amazing how they did it all. Also for what that song did for them and for what it did to me, when I first heard it and when I used to stay in on Thursday nights as a ten year old, watching Top Of The Pops, to see 'that' video.
I know it will get overlooked as a song in this poll but it really must be the winner. BTW, anyone picking songs after The Game album....Are you having a laugh, or what?
|^^^ don't understand that logic...having the multitrack is not a level playing field for comparisons.
all you have to go against then is Killer Queen
for instance, if you had multis for Somebody to Love, March of the Black Queen, Liar, It's Late and Don't Stop Me Now - i think you'd probably feel equally impressed, as those songs are as intricate and genius in different ways
|Brenski, my logic is in the fact that it was such a massive hit at the time and is still respected worldwide as a masterpiece and far ahead of it's time.
Liar and Somebody to love, didn't have the same amount of work put in it, as Bo Rhap. Neither did MOTBQ. So that's what I base that on. as for
It's Late, nah. As for Don't Stop Me now? A song with a bum note in it can't be classed as their best song. In fact, it's an awful song, IMO.
I picked my favourite Queen song and said the reasons why, you can't change my mind. I marvelled at how they actually went about writing, recording, mixing and mastering it. No other song in their back catologue had as much work put into it, in my opinion. And if you are being pcky about what I have heard and haven't, then you seem to have forgotten 'In The Lap Of The Gods', cos that is the forerunner to Bo Rhap and very underated. Don't stop me now...you make my ribs ache.
|you're taking my words out of context. i said - if you had the multis for those songs you'd be equally impressed.esp MOTBQ and STL
both of those songs have as much work gone into them as BoRhap - just because you can't hear it, that isn't my problem
ITLOTG was not the forerunner to BoRhap
the real embryo was the segue of Fairy Feller/Nevermore/MOTBQ
|Haven't got one|
|Brenski, the title of this thread was 'Most favourite Queen song and why'?
I understood that and answered it.
You didn't, you just picked on me, you still haven't mentioned your fave song and why, either.
If the title of this thread was something like, 'Prove that you are a prick', then you have won. But it wasn't. By the way there is nothing wrong with my ears, there is however something wrong with your mind. But that isn't my problem.
Wasn't the 'Cowboy song' the embryo of Bo Rhap? Or am I wrong, yet again? Yawn. Anyone who thinks DSMN, is a great song...? Says it all really, about you. With no prejudice, of course. Now leave me alone and try and annoy someone who you can really patronise.
|i'm not picking on you. i'm arguing against your reasoning. hearing the multis doesn't make for a fair comparison. if you heard the multis for every queen song that'd be different.
you haven't. one other thing - what the song did for them isn't a musical reason to like a song, surely.
my favourite song is - and always has been - Nevermore. it's an absolute thing of beauty - in every way.
by the way - this is about opinions - which are subjective.
you've made statements like:
If the title of this thread was something like, 'Prove that you are a prick', then you have won.
By the way there is nothing wrong with my ears, there is however something wrong with your mind. But that isn't my problem.
nowhere, have i stooped to insulting you. perhaps i should've because your insults are pretty amateur. but it won't. because if reacting like that is the way you behave when someone dares to disagree with your opinion, then we should all fear the day that someone dies and makes you God.
|Brenski, You said to me -'just because you can't hear it, that isn't my problem'. Sounds like an insult to me? Yes of course it's about opinions and you challenged my opinion. I have no issues with you whatsoever, you make some good points on various topics on this site and I respect you for that.
I take it you are an old fogey like myself, who was there from day one, with the band? Which means we were the lucky ones, not all are as fortunate as that. That's why anything after The Game album, IMO, is not something I get excited about. A few moments, here and there, but not many.
As for your choice of 'Nevermore' yep, a truly fantastic song. I loved those little things that Freddie wrote, Lily of the Valley being a particular favourite of mine. Their early stuff was on a different planet than anyone else, IMO. I am not a fan of the Beatles, I don't have a single song of theirs, I just didn't get it. I love The Who, The Small Faces and The Kinks, but in my opinion, Queen where the finest recording band ever, not only fantastic songwriters and fantastic musicians, but the work they put in, in the studio as yet to be surpassed, by anybody. Even in the modern age where you can do absolutely anything in a recording studio now, or even your own home. Listening to all that early stuff, gets me everytime. So perhaps the only thing I am guilty of, is having a passion, for their work? I make no apology for that.
|When I listen to MotBQ, I just hear so much work put into every second of the recording, writing it, playing the instruments, making sure everything is just right and doing it with such energy. Bo Rhap obviously took a ton of work as well, but everyone talks about it because that's the one that got famous. Black Queen didn't, yet to my ears it sounds like even MORE work and skill than what went into BR, as amazing as it is. If somehow multitracks for that song were released, I would be absolutely giddy. If multitracks for the entire album were released, I would probably have listening material for the rest of my life. So, for me, it's Black Queen all the way. Such an excellent piece of music.
PS: DSMN is awesome.
Queen fan wrote: Haven't got oneI thought it would be the one where Freddie sings about how much he loves Jeremy Kapone and how he's his favorite singer and so much better than that bore Borat.
|"Oh, shit, all that crap again?"
A Winters Tale,ofcourse
|I'm sorry, but I also have to mention 3 songs. Never quite sure of the order.
1. My Fairy King
2. The March of the Black Queen
3. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
|You Take My Breath Away...
"I will find you anywhere you go
Right until the ends of the earth
I'll get no sleep until I find you
To tell you when I've found you
I love you"
Just love it...
|Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira
|Ogre Battle, because it rocks and has the most fantasic harmonies (and screams!). Oh, and part of it runs backwards. That's the story of my life!
|master marathon runner
|Folks, we've got to give the award (or honour ) to Bo Rhap, for the most obvious reasons in the world, (think of any group in history who wouldn't have ate their bairns to have such an important, innovative piece of work in their canon)
But for my own personal delectation, I've got to go for Killer Queen.A truly amazing song.
By the way, Freddie's mam would choose Somebody to Love (as the dear lady as stated in the past)
horse feathers wrote: Brenski, You said to me -'just because you can't hear it, that isn't my problem'. Sounds like an insult to me?then you need to re-read what i typed - it's all one sentence - and refers directly to the unavailability of multis for the tracks i mentioned - ie - "just cos you can't hear it (the multi for MOTBQ) that's not my problem
horse feathers wrote: I take it you are an old fogey like myself, who was there from day one, with the band? Which means we were the lucky ones, not all are as fortunate as that. That's why anything after The Game album, IMO, is not something I get excited about. A few moments, here and there, but not many.yes, 1974 - SSOR - and it blew me away - so of the times tho, and very zep-like in some respects
horse feathers wrote: As for your choice of 'Nevermore' yep, a truly fantastic song. I loved those little things that Freddie wrote, Lily of the Valley being a particular favourite of mine. Their early stuff was on a different planet than anyone else, IMO. I am not a fan of the Beatles, I don't have a single song of theirs, I just didn't get it. I love The Who, The Small Faces and The Kinks, but in my opinion, Queen where the finest recording band ever, not only fantastic songwriters and fantastic musicians, but the work they put in, in the studio as yet to be surpassed, by anybody. Even in the modern age where you can do absolutely anything in a recording studio now, or even your own home. Listening to all that early stuff, gets me everytime. So perhaps the only thing I am guilty of, is having a passion, for their work? I make no apology for that.as regards the beatles - you talk about bo rhap - yes marvellous but i defy you to listen to any beatles album post 65 and marvel at what they did with FOUR track recording...it's fucking stunning....queen learned most of what they did from artists like the beatles, floyd, zep and the small faces - who blazed the trail for them...you really should give the beatles a proper chance - you can hear the beatles in queen tracks