|Hi, the idea is to add the five most played Queen tracks on your local radio stations. Would be intersting to see the differences between countrys and cultures.
As for Germany ( my personal impressions)
- Radio GaGa
- I want to break free
- Another One Bites the Dust
- Killer Queen
- Under Pressure
Of course there are many more tracks, but with the finacial ties of todays business, stations like to choose the mediocore tunes.
Freedie still get some spots with "The Great Pretender" and "Living on my own".
|Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira
|Hi! Good one!
In Brazil, as far as I know:
- Under Pressure;
- Another One Bites the Dust;
- We Will Rock You;
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love;
- I Want to Break Free.
A Kind of Magic, We Are the Champions and Bo Rhap are also played occasionaly.
As for Freddie, How Can I Go On was a huge soap opera theme and still gets airplay, as well as The Great Pretender.
|In Montreal, Canada, these Queen songs get the most airplay on my local rock station, CHOM 97.7:
We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (played as one after the other, each time.)
Keep Yourself Alive
Somebody To Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love comes in a very close 6 to Somebody To Love, very, very close.
Fat Bottomed Girls, You're My Best Friend and Play The Game are also played, but not as often as the ones above.
Another One Bites The Dust isn't played as often as one would expect, as it was Queen's biggest hit in North America, but is still played on occasion.
The Show Must Go On is the only 90's Queen song ever played, and it's seldom played. I can't remember the last time they played it.
And sometimes, since it's Montreal, they play a song from the Rock Montreal album. The night of the Q+ AL concert, they played Jailhouse Rock, Bo Rhap, Tie Your Mother Down, and AOBTD, all from the 1981 show, all one after the other. Although that'll probably never happen again, it was nice to hear.
With regards to live songs (on Saturdays they play live songs a lot more, and there are "live song weekends" occasionally), Bo Rhap, WWRY/WATC, and Under Pressure are the ones played. Extremely rare, though.
The only solo song I've ever heard on the radio (and it wasn't on the local rock station), was Living On My Own, the remix that made it to #1 in the UK in 1993.
|In Spain, there is a radio station played Queen tracks every day...not all the time, but five times for day at least.|
|In the UK Don't Stop Me Now is a huge radio play track, probably followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, A Kind Of Magic, Killer Queen, Another One Bites The Dust.
Of course many others are played throughout the day on just one of my local radio stations in my area of the UK. Queen are played all the time throughout the UK every hour, every day, every year.
|Having worked in a place where they only played Magic and Heart all day, the most popular songs were Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free and A Kind of Magic. (UK) You could hear these nearly every day.|
|In my part of the U.S. it's very depressing. These are the only several tracks you'll have a chance hearing on the radio and I'll rank them as far as their frequency.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody(surprise!)
2.) Another One Bites The Dust
4.) Under pressure
5.) Fat Bottomed Girls
7.) Somebody To Love
8.) Killer Queen
Once in a blue moon you may catch Keep Yourself Alive or Tie Your Mother Down. Nothing...and I mean NOTHING past 1981.
|Oh...I forgot that You're My Best Friend is probably tied with Killer Queen for the #8 spot.|
|Self Made Man
- The Show Must Go On
- We Will Rock You
- We Are The Champions
- You Don't Fool Me
- These Are The Days Of Our Lives
- Another One Bites The Dust
|The Real Wizard
Self Made Man wrote: In Poland: - You Don't Fool MeInteresting !
Back in the 90s the rock radio stations in Canada took more risks. At least once I heard Doing All Right, Liar, Sweet Lady, Need Your Loving Tonight, the Live Killers version of Brighton Rock, and even the Hammersmith Odeon '75 version of the BoRhap medley (as part of the playlist, not a special "in concert" series).
|these are the days of our lives is played a lot in the UK too.|
The Real Wizard wrote:Yes, "You Don't Fool Me" was also a radio hit(mainstream radio) in Germany for a couple of years after it's release in 96'.Self Made Man wrote: In Poland: - You Don't Fool MeInteresting ! Back in the 90s the rock radio stations in Canada took more risks. At least once I heard Doing All Right, Liar, Sweet Lady, Need Your Loving Tonight, the Live Killers version of Brighton Rock, and even the Hammersmith Odeon '75 version of the BoRhap medley (as part of the playlist, not a special "in concert" series).
|The King Of Rhye
PrimeJiveUSA wrote: In my part of the U.S. it's very depressing. These are the only several tracks you'll have a chance hearing on the radio and I'll rank them as far as their frequency. 1. Bohemian Rhapsody(surprise!) 2.) Another One Bites The Dust 3.) WWRY/WATC 4.) Under pressure 5.) Fat Bottomed Girls 6.) CLTCL 7.) Somebody To Love 8.) Killer Queen Once in a blue moon you may catch Keep Yourself Alive or Tie Your Mother Down. Nothing...and I mean NOTHING past 1981.I'd say thats just about the same for my area (Detroit)......once I heard Sweet Lady when a radio station was doing 7 Queen songs in a row......also one of the sports radio talk stations around here occasionally uses various Queen songs as their "bump" music (I think that what its called....the music they play when coming back from commercials).....I've heard em use Sleeping On The Sidewalk, and Fight From The Inside!
|In my part of Argentina, if you have luck, you can hear 1 Queen song every quarter of year.
The most played songs are:
1) Bohemian Rhapsody
2) The Show Must Go On
3) We Will Rock You
4) We Are The Champions
5) Another One Bites The Dust (if they are anouncing something about Queen)
6) Love Of My Life
Yesterday they played "Friends Will Be Friends" (the video version with the fan club singing in the end, possibly downloaded from YouTube, and with lot of distortion), because here was the Friends day.
|Surprisingly I've heard It's a hard life a fair few times on absolute 80's/classic rock (UK)|
We Will Rock You (Rare Chance)
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want To Break Free
Somebody To Love
Fat Bottomed Girls
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
You're My Best Friend
|PrimeJiveUSA's list is pretty much the same for me in the midwest.
One thing to note: I cannot recall ever hearing a solo track played on US radio (unless it was part of a special program).
|Ghostwithasmile is BACK!
|The Netherlands :
I Want it All
Another one bites the dust
Crazy little thing called love
I want tot break free
Don't stop me now
Somebody to love (with GM)
Above most played ones
Below occaisionally played tracks :
Heaven for everyone
The Show Must Go on
And most of the other GH I and II
When I am in the office during 10.00 -18.00 at least every 2 hrs 1 Queen song is played. Most of the DJ's have a airtime of 2 hours. Even on the popular stations which only play recent hits you can hear a Queen song. They never play the Stones though... Perhaps because Queen their music is timeless .... Wonder what it wil be in 50 years from now.
The weirdest thing I ever encountered was the instrumental guitar bid of Who Needs You in a TV Program.
|Now Ghost, Radio 2 is not thé radio station for Queen. With exception of Ga Ga, Best Friend, Every year when the Top 2000 arrives I feel an anti Queen, for the number 1 spot that is. Even Frits Spits who was the man who had the scoop for a Queen album before it's release has turned over. At Giel, I've never heard a Queen song.|
|The King Of Rhye
slithybill wrote: PrimeJiveUSA's list is pretty much the same for me in the midwest. One thing to note: I cannot recall ever hearing a solo track played on US radio (unless it was part of a special program).I heard Driven By You on the radio once! Shortly after BTTL came out......
-I Want To Break Free
-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
-Another One Bites The Dust
-Don't Stop Me Now
-Radio Ga Ga
-We Will Rock You
-We Are The Champions
The only song of Freddie solo:
-Living On My Own (1993 remix)
|Southern United States:
Fat Bottomed Girls
We Will Rock You/We are the Champions
|The most played Queen tracks in Russia are:
- The Show Must Go On (the MOST played)
- We Will Rock You
- We Are The Champions
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- I Want To Break Free
You can hear them almost every day!
These tracks are also played very often:
- A Kind Of Magic
- Radio GaGa
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Friends Will Be Friends
Among solo hits you can catch these three rather often:
- Living On My Own (1993)
- I Was Born To Love You (!)
|I'm from Mar del Plata, Argentina, and sometimes listen to a radio called "Radio X" which very often plays some Queen songs, mainly non greatest hits. This last two weeks I've catched 'Spread Your Wings', 'Somebody to Love', 'Dragon Attack', 'Fight from the Inside', and 'Scandal'!
Definitely there's someone there who loves Queen. Sometimes two or three songs are played in the same day, and in different programs. I can imagine that a lot more of songs are played during the week.
There's a program in that radio called "Discopolis", which makes an analysis for different albums every week and in June 22nd they played the whole ADatR.
You know, might the information they while the album was being played is not very interesting for a fan, but yes for the general public. Anyway, when I hear a Queen song in the radio I get like "SHhH SHH!! Shut up everyone!" and have that kind of feeling that I know that someone else is listening to it with me somewhere, a shared feeling.
(WARNING: They don't know how to spell "Freddie" and "John")
|i don't listen to radio here in croatia so i can't tell you what are the most played queen songs on radio. but recently on one croatian forum i saw a list of the most played artist on croatian radio. the list is from 2011. (didn't find the newer one) and i'm only gonna put non croatian artists here.
20. ROBBIE WILLIAMS
31. MICHAEL JACKSON
33. LADY GAGA
38. TINA TURNER
46. EROS RAMAZZOTTI
49. JOE COCKER
54. KATY PERRY
57. JAMES BLUNT
62. BRUNO MARS
68. ELTON JOHN
72. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
75. BRYAN ADAMS
82. GEORGE MICHAEL
86. PHIL COLLINS
89. BEYONCE KNOWLES
92. THE ROLLING STONES
100. DAVID BOWIE
|i found a list for 2013. published on 24th may 2014.
12. ROBBIE WILLIAMS
37. TINA TURNER
45. MAROON 5
46. EROS RAMAZZOTTI
47. BRUNO MARS
50. MICHAEL JACKSON
56. JOE COCKER
57. DAVID BOWIE
64. THE ROLLING STONES
68. KATY PERRY
79. BRYAN ADAMS
84. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
86. ELTON JOHN
87. GEORGE MICHAEL
93. ERIC CLAPTON
99. LADY GAGA
|Here in the good old NZ we have three major radio stations that play Queen and a few local ones that would do from time to time.
More FM which plays hits from the 70's to now, They regularly play Queen but mainly your radio friendly 3min Queen hits such as Your my BF, crazy little thing called love and the very select 80's ones such as under presser and break free.
The Rock which markets the slogan playing the rock hits of the 90's 2000's and now.. . Hey play anything rock from the 60s such as your Rolling stones, Black Sabbath and the Led Zep's and of course Queen!! is a regular esp in the work day 10am-1pm work request's... The popular Queen track at the moment is Headlong followed closely by I want it all and is the most likely radio station that will play Bohemian Rhap (The Rock does a top 1000 every year it takes two weeks straight to complete between 9am-5pm weekdays and two years back it got to no 3!!! usually around 10) and they also play a version of tie your mother down I can't seem to find anywhere...? that "ooo yeah" at the beginning... freddie does it twice. Must add..! They have a fukin good morning show you can stream live 530-10am NZT 6pm ish UK time. "The Morning rumble". hey its a NZ show but there is a lot of relevance to the rest of the world with funny topics such as (bad things you have done at work embarrassing moments etc etc..), very funny and worth a listen... A change from your guys local station... and it has a good following around the world)
And the Sound FM (another one worth the live stream) which plays all of the true music from the 60s 70s and 80s some straight of the vinyl and the b sides and extended play's. They play Queen three times a day plus and the fav track that gets regular play is Keep yourself alive!! and doin all right!! and have played She makes me...
|The other day one of the radio stations I forget which one played Heaven for Everyone which surprised me as that's hardly ever played on the radio
The songs people mentioned played in the UK are about right
|Greece ( ...as far as i know)
1) The Show Must Go On ( by far)
2) Bohemian Rhapsody
3) I Want To Break Free
4) You Dont Fool Me
5) We Are The Champions
6) Under Pressure
7) Another One Bites The Dust
|Thank you guys- all of you ! Some nice inside but I'am still interested in places like Asia especially Japan.|