|I recently heard 'It's Late' on the New York Classic Rock Station Q 104.3. Kinda weird since all radio stations in the U.S. only play...
- Killer Queen
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Somebody To Love
- We Will Rock You
- We Are The Champions
- Fat Bottomed Girls
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Another One Bites The Dust
- Under Pressure
Once in a while they might also play, 'Tie Your Mother Down', but aside from those I mentioned they don't play anything else.
Since Queen's popularity faded away in the 80s, they don't play any of the 80s hits after 'Under Pressure'. However, I remember hearing 'The Show Must Go On' three times since 1996, though.
Also by a weird chance, I heard 'Keep Yourself Alive', and 'Spread Your Wings'.
|The only songs I've heard other than the usual ones you listed are Keep Yourself Alive a few times and Tie Your Mother Down once. I know TYMD wasn't released as a single here in the US, but I'm surprised it's not played more often, since it's so radio-friendly. I switch between two classic rock stations, but lately, both have been playing 60's and 70's, so I never hear Another One Bites The Dust or Crazy Little Thing Called Love anymore.|
|The George Michael-sung 'Somebody To Love' back in 1993. Boy, was that a surprise!|
|The entire The Works album. So Keep Passing the Open Windows and Man on the Prowl.
A local radio station did a tribute recently. They played the entire album. *gasp*
|Pathetic stations. I've heard Liar, Misfire, She Makes Me and AKOM Highlander on MY station.|
|sometimes i hear sheer heart attack and liar once or twice.|
|Spread Your Wings. . . also on Q104. Keep Yourself Alive I've heard a little more often on that station but it's always a surprise when I hear it|
|I live in Cincinnati and heard "'39" on a local classic rock station one night
I also heard "A Kind Of Magic" on an '80s time-warp weekend on a local station. I don't think I've heard that song on the radio since 1986...lol
|i would love to hear "magic" on new york radio, underated song in the states.|
|Man From Manhatten (rerelease)
One of the Larry Lurex tracks
|Flick Of The Wrist|
|The King Of Rhye
|Wembley version of Brighton Rock!!
I adout died when I heard that....
|The Fairy King
|Ride The Wild Wind|
|The King Of Rhye
|and I cant believe I forgot this one....
one of the local shows on WDFN (sports talk station in Detroit) uses a lot of odd Queen tracks as their music when coming back from commercial! I LOVE that......nothing like hearing Sleeping On The Sidewalk's intro when you're not expecting it! heh....
Mr.Jingles79 wrote: I recently heard 'It's Late' on the New York Classic Rock Station Q 104.3. Kinda weird since all radio stations in the U.S. only play... - Killer Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - Somebody To Love - We Will Rock You - We Are The Champions - Fat Bottomed Girls - Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Another One Bites The Dust - Under Pressure Once in a while they might also play, 'Tie Your Mother Down', but aside from those I mentioned they don't play anything else. Since Queen's popularity faded away in the 80s, they don't play any of the 80s hits after 'Under Pressure'. However, I remember hearing 'The Show Must Go On' three times since 1996, though. Also by a weird chance, I heard 'Keep Yourself Alive', and 'Spread Your Wings'.Yup, those are the only songs I really hear..only I have never heard, "Tie Your Mother Down" and "Under Pressure" on the radio. The most unusual one I have heard is "I'm in Love with my Car."
|'Made In Heaven' (Queen version) and once one of our night TV news was ending and host said: "As Freddie Mercury sung: go to sleep and dream again, soon your hopes will rise and then, from all this gloom life, life can start anew, and there'll be no crying soon. Goodbye, ladies and gentlemen!" I was shocked hearing Dear Friends lyrics spoken by TV news host in the middle of the night!|
|I once heard the whole Sheer Heart Attack album on the radio.|
|Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira
|I did my own tribute to Freddie back in early december 1991 in a local FM Station (Brasília, Brazil). I had two programs of two hours each, on sundays.
All of the other radio stations had their own shows, and the greatest hits was all they played.
So I decided to play the good ones, that I had never (or rarelly) heard on the radio. As far as I remember, these were included:
- The prophet's song;
- I go crazy;
- Ogre battle;
- Funny how love is;
- Son and daughter;
- Lilly of the valley;
- Love of my life (studio);
- Keep passing the open windows;
- Love kills (metropolis version);
- Was it all worht it.
THAT was fun :D
I did some more shows from november 1992 to november 1994, but that was all.
|A Kind Of Magic live sung by Roger Taylor, following a feature on his birthday.
The same station gave Pressure On and On My Way Up regular airplay, when they were new.
|i've heard it's a hard life on a spanish radio station!!! wow!|
|German radio stations evidently like their Greatest Hits CDs.
Kind of Magic
Show Must Go on
The only track that seems a little unusual is Freddie's version of
I Was Born to Love you
But that's about it.
However, I am not listening to many radio stations, so there might be some more interesting songs on air in these parts.
|Over the last few years on a Ottawa station I've heard Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon, You Take My Breath Away, Keep Passing the Open Windows and Made in Heaven.|
|Mr Coolest Cat
|Mansfield 103.2FM played Fairy Feller's Masterstroke and March of the Black Queen back to back one night last summer, but it could have had something to do with me requesting them.|
|Megamike The GREAT
|We have this one radio station here that swore they NEVER play Queen.. I would call them every weekend and request it, but they said it wasn't in their "format" they were a top 40 radio station.. hahaha, then one day I heard them playing "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" and while it was still playing I called in and JUST happened to get the very DJ that made it a point to tell me off.. and I asked him who that was and he said Queen, that is their latest.. and I said.. wait a moment, YOU told me you never play them, and he said, well, I guess we do..
BTW, If there is anyone from The Tri cities here in Michigan, that station was 102.5 WIOG
Oh and I remember the first time I heard "Thank God It's Christmas" on the radio.. I was working, I about shit my pants.. I was so excited..
|Bavarian stations primarily play their later stuff, such as Innuendo, Heaven For Everyone, TMLWKY and You Don't Fool Me (apart from the most obvious greatest hits).
However, the most unusual songs I've heard so far were:
My Life Has Been Saved (MIH-version)
Foolin' Around ('92 mix)
|Blow i have listed every Queen song i have heard on the radio.
Seven Seas Of Rhye
Now I'm Here
Your My Best Friend
Somebody To Love
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Dont Stop Me Now
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Play The Game
Another One Bites The Dust
Radio Ga Ga
Its A Hard Life
I Want To Break Free
Hammer To Fall?
A Kind Of Magic
I Want It All
I'm Going Slightly Mad
The Show Must Go On
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
No One But You (only the good die young)
Why cant they play other songs like..
Keep Yourself Alive, Scandal, Breakthru, Tie Your Mother Down etc.
I also seem to recollect hearing Dog With A Bone somewhere. I dont think it was on the radio and if it was where would they of got it from? I've definatly heard it somewhere.
|I hear These Are The Days Of Our Lives every once in a while. It just throws me off when I hear it because it isn't the usual Queen song you hear on the radio.|
|Stone Cold Crazy — Trent Reznor remix
Sheer Heart Attack — Live Killers version
White Queen — Hammersmith 1975 (from bootleg)
We Will Rock You — BBC version (from bootleg)
Hammer to Fall — Brian Malouf remix
Now I'm Here — Hammersmith 1979
|NPR played La Japonaise a few years ago on a special that featured Montserrat Caballe and her life's work. When I heard that, I was driving down the freeway and had to get off at the next exit, stop the car and LISTEN!! It's the only time I have EVER heard that on the radio!! After the song was finished the person doing the voice-overs said, "Madame Caballe did a collaboration with the late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, and this song was the standout of the album." Oh how Freddie would have loved to hear that! "Guide Me Home" was played shortly afterwards and all I could do was smile!|
|Some Day One Day
It was played once during a Hard-Rock/Metal radioshow. I was rather surprised to hear it. However the dj claimed after the song that it was Mercury singing it.
|I hardly hear anything besides WWRY/WATC. In fact, I NEVER hear anything besides those two.|
iGSM wrote: The entire The Works album. So Keep Passing the Open Windows and Man on the Prowl. A local radio station did a tribute recently. They played the entire album. *gasp*WOW - where in Aust are you from?? I never hear anything other than the standard 3 or 4 Queen songs (WWRY, WATC, STL KQ) but then I usually listen to my CD's for that reason.
BUT, did you notice (in Aust) when they promoted the final show of Friends recently they used "You're My Best Friend" as the background song - I couldn't believe Queen was coming out of my TV!!!!!!!
My life has been saved & Need your loving tonight
|Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon|
|well here in PERU is usual to hear their most popular songs , you know, bites the dust ,bo rha,wwry,champions,killer queen,crazy little thing,break free,radio gaga,pressure,
but once i´ve in a local radio that played the whole wembley 86´cd,also some other radio played TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN, and other one played keep passing open windows
|On In the Studio for ANATO they played Love of My Life, I'm In Love With My Car, Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon, The Prophet's Song, '39 and Sweet Lady in addition to the usual You're My Best Friend and Bohemian Rhapsody. Then for the ITS episode on NOTW they played Spread Your Wings, Sleeping on the Sidewalk, All Dead All Dead, It's Late, Who Needs You and Get Down Make Love(which was occasionally played on rock radio) in addition to the normal WWRY/WATC. For the ITS studio on The Game I heard Dragon Attack, Coming Soon, Play the Game, Save Me, Rock It(Redbeard said Roger did vocal on the whole track), Sail Away Sweet Sister and Need Your Loving Tonight in addition to CLTCL and AOBTD. Other rarities I heard were the Live at Wembley and Live Killers albums in their entirety in 1992. I also heard the Brian Malouf remixes of Hammer to Fall and Under Pressure. I have also heard Tie Your Mother Down now and again. I Want it All, Headlong, Innuendo and The Show Must Go On all got tons of airplay when released on US rock radio! Music Choice has played Let Me Entertain You from Jazz.|
|Karen, I'm from Perth. I crapped my pants (no, not really) when the announcer said 'And tune in on Sunday as we pay tribute to the late Freddie Mercury with their 1984 album 'The Works''. I made sure I had NOTHING on to listen to that. I couldn't stop smiling. It would have indeed rocked if they could have played the entire Sheer Heart Attack or A Night at the Opera...heh, '39, Sweet Lady, Death on Two Legs, Good Company. Tee-hee!
I did notice the Friends thing. When I first saw that ad I thought 'heh, the music sounds like 'You're My Best Friend'. Hang on. It is! Chopped up, but it's it alright!'
When We Will Rock You was in Perth Queen was saturated. I could not turn on the radio with out hearing a Queen song. Not that it's a bad thing. A Kind of Magic and Radio Ga-ga were the main offenders.
|Thanks for reminding me, NOTWMEDDLE. I've heard Liar and Let Me Entertain You on Music Choice, as well as the entire A Night At The Opera album on In The Studio and most of the Hammersmith '75 concert. Actually, the first time I heard Bohemian Rhapsody was on Music Choice!|
|Just a few years ago I was listening to radio more frequently. My favourite stations were not the ones rotating overplaying the same 500 to 1000 songs, but the ones that also played "rare" songs on an infrequent basis. I was lucky to have heard almost all of Queen's A-side songs and also many B-side songs and album tracks. It was a great feeling to catch songs like "Need Your Loving", "Its Late", "Teo Torriate", "Las Palabras", "Seven Seas Of Rhye", "The World We Created", "Scandal", "Play The Game", "Mustapha", among other more lucky pop/rock classics. I've always thought that's the normal way. I find it stupid that some Queen songs are getting overplayed while other Queen classics are getting forgotten.|
|I forgot to mention Sheer Heart Attack, which was played in a show featuring German punkers "Die Toten Hosen" as DJs. They announced it saying something along the lines "one of the few decent songs amongst all the garbage that Queen produced".|
|tehy played teh song mr roboto once
i was thrilled
|Being a UK resident, it would have to be hearing Spread Your Wings on Arrow Rock Radio (a Dutch classic rock statio - 675MW).|
|Action this day in the RocknPop 95.9 Buenos Aires.!!!|
|I once heard Larry Lurex's 'I Can Hear Music' on a charity day for my local station. You had to pledge to hear a song and this bloke from Morcambe (was it you Archie?) pledged £100 to hear it.
They also had to issue a plea for someone with the song to take it to the Radio HQ as they didn't have it this was years before the FM box-set someone bought it in and it was played. It was someone from Liverpool who had it (Uncle Jim??!?)
|I once heard The Night Comes Down...
I was flipping out. I kept thinking "Where the hell did they find this?" It was on 92.3 KGON here in Washington.
|years and years ago - about 20 to be precise
Anne Nightingale - a BBC Radio1 dj used to have a sunday afternoon show and she always used to play "lazing on a sunday afternoon" as a jingle or a link between news/music
...and she usually played it (all 1 minute +) in full
|Innuendo was frequently played on WNEW in New York
as well as Headlong. But between The Game release and The Miracle, not much was happening radio wise for Queen. I heard Staying Power a couple of times on one of NY's top 40 radio stations. That was a surprise. When News of The World was released, I caught Queen Live at the Hammersmith Odeon Christmas Concert on King Biscuit Flower Hour. They played the entire concert at least 2 times during that year. What a performance!!!!
|Bicycle Race (it was for a bike ad)
Need Your Loving Tonight
These Are the Days Of Our Lives
|My Melancholy Blues ... I was pretty suprised! And it was not long ago!|
|Bijou, un dia asi como cualquiera pongo la radio y zas! Bijou!! no lo podia creer!!!|
|I woke up listening to Breakthru once|
|The German stations usually play:
I want it all
the show must go on
Radio Ga Ga
I want to break free
A Kind of Magic
Some stations specialized in 'oldies'play
We are the Champions
We will rock you
The most unusual song I've ever heared in Radio
Man on the Prowl
|I Want It All
I'm Going Slightly Mad
We Will Rock You (live magic)
Bohemian Rhapsody (live magic)
Rarest songs I've heard!
|Hey you guys! You've got very unusual (for me) radio playlists in the US. These are the songs from Polish radio stations:
1. Another One Bites The Dust
2. We Are The Champions
3. Kind Of Magic
4. Who Wants To Live Forever
5. Radio Ga Ga
6. I Want To Break Free (Extended Mix)
7. I Want It All (Single Edit)
8. I'm Going Slightly Mad
9. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
10. Show Must Go On
11. Ride The Wild Wind
12. Friends Will Be Friends
13. You Don't Fool Me
14. Heaven For Everyone
15. Too Much Love Will Kill You
16. Winter's Tale
17. Thank God It's Christmas
18. Living On My Own (Freddie's Single Version)
19. I Was Born To Love You (Freddie's Version)
|Here in Germany they don't play Queen songs very often on the Radio. But "A kind of magic" and "Radio Gaga" are songs that are played from time to time.
But i remember some years ago i hear "Body Language" and another time "Sail away sweet sister" and i was quite amazed.
|<i>- Killer Queen
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Somebody To Love
- We Will Rock You
- We Are The Champions
- Fat Bottomed Girls
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Another One Bites The Dust
- Under Pressure</i>
Let's not forget "Bicycle Race." And sometimes "You're My Best Friend."
I've also heard "Radio Ga-Ga." In recent years, other songs that weren't initially big hits have gotten airplay exposure due to current events; "The Show Must Go On" was included in the soundtrack and movie "Moulin Rouge"; "I'm In Love With My Car" has popped up due to the Lexus ads; and I've heard a lot of "I Want to Break Free" since the C2 ads.
|finally, i can write here, ive been trying mothns to neter to this forum, i had some stupid probelsm crating the mail...anyway...im from Lima, Perú, and i heard once back in 2000, keep passing the open windows, a nkwe it was form queen becuase it was freddie´s voice and all qeen stuff(because back then i didnt know too much of queen i was only 12),bye
P.D i will keep you all, updated of whta happens in this part of the globe bout Queen
|Dunno if that counts, but WDR2 (radio station in Germany) is currently airing Hammersmith Odeon from 1975... So THAT is rare...|
|tie your mother down isn't very unusal.|
|Dililah and All God´s peopple.
Also in Portugal the second biggest station radio plays the original version of Love of my live a lot.
|2fm(IRISH RADIO STATION)in the morning have a slot called cheesiest cheese or something like that....last week they played Flash as it reminded the presenter of his love for cheesy sci-fi movies...|
|Only queen songs ive heard on the radio:
-fat bottomed girls
-tie your mother down
|aside from the normal BoRhap, Rock You, Champions, Dust, Crazy, Pressure, Fat Bots, Killer Queen and Somebody To Love, I've also heard
Get Down Make Love
Keep Yourself Alive
WWRY (Ruined by Rick Rubin)
Thank God It's Christmas (every year on Christmas morning, from a station that doesn't normally play Queen)
Bohemian Rhapsody/Killer Queen/March of the Black Queen from Hammersmith 75!
and 3-song blocks from both Wembley and Live Magic
|i actually heard the show must go on the other day. :o|
|I heard Get Down, Make Love on Q1043. My dad was in the car with me. It was terrible.
I was rather mad that they weren't playing another obscure Queen song--pretty much any song but that...
|Need Your Loving Tonight, I live in the Philadelphia area|
|Jesus, It was 2:30 in the morning and I was sitted in the bathroom. Cool!|
|I'm from a small french town in Canada, where Queen songs don't play often.... usually they play Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Crazy little thing or Another one bites the dust. I heard Radio Gaga a few times too...
But once I heard Body Language. I was happy to hear it, but I was so surprised that I wasn't actually the only person from Québec who actually knew that song... Here in Québec, there's maybe like, 4 person out of 7 million who actually know what is Hot Space... It's a shame !
|I heard Need your Lovin tonight in springfield 3 times back in 93-94 Along with Body Langauge. In Michigan I guess, The show must go on, and once the full Sheer heart attack when they did a weekend of the best rockers of the 70's, as I remember they played full LP's oh 36 different bands, I do remember Ted Nugent, LZ, Pink floyd, ELO and Kiss being in the mix.|
|Liar and Misfire..so shocked I nearly ran the car off the road..;-)|
Serry Funster wrote: 'Made In Heaven' (Queen version) and once one of our night TV news was ending and host said: "As Freddie Mercury sung: go to sleep and dream again, soon your hopes will rise and then, from all this gloom life, life can start anew, and there'll be no crying soon. Goodbye, ladies and gentlemen!" I was shocked hearing Dear Friends lyrics spoken by TV news host in the middle of the night!
|sorry what i was going to say about that was i would of crapped my pants and started screaming (not to good at quoting on this thing)|
|I have a feeling I've heard Larry Lurex's I Can Hear Music, because when I first heard I knew I'd heard it someone before, and it wasn't the Beach Boys version because I thought it was a girl singing.
I used to only really listen to 'modern' radio stations and one night a few months ago, they were playing crappy disco type music so I wasn't really listening but then I heard a voice that sounded like Freddie's and turns out they were playing You Don't Fool Me. I'm pretty proud that I recognised it when I hadn't even heard the song before.
|How about the most usual song..ie the one song the radio statios play to death.
I've heard "Fat Bottomed Girls" 3 times on WARW radio this week, including this morning. Don't they know any other song by Queen?
|The most usual song? Well RS2 here in Berlin, they play "Radio GaGa" and "I Want To Break Free" twice a day, for at least the last ten weeks...
That´s what they call "rotation"... the best of the 80s an 90s!
I´d love to hear "Fat Bottomed Girls" once a week on the radio... guess I´ll have to turn on my old CD!!! :-))