|Apologies if this has been covered before. But was just wondering what you all thought was the best track Queen made that was never released as a single - here in the UK that is.
I remember when The Miracle was released that 'Was it all worth it' had single written all over it. I began imagining what the video may be like, waited for it to be released but couldnt believe it when it never was, instead sub-standard material like Invisible Man and Scandal were released instead.
So Was It All Worth It would probably be top of my list, followed perhaps by 'I cant live with you'. Anyone else?
|Ride The Wild Wind
|Stone Cold Crazy, Dead On Time.
|you and i
it was a classic beatles-type hit
|"Teo Torriate" springs to my mind - although it was actually released as a single in Japan. Why this great ballad (one of Queen's best) was never released as a single in the UK or US (or Europe) makes me wonder. Not a really unusual song and also very radio/chart-friendly.
|Freya is quietly judging you.
|Was It All Worth It.
|Ride The Wild Wind (instead of Headlong)
In fact, polish radio played Ride The Wild Wind instead of Headlong and it climbed to no.14 when Fred was still alive. After his passing RTWW hit no.1 for four weeks.
|Action this day
|hmm... few good ones:
Sail Away Sweet sister
Life is Real
One Year of Love
Made in Heaven(queen version)
i'm not talking about personal favs, but songs that would be very good singles, possibly reaching top 5
|I guess Ride The Wild Wind would have been a bit too much like the resurrection of Breakthru, right? I think they should have released more singles in the beginning of their career. Let's say My Fairy King or even Nevermore. Rock It would have made a nice single too.
|The Freddie Bigotes
|Was It All Worth It.
You Take My Breath Away.
Life Is Real.
Ride The Wild Wind.
Sail Away Little Sister.
But the single, single, single that never was is "Was It All Worth"...
|Definitely >Was It All Worth It< for the one that never was.
But on a more interesting note, Let Me Live, imo, should've been released from the MIH album first. I know there will be plenty that say it's a hack job track, but for me, it's a track that many joe-public would like.
Adam Baboolal wrote: But on a more interesting note, Let Me Live, imo, should've been released from the MIH album first. I know there will be plenty that say it's a hack job track, but for me, it's a track that many joe-public would like.Promoting the last album recorded by Freddie Mercury with a track that featured more non-Freddie than Freddie vocals probably wasn't the best to start with.
|Promoting the "album with the last songs Freddie recorded" with a track from 1987/88 wasn't the greatest idea either. But MIH was just a compilation album anyway.
|it has to be ,its late,from news of the world,perfect rock track,starts soft and builds,perfect........if anyone knows of a video for it,let me know
|sorry,didnt read the post right,thought you were on about any song,appologies
|so in that case,hitman
|it was electric7
|ONE YEAR OF LOVE<333
I dont know why so many people dont like that song!
|The prophet's song
|March of the black queen
Sleeping on the sidewalk
I love these two songs!!! Why they never made it big I'll never know
|March Of The Black Queen was an even bigger gamble than Bohemian Rhapsody - no way were they going to release that. The record company would have laughed them out of the office if it was proposed.
As for best single that never was, Was It All Worth It should have been the final single from The Miracle, with You And I a close second. Would've liked to have seen Keep Passing The Open Windows, too.
With a video and some airplay (plus of course, playing it on tour!), it'd have been a major hit.
|My Melancholy Blues, Long Away, and Stone Cold Crazy are all good songs that could've gotten serious airplay.
|I would say SCC, and also Dragon Attack, LOML, Staying Power, I Can't Live With You etc etc.
|BTW, I know LOML was released as a Live single in '79, or whenever it was, but if it had been released instead of, FE, YMBF, in the wake of BoRhap, it could easily have got to No. 1. It is easily worth a Number 1 single, but it's probably too late now.
|Need Your Loving Tonight would've been a great summer hit :)
Who Needs You
|Love of My Life was a single...it was #1 in Argentina and was always very popular in South America.
|39' 39' 39' 39'
|I agree on Dragon Attack. That could have been a great single I would think. Also Fight From the Inside and Get Down, Make Love could have maybe done well as singles. Although I'm speaking of here in the US. Don't know much about UK radio.
|I think Long Away could have a good chance, it's a pretty mainstream song.
|CD BY CD:
queen:great king rat
queen ll: the fairy feller´s master-stroke
sheer heart attack:stone cold crazy
a night a the opera:death on 2 legs/love of my life
a day at the races:long away
news of the world:sheer heart attack
jazz:let me entartein you
the game: sail away sweet sister/dragon attack
hot space:life is real
a kind of magic:one year of love/princes of the universe (in the uk and the rest of europe)
live magic: ¿?
the miracle: was it all...
innuendo:ride the wild wind
live at wembley:¿?
at the bbc:¿?
made in heaven:¿?
rocks:could be a new version of i go crazy
|Its always been Was It All Worth It for me too.
|its late should have definately been released and the video is on the queen rocks compilation video, buyt its only half of the song, i also think that machines and cool cat would have suited the early 80s period, better than body language at least.
|Was it all worth it
One year of love
Rain must fall
Father to son
My fairy king
|Spread Your Wings...or was this a single?
latina wrote: Spread Your Wings...or was this a single?Yes it was. However, it climbed only to no.34
|The Millionaire Waltz
Was It All Worth It
Need Your Loving Tonight
I Go Crazy
I don't think any of the songs mentioned with non-Freddie vocals would have worked. What would he have done in the videos? If there had been alternative versions of Long Away, Sail Away Sweet Sister, Sleeping On The Sidewalk and Rock It, with Freddie's vocals, these would have made great singles, and also highly collectable, had they not been included on the albums.
|I think back when Love Of My Life was released as a single it should have been a double a-side with '39 (both songs from Live Killers).
|I can't believe people on this site have missed Death On Two Legs- what a song!
|Yes it's a good song, but it's not really a mainstream song, you have to think of that too ;)
Songs like '39 and Long Away are much 'lighter' so would easy to pick up on the radio.
At least, that's how I look at this topic ;)
|queen--my fairy king,1973
queen2--the march of the black queen,1974
fairy feller’s master stroke,1974
sheer heart attack--bring back that leroy brown,1974
a night at the opera--’39,1975
the prophet’s song,1975
a day at the races--you and i,1976
you take my breath away,1976
news of the world--my meloncholy blues,1977
LIVE KILLERS--SPREAD YOUR WINGS,1979
the game--rock it (prime jive),1980
hot space--dancer<>in stead of back chat,1982
--life is real<>in stead of body language,1982
the works--man on the prowl<>instead of
i want to break free,1984
--is this the world we created?<>instead of radio ga ga,1984
a kind of magic--one year of love<>instead of
pain is so close to pleasure,1987
--princes of the universe,1986
(NO LIVE MAGIC they should hve issued
a tripple set with knebworth park complete and not this product now in 2006 would be good
to set this thing right to do bouble lp and cd
version of knebworth and maybe an dvd.
the miracle--was it all worth it?,1989
innuendo--ride the wild wind<>instead of headlong,1991
made in heaven--??????,1995
the freddie mercury tribute--crazy little thing
called love,2001 (with an complete gig)
live at wembley stadium--a kind of magic,2003
46664 south afica--say it’s not true,2004
live at milton keynes--staying power,2004
a night at the opera 30 years--bohemian rhapsody,2005 (1975)
LIVE AID 2004 RADIO GA GA WITH FREDDIE VOCAL SOLO,1985
return of the champions--love of my life,2005
the making of.... a night at the opera--
the prophet’s song,2006
live at knebworth park--who wants to live forever,2006 20 years
live in japan 2005--teo torriate,2006
innuendo dvd,2006 innuendo,2006
live at hammer smith odeon--save me,2006
greatest video hits 3--the show must go on,2006
live at earls court--somebody to love,2007
tha magic years documentary × champions of the world 2 documentary’s on 2 dvd’s,2007
queen 2 dvd--seven seas of rhye,2007
live at HYDE PARK 1976--sweet lady,2007
live at usa 2006--another one bites the dust,2008
live at hammersmith odeon 1975--white queenm,2008
|Was It All Worth It / Teo Torriatte
|Following a previous post...
Alternate UK singles (A-Side first)
Queen 1 - Liar/My Fairy King
Queen 2 - White Queen/The March Of The Black Queen (DOUBLE A SIDE)
SHA - Stone Cold Crazy/Bring Back That Leroy Brown
ANATO - Death On Two Legs/'39
ADATR - You And I/The Millionaire Waltz
NOTW - It's Late / Fight From The Inside
Jazz - Dead On Time / Jealousy
Live Killers - '39/Love Of My Life (DOUBLE A SIDE)
The Game - Need Your Loving Tonight / Rock It
Flash Gordon - none
Hot Space - Dancer / Staying Power (DOUBLE A SIDE)
The Works - Hammer To Fall (12") / I Go Crazy (DOUBLE A SIDE)
A Kind Of Magic - Princes Of The Universe / Gimme The Prize
Live Magic - Another One Bites The Dust / Is This The World We Created?
The Miracle - Was It All Worth It / Chinese Torture
Innuendo - The Hitman / Don't Try So Hard
At The BBC - Son And Daughter / Doin' Alright
Made In Heaven - none.
Live At Wembley Stadium - Now I'm Here / In The Lap Of The Gods. . . revisited
On Fire At The Bowl - Staying Power / Dragon Attack
<font type="verdana">_Tatterdemalion_ wrote: Need Your Loving Tonight would've been a great summer hit :)They should've made it a double A-side with CLTCL.
<font color = "crimson">Thomas Quinn wrote:Would have been hard, because when Crazy Little Thing Called Love was released Need Your Loving Tonight wasn't even recorded.<font type="verdana">_Tatterdemalion_ wrote: Need Your Loving Tonight would've been a great summer hit :)They should've made it a double A-side with CLTCL.
|A Word In Your Ear
|Father To Son
You & I
Put Out The Fire
Was It All Worth It
|I'm going to mention Living On My Own. If I'm not mistaken this was a single, and more than once - but GUH I hate that remix of it...
They should've taken his vocals and given it instrumentation somewhere between AOBTD and You Don't Fool Me, but heavier. It would've been great.
|Zebonka12 - a Queened rock version of Living on My Own would be interesting although I adore the original and think it should have stayed that way.
As for best none UK single (though picking one is hard), I would say It's Late with an editted instrumental maybe, or Dancer (so much better than BL but believe it or not BL is well known and enjoyed elsewhere in the world like Japan!)
|"Zebonka12 - a Queened rock version of Living on My Own would be interesting although I adore the original and think it should have stayed that way."
I haven't heard the original in it's entirety, all I know is I dislike the one on GHIII. :D
|The one on GHIII is much better than the single version they released around'93 (I think??)
|I thought it was the same thing!
See I can never remember which version is which because I've never heard the whole original.
But basically - in every version I've ever heard, the only thing I've liked is Freddie's vocal. I think a pretty spiffy song could be made from that.
Are you saying that you have never heard the original from the Mr Bad Guy Album? 2 and a half minutes of very 80's pop beat with an arpeggiated bassline? Find it! Borrow it! Steal it if you have to 'cos you can't compare a remix until you've 'eard the original! Or so I think.
|Winter Land Man
|Put Out The Fire and Tear It Up should of been released in the USA. Both were on the radio. Stone Cold Crazy should of been released as well, as that too, was played.
Eilrach wrote: Zebonka12 Are you saying that you have never heard the original from the Mr Bad Guy Album? 2 and a half minutes of very 80's pop beat with an arpeggiated bassline? Find it! Borrow it! Steal it if you have to 'cos you can't compare a remix until you've 'eard the original! Or so I think.Indeed I must grab a copy I think.
|I love every version of living on my own, My least favorite version of this song is the one on the GH3. "Was it all worth it" would have made a great single.
|Just listened to a short sample from allofmp3.com
Meh - I've never been one for 80's synth stuff... in fact while I loved the compositions on Mr Bad Guy, I really never dug the instrumentation.
I wish they'd released an acapella of this song in the Solo Collection. I love the Let's Turn it On one, and the piano+vocal version of I Was Born To Love You is pretty cool... but this song would've been fun to play with, acapella'd.
|I would defintely say Was it all worth it would be the best single that never was off the miracle and should have replaced The invisible man, as for one more i would have to go for The millionaire waltz.
|Peace All Well
1. One Year Of Love
Its Like The Best Song On The AKOM ALbum
|it's a hard life
|I'm going to echo everyone else and say WIWA. I'm listening to it right now, and it would've been fantastic to see a music video for it.
Well, an official one, anyway.
|Peace All Well
1. One Year Of Love
Its Like The Best Song On The AKOM ALbum
Umm...not the best song on "Magic" by a long shot! Try One Vision, Princes Of The Universe and Who Wants To Live Forever.
Anyway, it's hard to come up with just one single. How about one from each album that should have been?
Queen - Liar (I think would've done better than Keep Yourself Alive although both songs are good)
Queen II - I think Seven Seas Of Rhye is the only real single song on the album except for maybe White Queen
Sheer Heart Attack - Stone Cold Crazy definitely
A Night At The Opera - Was Love Of My Life a single? If not, it should've been
A Day At The Races - Teo Torriatte
News Of The World - It's Late or My Melancholy Blues
Jazz - Jealousy (I think this was a single in the US but nowhere else)
The Game - Need Your Lovin' Tonight. Perfect follow up to Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Flash Gordon - The Hero
Hot Space - Put Out The Fire
The Works - Keep Passing The Open Windows
A Kind Of Magic - Princes Of The Universe as a worldwide single not just US Single
The Miracle - Was It All Worth It instead of The Invisible Man
Innuendo - I Can't Live With You
Made In Heaven - Mother Love instead of You Don't Fool Me
|Long away(with Freddie singing would have been nice).come to think of it they blew it with several songs where Bri and Rog sang and therefore eliminated them from being singles.39,rock it ans sail away sweet sister all would have been hits.
|There are a lot of this kind of songs. But first of course:
|Son and Daughter
|Track 13. :-P
|Winter Land Man
bohemianrhap84 wrote: Peace All Well 1. One Year Of Love Its Like The Best Song On The AKOM ALbum Umm...not the best song on "Magic" by a long shot! Try One Vision, Princes Of The Universe and Who Wants To Live Forever. Anyway, it's hard to come up with just one single. How about one from each album that should have been? Queen - Liar (I think would've done better than Keep Yourself Alive although both songs are good) Queen II - I think Seven Seas Of Rhye is the only real single song on the album except for maybe White Queen Sheer Heart Attack - Stone Cold Crazy definitely A Night At The Opera - Was Love Of My Life a single? If not, it should've been A Day At The Races - Teo Torriatte News Of The World - It's Late or My Melancholy Blues Jazz - Jealousy (I think this was a single in the US but nowhere else) The Game - Need Your Lovin' Tonight. Perfect follow up to Crazy Little Thing Called Love Flash Gordon - The Hero Hot Space - Put Out The Fire The Works - Keep Passing The Open Windows A Kind Of Magic - Princes Of The Universe as a worldwide single not just US Single The Miracle - Was It All Worth It instead of The Invisible Man Innuendo - I Can't Live With You Made In Heaven - Mother Love instead of You Don't Fool MeLiar was released in the USA, and Keep Yourself Alive did better there. Need Your Loving Tonight was a single, and reached #44 on the US Charts.