On Shanes Queen Site I have being running a poll to find your favourite Queen song. this poll has been running since 2005 and this years results are in.
There are few surprises in that Bohemian Rhapsody is the Number 1 song again this year with Somebody to Love and Don’t Stop me now in 2nd and 3rd place. The poll was conduced from Jan 1st 2011 to Dec 31st 2011 with 200 Queen songs in the list.
The full result of the Top 25 Queen Songs Poll are as follows;
|2||Somebody To Love||3.45%|
|3||Don’t Stop Me Now||3.42%|
|4||The Show Must Go On||3.01%|
|5||We Are The Champions||2.94%|
|6||Another One Bites The Dust||2.91%|
|7||Love Of My Life||2.53%|
|9||A Kind Of Magic||2.39%|
|11||Crazy Little Thing Called Love||2.08%|
|13||March Of The Black Queen, The||2.01%|
|15||We Will Rock You||1.74%|
|16||Who Wants To Live Forever||1.61%|
|18||I Want to Break Free||1.37%|
|19||Fat Bottomed Girls||1.33%|
|20||Tie Your Mother Down||1.31%|
|22||Seven Seas Of Rhye…||1.25%|
|23||Death On Two Legs||1.09%|
|24||Hammer to Fall||1.09%|
|25||A Winter’s Tale||1.06%|
I will be making a slight change to the Top Queen Song voting system this year which will run from Feb – Nov 2012 and a final vote in December 2012.
My Jazzy version of “Don’t Stop me Now” as part of the Talenthouse Remix contest is now online and I would appreciate your support.
Don’t Stop me now is on the JAZZ album so therefore I decided to stay with that theme, Jazz, and record a remix as if Freddie had arrived at a Jazz club, and there was no piano, and he had to play Don’t stop me Now on Hammond Organ. Please vote for my entry!
Voting now closed !
In the lap of the gods (revisited)
On November 24th, 1991 Freddie Mercury left his mortal remains to enter straight into legend, leaving a huge sense of emptiness inside his fans’ hearts all over the World. But, as for the Phoenix that often represented him throughout his flamboyant artistic carreer, from his death’s tragedy a new creative blossom has flowered and enlightened a whole new generation of musicians. Four between the most notorious italian underground bands – all of which unified by the same creative spirit – have decided to team up and join forces on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary from Mercury’s passing to pay homage to an unbelievable artist in the way he would have liked most: through the Music.
Innershine, The Lotus, P-TSD and ZAP, four between the most notorious italian underground bands – all of which unified by the same creative spirit – have decided to team up and join forces on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary from Mercury’s passing to pay homage to an unbelievable artist in the way he would have liked most: through the Music.
The song is available only for free download at www.zap-on-line.com
Sacha Baron Cohen (best known for playing Ali-G) is set to play the role of Freddie Mercury in a movie about Queen. This is not rumour, as the rock band’s guitarist Brian May confirmed this to the BBC’s HardTalk programme.
Brian May said “We have Sacha Baron Cohen, which will probably be a shock to a lot of people, but he’s been talking with us for a long time”.
The film will have the screenplay penned by Frost/Nixon’s Peter Morgan and ‘Queen the film’, and will mainly focus on the period leading up to Live Aid in 1985. This Queen movie has started development and the working title is “Mercury”. Brian May and Roger Taylor will oversee music which will be featured in the movie.
Funnily enough Peter Morgans previous work include the Oscar-nominated film called “The Queen”.
If you want to see the interview with Brian May, the HARDtalk interview will be broadcast on BBC World News on Thursday 23 September and the BBC News Channel on Friday 24 September.