New Link – Tribute Band – Celebrating Queen

Celebrating Queen Tribute Band

I have just added a new tribute band to the List of Queen Tribute Bands on Shane’s Queen Site.

Celebrating Queen is the new band which was added.  The Celebrating Queen Tribute Band are a theatre style tribute band playing tribute to pure rock royalty. Yes…Queen. We celebrate the work, music, and magic of the band itself and promote the benefits of singing. Come out and see a show darlings! Let them entertain you, and I’m sure they will!

Visit the Celebrating Queen facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/celebratingqueen/ or their website at http://celebratingqueen.com/

You can check out their website at and some of their performance videos are linked below.

Celebrating Queen, Tribute Band Videos

http://youtu.be/yJVtA4rtKPw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW_DrKhg-rc&list=PL7760BA7292732E46&index=10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFp6AZ67Bhk&list=PL7760BA7292732E46

http://youtu.be/amNm1kbe4aM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBCUj0LM6bM&feature=youtu.be

Top 25 Queen Songs as Voted by you in 2011

Top 25 Queen Songs as Voted by you in 2011

Top 25 Queen Songs 2011 as Voted by You

On Shane’s Queen Site I have been running a poll to find your favourite Queen song. This poll has been running since 2005 and this year’s results are in. These are the Top 25 Queen Songs 2011 as voted but the visitors to this website. 

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 conducted 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;

#SongVotes %
1Bohemian Rhapsody10.30%
2Somebody To Love3.45%
3Don’t Stop Me Now3.42%
4The Show Must Go On3.01%
5We Are The Champions2.94%
6Another One Bites The Dust2.91%
7Love Of My Life2.53%
8Innuendo2.49%
9A Kind Of Magic2.39%
10Nevermore2.15%
11Crazy Little Thing Called Love2.08%
12392.05%
13March Of The Black Queen, The2.01%
14Killer Queen1.84%
15We Will Rock You1.74%
16Who Wants To Live Forever1.61%
17Under Pressure1.44%
18I Want to Break Free1.37%
19Fat Bottomed Girls1.33%
20Tie Your Mother Down1.31%
21Radio Ga-Ga1.26%
22Seven Seas Of Rhye…1.25%
23Death On Two Legs1.09%
24Hammer to Fall1.09%
25A Winter’s Tale1.06%

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody Cover - Best Queen Song Voted 2011

Winners of Queen Unseen by Peter Hince

Queen Unseen - My life with the Great Rock Band of the 20th Century - by Peter Ratty HinceThe new Queen book, “Queen Unseen” by Queen Roadie, Peter Hince, has hit the shops… but over the past few weeks, I have had 2 copies of “Queen Unseen” to be won on Shane’s Queen Site.

The winners were selected over the past 24 hours – in the interest of fairness I asked a 3rd party to select a short list of 3 and the final winners were selected from this list.

I am delighted to announce that the Winners of the copies of the book are…..

Donna Standridge and Ryan Cregan

Congratulations and thank you to all who took part. I will be in touch by email with the winners in the coming week.

The Queen Unseen book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during Peter Hince’s time as Queen’s longest-serving roadie and head of their crew. There’s lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s. Many Thanks to the Author Peter Hince and John Blake Publishing for organising the copies for this competition.

A review of this book is available on Shanes Queen Site  – Click Here to read the Book Review of Queen Unseen

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Queen Extravaganza – My Keyboard Audition

Queen Extravaganza – My Keyboard Audition

Shane McDonald – Keyboards Audition for Queen Extravaganza

I have uploaded my keyboards Audition for Queen Extravaganza to YouTube. I don’t being in Ireland they would accept my entry into the USA version of the Queen Extravaganza contest but nevertheless I recorded one anyway just to take part in some shape or form, online. My keyboards version of I Want to break Free is below and I might add a few more to this collection and this post in the coming weeks.
Hopefully Queen Extravaganza will come to Europe / UK at some point in the future and I can submit a european Audition for Queen Extravaganza. I would love to take part in a more serious nature with Queen Extravaganza. Let me know what you think!

I Want to Break Free – Shane McDonald

Are you looking for a Queen Keyboard Player?

If you are forming a Queen Tribute Band and are looking for a Queen Keyboard player, please drop me a line or click the link in this section.

Help with Playing the Queen piano Chords and Tabs

Help with Playing the Queen piano Chords and Tabs

Do you want help playing piano chords?

I often get asked, how do you play the piano chords of G# or two do you play DMaj7th? Well, I have a personal site on the same domain as Shane’s Queen Site. On that site I have a music section and one of the tools is called the Piano Chordmap which is basically How do I play piano Chords in a graphical way.

As you know, The Queen Chords and Tabs on the website at https://shanemcdonald.ie/queen/song-chords-piano-tabs/ . Some of these songs include unusual chords which might be tough for some to play, so don’t forget about to visit the Piano ChordMap if you need an explanation of how to play a piano chord or two.

I have also translated some of these pages into other languages and these are listed below.

Full List of Piano Chords Translated

Accords Piano (FR) – Full List of Piano Chords in French

Accords Piano (NL) – Full List of Piano Chords in Dutch

Accords Piano (DE) – Full List of Piano Chords in German

Accords Piano (IT) – Full List of Piano Chords in Italian

Accords Piano (ES) – Full List of Piano Chords in Spanish

2 Copies of a Great Queen Book to be Won – Winners Announced!

I have being running a competition to give away 2 copies of QUEEN : The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock by Phil Sutcliffe

 

All subscribers were entered into a draw on 13th December …

 

The winners are…

 

Adam Melling-Smith and Neil Leigh !

 

Congratulations guys, hope you enjoy the book!

 

I have already started reading this book and it is like the Bible according to Queen.
Everything you ever wanted to know … images of concerts, concert tickets, back stage passes, album and LP covers, plus much more.

Win a Copy of this Great Queen Book

This is an old competition and no further entries are accepted 

 

 

Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media

Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for Shane’s Queen Site

I just wanted to make a blog post outlining Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media and were you can find this site.  Taking Social Media on board I have setup a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for Shane’s Queen Site.

Shane’s Queen Site Facebook Page

The Facebook Page is probably the most updated social media profile for the site. 90% of content which is posted here will also be mirrored on the Twitter account.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Facebook Page

 

Shane’s Queen Site Twitter Account

The Twitter account is @ShanesQueenSite and is a very engaged account. I normally log on once every day or so. If you are a Queen fane and follow @ShanesQueenSite I will follow you back.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Twitter Account

 

Shane’s Queen Site Instagram Account

The Instagram account is @ShanesQueenSite and is something I only upload to every so often. I secured the name to ensure I had all my brand accounts registered.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Instagram Account

 

If you are on these social media profiles please drop me a tweet, comment or message.

Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media

Top Queen Songs of 2008

These are the Top 100 Queen songs as voted using the Top Songs form on Shane’s Queen Site. The votes were cast between Jan 1st 2008 and Dec 31st 2008.

As can be expected Bohemian Rhapsody topped the poll. The system will be reset in the coming days to see if 2009 has a similar result.

Total Votes : 14,596
SongTitleVotesPercentage
Bohemian
Rhapsody
148810.19 
Don’t Stop
Me Now
5623.85
Somebody To
Love
5443.73
Innuendo5333.65
The Show
Must Go On
4853.32
March Of The
Black Queen, The
4463.06
The
Prophet’s Song
4302.95
394042.77
We Are The
Champions
3852.64
Killer Queen3842.63
Love Of My
Life
3322.27
Seven Seas
Of Rhye…
3242.22
Another One
Bites The Dust
3002.06
Crazy Little
Thing Called Love
2721.86
We Will Rock
You
2581.77
I Want to
Break Free
2501.71
Nevermore2471.69
Under
Pressure
2461.69
The
Millionaire Waltz
1861.27
I Want It
All
1841.26
Who Wants To
Live Forever
1811.24
Radio Ga-Ga1781.22
A Kind Of
Magic
1771.21
Death On Two
Legs
1761.21
Hammer to
Fall
1641.12
Fat Bottomed
Girls
1541.06
These Are
The Days Of Our Lives
1531.05
Good Old
Fashioned Lover Boy
1511.03
Spread Your
Wings
1501.03
Too Much
Love Will Kill You
1461
Breakthru1420.97
Gimme The
Prize
1360.93
White Queen
(As It Began)
1330.91
You’re My
Best Friend
1330.91
Save Me1270.87
Bicycle Race1170.8
One Vision1090.75
The Fairy
Feller’s Master-Stroke
1070.73
Tie Your
Mother Down
1070.73
Barcelona950.65
You Take My
Breath Away
920.63
Friends Will
Be Friends
910.62
It’s a Hard
Life
860.59
I Was Born
To Love You
810.55
Brighton
Rock
770.53
A Kind Of ‘A
Kind Of Magic’
690.47
A Winter’s
Tale
670.46
Keep
Yourself Alive
670.46
I’m Going
Slightly Mad
650.45
Play The
Game
650.45
It’s Late640.44
In The Lap
Of The Gods (revisited)
620.42
Princes Of
The Universe
610.42
Teo Torriate
(Let Us Cling Together)
610.42
I’m In Love
With My Car
590.4
Headlong560.38
Liar560.38
No One But
You
530.36
All Dead,
All Dead
510.35
In My
Defence
500.34
Bijou490.34
My Fairy
King
490.34
Scandal490.34
My
Melancholy Blues
460.32
Stone Cold
Crazy
460.32
Made In
Heaven
430.29
We Will Rock
You (Fast)
430.29
Is This the
World We Created?
410.28
Flash400.27
Great King
Rat
400.27
Ogre Battle390.27
Body
Language
370.25
Back Chat360.25
Las Palabras
De Amor (The Words Of Love)
360.25
Now I’m Here360.25
Jealousy350.24
Don’t Try So
Hard
340.23
One Year Of
Love
340.23
Dragon
Attack
330.23
Let Me Live330.23
Seaside
Rendezvous
330.23
The Miracle330.23
Dear Friends320.22
Father To
Son
320.22
Flick Of The
Wrist
320.22
Mother Love310.21
Living On My
Own
300.21
Sail Away
Sweet Sister
300.21
All God’s
People
290.2
In The Lap
Of The Gods
280.19
Was It All
Worth It
280.19
Lily Of The
Valley
260.18
You Don’t
Fool Me
260.18
Heaven For
Everyone
250.17
Dead On Time240.16
Mustapha240.16
Dreamers
Ball
230.16
Sheer Heart
Attack
230.16
You And I230.16
Bring Back
That Leroy Brown
220.15
Delilah220.15
I Can’t Live
With You
220.15
Calling All
Girls
210.14
Let Me
Entertain You
210.14
Baby I Don’t
Care (you’re so square)
200.14
The Great
Pretender
200.14
The
Invisible Man
200.14
Lazing On A
Sunday Afternoon
190.13
Ride The
Wild Wind
190.13
Big Spender180.12
Love Kills180.12
Action This
Day
170.12
Cool Cat170.12
Drowse160.11
Keep Passing
the Open Windows
160.11
Who Needs
You
160.11
It’s A
Beautiful Day
150.1
Long Away150.1
Rock It
(prime jive)
150.1
Under
Pressure (Rah mix)
150.1
Forever140.1
Get Down,
Make Love
140.1
Back to the
light
130.09
Flash
(Flash’s Theme)
130.09
Doin’
Alright
120.08
Don’t Try
Suicide
120.08
Need Your
Loving Tonight
120.08
Staying
Power
120.08
The Night
Comes Down
120.08
White Man120.08
Coming Soon100.07
Dancer100.07
Doing All
Right
100.07
Machines
(Back to Humans)
100.07
Somebody To
Love (live with George Michael)
100.07
Tear It Up100.07
Tenement
Funster
100.07
Chinese
Torture
90.06
Driven By
You
90.06
Fight From
The Inside
90.06
Sleeping On
The Sidewalk
90.06
Sweet Lady90.06
Fun It80.05
Good Company80.05
Mr. Bad Guy80.05
Put Out The
Fire
80.05
The Hitman80.05
Don’t Lose
Your Head
70.05
If You Can’t
Beat Them
70.05
It’s A
Beautiful Day (reprise)
70.05
Pain Is So
Close To Pleasure
70.05
The Hero70.05
Friends Will
Be Friends …Will Be Friends
60.04
In Only
Seven Days
60.04
Last Horizon60.04
Living On My
Own (No More Brothers remix)
60.04
Time60.04
Tutti Frutti60.04
Battle Theme50.03
Life Is Real
(Song For Lennon)
50.03
She Makes Me50.03
Some Day One
Day
50.03
Exercises In
Free Love
40.03
Football
Fight
40.03
Funny How
Love Is
40.03
Jesus40.03
The Loser In
The End
40.03
The Wedding
March
40.03
Hello Mary
Lou
30.02
Misfire30.02
Modern Times
Rock ‘N’ Roll
30.02
More Of That
Jazz
30.02
Party30.02
Resurrection30.02
Son And
Daughter
30.02
Your Kind Of
Lover
30.02
Execution Of
Flash
20.01
Flash To The
Rescue
20.01
Foolin’
Around
20.01
Gimme Some
Lovin’
20.01
God Save The
Queen (instr.)
20.01
Hang On In
These
20.01
I’m scared20.01
Impromptu20.01
Khashoggi’s
Ship
20.01
Leaving Home
Ain’t Easy
20.01
Let’s Turn
It On
20.01
Nothin’ but
blue
20.01
Rain Must
Fall
20.01
Thank God
It’s Christmas
20.01
Flash’s
Theme Reprise
10.01
Let your
heart rule your head
10.01
Man on the
Prowl
10.01
My Life Has
Been Saved
10.01
Just one
life
00
Love Token00
My Baby Does
Me
00
Procession00
The
Invisible Man (12″version)
00
The Kiss
(Aura Resurrects Flash)
00

 

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Top 100 Queen Songs of 2007

Top 100 Queen Songs of 2007 : As voted by web site visitors

These are the Top 100 Queen songs as voted using the Top Songs form on queen.shanemcdonald.org. The votes were cast between Jan 1st 2007 and Dec 31st 2007.

As can be expected Bohemian Rhapsody topped the poll but when compared to the 2006 Results the biggest moves were Seven Seas of Rhye up 7 from last year and Breakthru dropped from 18th to 27th position in the poll. The system will be reset in the coming days to see if 2008 has a similar result.

 

 SongTitlePercentVotes
1Bohemian Rhapsody10.9511034
2’394.628437
3The Show Must Go On4.374413
4March Of The Black Queen, The4.306406
5Don’t Stop Me Now4.187395
6Innuendo4.069384
7Somebody To Love3.272309
8Killer Queen2.967280
9We Are The Champions2.916275
10Seven Seas Of Rhye…2.899274
11Another One Bites The Dust2.441230
12Love Of My Life2.407227
13Crazy Little Thing Called Love2.000189
14We Will Rock You1.967186
15Under Pressure1.814171
16I Want to Break Free1.678158
17Death On Two Legs1.661157
18I Want It All1.543146
19White Queen (As It Began)1.543146
20Radio Ga-Ga1.305123
21Who Wants To Live Forever1.255118
22Fat Bottomed Girls1.221115
23Bicycle Race1.204114
24A Kind Of Magic1.187112
25Hammer to Fall1.153109
26These Are The Days Of Our Lives1.136107
27Breakthru1.068101
28Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy1.068101
29Spread Your Wings1.05199
30Save Me1.03498
31Too Much Love Will Kill You1.00094
32You’re My Best Friend0.84880
33The Prophet’s Song0.81477
34Tie Your Mother Down0.81477
35One Vision0.78074
36Friends Will Be Friends0.71267
37You Take My Breath Away0.71267
38It’s a Hard Life0.67864
39Barcelona0.57654
40Brighton Rock0.55953
41I’m In Love With My Car0.52650
42A Winter’s Tale0.50948
43I’m Going Slightly Mad0.47545
44Princes Of The Universe0.45843
45Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)0.45843
46I Was Born To Love You0.44142
47My Melancholy Blues0.44142
48Headlong0.42440
49Keep Yourself Alive0.42440
50A Kind Of ‘A Kind Of Magic’0.40738
51All Dead, All Dead0.40738
52In The Lap Of The Gods (revisited)0.40738
53My Fairy King0.40738
54No One But You0.40738
55Scandal0.39037
56Bijou0.37335
57It’s Late0.37335
58The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke0.37335
59Liar0.35634
60Made In Heaven0.35634
61The Millionaire Waltz0.35634
62Seaside Rendezvous0.33932
63Stone Cold Crazy0.33932
64Great King Rat0.32230
65In My Defence0.32230
66Nevermore0.32230
67Back Chat0.30529
68Don’t Try So Hard0.28827
69Flash0.28827
70Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love)0.28827
71Father To Son0.27126
72Is This the World We Created?0.27126
73Jealousy0.27126
74We Will Rock You (Fast)0.27126
75Dear Friends0.25424
76Dragon Attack0.25424
77Ogre Battle0.25424
78One Year Of Love0.25424
79The Miracle0.25424
80Play The Game0.23722
81Was It All Worth It0.23722
82Dreamers Ball0.22021
83In The Lap Of The Gods0.22021
84Let Me Live0.22021
85Now I’m Here0.22021
86Sail Away Sweet Sister0.22021
87You Don’t Fool Me0.22021
88All God’s People0.20319
89Bring Back That Leroy Brown0.20319
90Flick Of The Wrist0.20319
91Heaven For Everyone0.20319
92I Can’t Live With You0.20319
93Living On My Own0.20319
94You And I0.20319
95Cool Cat0.18618
96Delilah0.18618
97Lily Of The Valley0.17016
98Mustapha0.17016
99Ride The Wild Wind0.17016
100Sheer Heart Attack0.17016