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  • How does the OCC get 5.85m sales for Greatest Hits? It does not deal with music club sales.

    We know that the Platinum Collection - and GH/GHII were used. But instead of sales being equally divided - they could be divided into proportion of sales the individual albums reached.

    The Platinum Collection
    instead of 600,000 each could be
    Greatest Hits - 1,050,000
    Greatest Hits II - 650,000
    Greatest Hits III- 100,000

    Greatest Hits/Greatest Hits II
    Greatest Hits 100,000
    Greatest Hits II - 65,000

    Thus, sales for Greatest Hits could be:
    4,700,000 - retail
    1,050,000 - Platinum Collection proportion
    100,000 - GH/GHII proportion

    5,850,000. Roughly speaking. Seems convincing, doesn't it?

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    • These are the figures published by the German version of Wikipedia about the three compilations "Deep Cuts".

      Deep Cuts 95,000 copies worldwide
      Deep Cuts II 70,000 copies worldwide
      Deep Cuts III 85,000 copies worldwide.


      Source:

      http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen/Diskografie#Alben

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      • UK Top 200 Albums of 2011

        167 - 76,200 - Queen - Greatest Hits - Unknown - 07/11/81 - 25

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        • Netherlands

          I found the following chart on an old Google's group. This is from January 1992, with "Bohemian Rhapsody" charting at number two and listed with a platinum award.

          1 1 DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME - george michael & elton john (Gold)
          2 2 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES - queen (Platinum)
          3 4 JUSTIFIED AND ANCIENT - the klf
          4 3 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT - nirvana
          5 6 RIDE LIKE THE WIND - east side beat
          6 5 YOU SHOWED ME - salt 'n' pepa
          7 7 COLOUR OF LOVE - snap
          8 13 TIME STOOD STILL - bad english feat. john waite
          9 10 IF YOU GO AWAY - new kids on the block
          10 20 O FORTUNA - fortuna and satenig (B?)

          That means the reissue of "Bohemian Rhapsody" was on 75,000 copies shipped (what was required for a single to reach a platinum award) during those days.

          From Billboard, in June 1977:

          "Queen Net Awards. ROTTERDAM –During a visit to Holland, the four members of U.K. group Queen, and its manager John Reid, each received two platinum and two gold disks. The platinum was for the albums 'A Night At The Opera' and 'A Day At The Races', and the gold for the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album and the single 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The awards were made at a party after a Queen show in a packed Ahoy Hall there. The group also received the Dutch Top 40 award for the chart-topping single 'Somebody To Love'". (Billboard, june 1977)

          The original single (released in 1975) was given a gold award, for sales of 100,000 copies (it would have needed to sell 250,000 in order to qualify for a platinum). Plus several other awards:

          Sheer Heart Attack Gold (50,000)
          A Night At The Opera Platinum (100,000)
          A Day At The Races Platinum (100,000)

          Bohemian Rhapsody Gold (100,000)
          Bohemian Rhapsody/ These Are The Days Of Our Lives Platinum (75,000)

          So combined all, it looks like "Bohemian Rhapsody" sold 175,000 copies in Netherlands, enough for it to be one of the best selling singles ever in that country. With downloads, it would be close to reaching 200,000 sales altogether.

          Let's remember that before 1996, there were no multiple platinum plaques shown in the NVPL database.

          Some weekly chart positions from the Dutch Hitparade:

          Bohemian Rhapsody
          20.12.1975: 14
          03.01.1976: 2
          10.01.1976: 1
          17.01.1976: 1
          24.01.1976: 1
          31.01.1976: 2
          07.02.1976: 2
          14.02.1976: 4
          21.02.1976: 13
          28.02.1976: 21
          14.12.1991: 51
          21.12.1991: 17
          28.01.1991: No chart this week
          04.01.1992: 1
          11.01.1992: 1
          18.01.1992: 2
          25.01.1992: 2
          01.02.1992: 3
          08.02.1992: 5
          15.02.1992: 7
          22.02.1992: 14
          29.02.1992: 22
          07.03.1992: 33
          14.03.1992: 39
          21.03.1992: 52
          28.03.1992: 77

          Sheer Heart Attack
          11.01.1975: 18
          18.01.1975: 13
          25.01.1975: 7
          01.02.1975: 7
          08.02.1975: 12
          15.02.1975: 12
          22.02.1975: 12
          01.03.1975: 13
          08.03.1975: 19
          15.03.1975: 19
          22.03.1975: 19

          A Night At The Opera
          20.12.1975: N 7.
          27.12.1975: 7.
          03.01.1976: 2.
          10.01.1976: 1.
          17.01.1976: 1.
          24.01.1976: 1.
          31.01.1976: 1.
          07.02.1976: 1.
          14.02.1976: 1.
          21.02.1976: 1.
          28.02.1976: 1.
          06.03.1976: 3.
          13.03.1976: 2.
          20.03.1976: 7.
          27.03.1976: 4.
          03.04.1976: 6.
          10.04.1976: 10.
          21.12.1991: R 96.
          04.01.1992: 73.
          11.01.1992: 59.
          18.01.1992: 57.
          25.01.1992: 54.
          01.02.1992: 64.
          08.02.1992: 74.
          15.02.1992: 93.

          A Day At The Races
          25.12.1976: N 8.
          01.01.1977: 5.
          08.01.1977: 3.
          15.01.1977: 1.
          22.01.1977: 1.
          29.01.1977: 1.
          05.02.1977: 1.
          12.02.1977: 1.
          19.02.1977: 2.
          26.02.1977: 4.
          05.03.1977: 6.
          12.03.1977: 10.
          19.03.1977: 13.
          26.03.1977: 14.
          02.04.1977: 14.

          A curiosity with "Sheer Heart Attack". Without Various Artists albums, it would have reached number 3:

          01.02.1975:
          1 Various Artists Music Power [1975]
          2 Various Artists Black Music
          3 Nana Mouskouri Nana's Book Of Songs
          4 Robert Long Vroeger of later
          5 Various Artists Story presenteert: Het hele jaar Carnaval
          6 Various Artists Alle 11 goed gek! en 2 nóg gekker! Deel 3
          7 Queen Sheer Heart Attack
          8 Soundtrack / Ennio Morricone Once Upon A Time In The West
          9 George Baker Selection 5 jaar hits
          10 Willy Alberti & Johnny Jordaan Jeugdherinneringen (Liedjes die we vroeger samen zongen)

          As in UK, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was number one twice, in 1976 and in 1992. Including 3 weeks in 1976 and 2 in 1992, for a combined 5 weeks at the summit.

          Without counting the infamous missing week (on December 28 1991), where it would possibly have reached number one.

          Overall, "Bohemian Rhapsody" spent 14 weeks in the Top 10.

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          • Did you know that there was a rare mis-pressing of Cliff Richard's We don't talk anymore (EMI 2975) in 1979 which had Bohemian Rhapsody on the B-side?
            It is worth a fortune if anyone comes across it!

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            • Interesting, Brian. More sales to add to "Bohemian Rhapsody".

              1986

              I made a mistake here. I estimated "Greatest Hits" and "Live Magic" at 275,000 and 270,000 copies sold respectively during 1986. This is the link I'm referring to: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... start=2725

              But these two totals are too high. After further going through the top selling albums of 1986, this is how the positions between 30 and 45 looked like:

              1. TRUE BLUE Madonna
              2. BROTHERS IN ARMS Dire Straits
              3. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 8 Various
              4. GRACELAND Paul Simon
              5. WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Houston
              6. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 7 Various
              7. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW A-Ha
              8. A KIND OF MAGIC Queen
              9. SILK AND STEEL Five Star
              10. REVENGE Eurythmics

              30. BE YOURSELF TONIGHT Eurythmics
              31. SCOUNDREL DAYS A-Ha
              32. COMMUNARDS Communards
              33. GO WEST/BANGS AND CRASHES Go West
              34. PLEASE Pet Shop Boys
              35. GREATEST HITS Queen
              36. DIFFERENT LIGHT Bangles
              37. LOVE ZONE Billy Ocean
              38. LIVE MAGIC Queen
              39. RIPTIDE Robert Palmer
              40. ISLAND LIFE Grace Jones
              41. THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES Sting
              42. SOUTH PACIFIC Kiri Te Kanawa/Jose Carreras/Sarah Vaughan
              43. THE BROADWAY ALBUM Barbra Streisand
              44. ROCKY IV (OST) Various
              45. LUXURY OF LIFE Five Star

              Because Sting sold 270,000 albums during 1986, I had assumed that his album "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles" sold that many in that year. But I forgot that he released a live album in July 1986, "Bring On The Night" which sold very well (peaked at number 16 and was certified silver). This leaves fewer sales to "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles", probably around 60,000 or even 70,000 copies less.

              Even more, Bangles sold 247,500 units in 1986 and they had already released one album (in 1984) and an EP (in 1982), which means that their "Different Light" album will have sold 230,000 to 240,000 copies, but not more.

              What this means for Queen is that "Greatest Hits" sold around 240,000 and "Live Magic" about 220,000 during 1986 (instead of 275,000 and 270,000 as I previously assumed).

              Whereas "A Kind Of Magic" sold 670,000 in 1986 (A-Ha's "Hunting High And Low" sold 685,000 copies and Five Star's "Silk and Steel" sold 660,000).

              So overall, we have this for that year:

              Queen sold 1,463,000 albums, including:

              A Kind Of Magic: 670,000
              Greatest Hits: 240,000
              Live Magic: 225,000

              Those three albums sold a combined 1,135,000 copies.

              Which leaves 328,000 copies sold for their studio albums. Far more than I would thought myself. Adding 240,000 for "Greatest Hits", we have some 578,000 back catalogue sales altogether.

              "The Works" was of course the biggest one. It charted as many as 23 weeks inside the Top 100.

              In fact, even Record Mirror claimed that Queen had 'strong catalogue sales'.

              So for the whole of 1984 to 1990 period, this is what they sold with their back catalogue in the UK, based on the numbers I posted three months ago. Obviously, there is small marging for error in some years, but I think these sales numbers are accurate:

              Studio and live albums:

              1984 – 200,000
              1985 – 155,000
              1986 – 328,000
              1987 – 228,000
              1988 – 238,000
              1989 – 299,000
              1990 – 180,000

              Total: 1,628,000

              Greatest Hits:

              1984 – 180,000
              1985 – 225,000
              1986 – 240,000
              1987 – 170,000
              1988 – 100,000
              1989 – 75,000
              1990 – 75,000

              Total: 1,065,000

              Grand total: 2,693,000

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              • Great post as usual Hernan , the only thing i can add is that it was officially stated by EMI in an advert in music week that Queen sold 1,774,991 albums in the UK in 1986 and that Live Magic sold in excess of 300,000 copies that year!!. The Official Queen Fan Club reproduced the advert on one of there magazines front cover, below is a link to that magazine.

                http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906921741...84.m1423.l2648[/url]

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                • Queen+ Adam Lambert Announce UK Shows
                  Just two weeks after the shock cancellation of Sonisphere 2012 where they were due to headline with singer Adam Lambert, rock band Queen has announced they are to go ahead with a UK concert appearance this summer after all.

                  The band today announced that the highly anticipated pairing of Queen and Lambert will instead take place at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo over two nights, July 11 and 12.

                  In the announcement the band also promised to endeavour to give priority booking to those who had held tickets for their Knebworth concert.

                  Tickets will go on sale next week, first to Queen fans and Sonisphere ticket holders and then on general sale.

                  Says a band spokesperson, “Queen acted immediately in looking for an alternative venue in an aim to avoid disappointing all those fans who had so desperately looked forward to seeing them at Knebworth. Coming in the lead into the Olympics, most of the venues they first approached were unavailable, being taken as official London Games 2012 venues. As the setting of some of the band’s best remembered concerts, the idea of returning to this historic Hammersmith venue really appealed to them.”

                  Said Brian May: ” Somehow this feels right – The Odeon is a big part of our history, and its atmosphere is second to none. It’s the perfect place to acknowledge our faithful fans, and will be a fitting return to our roots !”

                  Roger Taylor adds: “We had made up our minds to play in the UK this year, so play we will ! Following the collapse of the Sonisphere organisation we didn’t want to let down all those people expecting to see us live!”

                  Speaking from the US, Adam Lambert said: “I’m so thrilled that Queen found a way to ensure that the fans will get to see this event this summer. I can’t wait to be in London to perform with Queen for these incredibly special shows!”

                  Originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon, the venue was the scene of four sold-out Queen concerts in late November/early December 1975, as well as a special Christmas Eve show; and the band returned for a triumphant end-of-tour show in December 1979, playing the opening night of a series of UNICEF concerts for the people of Kampuchea. Amongst fans, the Hammersmith shows continue to be regarded as some of Queen’s most exceptional. Broadcast live on national radio and TV, the Christmas show has become one of the most heavily bootlegged in the band’s career, and an edited version of the show has been recently shown by the BBC. But a high quality official release DVD is now planned, unedited, which will include the audio of all of the songs which were not originally transmitted on TV.

                  Tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12 will first be available on a 24-hour presale to Queen Online subscribers, Queen Fan Club members and Sonisphere ticket holders from 9am on Tuesday April 17. Pre-sale details will be sent on to these communities separately via e-mail.

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                  • Queen in USA Catalogue Chart

                    Top Catalog Albums - 01/14/12 Billboard charts
                    1 81 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 3030 -22 3874 6918760
                    2 183 171 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WWRY 2089-49 4129 1043522

                    Top Catalog Albums - 01/22/12 Billboard charts
                    5 38 36 48 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WWRY 2761-4 2872 1052522
                    4 139 133 144 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1698 1 1682 6924059

                    Top Catalog Albums - 01/29/12 Billboard charts
                    5 133 144 133 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1761 4 1698 6925820
                    6 36 48 177 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WWRY 1494 -46 2761 1054016

                    Top Catalog Albums - 02/28/12 Billboard charts
                    7 133 121 125 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2250 8 2076 6930146

                    Top Catalog Albums - 03/03/12 Billboard charts
                    8 121 125 138 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2348 4 2250 6932494

                    Top Catalog Albums - 03/10/12 Billboard charts
                    9 125 138 116 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2177 -7 2348 6934671

                    Top Catalog Albums - 03/17/12 Billboard charts
                    10 138 116 21 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 5392 148 2177

                    Top Catalog Albums - 03/24/12 Billboard charts
                    11 116 21 19 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 4486 -17 5392 6944549

                    Top Catalog Albums - 03/31/12 Billboard charts
                    12 21 19 50 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2762 -38 4486 6947311

                    Top Catalog Albums - 04/07/12 Billboard charts
                    13 19 50 115 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1794 -35 2762 6949105

                    Top Catalog Albums - 04/14/12 Billborad chart
                    14 50 115 98 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2035 13 1794 6951140
                    1 191 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WWRY 1435 15 1250 1066887

                    Top Catalog Albums - 04/21/12 Billborad chart
                    15 115 98 142 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1866 -8 2035
                    2 191 175 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WWRY 1654 15 1435 1068541

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                    • Some new Totals off Alan Jones, (Music Week Sales Report), Monday 16th April 2012.

                      Regarding the All Time UK Singles Acts:,

                      1) The Beatles, with Digital Sales added in, they now have 21,824,296 UK Singles Sales.

                      2) Elvis Presley has - 21,532,246 UK Singles Sales

                      3) Cliff Richard has - 21,498,951 UK Singles Sales.

                      4) Madonna is 4th - 17,582,206 UK Singles Sales

                      After The Beatles, the 2 Groups with the most UK Singles Sales are:,

                      A) Queen - 12,556,708

                      B) ABBA - 11,189,520

                      Rhianna is already on 13,311,889 UK Singles Sales, & she only began having Hit Singles
                      in September 2005.

                      Lady GaGa has 7,246,566 - and she has only been Charting since January 2009.

                      All Totals go up to Sunday 8th April - which is the W/E 14th April Singles Chart.

                      Zeus555

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                      • Despicable how many singles Rihanna has sold.

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                        • Originally posted by zeus555
                          Some new Totals off Alan Jones, (Music Week Sales Report), Monday 16th April 2012.

                          Regarding the All Time UK Singles Acts:,

                          1) The Beatles, with Digital Sales added in, they now have 21,824,296 UK Singles Sales.

                          2) Elvis Presley has - 21,532,246 UK Singles Sales

                          3) Cliff Richard has - 21,498,951 UK Singles Sales.

                          4) Madonna is 4th - 17,582,206 UK Singles Sales

                          After The Beatles, the 2 Groups with the most UK Singles Sales are:,

                          A) Queen - 12,556,708

                          B) ABBA - 11,189,520

                          Rhianna is already on 13,311,889 UK Singles Sales, & she only began having Hit Singles
                          in September 2005.

                          Lady GaGa has 7,246,566 - and she has only been Charting since January 2009.

                          All Totals go up to Sunday 8th April - which is the W/E 14th April Singles Chart.

                          Zeus555
                          Would love to see an analysis like this for Album sales!! Has anyone got an upto date estimate total for Queen's UK album sales?

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                          • Over In Chart Analysis there is a wonderful thread by ChartFreaky who is uploading the German Top75 Album chart starting from 1980. I am currently going through Queen's Albums and their chart runs, below is the first 6 I have done, it's worth noting that the charts included Various Compilations so i have tried to note how many were above Queen's peak positions

                            Queen - Live Killers
                            Highest Position - 43
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 0
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 0
                            Weeks in Top 40 - 0
                            Weeks in Top 75 - 17

                            Chart Run 07/01/1980 56,58,59,43,54,47,51,44,48,60,58,52,58,68,68,69re,73re

                            Queen - The Game
                            Highest Position - 4 (2 Various Compilations above)
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 6
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 12
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 23
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 36

                            Chart Run 14/07/1980 50,23,10,4,6,5,10,11,9,18,20,17,17,19,23,21,25,25,30,29,35,42,41,44,40,52,49,33,62,40,51,61,55,
                            65,71,65

                            Queen - Flash Gordon
                            Highest Position - 5 (3 Various Compilations above)
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 4
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 17
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 25
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 35

                            Chart Run 19/01/1981 36,33,20,16,17,22,16,19,18,15,5,8,8,9,11,12,14,14,18,24,18,22,25,27,47,37,48,47,50,50,53,64,74,
                            69,73re

                            Queen - Greatest Hits
                            Highest Position - 2 (1 Various Compilations above)
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 6
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 13
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 15
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 31

                            Chart Run 09/11/1981 4,3,3,2,2,6,12,14,15,17,17,11,14,46,39,31,45,66,50,57,65,58,59,56,58,64,75,60,70,65,73

                            Queen - Hot Space
                            Highest Position - 7 (2 Various Compilations above)
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 3
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 5
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 15
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 21

                            Chart Run 24/05/1982 20,23,8,7,10,16,25,25,39,32,34,30,28,32,41,41,51,46,40,61,63re

                            Queen - The Works
                            Highest Position - 4 (1 Various Compilations above)
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 12
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 19
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 32
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 39

                            Chart Run 12/03/1984 17,5,4,4,6,8,10,12,12,16,14,9,7,7,6,8,10,12,20,22,26,21,29,27,27,24,31,30,27,25,33,35,43,48,53,
                            41,48,58,58

                            Freddie Mercury - Mr Bad Guy
                            Highest Position - 15
                            Weeks In Top 10 - 0
                            Weeks In Top 20 - 5
                            Weeks In Top 40 - 15
                            Weeks In Top 75 - 21

                            Chart Run 13/05/1985 41,24,16,16,15,15,18,22,25,32,39,33,33,29,33,38,43,38,58,55,68

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                            • Queen's UK Singles Sales

                              W/E 3rd January 2009
                              Queen - 10,800000

                              Monday 16th April 2012
                              Queen - 12,556,708

                              So in just over 3 years Queen have sold 1,756,708 digital tracks in the UK

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                              • Great job, Slightlymad! In USA, since the beginning of the year, Greatest Hits has sold 35,000 copies and Greatest Hits We Will Rock You 25,000 copies, for a total of 60,000 copies. Also Bohemian Rhapsody is selling very well (roughly 81,000 digital downloads).

                                With regard to the singles in UK, I've some sources:

                                according to the following post from 2010:

                                http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

                                Queen were at 11,900,000 singles, so in two years, their sales have seen an increase of 656,000 singles.

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                                • Last week in the UK album charts Queen had 3 albums chart n the top 200 including A Night At The Opera.

                                  The Platinum Collection was at 148 rising from 180 the week before. Greatest Hits charted at 187 and ANATO was at 169.

                                  Meanwhile next week on American Idol it's Queen week with appearances from Roger and Brian and the Queen Extravaganza tribute band. Expect Queen albums to soar in the Top Catalogue Album Chart.

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                                  • Another 2 more German Album Chart Runs

                                    Queen - A Kind Of Magic
                                    Highest Position - 4 (0 Various Compilations above)
                                    Weeks In Top 10 - 13
                                    Weeks In Top 20 - 18
                                    Weeks In Top 40 - 23
                                    Weeks In Top 75 - 27

                                    Chart Run 16/06/1986
                                    7,6,5,5,4,5,5,5,6,7,8,8,12,8,12,17,16,20,23,31,31,38,40,55,58,61,66

                                    Queen - Live Magic

                                    Highest Position - 16 (1 Various Compilations above)
                                    Weeks In Top 10 - 0
                                    Weeks In Top 20 - 1
                                    Weeks In Top 40 - 8
                                    Weeks In Top 75 - 16

                                    Chart Run 22/12/1986
                                    27,23,26,16,21,28,30,40,42,51,59,56,60,71,69,64

                                    More To Follow, Special Thanks to ChartFreaky

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                                    • This is a look at how Queen songs are currently doing on the itunes worldwide rock charts, as expected Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions all do well, it's also interesting to see what countries are currently downloading Queen's music

                                      UK itunes Rock Chart
                                      84 Don't Stop Me Now
                                      87 Bohemian Rhapsody

                                      USA itune Rock Chart
                                      16 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      44 We Will Rock You
                                      90 Another One Bites The Dust

                                      Australia itunes Rock Chart
                                      55 We Are The Champions
                                      65 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      89 We Will Rock You

                                      Austria itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      Belguim itunes Rock Chart
                                      9 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      82 We Will Rock You

                                      Canada itunes Rock Chart
                                      31 Under Pressure

                                      Denmark itunes Rock Chart
                                      28 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      99 We Are The Champions

                                      Finland itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      France itunes Rock Chart
                                      10 Bohemain Rhapsody (GH)
                                      58 We Will Rock You
                                      63 Bohemian Rhapsody (Platinum Collection)
                                      79 The Show Must Go On
                                      82 I Want To Break Free

                                      Germany itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      Greece itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      Holland itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      Ireland itunes Rock Chart
                                      67 Bohemian Rhapsody

                                      Italy itunes Rock Chart
                                      31 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      46 Don't Stop Me Now
                                      89 We Are The Champions

                                      Japan itunes Rock Chart
                                      54 I Was Born To Love You
                                      70 We Will Rock You
                                      95 Bohemian Rhapsody

                                      Luxemborg itunes Rock Chart
                                      97 Bohemian Rhapsody

                                      Mexico itunes Rock Chart
                                      19 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      35 We Are The Champions
                                      36 We Will Rock You
                                      38 Under Pressure
                                      39 Another One Bites The Dust
                                      58 Don't Stop Me Now
                                      61 I Want To Break Free
                                      79 Somebody To Love

                                      New Zealand itune Rock Chart
                                      30 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      61 We Are The Champions
                                      91 Don't Stop Me Now

                                      Norway itunes Rock Chart
                                      26 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      52 Don't Stop Me Now
                                      91 We Will Rock You

                                      Portugal itunes Rock Chart - No Entries

                                      Spain itunes Rock Chart
                                      6 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      27 I Want To Break Free

                                      Sweden itunes Rock Chart
                                      46 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      47 Don't Stop Me Now

                                      Switzerland itunes Rock Chart
                                      29 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                      73 We Are The Champions
                                      74 We Will Rock You

                                      All charts are from today 25/04/2012. It will be interesting to see what impact if any Queen's appearance on American Idol has on the USA itunes Rock Chart, I will update any changes

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                                      • Great post Slightlymad (that song is out of this world)

                                        I love how they keep selling 2 generations after their end (Freddie's passing)

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                                        • Originally posted by slightlymad
                                          Over In Chart Analysis there is a wonderful thread by ChartFreaky who is uploading the German Top75 Album chart starting from 1980. I am currently going through Queen's Albums and their chart runs, below is the first 6 I have done, it's worth noting that the charts included Various Compilations so i have tried to note how many were above Queen's peak positions
                                          Hello Slightlymad,

                                          If you are interested, here some Queen's German chart histories, for the albums you listed above, but without various artists albums.

                                          "A Kind Of Magic" charted 36 weeks in the German Top 10 between 1992 and 1993, reaching #9 in 1993.

                                          Live Killers
                                          16.07.1979 38
                                          23.07.1979 15
                                          30.07.1979 5
                                          06.08.1979 6
                                          13.08.1979 5
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                                          A Kind Of Magic
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                                          Comment


                                          • USA itunes rock chart has seen an increase in Queen after Brian and Rogers appearance on American Idol

                                            USA itune Rock Chart - 25/04/2012
                                            16 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                            44 We Will Rock You
                                            90 Another One Bites The Dust

                                            USA itunes Rock Chart - 26/04/2012
                                            06 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                            10 Fat Bottomed Girls
                                            11 We Will Rock You
                                            13 Another One Bites The Dust
                                            14 We Are The Champions
                                            33 Under Pressure
                                            44 Somebody To Love
                                            53 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                            91 The Show Must Go On

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                                            • USA itunes Rock Chart - 27/04/2012
                                              01 Bohemian Rhapsody
                                              04 Fat Bottomed Girls
                                              06 We Will Rock You
                                              11 Another One Bites The Dust
                                              12 We Are The Champions
                                              18 Somebody To Love
                                              38 Under Pressure
                                              50 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                              99 The Show Must Go On

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                                              • USA Billboard Top200 Album Chart
                                                73 Queen - Greatest Hits

                                                USA Catalogue Albums Chart
                                                5 Queen - Greatest Hits

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                                                • Thank you, "Greatest Hits" sold more than 6,000 copies this week in the United States.

                                                  More Portuguese chart information. Unfortunately, I don't have the annual Top selling albums for 1977, but the magazine Musica & Som published a Top 3 with the best selling bands of the year. It was as follows:

                                                  Portugal Grupos 1977

                                                  1- Pink Floyd
                                                  2- Supertramp
                                                  3- Queen

                                                  This implies that "A Day At The Races" was amongst the best selling albums of the year, perhaps in the Top 10.

                                                  During 1977, Queen had at least two Top 10 singles: "Somebody To Love" and "Queen's First EP" too.

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                                                  • I have to admit with Greatest hits increased chart performance on Amazon.com and ITunes in America last week I thought that would sell more then 6000 copies.

                                                    However it's still a decent amount nowadays and Queen's sales I'm sure we're split up between other albums Greatest Hits 1 and 2 combined album always seems to chart the highest on Amazon for some reason plus there is Greatest Hits -WWRY version, The Platinum Collection, Classic Queen and Absolute Greatest to cannabilize sales - some of these may chart in the top 200 catalogue chart as well...

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                                                    • Ed, you've got to be more realistic about sales. The only songs that were going to be played, were the most popular "Hits" songs.

                                                      Queen studio albums, just don't shift that well in the USA (or even in the UK, in relation to similar sized or thought of acts).

                                                      ANATO is about 1.2m, that's it, so you shouldn't expect any great shakes in the US, ever, for their studio albums...unless, maybe Brian dies!

                                                      It was nice to see someone do "Save Me", though.

                                                      Take care Hur....love you!....tonight's choice is...II (but not the best, II)...too many styles, but fun. Although, lovin the Beach Boys touch!

                                                      Best Queen Album....Greatest Hits I! Love you guys, especially Edward!

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                                                      • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                                        Ed, you've got to be more realistic about sales. The only songs that were going to be played, were the most popular "Hits" songs.

                                                        Queen studio albums, just don't shift that well in the USA (or even in the UK, in relation to similar sized or thought of acts).

                                                        ANATO is about 1.2m, that's it, so you shouldn't expect any great shakes in the US, ever, for their studio albums...unless, maybe Brian dies!

                                                        It was nice to see someone do "Save Me", though.

                                                        Take care Hur....love you!....tonight's choice is...II (but not the best, II)...too many styles, but fun. Although, lovin the Beach Boys touch!

                                                        Best Queen Album....Greatest Hits I! Love you guys, especially Edward!
                                                        I am (usually!) realistic jimmy pages. I just thought that Greatest Hits may have shifted ~10k in America but as I said there are numerous Queen compilations that are also selling which do have an impact. I never thought it would make much of a difference on their studio album sales in the States as its the hits albums that sell there really well although their catalogue studio sales aren't too bad when you consider how badly Queen sold from 1985-1990 in USA.

                                                        Regarding ANATO's sales is that total the US sounds sales you are referring to as I believe this has shifted around 1.5 million in total in UK and much more in the States.

                                                        Queen are also doing really well on catalogue digital sales and it will be interesting to see a new total sales figure for US digital sales.

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                                                        • BTW American Idol must also be watched quite a bit in Canada as Absolute Greatest is now number 75 in the Canadian top 100 albums chart (increased from 119 last week and 143 the week before that). It also states that it has been in the charts for 72 weeks which I'm assuming must be the top 200! It wold be interesting to know its total Canadian sales but it looks like this album been most successful here apart from the UK although it hasn't stayed as long here in the charts. It looks like Canadians have adopted this album as the 'de facto. Queen hits album.

                                                          Also The Platinum Collection is at No 187 in UK album charts last week increasing from 199

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                                                          • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                                            Ed, you've got to be more realistic about sales. The only songs that were going to be played, were the most popular "Hits" songs.

                                                            Queen studio albums, just don't shift that well in the USA (or even in the UK, in relation to similar sized or thought of acts).
                                                            I agree that Edwood is sometimes too generous with his expectations (although he was right about "Absolute Greatest" in the UK). But your comments about Queen's studio albums sales in Great Britain are equally irrealistic.

                                                            I compiled a breakdown, from 1984 to 2012, and I came up with the following results: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... start=2725

                                                            Even though their compilations are their biggest selling back catalogue albums, thier studio and live albums also do very well; as has been the case during the past 28 years (I don't go further because I have never seen any annual totals from 1983 or backwards). By my reckoning, all their non compilation albums have probably done, altogether, between 5,000,000 and 6,000,000 in total from 1984 to 2012.

                                                            Sorry, not the type of sales for a band that is supposed not to "shift that well" in the UK. In fact, apart from the Beatles and perhaps Pink Floyd, I can't think of any band that has sold more 'back catalogue' non compilation albums during that time frame. And if we combine their 'non compilations' sales with their 'compilations sales', Queen have arguably sold more than any other band as a back catalogue band during the last 28 years.

                                                            Seriously, it would be great if you could try to revise some of your notions, becauswe I think you are simply wrong here or being too simplistic to fully appreciate eveything that needs to be considered (which is surprising, because you always come up with some deep reasonings).

                                                            In the USA, their studio albums sales aren't terrible but not particularly enormous either. But anyway, we all know it isn't their best market (even though they are still one of the biggest foreign bands in North America). I could say that Led Zeppelin don't exist based on their German sales, for example. Not fair.

                                                            Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                                            Take care Hur....love you!....tonight's choice is...II (but not the best, II)...too many styles, but fun. Although, lovin the Beach Boys touch!

                                                            Best Queen Album....Greatest Hits I! Love you guys, especially Edward!
                                                            "Especially Edward", I thought you loved me more than you love him. :x

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                                                            • USA - Top Catalog Albums

                                                              18 139 163 5 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 5860 255 1653 6962191
                                                              3 55 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 2317 82 1275 1073272
                                                              1 66 QUEEN PLATINUM COLLECTION 2220 131 963 796324

                                                              USA - Digital Tracks Catalog

                                                              170 75 85 16 QUEEN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 11586 104 5680 2434148
                                                              16 164 167 37 QUEEN WE WILL ROCK YOU 8454 97 4287 2146548
                                                              1 39 QUEEN FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS 8371 322 1985 807813
                                                              1 68 QUEEN ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST 6491 104 3189 1353628
                                                              1 93 QUEEN WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS 5918 125 2627 1325510

                                                              Albums sales: 10,397
                                                              Digital tracks sales: 40,720

                                                              The last figure we had for Platinum Collection was from September 2009 and the figure was 679,000 copies. During this period, it has sold 117,000 copies, and its average is 40,000 copies per year. It's a positive data, considering that Platinum Collection is never in the Top 200 Catalog. But it sells well. It's a pity there aren't Classic Queen and Greatest Hits I & II in the chart. If they had been there, now we would have a sales data up-to-dated. However their figures are probably smaller than Platinum Collection ones.

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