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  • Lawyeris
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    UK's year-end charts for 2022:
    Albums: No 11 - GH (down from 5) https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...-albums-chart/
    Singles: No 99 - Don't stop me now (Re) https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...singles-chart/

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  • Lawyeris
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    Originally posted by slightlymad View Post

    $903,655,259 - Bohemian Rhapsody
    $910,809,311, including second release in 2020 (2020 re-release + $7,154,052)
    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt1727824/
    Last edited by Lawyeris; Mon February 6, 2023, 12:35.

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  • slightlymad
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    Looking at the Recent musical biopics it really is incredible just how successful Bohemian Rhapsody was at the worldwide box office. It would be surprising if Hollywood doesn't push for a sequel of some kind.

    $903,655,259 - Bohemian Rhapsody
    $287,340,048 - Elvis
    $201,634,991 - Straight Out Of Compton (NWA)
    $195,320,400 - Rocketman (Elton John)
    $186,797,986 - Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
    $56,521,009 - Whitney Houston

    $694,476,782 - Mama Mia
    $402,264,843 - Mama Mia! Here We Go Again

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  • Braca3
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    Chart Date: 02/03/2023 (WEEK ENDING: 02/02/2023)
    LW TW ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL TOTAL CHANGE ALBUMS TEA SEA
    31 32 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
    HOLLYWOOD (UMG)
    14,698 -1% 2,388 350 11,960

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  • Braca3
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    Chart Date: 01/27/2023 (WEEK ENDING: 01/26/2023)
    LW TW ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL TOTAL CHANGE ALBUMS TEA SEA
    31 31 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
    HOLLYWOOD (UMG)
    14,858 2% 2,127 401 12,331
    YTD OVERALL ACTIVITY
    RANK ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL YTD ACTIVITY ALBUMS SONGS AOD STREAMS VOD STREAMS
    30 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
    HOLLYWOOD (UMG)
    62,000 12,600 13,600 62,515,000 2,424,000

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    Originally posted by slightlymad View Post
    Most listened to Classic Rock Artist on YouTube.

    As this list has just popped up on my Facebook feed I'm presuming this is for 2022, can't confirm that though

    Over the last 12 months on YouTube Queen was the most listened to Rock artist in 63 countries more than any other artist in the genre. More than half a Billion more views than second place GNR! Wow!

    1.86B - Queen
    1.33B - Guns N Roses
    1.33B - AC/DC
    1.05B - Bon Jovi
    1.05B - Metallica
    1.05B - Nirvana
    1.01B - The Beatles
    571M - The Rolling Stones
    561M - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    494M - Pink Floyd
    Slightly mad thanks for the list here. Really interesting, Queen are still quite a way ahead of everyone else. The BR movie has had such an incredible long lasting effect on their popularity. The Whitney Houston Biopic however hasn’t done well.

    This list is only for rock bands though, what about legacy artists in general. I think Michael Jackson would be number 1, I’d be interested to see where the likes of Madonna and Celine Dion would be there. Also I think they have missed The Red Hot Chili Peppers and possibly Green Day.

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  • slightlymad
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    Most listened to Classic Rock Artist on YouTube.

    As this list has just popped up on my Facebook feed I'm presuming this is for 2022, can't confirm that though

    Over the last 12 months on YouTube Queen was the most listened to Rock artist in 63 countries more than any other artist in the genre. More than half a Billion more views than second place GNR! Wow!

    1.86B - Queen
    1.33B - Guns N Roses
    1.33B - AC/DC
    1.05B - Bon Jovi
    1.05B - Metallica
    1.05B - Nirvana
    1.01B - The Beatles
    571M - The Rolling Stones
    561M - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    494M - Pink Floyd

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  • Braca3
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    Jimmypages59

    surprised III is the album you struggled with initially. I found III so much much easier to tune in / appreciate than HOTH. SIBLY is one of my all time favorite tracks. when it comes to favorite guitarists yes brian, jimmy and Eddie van Halen, followed by Neal Schon (Journey) and Tom Scholz (Boston)

    i love Plant's voice, he is one of my favorite vocalists but in line for the no 2 postion. I also love Steve Perry from Journey a lot. david lee Roth and george michael
    but imo none can match Freddie. Percy himself made the case at the FMT "people are changing the keys, to they Queen songs they are singing, because the just can't do it Freddie"

    I am from the Netherlands. Last song used in commercial overhere was AOBTD.

    BOOH yeah the whole story was fascinating. Todd Rundgren had already came to terms with signing the production coast of BOOH off, as a tax write off, ....and it turned out that the 1st cheque he received as a result of sales of the album was the largest he ever received.

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  • Braca3
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    Chart Date: 01/20/2023 (WEEK ENDING: 01/19/2023)
    LW TW ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL TOTAL CHANGE ALBUMS TEA SEA
    39 31 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
    HOLLYWOOD (UMG)
    14,556 1% 2,413 324 11,819

    YTD OVERALL ACTIVITY
    RANK ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL YTD ACTIVITY ALBUMS SONGS AOD STREAMS VOD STREAMS
    27 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
    HOLLYWOOD (UMG)
    46,590 9,400 9,600 47,596,000 1,890,000
    Last edited by Braca3; Fri January 20, 2023, 23:58.

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    [QUOTE=jimmypages59;n11080980]I'm not saying these are all the albums from 1973 and 1982, that have every track above 2m, but here are a few for both years;

    1973
    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced...
    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    Bob Marley - Catch A Fire
    Wings - Band On The Run
    David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

    1982
    Led Zeppelin - Coda
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    Roxy Music - Avalon
    Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
    The Cure - Pornography
    Dire Straits - Love Over Gold



    Yes I can see there are a few that have passed 2 million each on those years. It isn't that many though! Prince's 1999 (1982) album hasn't reached 2 million per song, niether has Madonna - Madonna (1983), Van Halen's - Diver Down (1982), Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain (1982), Elton John - Jump up (1982), AC/DC - Flick of the switch (1983), Phil Collins - I must be going (1983), Paul McCartney - Tug of War(1983), Journey - Escape (1981), Lionel Ritchie - Can't Slow down (1983).

    Whats really interesting is some of the these albums were huge when they were released, the most obvious ones being Journey, Lionel Ritchie and Phil Collins. These albums were much bigger than Queen's Hot Space which I think has sold about 3 million units globally.

    Rainbow's Straight between the eyes in 1982 has some seriously low streams but I certainly would never have said they were a singles act and neither has Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers which suprised me AND Whitesnake's Saints and Sinners.

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  • jimmypages59
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    III was the one I struggled with initially. I bought it around 87/88, played it once, didn't like it at all and never played it again until around 90/91, I think on the back of buying and listening to the Box Set. Needless to say, I totally got it this time and loved it, wondering how I hadn't first time around and annoyed I'd not given it another shot until then. I love HOTH (although I can take or leave The Crunge), which was actually knocked off the #1 spot, in the UK, the very day I was born.

    Yeah, I love Jimmys playing. I particularly enjoy his acoustic playing and love his improvisational live stuff, just going off on tangents and seeing where it goes. It's one of things I love about Zeppelin, how they jammed, when playing live, just getting into grooves, building them up, taking them down and then going off somewhere else. It's not something I feel Queen ever really done or done to any great extent live and while I can't fault their individual performances, when playing live, I've always found them a bit too "like the record", to really enjoy them.

    I do love Brians playing, in my eyes he has perhaps the most recognisable sound and tone, of all guitarists out there. I really enjoy a lot of his Queen tracks, he's written some of my favourites and also have a lot of time for his vocals as well.

    Having said all that, I'm not sure if Jimmy is my favourite guitarist or at least, always my favourite guitarist. I love so much what he does on the guitar but Ritchie Blackmore, just blows my mind sometimes. Some of his live stuff with Deep Purple and Rainbow, is quite simply amazing and I find it totally awe inspiring to watch sometimes.

    Plant is my favourite vocalist ever. His voice on those early albums and his live voice until late 72, will never be matched in my ears. In my opinion, as brilliant as Freddie was, he was never a good as Plant in this period. His voice gives me the chills around this time. My other favourite vocalist is actually David Coverdale, in particular his beautiful rich bluesy tones, on his two solo albums and early Whitesnake albums. His 2nd album Northwinds, I think is him at his prime and he just sounds outstanding, singing this style of bluesy Free style music. It's also got some lovely piano playing on it.

    There are so many great tracks on a ADATR. YTMBA is a beautiful track, up there with Long Away, Teo and Somebody as the best tracks on the album for me. I'm not sure where you are from Braca, was it Portugal or have I just dreamed that up, but in the UK, as Rockin' said a few days ago, every few months it seems like there is another advert with a Queen song. Honestly it is ridiculous the amount tracks that have been used or covered, especially since the movie. Off the top of my head, I can think of Another One Bites The Dust, Don't Stop me Now, A Kind Of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Flash, I Want It All, Somebody to Love (cover) and Bohemian Rhapsody (cover). So, never say never with YTMBA lol

    Yes, I'm partial to a bit piano as well. I also love a bit organ, especially a bit hammond. Absolutely love Jon Lords playing in Deep Purple and early Whitesnake and always liked John Paul Jones playing on stuff like You Shook Me. Another band I love with piano in it, is Little Feat, especially their 1973 album Dixie Chicken, some great piano and keyboards on that and obviously Queen, who wouldn't be Queen without Freddies beautiful playing and piano based tracks.

    Yeah, absolutely nobody was interested in BOOH. Some of the stories are quite funny about the time and trouble they went through, trying to get the record released.


    p.s. I got to thinking about what songs Brian had actually wrote for Queen and realised, I wasn't really 100% sure beyond We Will Rock You and Hammer To Fall. It actually turns out that 8 of the 14 tracks I've mentioned above as liking, are his.
    Last edited by jimmypages59; Fri January 20, 2023, 17:37.

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  • Braca3
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    Hey jimmypages59

    ref.. "our minds are pretty much in the same ball park, just on different ends of the park maybe lol"
    yes I think so... I'm in the sunny part of the park drinking a beer! come on over!

    yes, your appreciation for Led Zeppelin is well known. with your profile name it would have been blasphemy if you had chosen a different band!

    i bought HOTH back in the day, because i wanted some zeppelin music. why I chose that album at the time is still a mystery to me, because it is not the easiest of their albums to get acustomted to. i like the album now but the time not so much.

    i am guessing jimmy is ur preferred guitar player (over BM and all of them). Is Percy ur preferred vocalist or does Freddie have the edge?

    ADATR one of my favorite songs is "You Take My Breath Away"
    a song that (imo) deserved so much more attention. Maybe they can use it in blockbuster series or commercials so it will get a shot in the arm.
    I like the piano work on this song. I appreciate (rock) music with piano work. Like with Meat Loaf's Bat out Hell. Interesting story how the album come to realisation. Would the world have known about meatloaf without Todd Rondgren!

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  • jimmypages59
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    I'm not saying these are all the albums from 1973 and 1982, that have every track above 2m, but here are a few for both years;

    1973
    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced...
    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    Bob Marley - Catch A Fire
    Wings - Band On The Run
    David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

    1982
    Led Zeppelin - Coda
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    Roxy Music - Avalon
    Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
    The Cure - Pornography
    Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

    Yeah, the film helped to lift a lot of their album tracks, some of them were looking very poor before it.

    I think we just have different standards about what we constitute as a poorly streamed album track. Personally, I think the 2.7m streams of Candy Store Rock, Led Zeppelins lowest album track, are terrible. I don't find Presence having three tracks CSR 2.7m, Royal Orleans 3.5m & Hots On For Nowhere 3.8m and In Through The Out Door having two tracks, Carouselambra 4.5m & South Bound Saurez 4.9m, under 5m, very good either and I'm also pretty disappointed that Led Zeppelin III has one track (although, I've never liked it and wish they'd left it off and put Hey Hey What Can I Do, on instead) and Physical Graffiti has four tracks, below 10m.
    Last edited by jimmypages59; Thu January 19, 2023, 22:37.

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    You know I’ve never listened to the Starfleet album in its entirety but I should check it out. I’m a big Van Halen, the DLR period anyway.

    What I wanted to say was that Queens catalogue has very solid streams throughout every album track aside from Flash Gordon and has over 2 million streams. Take Hot Space as an example, how many albums from that year have 2 million streams per song throughout. There really are not many. If you go back to Queen I the same could be said in 1973. Apart from obviously LZ and Pink Floyd. I think Queens streaming figures have increased right across the board, the masses go for the hits but the deep tracks have also increased.

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  • jimmypages59
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    I have to admit, Cool Cat is the only track on the album I don't really like. I'm not too keen on Freddies vocals and find it a bit pedestrian overall. LPDA is another one of my favourites of theirs and I think stuff like Dancer, Action This Day, Calling All Girls and Put Out The Fire are great.

    My absolute favourite solo track is Let Me Out by Brian and Eddie from The Star Fleet Project. My god I love that track.

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    Jimmypage I like Hot Space a lot as well, even the slightly cheesy stuff like Cool Cat and Back Chat! I think Teo Torriette is an amazing song as well and should have much higher streams!!

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  • jimmypages59
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    Hey Braca, I think we are pretty much in agreement on most things, just that you side slightly one way and I slightly the other, but I think we both concede that our thoughts are pretty much in the same ball park, just at different ends of the park perhaps lol

    DSMN is a funny one. Being on Queens GHs it was obviously never an unknown track, but in the 80s it was certainly not one of the go to tracks from the album, sure it was enjoyed but in my opinion, it only really started to become a monster, somewhere in the early part of this century. In the UK it started turning up on TV adverts etc and around maybe 2006-2008, I distinctly remember thinking that it's popularity had definitely grown.


    As you know Led Zeppelin are my favourite act but I also love Queen...you don't have as much of their music as I have or had as many rarities, solo projects, singles, promo stuff as I did, if you are not a very big fan of them and appreciate them far beyond what your average fan does.

    While I love a good few of their hits, such as Play The Game, Save Me, Somebody to Love and IWTBF, which will always hold a special place in my heart, being the first ever single I bought, 85p it cost me back in 1984, it's far lesser known tracks like It's Late, The Loser In The End, Long Away, Teo Torriatte and All Dead, All Dead that I really love. One of my favourite albums is actually Hot Space, I think it's fantastic and while I kind of understand the derision it's usually met with, I disagree with it whole heartedly and love pretty much every track on it.

    I really enjoy bits and pieces and certain albums from Pink Floyd but there is a lot of stuff I am just not that keen on.

    I've actually got A Day At The Races on at the moment, which again, I think is a great album and doesn't get the attention it deserves beyond STL, Tie Your Mother Down and Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
    Last edited by jimmypages59; Tue January 17, 2023, 20:14.

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  • Braca3
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    Congratulations Lawyeris .. you kick started this new debate ......and i cannot keep up!

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  • Braca3
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    Hi jimmypages59

    ref "I agree that GHs take sales away from studio albums, this seems to be true for all acts and even The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin will have lost studio sales to comps but do you never think that the reason the GHs are so popular is because that is actually what people want from Queen and not their studio albums. "
    i am not denying that both PF and LZ have lost studio album sales to GH. Hower, GH tally for PF is 52,025,000 and 51,200,000 for LZ. while Queen GH tally is 139,348,000. Close to 3x times of the total of either PF or LZ. I am arguing that in Queen's case it has had more of an negative impact on their (top) studio album sales.
    I am not denying that there are a lot of Queen fans / buyers who are more focussed on the GH packages. But this has also been influenced by physical single sales PF tally is set 8,800,000 and LZ 6,350,000 while Queen tally is 49,960,000. PF and LZ have more an album audience

    ref "you cast doubt on the fact that LZs and PFs studio albums are more respected and iconic but surely that would seem the case, if new listeners are also delving deeper into some of their albums and not Queens" I was referring to the Uk press and US billboard.

    ref "people listen to it because it is DSOTM" People also listen to DSOTM because media keep talking about the album and promoting it (its mysterious, magical - you can flush in down the drain as far as i am concerned like all of PF)
    I still stand by it that certain songs sold the album....but a hype has develped around the album.

    i am convinced in the old days people go out to buy some LZ or queen music because there are certain tracks (which get played on the radio) that got our attention. when there are 5 or 6 tracks you want and they are all on 1 GH album rather than spread over 2 or 3 studio albums many will buy the GH , in the absence of a GH package they might even have bought all 3 studio albums (we will never know)

    you mention DSMN. A hit up on release but not the monster hit it is now. It turned big because it got a lot of attention. Queen studio albums do not get that much attention as the focus is on the GH packages.

    ref "There will be many new listeners to these acts, who never experienced the physical age, yet even these new listeners still do not seem as interested in Queens deeper cuts"
    We are herd people. People do not know the lesser known songs. Current success of DSMN proves it IMO, it got attention, everybody is streaming it now!

    i am not suggesting that ANATO or NOTW would have the numbers that DSOTM or LZ4 would have but those 140,000,000 album sales would have gone somewhere.

    Btw I love LZ

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    I am a big fan but there are many bigger fans than me. In fact in school I didn’t like them at all. Then FM died and suddenly I was made aware of how much great music they made. Yeah I don’t know why I said that.

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  • jimmypages59
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    Eh? You've lost me here Rockin' lol. In your 12:31 post you started it by saying "I’m one if the biggest Queen fans in the world", then in your last post you say "I’m not one of Queens biggest fans in the world". Which one is it, I'm confused.

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    Of course! Pink Floyd’s albums from DSOTM to The Wall are insane as well as most LZ albums, I’m not disputing that. I think MJDs breakdown of Queens sales are very well explained. Queens deep cuts are pretty solid, certainly not as high as PF or LZ but good! I’m not one of Queens biggest fans in the world, I do own FMs solo stuff but that’s it and all the official album releases but I also own all PF and LZs albums.

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  • jimmypages59
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    Yes but no one here is disputing their current popularity, we all know they are absolutely huge.

    How is it an incredible number if Floyd also have 15 albums and an average that is nearly double? Yes, it is a higher number than a lot of artists but if you are trying to claim that Queen are a Bone fide album artist, surely you measure their average and success against other album acts.

    I certainly wouldn't class myself as one of their biggest fans in the world but I also have all of their albums, various solo albums, used to have all their UK singles and had the Complete Works UK box set. I also have the original German P/S for Larry Lurex I Can Hear Music, yet I encounter many people in the UK who say they love Queen, their favourite artist but when I quiz them about their favourite albums and tracks, it's clear I know far more about Queen and go far deeper into their discography than these supposed huge fans.
    Last edited by jimmypages59; Tue January 17, 2023, 14:29.

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  • Rockintunesbaby
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    I’m one if the biggest Queen fans in the world but I’d never buy an album box set of theirs. I own all the albums. 5.6 million spread over 15 albums is an incredibly number average. That’s more than the Rolling Stones, Elton John or David Bowie, to name just a few. Madonna, Celina Dion, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson had huge album averages, where do they fall into all this.

    Also if we’re talking about popularity, Queen have more monthly followers on Spotify than all of them and 16.6 million subscribers on YouTube which is more than any other act from the 20th century other than Michael Jackson.

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  • jimmypages59
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    I'd say they are more known for their singles than their albums. I honestly don't get the hostility towards them being seen as more of a "singles" band, it's like it's seen as derogatory or something.

    It's clear they are not an "albums" band like Floyd, Metallica or Zep, as an average of 5.6m is not great in my opinion, its not bad but its not what I'd class as a band whose albums are highly bought or sought. I mean Zep, admittedly with less albums (8) have an average of around 17.5m, Floyd (15) an average of around 11.5m and Metallica (11) an average of around 11m.

    Personally, while Bowie does indeed have a few iconic albums, I have always seen him as more of a "singles" artist.

    One thing I'd say about the NOTW box sets #58 placing, was it not quite an expensive set.

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