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Postby slightlymad » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:35 pm

A nice little footnote from the Billboard Charts dated 09-09-2017, Queen - The Platinum Collection made No1 on the Hard Rock Album Charts

Hard Rock Albums
TW LW 2W WOC Title Artist
1 3 3 17 Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection - Queen
2 1 1 45 [Hybrid Theory] - Linkin Park
3 N 1 Dear Desolation - Thy Art Is Murder
4 4 7 154 Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses
5 6 8 87 Metallica - Metallica
6 8 10 124 Mothership - Led Zeppelin
7 5 6 12 Meteora - Linkin Park
8 9 – 95 Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection - Bon Jovi
9 2 4 41 Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica
10 7 13 135 Back In Black - AC/DC
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:57 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 14th September 2017
No40 - ABBA - Gold
No44 - Bob Marley - Legend
No68 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75
545Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
527 Weeks = ABBA - Gold
525Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100
801Weeks = ABBA - Gold
789 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
788Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby slightlymad » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:20 pm

Some interesting facts about Greatest Hits posted over in the ABBA sales thread by Zeus555

ALBUMS WITH THE MOST UK TOP 75 WEEKS (Zeus55 Totals)

1-Legend -- Bob Marley & The Wailers -- 545 Weeks
2-ABBA Gold -- ABBA -- 526 Weeks
3-Greatest Hits (One) -- Queen -- 518 Weeks

The OCC say 524 Top 75 Weeks, for the Queen Compilation.
They give it 7 Weeks too many. They include the 7 Top 75 Weeks of
a Double CD, (Greatest Hits I & II), from 1994. That was a No.37 Hit,
but its 7 Top 75 Weeks should not be included in the Chart Run of the
1981 Greatest Hits Album. So, we remove 7 Weeks from The OCC Total
= 517 Weeks. Then we add in a No.73 Week, for W/E 9th October 1982
= 518 Weeks. For some reason, The OCC miss out that 1982 No.73 Position.

The UK Album Chart has been a Top 100 for many Years. This includes 12th September 1992
to February 5th 1994. However, The OCC only have Top 75's for that, (1992 to 1994), period.

The OCC give Greatest Hits (One) by Queen, 788 Top 100 Weeks. That is
wrong. You have to remove the 7 Top 100 Weeks of the 1994 Double CD. That
gives 781 Weeks. Then you add in the No.73 Top 100 Week that they miss out,
from October 1982. That gives 782 Weeks. So, that is its real Top 100 Weeks,
from the Charts that The OCC have. The Queen Album loses 32 Top 100 Weeks
from September 1992 to W/E 5th February 1994, as The OCC only has Top 75's.
So, that's 782 Weeks + 32 = 814 Top 100 Weeks. So, the Queen Album was really
the 1st UK Album to reach 800 Top 100 Weeks, 14 Weeks ago. But, The OCC don't
have 32 of its Top 100 Positions.....

So according to Zeus555 Greatest Hits weeks on chart should be as follows
Top75 Weeks = 519 (Including this week) Officially 525
Top100 weeks = 815 (Including this week) Officially 789
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Postby thebigham » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:36 pm

9/23/17 Billboard's Top Album Sales
Total = Chain, Independent, Mass Merchants, Non Traditional

175. QUEEN|PLATINUM COLLECTION 1,454 = 131 21 469 834
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Postby zeus555 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 am

Although the UK Album Chart was a Top 100 from W/E 12th September 1992 to W/E 5th February 1994, The OCC only
have Top 75’s for that period. This means that ‘Greatest Hits’ loses 32 No.76 to No.100 Positions during that time.

'Greatest Hits' (One) -- Queen

Here are the 32 Top 100 Weeks that The OCC do not have for it:

1992

W/E 19th September – No.81
W/E 26th September – No.93
W/E 3rd October – No.85
W/E 10th October – No.86
W/E 24th October – No.80

1993

W/E 20th February – No.77
W/E 27th February – No.81
W/E 27th March – No.81
W/E 10th April – No.84
W/E 17th April – No.90
W/E 24th April – No.89
W/E 1st May – No.77
W/E 22nd May – No.87
W/E 10th July – No.85
W/E 17th July – No.97
W/E 24th July – No.82
W/E 31st July – No.89
W/E 7th August – No.80
W/E 18th September – No.76
W/E 25th September – No.95
W/E 9th October – No.98
W/E 23rd October – No.93
W/E 30th October – No.98
W/E 20th November – No.96
W/E 4th December – No.84
W/E 11th December – No.87
W/E 18th December – No.84
W/E 25th December – No.85

1994

W/E 1st January – No.83
W/E 8th January – No.82
W/E 22nd January – No.81
W/E 29th January – No.87

They also miss out a Top 75 Week for it on W/E 9th October 1982 - No.73.

They give it 7 Top 75 Weeks that belong to 'Greatest Hits I & II' in 1994.

They give it 789 Top 100 Weeks to W/E 14th September.

It should be - 789 - 7 = 782.

782 + 1 = 783.

783 + 32 = 815 Weeks

The OCC gives it 525 Top 75 Weeks. It should be 525 + 1 = 526 To 75 Weeks

526 Top 75 Weeks - 7 Top 75 Weeks = 519 Top 75 Weeks

The OCC give it these 7 Top 75 Weeks, which really belong to the 1994
Double CD 'Greatest Hits I & II':

W/E 19th November 1994 – 37-40-50-43-40-39-44

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Postby slightlymad » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 pm

2017 Year to Date Billboard Catalogue Album Sales
Rank - Estimated 2017 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total SoundScan Era Sales (m) )
74 - 48,000 - GREATEST HITS - Queen ( 7.40 )
81 - 47,000 - GREATEST HITS I II & III: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION - Queen ( 1.14 )
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Postby slightlymad » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 21st September 2017
No32 - ABBA - Gold
No45 - Bob Marley - Legend
No71 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
546Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
528 Weeks = ABBA - Gold
526Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
802Weeks = ABBA - Gold
790 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
789Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby slightlymad » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:34 pm

I made the following statement on a Queen forum today with regard to quite a few people pointing out the fact that 'Queen never cracked America'. Would be interested to see if people on this forum agreed with myself or the others?
I think the statement 'Queen never cracked America' is a bit of an urban myth, yes they never scaled the heights of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles or The Stones but in terms of record sales, ticket sales and especially influence they did very well indeed. In a football analysis I would say Queen were definitely a premier league team in America where as the other bands mentioned would be champions league.

Albums sales in excess of 45,000,000, 12 different Platinum Albums, the 22nd most certified band in American history (according to RIAA) plus 6 platinum selling singles would certainly quantify the fact that Queen most definitely cracked America
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Postby Nippian93 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:09 pm

US digital sales: Bohemian Rhapsody, @QueenWillRock 4,444,751 (total).
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Postby slightlymad » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:58 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 28th September 2017
No32- Bob Marley - Legend
No39 - ABBA - Gold
No54 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
547Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
529 Weeks = ABBA - Gold
527Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
803Weeks = ABBA - Gold
791 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
790Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby borderwolf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm

Italy
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Bohemian rhapsody
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Postby slightlymad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:29 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 5th October 2017
No33- Bob Marley - Legend
No40 - ABBA - Gold
No62 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
548Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
530 Weeks = ABBA - Gold
528Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
804Weeks = ABBA - Gold
792 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
791Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:06 pm

US digital sales: Bohemian Rhapsody, @QueenWillRock 2,794 (4,450,486 total).
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Postby borderwolf » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:47 pm

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I want to break free
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Postby slightlymad » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:51 pm

Queen won two BMI Million-Air awards this week at the BMI London Awards 2017 for performances on US media. In addition to terrestrial radio performances and television, for the first time the data also included performances from digital streaming services and satellite radio.

Million Performance Songs

5 Million
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
John Deacon
Queen Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

6 Million
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:11 am

Current UK Album Chart W/E 12th October 2017
No38- Bob Marley - Legend
No42 - ABBA - Gold
No66 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
549Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
531Weeks = ABBA - Gold
529Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
805Weeks = ABBA - Gold
793 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
792Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby slightlymad » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 19th October 2017
No35- Bob Marley - Legend
No46 - ABBA - Gold
No59 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
550Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
532Weeks = ABBA - Gold
530Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
806Weeks = ABBA - Gold
794 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
793Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:24 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 26th October 2017
No37- Bob Marley - Legend
No56 - Queen - Greatest Hits
No57 - ABBA - Gold

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
551Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
533Weeks = ABBA - Gold
531Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
807Weeks = ABBA - Gold
795 Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
794Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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Postby borderwolf » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:18 pm

QUEEN
We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You

DETAILS
Event: BLACK FRIDAY 2017
Release Date: 11/24/2017
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: Hollywood Records
Quantity: 7500
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/9877

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of News of the World, this limited edition 12" single features two of Queen's most iconic tracks, "We Are The Champions," and "We Will Rock You." Created exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2017, this 180-gram vinyl release features and exclusive cover and tracks remastered by Bob Ludwig in 2011.

"We Are The Champions"/"We Will Rock You"
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Postby borderwolf » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:17 am

CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis

MJDangerous wrote:
"Along with the ups and downs, among the Classic Rock groups Queen also never received the immaculate press that accompanied the likes of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Their success isn’t rated nearly as high as them either, Queen are instead put alongside the likes of U2, the Eagles and AC/DC. Where do they really rank according to the facts? What are the biggest hits among all their golden tracks? Which albums are the most successful once the sales of compilations they generated are factored in?"

Analysis at
http://chartmasters.org/2017/10/cspc-qu ... #more-4371
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:22 pm

borderwolf wrote:CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis

MJDangerous wrote:
"Along with the ups and downs, among the Classic Rock groups Queen also never received the immaculate press that accompanied the likes of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Their success isn’t rated nearly as high as them either, Queen are instead put alongside the likes of U2, the Eagles and AC/DC. Where do they really rank according to the facts? What are the biggest hits among all their golden tracks? Which albums are the most successful once the sales of compilations they generated are factored in?"

Analysis at
http://chartmasters.org/2017/10/cspc-qu ... #more-4371
Fantastic analysis by MJD, I think his findings might surprise a few people, especially those that have dismissed Queen as a major artist. Well worth a look at and it confirms what we Queen fanatics have known for years.........they are Huge all over the world! :D
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Postby nighteg » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:42 pm

Second best selling band of all time. It has a nice ring to it.
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Postby borderwolf » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:28 am

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Postby borderwolf » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:02 pm

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Somebody To Love
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Postby slightlymad » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:32 pm

Current UK Album Chart W/E 2nd November 2017
No39 - ABBA - Gold
No42- Bob Marley - Legend
No55 - Queen - Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
552Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
534Weeks = ABBA - Gold
532Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures
808Weeks = ABBA - Gold
796Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
795Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend

Current UK Album Chart W/E 9th November 2017
No45- Bob Marley - Legend
No55 - Queen - Greatest Hits
No57 - ABBA - Gold

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 75 Official Figures
553Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
535Weeks = ABBA - Gold
533Weeks = Queen Greatest Hits

UK Album Chart - Most Weeks Top 100 Official Figures

809Weeks = ABBA - Gold
797Weeks = Queen - Greatest Hits
796Weeks = Bob Marley - Legend
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