User Tag List

Page 1 of 264 1231151101 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 6585

Thread: Queen :: Charts & Sales History

  1. #1
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:01

    USA Albums

    Key
    Year of release
    Year of latest riaa certification
    Title
    riaa shipment
    soundscan total since 1991
    weeks on catalogue chart since 1982



    Original Studio Albums
    1973 1977 Queen - 500,000 - 116,000
    1974 none Queen II - none - 139,000
    1974 1975 Sheer Hear Attack - 500,000 - 165,000
    1975 2002 A Night At the Opera - 3,000,000 - 1,000,000 dec 06 - 35 weeks
    1976 2002 A Day At the Races - 1,000,000 - 200,000
    1977 2002 News of the World - 4,000,000 - 840,000 apr 07 - 26 weeks
    1978 1978 Jazz - 1,000,000 - 176,000
    1980 2002 The Game - 4,000,000 - 297,000
    1982 1982 Hot Space - 500,000 - 84,000
    1984 1984 The Works - 500,000 - 100,000
    1986 2002 A Kind Of Magic - 500,000 - 582,000
    1989 none The Miracle - none - 59,000
    1991 1991 Innuendo - 500,000 - 462,000
    1995 1996 Made in Heaven - 500,000 - 255,000
    2008 none The Cosmos Rocks

    Soundtrack
    1980 none Flash Gordon - none - 117,000

    Major Compilations
    1981 none* Greatest Hits - 10,000
    1992 2002 Classic Queen - 3,000,000 - 3,274,000 may 2006 - 2 weeks
    1992 2006 Greatest Hits - 8,000,000 - 6,556,000 nov 2008 - 427 weeks
    2000 2005 Platinum Collection - 333,334 - 632,000 nov 2008

    Other Compilations
    1994 2000 Greatest Hits I & II - 500,000 - 886,000 feb 2007
    1997 none Queen Rocks - 69,000
    1998 none Crown Jewels (8 album box set) - 16,000
    1999 none Greatest Hits Vol 3 - 130,000
    2004 none We Will Rock You - none - 770,000 nov 2008
    2006 none Stone Cold Classics - none - 101,000

    Live Albums
    1979 2002 Live Killers - 1,000,000 - 507,000 - 16 weeks
    1986 none Live Magic - 224,000
    1989 none Live at the Beeb - 32,000
    1992 1999 Live at Wembley 86 - 500,000 - 480,000
    2005 none Return of the Champions - none - 42,000

    The certifications add up to 29,833,334.


    Total soundscan figures are 18,608,000. to the end of 2007

    *shipments of this release added to 1992 Greatest Hits.


    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  2. #2
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:01

    UK Albums

    Key
    Year of release
    Year of last BPI certification
    Title
    BPI shipment


    Original Studio Albums
    1973 1976 Queen - 100,000
    1974 1975 Queen II - 100,000
    1974 1982 Sheer Heart Attack - 300,000
    1975 1976 A Night At the Opera - 300,000
    1976 1976 A Day At the Races - 100,000
    1977 1977 News of the World - 100,000
    1978 1978 Jazz - 100,000
    1980 1980 The Game - 100,000
    1982 1982 Hot Space - 100,000
    1984 1984 The Works - 300,000
    1986 1986 A Kind Of Magic - 600,000
    1989 1989 The Miracle - 300,000
    1991 1991 Innuendo - 300,000
    1995 1997 Made In Heaven - 1,200,000

    Soundtrack
    1980 1981 Flash Gordon - 100,000

    Major Compilations
    1981 1992 Greatest Hits - 3,300,000
    1991 2000 Greatest Hits II - 2,400,000
    1999 1999 Greatest Hits III - 300,000
    2000 2003 The Platinum Collection - 900,000

    Other Compilations
    1994 none Greatest Hits I & II
    1997 1998 Queen Rocks - 300,000

    Live Albums
    1989 none Live at the Beeb
    1979 1979 Live Killers - 100,000
    1986 1987 Live Magic - 300,000
    1992 1992 Live at Wembley 1986 - 100,000
    2004 2005 Live at the Bowl - 100,000
    2005 2005 Return of the Champions - 60,000


    It is abvious that most of their albums were certified within a few months of release and never updated. Seems their label just cannot be arsed.

    UK Videos

    1981 Greatest Flix
    1984 We Will Rock You
    1984 The Works EP
    1985 Live in Rio
    1987 Live in Budapest
    1988 The Magic Years Vol 1
    1988 The Magic Years Vol 2
    1988 The Magic Years Vol 3
    1989 Rare Live
    1989 The Miracle EP
    1990 Live at Wembley '86 (DVD 2003) - 4xPlatinum
    1991 Greatest Flix II
    1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (DVD 2002)
    1995 Champions of the World
    1996 Made in Heaven - The Films
    1999 Greatest Flix III
    2002 Greatest Video Hits One
    2003 Greatest Video Hits Two - 2xPlatinum
    2004 On Fire At the Bowl - 3xPlatinum
    2005 Return of the Champions - Platinum
    2006 A Night At the Opera CR Edition

    What other bands could boast such a UK video catalogue (there were 2 video singles as well).

    In 1981 commercially available rock videos were quite new when Greatest Flix was released.

    The BPI have taken scant interest in video certifications so we have virtually no sales information. But the combined sale of all these videos must be considerable.



    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  3. #3
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:02

    UK sales 1984-2005.

    Musicweek end of year charts provide the following "shop" sales that file chart returns. It doesn't include all shops (90%??). When I was retailing albums in the early 90's nobody ever asked for our sales figures. Record club sales are also excluded.

    1984 - sold 1,010,000
    1985 - sold 460,000
    1986 - sold 1,463,000
    1987 - sold 758,000
    1988 - sold 313,000
    1989 - sold 861,000

    in the following 10 years:-

    1990 to 1999 - sold 7,282,000 - average 728,200 per year.

    2000 - sold 438,000
    2001 a missing year, will have sold less than 390,000. Greatest Hits sold 102,000.

    2002 - sold 930,000
    2003 - sold 471,000
    2004 another missing year, will have sold less than 430,000. The Platinum Collection sold 218,000.

    2005 - sold 620,000.

    so sales 1984 to 2005 were 14,926,000. Up to 500,000 sales are "missing". Therefore the actual total is somewhere between

    14,926,000 and 15,426,000.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  4. #4
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:03

    I need some help from Queen Fans here.

    How correct is the following?

    1981 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing to the UK release.

    1991 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing again. Was it the same as the 1981 UK version?

    2004 We Will Rock You-Greatest Hits had one track different to the 1991 USA version.

    1994 Greatest Hits 1&11 double set released in the USA had the same track listings as the UK versions of these albums released in 1981 and 1991.

    2000 USA Platinum Collection is the same as the UK version.

    The UK Greatest Hits II was never released in the US.

    The UK Greatest Hits III was never released in the US.

    The UK Rocks(1997) was never released in the US, but the track listing is similar to the new US release Stone Cold Classics.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  5. #5
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  6. #6

    Join Date
    16 May 2005
    Posts
    171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:36

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    I need some help from Queen Fans here.

    How correct is the following?

    1981 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing to the UK release.

    1991 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing again. Was it the same as the 1981 UK version?

    2004 We Will Rock You-Greatest Hits had one track different to the 1991 USA version.

    1994 Greatest Hits 1&11 double set released in the USA had the same track listings as the UK versions of these albums released in 1981 and 1991.

    2000 USA Platinum Collection is the same as the UK version.

    The UK Greatest Hits II was never released in the US.

    The UK Greatest Hits III was never released in the US.

    The UK Rocks(1997) was never released in the US, but the track listing is similar to the new US release Stone Cold Classics.

    1981 Greatest hits. US version includes Under pressure and keep yourself alive, but not Save me.

    1992 Classic queen had a different track listing han Greatest hits two:includes pre-1982 songs like bohemian rhapsody,stone cold crazy,tie your mother down and keep yourself alive.

  7. #7
    Legend
    Join Date
    14 Nov 2004
    Location
    France
    Posts
    11,969
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 14:50

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    UK Albums

    Live Albums
    1992 2005 Live at Wembley 1986 - 1,200,000**
    2004 2005 Live at the Bowl - 600,000**

    ** not sure if these are video certifications.
    Yes they are video certifications.
    25 June 2009, the day the Music died

  8. #8
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 17:45

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    I need some help from Queen Fans here.

    How correct is the following?

    1981 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing to the UK release.

    1991 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing again. Was it the same as the 1981 UK version?

    2004 We Will Rock You-Greatest Hits had one track different to the 1991 USA version.

    1994 Greatest Hits 1&11 double set released in the USA had the same track listings as the UK versions of these albums released in 1981 and 1991.

    2000 USA Platinum Collection is the same as the UK version.

    The UK Greatest Hits II was never released in the US.

    The UK Greatest Hits III was never released in the US.

    The UK Rocks(1997) was never released in the US, but the track listing is similar to the new US release Stone Cold Classics.
    Hello Basil, very good topic, this what I was waiting for.


    Well, about compilations I can say the following:

    - The original version from 1981 was released in UK and USA with almost the same tracklisting. But in 1984 it was re-released in CD (first time for a Queen album) in UK, and in the rest of Europe after that, but it wasn´t released in USA, mostly due to Queen lost their popularity there. Well, the first relese (from 1981) had a diffrent tracklist with only 14 songs (between them "Keep yourself alive" and "Tie your mother down") and the second is as we all know, with those 17 songs.

    - Hollywood records´s compilation was in 1992, and it was a re-release there. It also contained 17 songs, but it included "Body language" and "I want tobreak free", but not "Bohemian rhapsody" and "Flash" (which appeard on UK version from 1984).

    - The box set with Greatest hits 1 and Greatest hits 2 was released in 1995 in USA, and it the same of UK and Europe. And also Platinium collection in USA was the same that was released in UK.

    - Greatest hits 3 and Queen rocks were released in USA, but they didn´t chart. Even for Queen rocks was released "I can´t live with you" as a single.

  9. #9
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 17:53

    Well, looking at sales figures of Queen since 1984, I have my guess about sales fron their albums in that time:

    "The works": 1 M

    "A kind of magic": 1 M

    "Live magic": 0,6 M

    "The miracle": 0,6 M

    "Innuendo": 0,5-0,6 M

    Greatest hits 2: 2,4-2,8 M

    Live at wembley: 0,4-0,5 M

    "Made in heaven": 1,3 M

    "Queen rocks": 0,3 M

    Greatest hits 3: 0,6 M

    Platinium colection: 1,36 M

    Queen on fire: 0,1 M

    The return of the champions: 0,06 M

  10. #10
    john2000's Avatar
    Personal Assistant
    Join Date
    04 Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,737
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 18:54

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    However it is unclear if the riaa combined sales of the 1981 and 1991 Greatest Hits albums for certification.
    I would say yes. On the other hand, the spread between RIAA shipment and Soundscan sales would be too high. What's more the 91 edition wasn't certified a 2nd time gold or platinum but directly 7X Platinum.

    It's also clear that this album is undercertified !

  11. #11
    Legend
    Join Date
    09 Jan 2004
    Posts
    44,411
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 19:17

    by the end of the year, A Night At The Opera should be able to make Dane's list

    It looks like it's time for A Kind Of Magic to be recertified platinum since it's done nearly 600k units in the past 15 years.

    It's neat to see how that cd has really become a cult classic for Queen (mostly due to Highlander) considering when the album was originally released, it was their poorest selling album after 1974 and failed to make the top 40, yet now only Opera and News Of The World sell more for the studio albums.

  12. #12
    Legend
    Join Date
    09 Jan 2004
    Posts
    44,411
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Tue May 2nd, 2006, 19:26

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil
    I need some help from Queen Fans here.

    How correct is the following?

    1981 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing to the UK release.

    1991 Greatest Hits released in the USA had a different track listing again. Was it the same as the 1981 UK version?

    2004 We Will Rock You-Greatest Hits had one track different to the 1991 USA version.

    1994 Greatest Hits 1&11 double set released in the USA had the same track listings as the UK versions of these albums released in 1981 and 1991.

    2000 USA Platinum Collection is the same as the UK version.

    The UK Greatest Hits II was never released in the US.

    The UK Greatest Hits III was never released in the US.

    The UK Rocks(1997) was never released in the US, but the track listing is similar to the new US release Stone Cold Classics.
    The US 1992 GH is a bit different than the 1981 one. "Classic Queen" was released in early 1992, focusing mostly on 1984-1991 tracks on the UK GHV2 cd, but containing a few older tracks, however, sales exploded thanks to both the Concert For Life special and the usage of "Bohemian Rhapsody" in Wayne's World. Later that year, Hollywood Records released "Greatest Hits", which contained the big 70's and early 80's hits (it went up to 1984's I Want To Break Free) that weren't on Classic Queen, however, the "big guns" from Classic Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Tie Your Mother Down...) were not on Greatest Hits. But as a whole, even with the glaring omission of Bohemian Rhapsody, Greatest Hits became the bigger selling and longer lasting collection of the two considering it contained the bulk of the songs Americans associate with the band.

    Now.... the GH1 and GH2 from the UK were released in the US in the mid/late 90's in a 2-disc "Gold Collection" package, and then again in 2001/2002 with GH3 as a "Platinum Collection", but GH1 was eventually rereleased on it's own in 2004 as the "We Will Rock You Edition"

    It's kind of a messy situation, but hopefully that clears it up.

  13. #13
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Wed May 3rd, 2006, 02:12

    Well, I leave some tracklisting:

    UK Greatest hits 1 (cd)
    Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)
    Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon)
    Killer Queen (Mercury)
    Fat Bottomed Girls (May) - single version
    Bicycle Race (Mercury)
    You're My Best Friend (Deacon)
    Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury)
    Save Me (May)
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury)
    Somebody to Love (Mercury)
    Now I'm Here (May)
    Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury)
    Play The Game (Mercury)
    Flash (May) - single version
    The Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury)
    We Will Rock You (May)
    We Are The Champions (Mercury)


    USA- Greatest hits 1
    Another One Bites The Dust
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Killer Queen
    Fat Bottomed Girls
    Bicycle Race
    Under Pressure
    We Will Rock You
    We Are The Champions
    Flash
    Somebody To Love
    You're My Best Friend
    Keep Yourself Alive
    Play The Game


    USA- Greatest hits (1992)
    We Will Rock You
    We Are The Champions
    Another One Bites The Dust
    Killer Queen
    Somebody To Love
    Fat Bottomed Girls
    Bicycle Race
    You're My Best Friend
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Now I'm Here
    Play The Game
    The Seven Seas Of Rhye
    Body Language
    Save Me
    Don't Stop Me Now
    Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
    I Want To Break Free


    UK- Box set Greatest hits 1 and Greatest hits 2 (1994)
    Greatest his 1

    Greatest hits 2


    USA- Gold collection (1995)
    Greatest hits 1

    Greatest hits 2


    USA- Greatest hits- We will rock you (2004)

    Same tracklistist of UK realise

    I'm In Love With My Car (UK Single Version)
    Under Pressure (Live at Milton Keynes, 1982)
    Tie Your Mother Down (Live At Milton Keynes, 1982)

    UK- Greatest hits 2 (1991)
    "A Kind of Magic" (Roger Taylor)
    "Under Pressure" (John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Taylor, David Bowie)
    "Radio Ga Ga" (Taylor)
    "I Want It All" (Queen) - single version
    "I Want To Break Free" (Deacon) - single version
    "Innuendo" (Queen)
    "It's a Hard Life" (Mercury)
    "Breakthru" (Queen)
    "Who Wants To Live Forever" (May)
    "Headlong" (Queen)
    "The Miracle" (Queen)
    "I'm Going Slightly Mad" (Queen)
    "The Invisible Man" (Queen)
    "Hammer to Fall" (May) - single version
    "Friends Will Be Friends" (Deacon, Mercury)
    "The Show Must Go On" (Queen)
    "One Vision" (Queen) - single version


    USA- Classic queen (1992)
    A Kind of Magic (Roger Taylor)
    Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury)
    Under Pressure (Queen, David Bowie)
    Hammer to Fall (Brian May)
    Stone Cold Crazy (John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor)
    One Year of Love (John Deacon)
    Radio Ga Ga (Roger Taylor)
    I'm Going Slightly Mad (Queen)
    I Want It All (Queen)
    Tie Your Mother Down (Brian May)
    The Miracle (Queen)
    These Are the Days of Our Lives (Queen)
    One Vision (Queen)
    Keep Yourself Alive (Brian May)
    Headlong (Queen)
    Who Wants To Live Forever (Brian May)
    The Show Must Go On (Queen)

    UK and USA- Greatest hits 3 (1999)

    The Show Must Go On (Live w/ Elton John) (4:35)
    Under Pressure (w/ David Bowie) (4:08)
    Barcelona (Freddie Mercury w/ Montserrat Caballé) (4:25)
    Too Much Love Will Kill You (4:18)
    Somebody to Love (Live w/ George Michael (5:07)
    You Don't Fool Me (5:22)
    Heaven for Everyone (4:37)
    Las Palabras de Amor (4:29)
    Driven by You (4:09)
    Living on My Own (3:37)
    Let Me Live (4:45)
    The Great Pretender (3:26)
    Princes of the Universe (3:31)
    Another One Bites the Dust (Remix w/ Wyclef Jean) (4:20)
    No-One But You (4:11)
    These Are the Days of Our Lives (4:22)
    Thank God It's Christmas (4:19)

    UK and USA- Platinium collection (2000)
    Greatest hits 1

    Greatest hits 2

    Gretaest hits 3

    USA- Stones cold classic (2006)
    01. Stone Cold Crazy
    02. Tie Your Mother Down
    03. Fat Bottomed Girls
    04. Another One Bites the Dust
    05. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    06. We Will Rock You
    07. We Are the Champions
    08. Radio Ga Ga
    09. Bohemian Rhapsody
    10. The Show Must Go On
    11. These Are the Days of Our Lives
    12. I Want It All
    13. All Right Now performed by Queen + Paul Rodgers
    14. Feel Like Makin' Love performed by Queen + Paul Rodgers

    UK and USA- Queen rocks (1997)


    We Will Rock You
    Tie Your Mother Down (single version)
    I Want It All (hybrid album/single version)
    Seven Seas Of Rhye
    I Can't Live With You (1997 Rocks retake)
    Hammer To Fall (album version)
    Stone Cold Crazy
    Now I'm Here
    Fat Bottomed Girls (album version)
    Keep Yourself Alive
    Tear It Up
    One Vision (album version)
    Sheer Heart Attack
    I'm In Love With My Car (hybrid album/single version)
    Put Out The Fire
    Headlong
    It's Late
    No-One But You

  14. #14
    Superstar
    Join Date
    19 Sep 2005
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    5,795
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Wed May 3rd, 2006, 08:57

    Quote Originally Posted by NothingFails
    by the end of the year, A Night At The Opera should be able to make Dane's list

    It looks like it's time for A Kind Of Magic to be recertified platinum since it's done nearly 600k units in the past 15 years.

    It's neat to see how that cd has really become a cult classic for Queen (mostly due to Highlander) considering when the album was originally released, it was their poorest selling album after 1974 and failed to make the top 40, yet now only Opera and News Of The World sell more for the studio albums.
    Yes, I got my eyes on "Opeara"

    I was also surprised to see "A kind of magic" outselling the likes of "The Game", "Live killers" and "A day at the races".
    I was a big hit in Europe, but flopped stateside.
    Even "Miracle" (the follow-up) charted higher and longer.
    It would seem the Americans have changed their minds as "Magic" has outscanned "Miracle" by 10-1!!!

    I would say RIAA have combined shipments of the old and new "Greatest hits". On the bestselling list Queen is listed with 31.5 million certified units. If I'm any good at math that would mean the 7m is a combined number.

  15. #15
    Superstar
    Join Date
    19 Sep 2005
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    5,795
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Thu May 4th, 2006, 09:27

    The LP version I have of Queen "Greatest hits" has 18 songs on it! "Under pressure" is added as the last song on side 1. The album also has 'under pressure' printed on the cover (printed - not a sticker!)

    I found a fan site with detailed discography w/tracklisting here:

    http://www.pcpki.com/queen/discography/queenalbums.html

    Believe it or not there are 108 entries listed for "Greatest hits"!!!

    Apparantly my version is German (the label just say 'made in the EEC') catalog number is EMI 064 7 94111 1

  16. #16
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Thu May 4th, 2006, 19:12

    Thanks to NothingFails, HUR and Dane for sorting out the track listings.

    To summarise

    GH 1981 USA - shadowed the UK version but only 14 tracks instead of 17 and Under Pressure included.

    GH 1991 USA - similar to the UK version but includes 2 later tracks - Body Language + I Want to Break Free.

    Classic 1992 USA - vaguely similar to UK GH 2, but has 2 earlier tracks - Bohemian Rhapsody + Tie Your Mother Down.

    GH We Will Rock You 2004 - same as UK GH, plus 3 extra tracks.

    Let the riaa sort that out when certifying them!
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  17. #17
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Thu May 4th, 2006, 19:15

    Quote Originally Posted by Dane
    I would say RIAA have combined shipments of the old and new "Greatest hits". On the bestselling list Queen is listed with 31.5 million certified units. If I'm any good at math that would mean the 7m is a combined number.
    Neat trick Dane, I think that sorts it out. john2000 also make a point about the sequence of the album's certification that further supports this.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  18. #18
    Manager
    Join Date
    12 Sep 2004
    Location
    Wessex
    Posts
    2,786
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Thu May 4th, 2006, 19:32

    Looking at the track listings of the various Greatest Hits in the UK.....

    Greatest Hits Vol 1 - 17 tracks - all UK and/or US hits.

    Greatest Hits Vol 2 - 17 tracks - all UK and/or US hits.

    This leaves exactly 17 tracks which were UK/US hits. How neat is that?

    So why on earth didn't Greatest Hits Vol 3 comprise these 17 hits??

    If it had, Greatest Hits Vol 3 would have comprised

    1 - Tie Your Mother Down
    2 - Spread Your Wings
    3 - It's Late
    4 - Love Of My Life
    5 - Need Your Loving Tonight
    6 - Body Language
    7 - Las Palabras De Amor
    8 - Calling All Girls
    9 - Backchat
    10 - Thank God It's Christmas
    11 - Scandal
    12 - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
    13 - Heaven For Everyone
    14 - A Winter's Tale
    15 - Too Much Love Will Kill You
    16 - Let Me Live
    17 - You Don't Fool Me

    OK, not as strong as Vol 1 and Vol 2, but they were all hits (by Queen on their own and with Freddie singing).

    If you didn't want the Christmas song, you could have substituted (just for example):-

    No-One But You
    Princes of the Universe
    Stone Cold Crazy
    Keep Yourself Alive

    Instead we got the Turkey called Greatest Hits Vol 3 that was actually released. Who the hell compiled this? Compared to Vols 1 & 2 it's sales were abysmal - quelle surprise. An unfortunate blip on the Queen catalogue.
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

  19. #19
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Thu May 4th, 2006, 21:21

    Some years back, a friend gave some numbers about Queen´s sales in Spain and Netherlands. They were taken from EMI´s pages of those countries. However, when I wanted to find that information, I couldn´t. But a few weeks ago I found those same numbers in a Queen site: caal.net.

    Spain (cd´s only until 2004)

    Greatest hits 2: 606.606

    Gretaets hits 1: 182.700

    "A kind of magic": 207.695

    "Live magic": 109.418

    "The miracle": 164.969

    "Innuendo": 137.861

    "Live at wembley": 202.278

    "Made in heaven": 281.785

    Queen rocks: 74.203

    Greatest hits 3: 85.633

    Platinium collection: 197.571

    Total: 2.250.819





    Netherlands (cd´s only between 1994 and 2003)

    Greatest hits 2: 174.580

    Greatest hits 1: 155.481

    "A night at the opera": 27.458

    "A day at the races": 13.037

    "A kind of magic": 16.567

    "Live magic": 19.445

    "Innuendo": 23.221

    "Live at wembley": 17.587

    "Made in heaven": 243.033

    Queen rocks: 28.487

    Greatest hits 3: 66.791

    Platinium collection: 138.379

    Total: 906.479


    I don´t know if they are confirmed, but look right.

  20. #20
    Legend
    Join Date
    06 May 2004
    Posts
    18,580
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 07:47

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Some years back, a friend gave some numbers about Queen´s sales in Spain and Netherlands. They were taken from EMI´s pages of those countries. However, when I wanted to find that information, I couldn´t. But a few weeks ago I found those same numbers in a Queen site: caal.net.

    Spain (cd´s only until 2004)
    Netherlands (cd´s only between 1994 and 2003)

    I don´t know if they are confirmed, but look right.
    Hello, Hur, do you have the similar figures for other artists?

  21. #21
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 08:49

    Hello Nelson. Well, I don´t have any other figure, sorry. My friend gave me those figures because he knew I´m a Queen fan. I even don´t know if they are true, although they seem to be right.

    But anyway, you could visit EMI´s pages from different countries (or others labels) from time to time and search for some artists, and maybe you find something. For example in the case of Queen, they were given 3 diamonnd awards for their sales in Spain in 2004. So in that moment, EMI gave those numbers.

  22. #22
    Legend
    Join Date
    06 May 2004
    Posts
    18,580
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 14:06

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    For example in the case of Queen, they were given 3 diamonnd awards for their sales in Spain in 2004. So in that moment, EMI gave those numbers.
    Hello, Hur, can you give me the link?
    And how many units for diamond in Spain?
    Thanks.

  23. #23
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 16:49

    Hello Nelson, here I leave a link:

    http://www.emimusic-spain.com/

    And the diamond award was at that moment 1 M, I don´t if it´s low than that nowaday.

  24. #24
    john2000's Avatar
    Personal Assistant
    Join Date
    04 Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,737
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 22:06

    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Hello Nelson, here I leave a link:

    http://www.emimusic-spain.com/

    And the diamond award was at that moment 1 M, I don´t if it´s low than that nowaday.
    It was not a "real" Diamond award, they receive it for all their discogrpahy (3M CDs). it's not like an official AFYVE certification (even if its' true)

  25. #25
    Superstar
    Join Date
    31 Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,702
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    by » Fri May 5th, 2006, 22:38

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Quote Originally Posted by HUR
    Hello Nelson, here I leave a link:

    http://www.emimusic-spain.com/

    And the diamond award was at that moment 1 M, I don´t if it´s low than that nowaday.
    It was not a "real" Diamond award, they receive it for all their discogrpahy (3M CDs). it's not like an official AFYVE certification (even if its' true)
    Yes, of course, it was for all their albums in cd´s, and they were given by EMI. I don´t know how "official" we can considere them, but I think they are true.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •