With the greatest hits album of “Queen”, we don’t have all the hits, for a band of their magnitude of success has to eventually release a dual CD set (which they did) that can cover all the ground. Before that though, we had “Classic Queen” and “Queens Greatest hits”.
Greatest hits gives the fans the arena stomping anthems “We will rock you” “We are the champions” and “Another one bites the dust” which have been embraced by sports teams, players, and gym and stadium soundsets everywhere. The soothing song “You make me live” is on here, with vocalist Freddie Mercury in prime form. Fun, funny and catchy pop songs like “Fat Bottomed Girls” and “Bicycle race” grace the track listing as well. There are lesser known, non radio played songs like “Now I’m here” “Play the game” and “Seven seas of rhye” that we get to explore. The 17 track album rounds out with the powerful, uplifting song of “I want to break free”. It’s not all of the greatest hits, but considering how many this band really had, you can’t put them all on one album. This however, was a great start to help celebrate one of the greatest bands of the past 50 years, whose music I never tire of listening to.