AltSounds Official Seal Of Approval, Tastemaker Recommended

ISLAND & HMV PARTNER IN SEARCH FOR THE NATION'S FAVOURITE QUEEN LYRIC

ISLAND & HMV PARTNER IN SEARCH FOR THE NATION'S FAVOURITE QUEEN LYRIC

Online poll to celebrate band's 40th anniversary as part of HMV's 'my inspiration' campaign

News   1684 Views
Last Edited by: Jack Stovin August 8th, 2011.

As part of the year-long celebrations marking Queen's 40th anniversary, Island Records and HMV are partnering to invite fans to nominate their all-time favourite lyric by the iconic rock-band.

The month-long survey, which is being hosted online at http://www.queenonline.com and also at hmv.com, launched last week, with over 1,000 fans already registering their vote, and will run until Monday 22nd August. The most popular lyric selected by the public will then be featured in a special 'our inspiration' version of HMV's acclaimed 'my inspiration' brand campaign - running in national press advertising and across other channels including instore, online and social media. The promotional campaign will coincide with the re-issue on September 5th of the final five albums from the Queen catalogue that have been/are being remastered and released over the course of 2011.

So which Queen lyric will the public select as its ultimate favourite? Will it come from Bohemian Rhapsody? - the UK's third-best single of all time, having spent 14 weeks at no.1, and which surely ranks as the song that most people know at least one line from if not the entire chorus; or might it come from the lyrical masterpiece that is Killer Queen? Who can forget what is arguably the greatest stadium anthem of all time - We Are The Champions, or will fans be most moved by the haunting lyrical beauty of such gems as Who Wants To Live Forever or The Show Must Go On? Queen released nearly 400 songs over the course of some 20 albums and various solo singles, and many that feature some of the most striking and memorable lyrics appear on Queen Greatest Hits and Queen Greatest Hits II - both digitally remastered and re-issued in 2011 to mark the band's 40th anniversary.

HMV's 'my inspiration' campaign launched in September 2006 with David Bowie selecting a line from Syd Barrett's 'Gigolo Aunt' as the song lyric that has most inspired him in his career and in his life. Since then well over 250 artists have taken part with their own lyric and poetry/prose choices, ranging from such icons as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Beyonce and Lady Gaga to exciting new artists that include the likes of Ellie Goulding, Frank Turner and The Vaccines.

HMV's Gennaro Castaldo comments: "We're thrilled that Queen are set to join other iconic artists in HMV's 'my inspiration' campaign, but rather than ask the remaining members of the band which song lyric has most inspired them, we felt it would be appropriate in this special anniversary year to flip the question and ask their fans which Queen lyric they would choose. Some of the most memorable and anthemic lines in rock and pop history have come from Queen, so it will be fascinating to see what the public goes for as its favourite Queen lyric of all time."

Songs (and writers) featured on Queen Greatest Hits and Queen Greatest Hits II - both digitally remastered and re-issued in 2011 to mark the band's 40th anniversary.

A Kind Of Magic Words and music by Roger Taylor
Another One Bites The Dust Words and music by John Deacon
Bicycle Race Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Breakthru Words and music by Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Don't Stop Me Now Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Fat Bottomed Girls Words and music by Brian May
Flash Words and music by Brian May
Friends Will Be Friends Words and music by Freddie Mercury and John Deacon
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Hammer To Fall Words and music by Brian May
Headlong Words and music by Queen
I Want It All Words and music by Queen
I Want To Break Free Words and music by John Deacon
I'm Going Slightly Mad Words and music by Queen
Innuendo Words and music by Queen
It's A Hard Life Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Killer Queen Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Now I'm Here Words and music by Brian May
One Vision Words and music by Queen
Play The Game Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Radio Ga-Ga Words and music by Roger Taylor
Save Me Words and music by Brian May
Seven Seas Of Rhye Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Somebody To Love Words and music by Freddie Mercury
The Invisible Man Words and music by Queen
The Miracle Words and music by Queen
The Show Must Go On Words and music by Queen
Under Pressure Words and music by Queen and David Bowie
We Are The Champions Words and music by Freddie Mercury
We Will Rock You Words and music by Brian May
Who Wants To Live Forever Words and music by Brian May
You're My Best Friend Words and music by John Deacon

Social Love:

You Might Also Dig...

Have Your Say



Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO