One facet of Queen’s success requires Brian May and Roger Taylor to pinch themselves.
BRIAN MAY and Roger Taylor confess that one facet of Queen’s success with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon makes them pinch themselves.
Without a question, Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Brian May and Roger Taylor, on the other hand, have to pinch themselves over one facet of their accomplishment. And it’s the fact that they, along with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, are the co-owners of Queen’s Greatest Hits, the UK’s most successful record of all time.
Queen’s Greatest Hits was released 40 years ago and has spent 956 weeks on the UK album charts since then.
The 17-track album has also been certified 22x platinum in the United States, with over 6 million copies sold.
This week’s edition of Queen The Greatest focused on the album’s popularity, with Brian reminiscing about it.
“It’s fantastic, I have to pinch myself,” the 74-year-old stated. ‘Yes, it is THE largest album of all time in this country,’ I have to admit.
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“And I had no idea it would get to this type of height,” Brian continued. It’s the ultimate praise for an artist to be so deeply woven into people’s lives.
“As a result, it feels fantastic. And we’re all in the same boat; I know Roger is, too.
“We had the privilege of being triggers in people’s lives, and that will continue to be the case as long as this generation, and all subsequent generations, are alive. As a result, I’m really pleased.”
The rock guitarist also discussed the tracklist for Queen’s Greatest Hits.
“Every record we ever did, including the Hits albums, we thought, ‘Yeah, people are going to put this on their turntables, and they would be listening to it in sequence,’” Brian explained. And because we want to take them on a journey, the rails must be in order.
“It’s incredible that we’ve amassed such a long list of genuine hits. ‘Yeah, we’ve got a couple, but we’re going to throw in a few things that are kind of,’ most people’s Greatest Hits are like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got a couple, but we’re going to throw in a few things that are kind of,’ Brinkwire Summary News.