Is this true?!

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Is this true?!

Postby AlexKx » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:37 pm

Am I seeing this information right (albeit it is from Wikipedia.com) that "QUEEN I" did better in chart performance (I guess that would mean sales as well) in the U.S. than the U.K. in 1973?! Charting at number 83?! That's wacky wild if so! And if so would that not actually mean that they had more success in the U.S. than in the U.K. FIRST?! Whaaaa?! :shock: :?: :!:
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby QueenFan19 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:06 am

In the UK it climbed to #32 but that wasn't until 1974 after Queen II had been released. So it actually charted after Queen II did and at #32. After Hammersmith Odeon concert all four albums reappeared in the charts and Queen1 got to #24.
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby AlexKx » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:03 am

Yes, but in terms of what "Queen I"'s performance was in 1973 in particular the U.S. Billboard chart is that accurate?!
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby cmsdrums » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:34 am

Don't forget that Body Language was their highest charting single in the US for a good few years too!!
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby JLP » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:58 pm

How the fuck can anyone be so dumb to think a thread about Queen's first album belongs in a forum for current projects?
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby rockfizzy-o » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:04 pm

Queen peaked at the Billboard 100 at #83 on February 2nd 1974 in its second week on the chart:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboa ... 1974-02-02

So, Queen did not chart in 1973 in the US, but the album did chart there before it did in the UK (where it first charted on March 30rd 1974).

Regarding Body Language: Although it peaked at #25 only in the UK, Queen had quite a big hit with that single on Elektra Records in North Amerika. In the US it peaked at #11 and in Canada at #3. It even was the 13th best performing single in Canada in 1982:

https://musiccanada.wordpress.com/2015/ ... in-canada/
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby Echoplex » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:51 pm

JLP wrote:How the fuck can anyone be so dumb to think a thread about Queen's first album belongs in a forum for current projects?


If he listened to it today, does that make it current :?
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby Hernán » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:17 pm

AlexKx wrote:Am I seeing this information right (albeit it is from Wikipedia.com) that "QUEEN I" did better in chart performance (I guess that would mean sales as well) in the U.S. than the U.K. in 1973?! Charting at number 83?! That's wacky wild if so! And if so would that not actually mean that they had more success in the U.S. than in the U.K. FIRST?! Whaaaa?! :shock: :?: :!:


In the USA, it didn't reach number 83 until early 1974, here is its chart run:

1. QUEEN
Produced by: John Anthony/Queen/Roy Thomas Baker
Date: 27/10/1973 - Run: 218-195-188-178-167-145-141-128-116-111- (10 wsf)
05/01/1974: 101-98-96-86-*83*-121-132-136-138-153-165-173-187 (23 wks)

In the UK, on the other hand, the album failed to chart during 1973. Indeed. But the British album chart was only a Top 60 at the time. This is how it did back then:

2. QUEEN
Produced by: John Anthony/Queen/Roy Thomas Baker
Date: 30/03/1974 - Run: 47-37-0-45-32-0-42 (5-2c wks)
Re 01: 18/01/1975: 49 (1 wk, 6 wsf)
Re 02: 17/01/1976: 35-33-28-*24*-40-24-40-43-36-25-46-54 (12 wks, 18 wsf)
Re 03: 26/03/2011: 94 (1 wk)
Total # of re-entries: 5
Total # of weeks: 19-12c ( Top 40: 11 Top 75: 18)
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby AlexKx » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:03 am

WTH?! So QUEEN were a bigger hit and more successful in the U.S. than there were in the Uck! Whoa! Of course the effect was not too big for too long BUT I wonder if the forces and powers that be lead to an awareness to their home country which allowed them to start having more success otherwise?! ALSO having a number whatever in the U.S. is not necessarily equal to having a number whatever in a different country in particular if they are a smaller market such as the U.K. (again in comparison the U.S.) so who knows exactly what the proportion or I guess to be exact the actual sales numbers in the U.S. that month were. Hmmm, interesting, eh...deeeeep thoughts...

...I wonder why and in particular how that necessarily happened BUT then again so much was happening in music in 1974 that it does not probably have to be anything like a conspiracy or what have you. Maybe the U.S. have some good taste in music after all! Besides QUEEN are were obviously on their way to becoming...a DISCO band with their classic "Body Language"! I kid, I kid. Kind of like Elvis' biggest hit was "White Christmas" but he isn't known for being a Christmas artiste!

Did you say something JLP? I remember you said something a few posts back but I forgot what it was already. Hmm. Oh, well! :lol:
 
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby Kes » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:30 pm

I guess it's not the first time someone has asked if something they've read on Wikipedia is true, and it won't be the last, either.
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Re: Is this true?!

Postby Guru » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 pm

cmsdrums wrote:Don't forget that Body Language was their highest charting single in the US for a good few years too!!

As long as you exclude their US #1s in 1980..
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