Lead singer for the British rock band Queen Freddie Mercury died in 1991, but the rockers are as popular today as they were when Mercury was alive. Surviving members Brian May and Roger Taylor along with singer Adam Lambert continue to tour the world thrilling fans at every stop.
On January 15, Queen is releasing a “Greatest Hits in Japan” with all of the songs having been chosen by Japanese Queen fans. A limited edition version of the CD will also include a DVD containing music video versions of the top 12 songs.
Forty songs made the list but only the top 12 songs will make the cut for the album. It is no surprise that the often covered smash hit “Somebody to Love” was the number one song; “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Teo Torriatte” (Let Us Cling Together) – Brian May’s Japanese tribute, “Spread Your Wings”, and “Killer Queen” round out the top five fan voted songs.
The “Greatest Hits in Japan” track listing:
“Somebody to Love”
“Don’t Stop Me Now”
“Teo Torriatte” (Let Us Cling Together)
“Spread Your Wings”
“The Show Must Go On”
“The March of the Black Queen”
“Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy”
“Keep Yourself Alive”
“Radio Ga Ga”
Queen with Adam Lambert as lead singer will perform in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya later this month.
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