Queen discography

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Queen discography

Partial logo of the band Queen.
Releases
Studio albums15
Live albums8
Compilation albums14
EPs1
Singles72
Box sets9
Other releases1
 
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Queen discography

Partial logo of the band Queen.
Releases
Studio albums15
Live albums8
Compilation albums14
EPs1
Singles72
Box sets9
Other releases1

Queen are a British rock band, which consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury (d. 1991), guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. Founded in 1970, Queen released their self-titled debut album in 1973. Despite not being an immediate success, Queen gained popularity in Britain with their second self-titled album in 1974.[1] Their 1975 single, "Bohemian Rhapsody", was number 1 for nine weeks (and a further five weeks in 1991) and is the third biggest selling single of all time in the UK.[2] The band's 1981 Greatest Hits album is the biggest selling album in UK history with 6.0 million copies sold by 2014. The band's 1991 compilation Greatest Hits II is also one of the UK's top ten biggest sellers of all time, with 3.8 million copies sold by 2012.[3]

In 1972, Queen signed a production deal with Trident Studios.[4] Later in their career, Queen signed a record contract with EMI, and Elektra in the United States. The band would remain with EMI for the rest of their career, though, in 1983, they terminated their American contract with Elektra and signed with Capitol Records. However in 1990, they terminated their U.S. contract with Capitol and signed with Disney's Hollywood Records,[5] which has remained the current owner of Queen's entire music catalog in North America.[6] In 1991, Queen's entire catalogue was remastered and released by Hollywood on compact disc in the United States, and thirteen albums (all studio albums up to The Works as well as Live Killers and Greatest Hits) were remastered at Abbey Road Studios and released on CD and cassette in the United Kingdom between July 1993 and March 1994. Queen's entire album back catalogue was remastered and re-released in the UK and rest of the world (excluding the US) through 2011 to commemorate their 40th anniversary (as well as being the 20th anniversary of Mercury's death). The 2011 remasters were released by Universal's Island Records label, as the band's contract with EMI ended in 2010.[7] The 2011 remasters were released on SACD by Universal Music Japan, between November 2011 and April 2012. In an interview with BBC Wales, Brian May announced a new compilation album titled Queen Forever, which was later released in November 2014.[8]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13][14]
GER
[15]
JPN
[16][17]
NLD
[18]
NOR
[19]
SWE
[20]
US
[21]
Queen
  • Released: 13 July 1973
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3006)
24775283
Queen II
  • Released: 8 March 1974
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 767)
579261949
Sheer Heart Attack
  • Released: 8 November 1974
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3061)
2196237912
A Night at the Opera
  • Released: 21 November 1975
  • Label: EMI (#EMTC 103)
119165914104
A Day at the Races
  • Released: 10 December 1976
  • Label: EMI (#EMT 103)
1881011385
News of the World
  • Released: 28 October 1977
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 784)
4891731493
Jazz
  • Released: 10 November 1978
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 788)
21587553666
The Game
  • Released: 27 June 1980
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 795)
111517251271
Flash Gordon
  • Released: 5 December 1980
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3351)
102912127252923
Hot Space
  • Released: 3 May 1982
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 797)
415175613422
The Works
  • Released: 27 February 1984
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 240014)
2122143712323
A Kind of Magic
  • Released: 2 June 1986
  • Label: EMI (#EU 3509)
1123642525946
The Miracle
  • Released: 22 May 1989
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 107)
1411112312624
Innuendo
  • Released: 5 February 1991
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 115)
162911718930
Made in Heaven
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 167)
131211012158
  • BPI: 4× Platinum[22]
  • BVMI: 3× Platinum[24]
  • IFPI AUT: 2× Platinum[25]
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum [28]
  • RIAA: Gold[23]
  • SNEP: 2× Platinum[27]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13][14]
GER
[15]
JPN
[16][17]
NLD
[18]
SWE
SWI
[29]
US
Live Killers
  • Recorded: January–March 1979
  • Released: 22 June 1979
  • Label: EMI (#EMSP 330)
3253499153416
Live Magic
  • Recorded: July–August 1986
  • Released: 1 December 1986
  • Label: EMI (#CDP 7464132)
3131549245026
At the Beeb
  • Recorded: 5 February & 3 December 1973
  • Released: 4 December 1989
  • Label: Band of Joy (#BOJLP 001)
67
Live at Wembley '86
  • Recorded: 12 July 1986
  • Released: 26 May 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#CDPCSP 725)
26220811229653
Queen on Fire
– Live at the Bowl
  • Recorded: 5 June 1982
  • Released: 4 November 2004
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#8632112)
20237510857452
Queen Rock Montreal
  • Recorded: 24 & 25 November 1981
  • Released: 29 October 2007
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#5040472)
2025111175427
Live at the Rainbow '74
  • Recorded: 31 March, 19 & 20 November 1974
  • Released: 8 September 2014
  • Label: Universal
1199125592871966
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA[!]
[13][14]
GER
[15]
JPN
NLD
[18]
SWE
SWI
[29]
US
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 26 October 1981
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#EMYV 30)
1215
[A]
19121514
Greatest Hits II
  • Released: 28 October 1991
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#PMTV 2)
1411
[B]
234121
  • ARIA: 8× Platinum[31]
  • BPI: 8× Platinum[22]
  • BVMI: 9× Gold[24]
  • IFPI AUT: 4× Platinum[25]
  • IFPI SWI: 5× Platinum[30]
  • NVPI: 5× Platinum[26]
  • SNEP: Diamond[27]
Classic Queen
  • Released: 10 March 1992
  • Label: Hollywood
4
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[23]
The 12" Collection
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
Queen Rocks
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#8230912)
7161222145116
Greatest Hits III
  • Released: 9 November 1999
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#5238942)
5295258194
Stone Cold Classics
  • Released: 11 April 2006
  • Label: Hollywood
The A–Z of Queen,
Volume 1
  • Released: 10 July 2007
  • Label: Hollywood
Absolute Greatest
  • Released: 16 November 2009
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#3091952)
3181011232336515195
Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973–1976)
  • Released: 14 March 2011
  • Label: Island
92
Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)
  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: Island
175293
Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984–1995)
  • Released: 5 September 2011
  • Label: Island
155
Icon
  • Released: 11 June 2013
  • Label: Hollywood
Forever
  • Released: 10 November 2014
  • Label: Hollywood/Island
535812716328438
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes

^ Before 2011 compilation albums were not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart in France, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
FRA[!]
[13][14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWE
SWI
[29]
US
The Complete Works
  • Released: 2 December 1985
  • Label: EMI
Box of Tricks
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
Ultimate Queen
  • Released: 13 November 1995
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#QUEENBOX20)
The Crown Jewels
  • Released: 24 November 1998
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
The Platinum Collection:
Greatest Hits I, II & III
  • Released: 13 November 2000
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#5298832)
22123135451044148
The Singles Collection Volume 1
  • Released: 1 December 2008
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
The Singles Collection Volume 2
  • Released: 15 June 2009
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
The Singles Collection Volume 3
  • Released: 31 May 2010
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
The Singles Collection Volume 4
  • Released: 18 October 2010
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.

^ Before 2011 compilation albums were not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart in France, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
"Keep Yourself Alive"1973Queen
"Liar"1974
"Seven Seas of Rhye"10Queen II
"Killer Queen"/"Flick of the Wrist"22410122312Sheer Heart Attack
"Now I'm Here"197511251429
"Keep Yourself Alive" (reissue)Queen
"Bohemian Rhapsody"11711149
  • UK: 3× Platinum[22]
  • ITA: Gold
  • US: 4× Platinum[23]
A Night at the Opera
"You're My Best Friend"19767403616
"Somebody to Love"215216113A Day at the Races
"Tie Your Mother Down"197731471049
"Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy"17
"Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)"
"Long Away"
"We Are the Champions" / "We Will Rock You"28121133284News of the World
"Spread Your Wings"1978342926
"It's Late"74
"Bicycle Race" / "Fat Bottomed Girls"112521271052024Jazz
"Don't Stop Me Now"1979914835101686
"Jealousy"
"Mustapha"
"Love of My Life" (live)63Live Killers
"We Will Rock You" (live)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"2191321251The Game

1980s[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13][40]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
"Save Me"19801176104286The Game
"Play the Game"148540910842
"Another One Bites the Dust"7566411281
"Need Your Loving Tonight"44
"Flash"101615310133242Flash Gordon OST
"Under Pressure" (with David Bowie)198116105212161029Hot Space
"Body Language"1982252311271341911
"Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"1768101813
"Calling All Girls"60
"Staying Power"
"Back Chat"4036919
"Radio Ga Ga"198422212124316The Works
"I Want to Break Free"38194216245
"It's a Hard Life"665262203072
"Hammer to Fall"136910
"Thank God It's Christmas"212157831non-album single
"One Vision"198573576265212461A Kind of Magic
"A Kind of Magic"198632512564523442
"Princes of the Universe"32
"Friends Will Be Friends"14204165019
"Pain Is So Close to Pleasure"5643
"Who Wants to Live Forever"24552156
"One Year of Love"56
"I Want It All"1989310119323850The Miracle
"Breakthru"74524664528
"The Invisible Man"121311061530
"Scandal"251412
"The Miracle"21782316

1990s[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
"Innuendo"199112812544103Innuendo
"I'm Going Slightly Mad"22421920
"Headlong"142543
"The Show Must Go On"1675271762011
"Bohemian Rhapsody" /
"These Are the Days of Our Lives"
1581516111682A Night at the Opera / Innuendo
"Who Wants to Live Forever" /
"Friends Will Be Friends"
1992636Greatest Hits II
"We Will Rock You" (live) /
"We Are the Champions" (live)
9Live at Wembley '86
"We Are the Champions" /
"We Will Rock You" (re-release)
811452Greatest Hits
"Heaven for Everyone"1995215481572259Made in Heaven
"A Winter's Tale"6712362231628
"I Was Born to Love You"1996
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"1528
"Let Me Live"96728
"You Don't Fool Me"17231426232227
"No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)" /
"Tie Your Mother Down"
1997137533Queen Rocks
"We Are the Champions" (re-release)199810Greatest Hits
"Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"
(with David Bowie)
19991421Greatest Hits III

2000s[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
"Princes of the Universe" (re-release)200045Greatest Hits III
"We Will Rock You" (re-release)2003106949The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III
"Another One Bites the Dust" /
"We Will Rock You" (re-release)
48

2010s[edit]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[9][42]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
"Keep Yourself Alive (Long-Lost Retake)"/"Stone Cold Crazy (Remastered)"
(The two-song set is called "Stormtroopers in Stilettos", a reference to the song "She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)" from Sheer Heart Attack)
2011non-album single
"Let Me In Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix)"2014102Queen Forever
"Let Me In Your Heart Again"

Promotional singles[edit]

YearSongAirplay chartsAlbum
POL
[43]
US
[44]
1991"I Can't Live with You"28Innuendo
"Delilah"
"Ride the Wild Wind"1
"Stone Cold Crazy"Sheer Heart Attack
2004"I'm in Love with My Car"A Night at the Opera
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[9]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[45]
GER
[15]
IRENLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[29]
US
1993Five Live
(with George Michael and Lisa Stansfield)
  • Released: 19 April 1993
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
1172128129630

As featured artist[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[9]
AUS
[10][11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[36]
IRE
[37][46]
NLD
[18]
NZL
[34]
SWI
[38]
US
1993"Somebody to Love" (live)
(Queen + George Michael)
11915162116830Five Live
1998"Another One Bites the Dust"
(Queen + Wyclef Jean ft. Pras and Free)
52362461121935Greatest Hits III
2000"We Will Rock You"
(5ive + Queen)
13286152918Invincible
2003"Flash"
(Queen + Vanguard)
1595441743
2005"Reaching Out" / "Tie Your Mother Down"
(Queen + Paul Rodgers)
27
2006"Another One Bites the Dust"
(Queen vs. The Miami Project)
318849
2007"Say It's Not True"
(Queen + Paul Rodgers)
90758262The Cosmos Rocks
2008"C-lebrity"
(Queen + Paul Rodgers)
33966750
"We Believe"
(Queen + Paul Rodgers)
2009"Bohemian Rhapsody"
(Queen + The Muppets)
32
2012"We Will Rock You Von Lichten"
(Queen + Von Lichten)

Video games[edit]

TitleAlbum details
Queen: The eYe

Music videos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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