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Queen discography

Partial logo of the band Queen.
Releases
Studio albums16
Live albums6
Compilation albums12
EPs2
Singles62
Soundtracks2
Other appearances3
 
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Queen discography

Partial logo of the band Queen.
Releases
Studio albums16
Live albums6
Compilation albums12
EPs2
Singles62
Soundtracks2
Other appearances3

Queen are an English rock group, which consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury (d. 1991), guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. Their discography consists of sixteen studio albums (one of which is a soundtrack album), six live albums, twelve compilation albums, 62 singles and a number of other appearances. 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 contract with Elektra and signed with Capitol Records. In 1990, they once again terminated their U.S. record contract and signed with Hollywood Records. In 1991, Queen's entire catalogue was remastered and released 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 on Universal's Island label as the band's contract with EMI ended in 2010. The 2011 remasters were released on SACD by Universal Music Japan, between November 2011 and April 2012.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9][10]
GER
[11]
JPN
[12][13]
NL
[14]
NOR
[15]
SWE
[16]
US
[17]
NZ
[18]
1973Queen
  • Released: 13 July 1973
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3006)
24775283
1974Queen II
  • Released: 8 March 1974
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 767)
579261949
Sheer Heart Attack
  • Released: 8 November 1974
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3061)
2196237912
  • UK: Platinum[19]
  • US: Gold[20]
  • NLD: Platinum
  • POL: Platinum[21]
  • JPN: Gold
1975A Night at the Opera
  • Released: 21 November 1975
  • Label: EMI (#EMTC 103)
1191659141141
1976A Day at the Races
  • Released: 10 December 1976
  • Label: EMI (#EMT 103)
188101138511
1977News of the World
  • Released: 28 October 1977
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 784)
489173149315
1978Jazz
  • Released: 10 November 1978
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 788)
2158755366620
1980The Game
  • Released: 27 June 1980
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 795)
11151725127111
Flash Gordon
  • Released: 5 December 1980
  • Label: EMI (#EMC 3351)
102912127252923
1982Hot Space
  • Released: 3 May 1982
  • Label: EMI (#EMA 797)
4151756134225
1984The Works
  • Released: 27 February 1984
  • Label: EMI(#EMC 240014)
21221437123239
1986A Kind of Magic
  • Released: 2 June 1986
  • Label: EMI (#EU 3509)
11236425259469
1989The Miracle
  • Released: 22 May 1989
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 107)
14111123126242
1991Innuendo
  • Released: 5 February 1991
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 115)
1629117181306
1995Made in Heaven
  • Released: 6 November 1995
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PCSD 167)
1312110121581
2008The Cosmos Rocks
  • Released: 15 September 2008
  • Label: Parlophone/Hollywood (#PCSD 167)
549112848-24547-

Live albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9][10]
GER
[11]
ITA
JPN
[12][13]
NL
[14]
SWE
SWI
[30]
USNZ
[18]
1979Live Killers
  • Recorded: January–March 1979
  • Released: 22 June 1979
  • Label: EMI (#EMSP 330)
325349915341621
1986Live Magic
  • Recorded: July–August 1986
  • Released: 1 December 1986
  • Label: EMI (#CDP 7464132)
313152249175026
1989At the Beeb
  • Recorded: 5 February & 3 December 1973
  • Released: 4 December 1989
  • Label: Band Of Joy (#BOJLP 001)
67
1992Live at Wembley '86
  • Recorded: 12 July 1986
  • Released: 26 May 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#CDPCSP 725)
2622018112296533
2004Queen on Fire – Live at the Bowl
  • Recorded: 5 June 1982
  • Released: 4 November 2004
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#8632112)
2023751015857452
2007Queen Rock Montreal
  • Recorded: 24 & 25 November 1981
  • Released: 29 October 2007
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#5040472)
202511117135427
2012Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86
  • Recorded: 27 July 1986
  • Released: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Island/Universal
1372329

Compilation albums[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA[!]
[9][10]
GER
[11]
ITA
JPN
NL
[14]
SWE
SWI
[30]
USNZ
[18]
1981Greatest Hits
  • Released: 26 October 1981
  • Label: EMI (#EMYV 30)
1215
[A]
11915141
  • UK: 11× Platinum[19]
  • ARG: 3× Platinum
  • US: 8× Platinum[20]
  • AUS: 14× Platinum[31]
  • AUT: 4× Platinum[22]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[23]
  • FIN: Platinum[24]
  • GER: 7× Gold[25]
  • NLD: Platinum[27]
  • SWI: 5× Platinum[28]
  • SWE: Gold[28]
1991Greatest Hits II
  • Released: 28 October 1991
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#PMTV 2)
1411
[B]
21341211
  • UK: 8× Platinum[19]
  • ARG: Diamond
  • AUS: 8× Platinum[31]
  • AUT: 4× Platinum[22]
  • FIN: 2× Platinum[24]
  • FRA: Diamond[26]
  • GER: 9× Gold[25]
  • NLD: 5× Platinum[27]
  • SWI: 5× Platinum[28]
1992Classic Queen
  • Released: 10 March 1992
  • Label: Hollywood
4
  • US: 3× Platinum[20]
  • CAN: 5× Platinum[23]
The 12" Collection
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
1997The Best I
  • Released: 14 February 1997
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
3
The Best II
  • Released: 14 February 1997
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
Queen Rocks
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#8230912)
716122214511632
1999Greatest Hits III
  • Released: 9 November 1999
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#5238942)
5295225819424
2004[Red] Greatest Hits
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Hollywood (#PMTV 2)
2007The A-Z of Queen, Volume 1
  • Released: 10 July 2007
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
2009Absolute Greatest
  • Released: 16 November 2009
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#3091952)
3181011232123365151956
2011Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976)
  • Released: 14 March 2011
  • Label: Island/Universal
92
Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)
  • Released: 27 June 2011
  • Label: Island/Universal
175
Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984–1995)
  • Released: 5 September 2011
  • Label: Island/Universal
155
"—" denotes albums that failed to chart or were not released.
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]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[5]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
FRA[!]
[9][10]
GER
[11]
NL
[14]
SWE
SWI
[30]
US
NZ
[18]
1985The Complete Works
  • Released: 2 December 1985
  • Label: EMI
1992Box of Tricks
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
1994Greatest Hits I & II
  • Released: 2 November 1994
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#CDPCSD 161)
3750301828142
1995Ultimate Queen
  • Released: 13 November 1995
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#QUEENBOX20)
1998The Crown Jewels
  • Released: 24 November 1998
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
2000The Platinum Collection:
Greatest Hits I, II & III
  • Released: 13 November 2000
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI (#5298832)
22123135454414810
2008The Singles Collection Volume 1
  • Released: 1 December 2008
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
2009The Singles Collection Volume 2
  • Released: 15 June 2009
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
2010The 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.

Extended plays[edit]

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
UK
[5]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[36]
GER
[11]
IRENL
[14]
SWI
[30]
USNZ
[18]
1977Queen's First EP
  • Released: 20 May 1977
  • Label: EMI
17
1993Five Live
(with George Michael and Lisa Stansfield)
  • Released: 19 April 1993
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
1172128126309

Other releases[edit]

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
US
US CB
1973"Keep Yourself Alive"89Queen
1974"Liar"-
"Seven Seas of Rhye"10-Queen II
"Killer Queen"/"Flick of the Wrist"2241012231212Sheer Heart Attack
1975"Now I'm Here"11251429-
"Lily of the Valley"-
"Bohemian Rhapsody"117111496
  • UK: 3× Platinum[19]
  • US: Gold+Gold[20]
  • ITA: Gold
A Night at the Opera
1976"You're My Best Friend"74036169
"Somebody to Love"2152161139A Day at the Races
1977"Tie Your Mother Down"3147104954
"Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
(Queen's First EP)
"
17-
"Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)"-
"Long Away"-
"We Are the Champions" / "We Will Rock You"281211332843News of the World
1978"Spread Your Wings"342926-
"It's Late"7466
"Bicycle Race" / "Fat Bottomed Girls"11252127105202418Jazz
1979"Don't Stop Me Now"91483510168677
  • UK: Gold[19]
  • ITA: Gold
"Jealousy"-
"Mustapha"-
"Love of My Life (Live)"63-Live Killers
"We Will Rock You (Live)"-
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"21913212511The Game

1980s[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9][42]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
USUS CB
1980"Save Me"1176104286-The Game
"Play the Game"14854091084238
"Another One Bites the Dust"75664112811
  • US: Platinum+Gold[20]
"Need Your Loving Tonight"4466
"Flash"10161531013324239Flash Gordon OST
1981"Under Pressure" (with David Bowie)1610521216102922Hot Space
1982"Body Language"25231127134191111
"Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"1768101813-
"Calling All Girls"6061
"Staying Power"-
"Back Chat"4036919-
1984"Radio Ga Ga"2221212431614The Works
"I Want to Break Free"3819421624553
"It's a Hard Life"66526220307279
"Hammer to Fall"136910-
"Thank God It's Christmas"212157831-non-album single
1985"One Vision"7357626521246152A Kind of Magic
1986"A Kind of Magic"3251256452344242
"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-
1989"I Want It All"31011932385048The Miracle
"Breakthru"74524664528-
"The Invisible Man"121311061530-
"Scandal"251412-
"The Miracle"21782316-

1990s[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
US
1991"Innuendo"12812544103Innuendo
"I'm Going Slightly Mad"22421920
"Headlong"142543
"The Show Must Go On"16752717620112
"Bohemian Rhapsody" /
"These Are the Days of Our Lives"
1581516111682A Night at the Opera / Innuendo
1992"Who Wants to Live Forever" /
"Friends Will Be Friends"
636Greatest 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
1995"Heaven for Everyone"215481572259Made in Heaven
"A Winter's Tale"6712362231628
1996"I Was Born to Love You"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"1528
"Let Me Live"96728
"You Don't Fool Me"17231426232227
1997"No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)" /
"Tie Your Mother Down"
137533Queen Rocks
1998"We Are the Champions" (re-release)10Greatest Hits
1999"Under Pressure (Rah Mix)" (with David Bowie)1421Greatest Hits III

2000s[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
US
2000"Princes of the Universe" (re-release)45Greatest Hits III
2003"We Will Rock You" (re-release)106949The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III
"Another One Bites the Dust" /
"We Will Rock You" (re-release)
48

2010s[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
US
2011"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)Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

YearSongAirplay ChartsAlbum
POL
[44]
US
[45]
1991"I Can't Live With You"28Innuendo
"Delilah"
"Ride the Wild Wind"1
"Stone Cold Crazy"--Sheer Heart Attack
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[5]
AUS
[6][7]
AUT
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[37]
IRE
[38]
NL
[14]
NZ
[39]
SWI
[40]
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)
15954417
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 Rock
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)

Music videos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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