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Star Trek’s William Shatner releases ‘space rock’ album: Seeking Major Tom

October 9, 2011

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Star Trek legend William Shatner is boldly going into space again at the age of 80 … but it’s not space as we know it, Jim. This time Captain Kirk is venturing into ‘space rock’ with a new album titled Seeking Major Tom.

Shatner has recorded a space odyssey-themed album of heavy metal classics featuring a rock ‘Who’s Who’ line-up that includes Peter Frampton, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Winter, Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow, Asia’s John Wetton, The Kinks’ Dave Davies, Steve Howe of Yes, Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, any many more.

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Queen fans’ favourite lyric revealed

September 30, 2011

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A line from ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ has been voted as Queen’s best ever lyric.

A survey conducted by Island Records and music retailer HMV has found that “Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball” is Queen fans’ favourite line.

Written by Freddie Mercury, and featured as the twelfth track on the band’s 1978 album Jazz, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ was released as a single on 26 January 1979. It reached No. 9 on the UK singles chart.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ voted best pop song of all time

July 15, 2008

 

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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been voted the best pop song of all time in a survey of 10,000 people conducted by online market research company onepoll.com.

 

The song – which twice made Number One in the UK singles chart – beat tracks from Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams and John Lennon to take the prestigious top spot.

 

“We got a worthy winner,” said survey organiser John Sewell from onepoll.com.

 

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was the UK Christmas number one in 1975 and topped the charts again in 1991 following singer Freddie Mercury’s death, spending a total of 14 weeks at the top of the chart.

 

It is also the only UK single ever to sell a million copies on two separate occasions and is placed third in the official list of the best-selling singles in Britain.

 

The song has topped polls on several occasions, including being voted best single of the last 25 years by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) just two years after its first release. It is the second most played song on radio, jukeboxes and in clubs and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

Runner-up in the survey was the Village People’s disco classic ‘Y.M.C.A’, which was number one in the UK in 1979.

 

Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’ finished in third place. It was the title track to the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and topped the UK charts for a staggering 16 weeks in 1991.

 

Onepoll.com’s Top 10 Pop Songs are:

1. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen

2. ‘Y.M.C.A.’ – Village People

3. ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’ – Bryan Adams

4. ‘Angels’ – Robbie Williams

5. ‘Red, Red Wine’ – UB40

6. ‘Imagine’ – John Lennon

7. ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ – Guns N’ Roses

8. ‘Billie Jean’ – Michael Jackson

9. ‘Dancing Queen’ – Abba

10. ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ – Kylie Minogue

 

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