From Planet Rock.
Already the best-selling album of all time in the UK, Queen’s blockbuster 1981 compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’ has achieved another momentous chart milestone this week.
The album has now spent more than 900 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart Top 100 and is only the third album in history to do so. Currently standing at 901 weeks, that equates to over 17 years on the chart.
‘Greatest Hits’ appropriately achieved the chart milestone 50 years after Queen’s first gig (still known as Smile at the time) at the City Hall in Truro, Cornwall.
Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1984 hits album ‘Legend’ has spent 933 weeks on the chart, while ABBA’s 1992 best-of, ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’, is the currently the longest runner at 944 weeks.
Featuring songs including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ initially peaked at no.2 on the UK album chart before rising to no.1 where it remained for four weeks.
Since its release October 1981, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ has sold more than 6.3 million copies in the UK and an estimated 25 million units worldwide, including 8 million in the US.
It’s the best-selling album ever in the UK ahead of ABBA’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.’
Sales of the record have been boosted in recent years thanks to the all-conquering success of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which was released in October 2018.
Last month, the Royal Mail announced it was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen by launching a very special series of 13 Queen stamps in their honour.
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- Queen - Greatest Hits - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2022 16:23)on May 19, 2022 at 9:14 am
QUEEN Greatest Hits (1981 UK first press 17-track LP compilation, a collection of their much loved hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Killer Queen, Don't Stop Me Now, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You & more, non-barcoded picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner detailing the background info for each track. The sleeve has some minor wear and the vinyl looks seldom played EMTV30)
- Queen - Sheer Heart Attack - 180gram Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.20, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 11:31)on May 19, 2022 at 9:14 am
QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (2015 UK limited edition 13-track remastered LP issue of their 1974 album now pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Red Vinyl, including Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Killer Queen and Brighton Rock. The vinyl appears barely played and comes housed within the picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. This pressing was only available exclusively in 'The Queen Studio Collection' box set)
- Queen - Now I'm Here - Hungarian - 7" vinyl - £165.00, $204.60, €194.70 (New Item) (arrived 09-May-2022 12:54)on May 19, 2022 at 9:14 am
QUEEN Now I'm Here (Rare 1975 Hungarian wide centred 7" vinyl single on the red & white Pepita label, also including Lily Of The Valley, housed in a unique 'cloud' picture sleeve with black lettering and blank blue reverse. The sleeve has some light signs of age wear, not surprising considering the fragile paper construction. Traditionally vinyl from this region is in poor condition however this copy remains Excellent with some light cosmetic surface marks and very little signs of play. A really nice example and the first we have seen in over ten years! SPSK70209)
- Queen - Greatest Hits: Walmart exclusive - Red & White Vinyl - Sealed - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £89.99, $111.59, €106.19 (Back In Stock) (arrived 09-May-2022 13:34)on May 19, 2022 at 9:14 am
QUEEN Greatest Hits (2020 US Walmart exclusive limited edition 17-track double LP issue of their classic 1981 compilation album, pressed on White & Red Vinyl, including their anthemic best loved hitsBohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Don't Stop Me Now, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You and more. Both vinyl discs are BRAND NEW unplayed housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its custom hype-stickered shrink)
- Queen - A Night At The Opera - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $241.80, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 09:49)on May 19, 2022 at 9:14 am
QUEEN A Night At The Opera (1975 UK 12-track vinyl LP with picture labels & 'BLAIR'S' scratched in the run off grooves, complete with full colour thick card picture inner, embossed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is in immaculate condition and the inner shows a small seam split to the bottom panel whilst the vinyl is Near Mint EMTC103)