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 - News Of The World - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $38.15, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 25-Sep-2022 10:48)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
QUEEN News Of The World (1977 UK first press 11-track LP, their classic sixth studio album including the singles We Are The Champions/ We Will Rock You & Spread Your Wings, complete with the original die-cut lyric inner. The gatefold picture sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition with just minor signs of wear or play EMA784)
- Queen - Seven Seas Of Rhye - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $19.62, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 15:39)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
QUEEN Seven Seas Of Rhye (1974 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also includes See What A Fool I've Been, EMI company die-cut paper sleeve EMI2121)
- Queen - Las Palabras De Amor - Inj - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $8.72, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2022 13:32)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
QUEEN Las Palabras De Amor (1982 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Cool Cat, plain die-cut paper sleeve EMI5316)
- Queen - One Vision + red inner - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2022 13:36)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
QUEEN One Vision (1985 UK 12" single, taken from the number one UK album 'A Kind Of Magic', featuring the Extended Version & Blurred Vision, housed in a negative image picture sleeve with red lyric inner. The sleeve has only light wear and the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play 12QUEEN6)
- Queen - A Day At The Races - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $81.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2022 09:14)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
QUEEN A Day At The Races - 1st - EX (Rare 1976 UK first press 10-track LP with 1U/1U matrices, their fifth studio album including Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love & Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, gatefold picture sleeve with die-cut round-cornered picture inner. The sleeve is VG+ with the usual light age wear scuffing and a little foxing. The vinyl remains in superb Excellent condition with merely the odd faint sign of play. A respectable copy of this in demand Queen originalEMTC104)