No—not that one, although Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11 certainly deserves an award. She's served her country since she took over the throne as a young woman. Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations. Through the trauma over her 60 year reign, including the 'anus horriblus' after Princess Diana's death, she has worked steadfastly. When I reach the age of 87, I wish I could spend so much time on my feet, listening, talking, and looking interested during tours of various businesses. That's dedication—maybe bordering on heroism.
The Official Charts Company said the album, which also features Another One Bites The Dust, Bicycle Race and Fat Bottomed Girls, regularly sells several thousand copies per week, particularly around Christmas.
Queen guitarist Brian May said the feat was "incredible". Brian Harold May CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of Queen. He uses a home-built guitar, "Red Special".
I wrote a song for the Olympic Games held in London in 2012. Never managed to reach the right ears though. In my imagination, Brian May would sit on Buckingham Castle roof and play the opening tune. Dreams are all very well, but it takes a great band to reach success.
As a performer, lead singer Freddy Mercury, who died in 1991, was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. What a voice.
I guess we all have memories of where we were and what we were doing when one of Queen's songs rose in the charts. Over the years, I appreciate the genius of Freddie Mercury's unique style and range even more. No wonder the songs Queen released have remained popular over the decades, and the Greatest Hits album has risen to become a classic.