Greatest Hits III (Queen album)

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Greatest Hits III
Greatest hits album by Queen
Released 8 November 1999
Recorded 1980–1997
Genre Rock
Length 73:41
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Queen chronology
The Crown Jewels
(1998)
Greatest Hits III
(1999)
Stone Cold Classics
(2006)
Singles from Greatest Hits III
  1. "Another One Bites The Dust (Small Soldiers Remix)"
    Released: November 1998
  2. "Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"
    Released: December 1999
  3. "Princes of the Universe"
    Released: 2000 (Holland only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Chester Chronicle (Positive) [2]
Classic Rock (Positive) [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars [4]

Greatest Hits III is a compilation album by English rock band Queen. It is a compilation of latter-day songs, the band members' solo hits and the band's collaborations with other artists (hence the album's credit to "Queen+"). It was released on 8 November 1999. The first two tracks on the album were new previously unreleased versions of classic Queen songs.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
1. "The Show Must Go On (Live, Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, 1997)"   Queen 4:26
2. "Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"   Queen, David Bowie
  • Performed by Queen + David Bowie
  • Originally from Hot Space
4:08
3. "Barcelona (Single Version)"   Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran 4:25
4. "Too Much Love Will Kill You"   Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers 4:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
5. "Somebody to Love (Live, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness, Wembley, April 1992)"   Mercury 5:07
6. "You Don't Fool Me"   Queen
  • From Made in Heaven
5:22
7. "Heaven for Everyone (Single Version)"   Roger Taylor
  • From Made in Heaven
4:37
8. "Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"   May
  • From Hot Space
4:29
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
9. "Driven by You"   May 4:09
10. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Album Mix)"   Mercury
  • Performed by Freddie Mercury
  • This version erroneously included, as the 1993 No More Brothers Radio Mix is listed on the compilation's sleeve notes
  • From The Freddie Mercury Album
  • Originally from Mr. Bad Guy
3:37
11. "Let Me Live"   Queen
  • From Made in Heaven
4:45
12. "The Great Pretender"   Buck Ram
  • Performed by Freddie Mercury
  • non-album single
3:26
13. "Princes of the Universe"   Mercury 3:31
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
14. "Another One Bites the Dust"   John Deacon 4:20
15. "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)"   May 4:11
16. "These Are the Days of Our Lives"   Queen
  • From Innuendo
4:22
17. "Thank God It's Christmas"   May, Taylor
  • 1984 non-album single release
4:19

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Austrian Top 75 Albums[5] 2
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[6] 7
Finnish Top 50 Albums[7] 35
French Compilations[8] 9
German Albums Chart[9] 5
Hungarian Top 40 Albums[10] 7
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[11] 8
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[12] 24
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[13] 5
Swedish Top 60 Albums[14] 19
Swiss Top 100 Albums[15] 4
UK Albums Chart[16] 5
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[17] 7
Italian Top 20 Albums[18] 7
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Spanish Top 100 Albums[19] 89

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Platinum 60,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Gold 25,000x
Germany (BVMI)[22] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[24] Platinum 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[25] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Platinum 300,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[28] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queen - Greatest Hits III Allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2011
  2. ^ Greatest Hits III Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  3. ^ Greatest Hits III Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  4. ^ "Queen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé" (PHP). InfoDisc (in French).  Find "QUEEN" under the drop-down menu to see statistics.
  9. ^ "Album – Queen+, Greatest Hits III" (ASP). Media Control Charts (in German). Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Archivum: Top 40 Album". MAHASZ (in Hungarian). Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 20th November 1999". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits III" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Queen in the field Interpret. Enter Greatest Hits III in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Queen – Queen+ Greatest Hits III". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  24. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits Vol III" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  25. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')". Hung Medien. 
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits 3". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits 3 in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  28. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

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