Greatest Hits III (Queen album)

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Greatest Hits III
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Greatest hits album by
Released8 November 1999
Recorded1980–1997
GenreRock
Length73:41
Label
Queen chronology
The Crown Jewels
(1998)
Greatest Hits III
(1999)
The Platinum Collection
(2000)
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 (Netherlands only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]
Chester Chronicle(Positive) [2]
Classic Rock(Positive) [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars [4]

Greatest Hits III is a compilation album by British 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]

Unless otherwise indicated, Information is based on the album's Liner Notes[5]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Show Must Go On" (Live at Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France with Elton John)Queen 4:35
2."Under Pressure" (with David Bowie) (Rah mix)Queen, David Bowie 4:08
3."Barcelona" (single version) (performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé)Freddie Mercury, Mike MoranBarcelona, 19884:25
4."Too Much Love Will Kill You"Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth LamersMade in Heaven4:18
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
5."Somebody to Love" (Live at Wembley Stadium with George Michael)MercuryFive Live EP, 19935:07
6."You Don't Fool Me"QueenMade in Heaven5:22
7."Heaven for Everyone" (single version)Roger TaylorMade in Heaven4:37
8."Las Palabras de Amor"MayHot Space4:29
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
9."Driven by You" (performed by Brian May)MayBack to the Light, 19924:09
10."Living on My Own" (Julian Raymond album mix) (performed by Freddie Mercury)MercuryMr. Bad Guy, 19853:37
11."Let Me Live"QueenMade in Heaven4:45
12."The Great Pretender" (The Platters cover) (performed by Freddie Mercury)Buck RamThe Freddie Mercury Album, 19923:26
13."Princes of the Universe"MercuryA Kind of Magic3:31
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
14."Another One Bites the Dust" (with additional vocals from Wyclef Jean)John DeaconSmall Soldiers soundtrack, 19984:20
15."No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)"MayQueen Rocks, 19974:11
16."These Are the Days of Our Lives"QueenInnuendo4:22
17."Thank God It's Christmas"Taylor, Maynon-album Christmas single, 19844:19

Personnel[edit]

Information is based on the album's Liner Notes[5]

Main
Additional

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 77
Austrian Top 75 Albums[7] 2
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[8] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[9] 5
Finnish Top 50 Albums[10] 35
French Compilations[11] 9
German Albums Chart[12] 5
Hungarian Top 40 Albums[13] 7
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[14] 8
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[15] 24
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[16] 5
Swedish Top 60 Albums[17] 19
Swiss Top 100 Albums[18] 4
UK Albums Chart[19] 5
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[20] 7
Italian Top 20 Albums[21] 7
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Spanish Top 100 Albums[22] 89

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[23] Platinum 60,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[24] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[25] Gold 25,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[9] Platinum 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[28] Platinum 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[29] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[32] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments 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. ^ a b Queen. “Greatest Hits Volume III” (Album Notes). Parlophone. 1999.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  7. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Listen - Danmarks Officielle Hitliste - Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark - Uge 1". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. 9 January 2000.
  10. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé". InfoDisc (in French). Archived from the original (PHP) on 18 February 2010. Find "QUEEN" under the drop-down menu to see statistics.
  12. ^ "Album – Queen+, Greatest Hits III" (ASP). Media Control Charts (in German). Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Archivum: Top 40 Album". MAHASZ (in Hungarian). Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  16. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  17. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  18. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  19. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 20th November 1999". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  20. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  21. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  22. ^ "Queen+ – Greatest Hits III (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  23. ^ "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.
  24. ^ "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. 
  25. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1999". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  27. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
  28. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits Vol III" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  29. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  30. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  31. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits 3". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits 3 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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