The Platinum Collection (Queen album)

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The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III
Queen Platinum Collection.jpg
Box set by Queen
Released 13 November 2000 (2000-11-13)
Recorded 1973–1999
Genre Rock
Length 208:12
Label
Queen chronology
Greatest Hits III
(1999)Greatest Hits III1999
The Platinum Collection
(2000)
Stone Cold Classics
(2006)Stone Cold Classics2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.0/5 stars[1]

The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III is a box set by British rock band Queen which comprises their three greatest hits albums, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III. The album was originally released on 13 November 2000 on the Parlophone label. A booklet with song facts and images is also included with the three CD set. The US release was delayed by Hollywood Records until September 2002 and featured the 2001 Japanese release remastered versions of Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 on the US and Canadian versions of The Platinum Collection.

The album peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, being blocked off the top spot by Moby's album 18.

As part of Queen's 40th anniversary celebrations, The Platinum Collection was released in the UK on 27 June 2011, as well as in other territories around the world. The release consisted of the 2011 remasters of all three albums.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: Greatest Hits (1981 UK version)
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Bohemian Rhapsody"Freddie MercuryA Night at the Opera, 19755:55
2."Another One Bites the Dust"John DeaconThe Game, 19803:36
3."Killer Queen"MercurySheer Heart Attack, 19742:57
4."Fat Bottomed Girls" (single version)Brian MayJazz, 19783:15
5."Bicycle Race"MercuryJazz3:01
6."You're My Best Friend"DeaconA Night at the Opera2:52
7."Don't Stop Me Now"MercuryJazz3:29
8."Save Me"MayThe Game3:48
9."Crazy Little Thing Called Love"MercuryThe Game2:42
10."Somebody to Love"MercuryA Day at the Races, 19764:56
11."Now I'm Here"MaySheer Heart Attack4:10
12."Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy"MercuryA Day at the Races2:54
13."Play the Game"MercuryThe Game3:33
14."Flash" (single version)MayFlash Gordon, 19802:48
15."Seven Seas of Rhye"MercuryQueen II, 19742:47
16."We Will Rock You"MayNews of the World, 19772:01
17."We Are the Champions"MercuryNews of the World2:59
Disc two: Greatest Hits II (1991)
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."A Kind of Magic"Roger TaylorA Kind of Magic, 19864:22
2."Under Pressure" (with David Bowie) (edited version)Queen, David BowieHot Space, 19823:56
3."Radio Ga Ga"TaylorThe Works, 19845:43
4."I Want It All"Brian MayThe Miracle, 19894:01
5."I Want to Break Free" (single version)DeaconThe Works4:18
6."Innuendo"Taylor, MercuryInnuendo, 19916:27
7."It's a Hard Life"MercuryThe Works4:09
8."Breakthru"Taylor, MercuryThe Miracle4:09
9."Who Wants to Live Forever" (edited version)MayA Kind of Magic4:57
10."Headlong" (original Innuendo LP edit)MayInnuendo4:33
11."The Miracle" (remix)Mercury, DeaconThe Miracle4:24
12."I'm Going Slightly Mad" (original Innuendo LP edit)Mercury, Peter StrakerInnuendo4:07
13."The Invisible Man"TaylorThe Miracle3:58
14."Hammer to Fall" (single version)MayThe Works3:40
15."Friends Will Be Friends"Mercury, DeaconA Kind of Magic4:07
16."The Show Must Go On" (early fade-out)MayInnuendo4:23
17."One Vision" (single version)May, TaylorA Kind of Magic4:02
Disc three: Greatest Hits III (1999)
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."The Show Must Go On" (live at Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France with Elton John)May 4:35
2."Under Pressure" (with David Bowie) (Rah mix)Mercury, Bowie 4:08
3."Barcelona" (single version) (performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé)Mercury, Mike MoranBarcelona, 19884:25
4."Too Much Love Will Kill You"May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth LamersMade in Heaven, 19954:18
5."Somebody to Love" (live at Wembley Stadium with George Michael)MercuryFive Live EP, 19935:07
6."You Don't Fool Me"Taylor, MercuryMade in Heaven5:22
7."Heaven for Everyone" (single version)TaylorMade in Heaven4:37
8."Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"MayHot Space4:29
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"Taylor, MercuryMade 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
14."Another One Bites the Dust" (with additional vocals from Wyclef Jean)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"TaylorInnuendo4:22
17."Thank God It's Christmas"Taylor, Maynon-album Christmas single, 19844:19

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[2] 54
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[3] 5
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[4] 10
Italian Top 20 Albums[5] 3
UK Albums Chart[6] 2
US Billboard 200[7] 48
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[8] 21
Austrian Top 75 Albums[9] 23
Danish Top 40 Albums[10] 10
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[11] 2
Portuguese Top 30 Albums[12] 29
Chart (2005) Peak
position
French Compilations[13] 13
Spanish Top 100 Albums[14] 5
Swiss Top 100 Albums[15] 41
Chart (2008) Peak
position
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[16] 10
Swedish Top 60 Albums[17] 4
Chart (2011) Peak
position
Finnish Top 50 Albums[18] 14
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[19] 3
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[20] 8

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[22] Platinum 50,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[23] Gold 25,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[24] Gold 15,623[24]
France (SNEP)[25] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 150,000^
Italy (FIMI)[27] Platinum 60,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[29] Platinum 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[30] Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[31] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[32] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[33] 6× Platinum 1,800,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] 2× Platinum 666,666^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[35] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

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

References[edit]

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  31. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Queen – The Platinum Collection" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select album under "Chart", enter the certification year in the field "Year". Select the certification month in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  32. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'The Platinum Collection')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  33. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Queen Platinum Collection". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Queen Platinum Collection in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  34. ^ "American album certifications – Queen – The Platinum Collection". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  35. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2005". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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