The Best Air Guitar Albums In The World


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This page includes full details of the three 'Air Guitar' albums, plus the 'Best Of' compilation, which were released between 2001 and 2005 and were compiled by Brian May. In total, these CD's feature four Queen tracks, two Brian tracks, four tracks by Paul Rodgers (2 by Free, 2 by Bad Company), and one by Queen + Paul Rodgers.

The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... Ever (2001)
The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... II (2002)
The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... I & II (2003)
The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... III (2003)
The Best Of The Best Air Guitar Albums In The World.... Ever (2005)


   

The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... Ever

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Released on 5 November 2001, reached number 5, on chart for 7 weeks, and achieved (at least) Gold status.
Compiled by Brian May, Pete Malandrone and Justin Shirley Smith, in collaboration with Steve Pritchard.
Engineered by Justin Shirley Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
From an original idea by Pete Malandrone.
Sleeve notes by Brian May.
Cover concept by Tex and Brian May.

Various Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World Ever' front sleeveVarious Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World Ever' back sleeve

1. Tie Your Mother Down (Air Guitar Edit) (Queen)
2. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
3. Song 2 (Blur)
4. Walk This Way (Run DMC featuring Aerosmith)
5. Layla (Derek And The Dominoes)
6. You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
7. Since You've Been Gone (Rainbow)
8. Photograph (Def Leppard)
9. Wild Thing (The Troggs)
10. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
11. Where Were You (Jeff Beck with Terry Bozzio & Tony Hymas)
12. Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)
13. Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)
14. Wipe Out (The Safaris)
15. Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters)
16. The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
17. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
18. Surfing With The Alien (Joe Satriani)
19. Whatever You Want (Status Quo)

1. Voodoo Chile (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
2. My Generation (The Who)
3. 20th Century Boy (T-Rex)
4. All Shook Up (Paul McCartney)
5. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
6. Hash Pipe (Weezer)
7. Apache (The Shadows)
8. Ace Of Spades (Motorhead)
9. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
10. All Right Now (Free)
11. Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
12. Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac)
13. For Whom The Bells (Metallica)
14. Gimme All Your Lovin' (ZZ Top)
15. More Than A Feeling (Boston)
16. Crossroads (Cream)
17. Down Down (Status Quo)
18. Can't Get Enough (Bad Company)
19. Here I Go Again (1987 Remix) (Whitesnake)
20. Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
21. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... II

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Released on 18 November 2002. Unknown chart position or weeks on chart, but achieved platinum status.
Compiled by Brian May, Pete Malandrone and Justin Shirley Smith, in collaboration with Ashley Abram and Steve Pritchard.
Engineered by Justin Shirley Smith, Kris Fredriksson and Ashley Abram.
From an original idea by Pete Malandrone.
Sleeve notes by Brian May.
Cover concept by Virgin, Sonicon and Brian May.

Various Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World II' front sleeveVarious Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World II' back sleeve

1. One Vision (Single version) (Queen)
2. Run To You (Bryan Adams)
3. Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
4. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
5. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
6. Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)
7. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) (The Beastie Boys)
8. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
9. Walk Don't Run (The Ventures)
10. All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks)
11. Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)
12. Action (Sweet)
13. Run To The Hills (Iron Maiden)
14. Fat Lip (Sum 41)
15. Sabre Dance (Love Sculpture)
16. Hocus Pocus (Focus)
17. Paper Plane (Status Quo)
18. She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
19. Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
20. Had To Say I Told You So (The Hives)

1. Pinball Wizard (The Who)
2. Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
3. Black Night (Deep Purple)
4. Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
5. School's Out (Alice Cooper)
6. Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
7. Roll Over Lay Down (Status Quo)
8. All Night Long (Rainbow)
9. The Jean Genie (David Bowie)
10. How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
11. Inside (Stiltskin)
12. My Sharona (The Knack)
13. Hold The Line (Toto)
14. Saturday Nite At The Duck Pond (The Cougars)
15. C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)
16. FBI (The Shadows)
17. Guitar Boogie Shuffle (Bert Weedon)
18. That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly)
19. Wishing Well (Free)
20. Another Brick In The Wall (pt 2) (Pink Floyd)
21. Parisienne Walkways (Live) (Gary Moore)
22. God Save The Queen (Live) (Brian May)

The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... I & II

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Released in May/June 2003. This is a double album (4-CD) set which contains the first two Air Guitar albums, housed in a card slipcase.

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The Best Air Guitar Album In The World.... III

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Released on 24 November 2003. Unknown chart position or weeks on chart.
Compiled by Brian May, Pete Malandrone and Justin Shirley Smith, in collaboration with Ashley Abram and Steve Pritchard.
Engineered by Justin Shirley Smith, Kris Fredriksson and Ashley Abram.
From an original idea by Pete Malandrone.
Sleeve notes by Brian May.
Cover concept by Brian May, Tex, Derek and Virigin.
Dedicated to the memory of David John Evans (Nobby to his mates).

Various Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World III' front sleeveVarious Artists 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World III' back sleeve

1. Now I'm Here (Queen)
2. Summer Of '69 (Bryan Adams)
3. White Wedding (Billy Idol)
4. Armageddon It (Def Leppard)
5. Unbelievable (EMF)
6. Higher Ground (The Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
7. Badge (Cream)
8. Caroline (Status Quo)
9. Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
10. Man Of Mystery (The Shadows)
11. Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Doctor Doctor) (Robert Palmer)
12. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock (Billy Haley & The Comets)
13. Somethin' Else (Eddie Cochran)
14. The House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
15. Hero (Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott)
16. Don't Believe A Word (Thin Lizzy)
17. Still Got The Blues (For You) (Gary Moore)
18. Going Underground (The Jam)
19. Spirit Of Radio (Rush)
20. All The Small Things (Blink 182)
21. Fool For Your Loving (Whitesnake)
22. Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade)

1. Eruption (Van Halen)
2. I Can't Explain (The Who)
3. Let's Go Crazy (Prince)
4. Gay Bar (Electric Six)
5. Unwanted (Avril Lavigne)
6. The One I Love (REM)
7. Suffragette City (David Bowie)
8. Have A Cigar (The Foo Fighters with Brian May)
9. Over Under Sideways Down (The Yardbirds)
10. Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
11. Blurry (Puddle Of Mud)
12. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) (Offspring)
13. Ballroom Blitz (Sweet)
14. No Particular Place To Go (Chuck Berry)
15. Peter Gunn (Duane Eddy)
16. Vengeance (Yngwie Malmsteen)
17. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
18. Back On The Road Again (REO Speedwagon)
19. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
20. Bad To The Bone (George Thorogood & The Destroyers)
21. Please Don't Touch (Motorhead & Girlschool)
22. Tush (ZZ Top)

The Best Of The Best Air Guitar Albums In The World.... Ever

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Released on 28 November 2005. Unknown chart position or weeks on chart.
Compiled by Brian May, Pete Malandrone and Ashley Abram.
From an original idea by Pete Malandrone.
Sleeve notes by Brian May.
Cover concept by Brian May and Tex.
Dedicated to the memory of Tommy Vance.
Brian's special thanks to Eric Clapton and Cecil.

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1. Fat Bottomed Girls (live) (Queen + Paul Rodgers)
2. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
3. Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love (Van Halen)
4. Crazy Crazy Nights (Kiss)
5. Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
6. Walk This Way (Run DMC featuring Aerosmith)
7. The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
8. Run To The Hills (Iron Maiden)
9. Ace Of Spades (Motorhead)
10. Apache (The Shadows)
11. You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
12. Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company)
13. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
14. Wishing Well (Free)
15. Since You've Been Gone (Rainbow)
16. Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
17. Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynrd)

1. Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)
2. Message In A Bottle (The Police)
3. Jessica (The Allman Brothers Band)
4. Money (Pink Floyd)
5. Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh)
6. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You (Bryan Adams)
7. Shake Your Moneymaker (Fleetwood Mac)
8. Gimme All Your Lovin' (ZZ Top)
9. Here I Go Again (1987 Remix) (Whitesnake)
10. More Than A Feeling (Boston)
11. Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
12. In The Shadows (The Rasmus)
13. Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)
14. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
15. Unbelievable (EMF)
16. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) (The Beastie Boys)
17. Inside (Stiltskin)

1. Song 2 (Blur)
2. My Sharona (The Knack)
3. All Right Now (Free)
4. The Jean Genie (David Bowie)
5. Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
6. Whatever You Want (Status Quo)
7. C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)
8. Wipe Out (The Safaris)
9. Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
10. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
11. Bad To The Bone (George Thorogood & The Destroyers)
12. Shakin' All Over (Johnny Kid & The Pirates)
13. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
14. Wild Thing (The Troggs)
15. That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly)
16. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)? (The Buzzcocks)
17. Sabre Dance (Love Sculpture)
18. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)