Album Statistics

This page includes basic statistics and lists regarding Queen and solo albums, including chart performance, award status, length, and single performance. The data focuses on UK releases and considers Queen and solo albums combined, unless specified. The figures include all releases upto and including 'A Night At The Odeon', but exclude 'Barcelona - Special Edition', and the two three-disc sets 'The Platinum Collection' and 'Freddie Mercury: Solo'.

Album Facts & Feats
Chart Positions
Weeks On Chart
Award Status
Longest And Shortest Albums
Percentage Of Tracks Released As Singles
Singles Highest Chart Positions
The #1 Albums


Album Facts & Feats


Chart Positions


Highest Chart Position

  1. A Night At The Opera (1)
  2. A Day At The Races (1)
  3. The Game (1)
  4. Greatest Hits I (1)
  5. A Kind Of Magic (1)
  6. The Miracle (1)
  7. Innuendo (1)
  8. Greatest Hits II (1)
  9. Made In Heaven (1)
  10. Sheer Heart Attack (2)
  11. Jazz (2)
  12. The Works (2)
  13. Live At Wembley 1986 (2)

Lowest Chart Position

  1. Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (DNC)
  2. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (DNC)
  3. Solo Singles 2 (Roger Taylor) (DNC)
  4. Singles 1 (The Cross) (DNC)
  5. Singles 2 (The Cross) (DNC)
  6. Deep Cuts 2 (175)
  7. Deep Cuts 3 (155)
  8. Deep Cuts 1 (92)
  9. Fun On Earth (69)
  10. Queen At The Beeb (67)

Weeks On Chart


Most Weeks On Chart

  1. Greatest Hits I (490)
  2. Greatest Hits II (112)
  3. The Works (93)
  4. A Kind Of Magic (63)
  5. A Night At The Opera (50)
  6. Live Magic (43)
  7. Sheer Heart Attack (42)
  8. Absolute Greatest (39)
  9. Innuendo (37)
  10. The Miracle (32)

In addition to the albove, 'The Platinum Collection', which boxes together the three 'Greatest Hits' albums, has spent 116 weeks on chart.

Fewest Weeks On Chart

  1. Deep Cuts, volume 2 (0)
  2. Deep Cuts, volume 3 (0)
  3. Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (0)
  4. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (0)
  5. Solo Singles 2 (Roger Taylor) (0)
  6. Singles 1 (The Cross) (0)
  7. Singles 2 (The Cross) (0)
  8. Queen At The Beeb (1)
  9. Deep Cuts, volume 1 (1)
  10. Electric Fire (1)
  11. Fun On Earth (1)

Award Status


The following albums have all been certified at least double Platinum status in the UK:
  1. Greatest Hits I (11 times officially, 19 times unofficially)
  2. Greatest Hits II (8 times officially, 12 times unofficially)
  3. Made In Heaven (5 times)
  4. Absolute Greatest (2 times)
  5. A Kind Of Magic (2 times)
  6. The Freddie Mercury Album (2 times)

In addition to the albove, 'The Platinum Collection', which boxes together the three 'Greatest Hits' albums, has achieved at least 3 times Platinum.


Longest And Shortest Albums


These lists exclude the 2011 deluxe two disc editions of Queen studio albums and the 10th anniversary reissue of the 'We Will Rock You' UK cast album.

Longest Double Albums

  1. Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo (154:07)
  2. Live At The Rainbow '74 (144:41)
  3. Forever (135:34)
  4. Return Of The Champions (127:40)
  5. Live At Wembley 1986 (110:52)
  6. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (102:12)
  7. Queen Rock Montreal (98:04)
  8. Live Killers (90:23)

Longest Single Albums

  1. Live At The Rainbow '74 (79:41)
  2. Absolute Greatest (79:33)
  3. Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo (79:01)
  4. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (77:15)
  5. Live At The Brixton Academy (76:58)
  6. Greatest Hits II (75:47)
  7. Forever (75:44)
  8. We Will Rock You (Cast Album) (74:03)
  9. Greatest Hits III (73:41)
  10. A Night At The Odeon (73:21)

Shortest Albums

  1. Starfleet Project (28:01)
  2. Flash Gordon (35:11)
  3. The Game (35:39)
  4. The Works (37:36)
  5. Queen At The Beeb (37:38)
  6. Queen (38:36)
  7. Sheer Heart Attack (38:58)
  8. News Of The World (39:20)
  9. Barcelona (39:58)
  10. Fun In Space (40:12)

Most Tracks On Double Albums

  1. Live At The Rainbow '74 (41)
  2. Forever (36)
  3. Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo (35)
  4. Live At Wembley 1986 (28)
  5. Queen Rock Montreal (28)
  6. Return Of The Champions (27)
  7. Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl (25)
  8. Live Killers (22)

Most Tracks On Single Albums

  1. Live At The Rainbow '74 (24)
  2. We Will Rock You (Cast Album) (24)
  3. Furia (22)
  4. Absolute Greatest (20)
  5. Forever (20)
  6. Lover Of Life - Singer Of Songs: The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo (20)
  7. Flash Gordon (18)
  8. Queen Rocks (18)
  9. Greatest Hits (17)
  10. Greatest Hits II (17)
  11. Greatest Hits III (17)
  12. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (17)
  13. Solo Singles 2 (Roger Taylor) (17)
  14. Singles 1 (The Cross) (16)
  15. Live Magic (15)
  16. Live At The Brixton Academy (15)
  17. Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (15)

Fewest Tracks

  1. Starfleet Project (3)
  2. Shove It (8)
  3. Barcelona (8)
  4. Queen At The Beeb (8)
  5. The Works (9)
  6. A Kind Of Magic (9)
  7. Queen (10)
  8. A Day At The Races (10)
  9. The Game (10)
  10. Fun In Space (10)
  11. Strange Frontier (10)
  12. The Miracle (10)
  13. Blue Rock (10)

Percentage Of Tracks Released As UK Singles


These lists exclude albums which did not have any UK single releases, live albums, and compilations.

Highest Percentage Of Tracks Released As UK Singles:

  1. The Miracle (50%)
  2. The Works (44%)
  3. A Kind Of Magic (44%)
  4. Made In Heaven (42%)
  5. Back To The Light (42%)
  6. The Game (40%)
  7. Shove It (37%)
  8. Barcelona (37%)
  9. Hot Space (36%)
  10. Mr Bad Guy (36%)

Lowest Percentage Of Tracks Released As UK Singles:

  1. Fun On Earth (0%)
  2. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (0%)
  3. Solo Singles 2 (Roger Taylor) (0%)
  4. Singles 1 (The Cross) (0%)
  5. Singles 2 (The Cross) (0%)
  6. Flash Gordon (6%)
  7. Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (8%)
  8. Queen II (9%)
  9. Queen (10%)
  10. The Cosmos Rocks (14%)
  11. Sheer Heart Attack (15%)
  12. Jazz (15%)
  13. A Night At The Opera (17%)
  14. Another World (17%)
  15. Electric Fire (17%)

Singles Highest Chart Positions


These lists show the most and least successful albums, in terms of their singles average chart position. If a single failed to chart, a highest chart position of 100 is used:

Highest Chart Positions

  1. A Night At The Opera (4)
  2. Sheer Heart Attack (6)
  3. Greatest Hits I (8)
  4. The Game (9)
  5. The Works (9)
  6. Greatest Hits III (9)
  7. Queen II (10)
  8. Jazz (10)
  9. Flash Gordon (10)
  10. Greatest Hits II (10)
  11. Made In Heaven (10)

Lowest Chart Positions

  1. Fun On Earth (no singles released)
  2. Solo Singles 1 (Roger Taylor) (no singles released)
  3. Solo Singles 2 (Roger Taylor) (no singles released)
  4. Singles 1 (The Cross) (no singles released)
  5. Singles 2 (The Cross) (no singles released)
  6. Queen (did not chart)
  7. Forever (did not chart)
  8. Shove It (85)
  9. Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (85)
  10. Strange Frontier (82)
  11. Fun In Space (75)
  12. The Cosmos Rocks (67)
  13. Starfleet Project (65)
  14. Live Killers (63)
  15. Barcelona (59)

The #1 Albums


The table below illustrates the albums which were at the top of the UK album charts either side of Queen albums. The fourth column indicates the album's stay at the top.

Date Title Artist Weeks
22 November 1975 40 Greatest Hits Perry Como 5
27 December 1975 A Night At The Opera Queen 2
10 January 1976 40 Greatest Hits Perry Como 1
17 January 1976 A Night At The Opera Queen 2
31 January 1976 The Best Of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison 1
27 November 1976 20 Golden Greats Glen Campbell 6
8 January 1977 A Day At The Races Queen 1
15 January 1977 Arrival Abba 1
5 July 1980 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones 2
19 July 1980 The Game Queen 2
2 August 1980 Deepest Purple Deep Purple 1
7 November 1981 Shaky Shakin' Stevens 1
14 November 1981 Greatest Hits Queen 4
12 December 1981 Chart Hits '81 Various Artists 1
31 May 1986 So Peter Gabriel 2
14 June 1986 A Kind Of Magic Queen 1
21 June 1986 Invisible Touch Genesis 3
20 May 1989 Ten Good Reasons Jason Donavan 2
3 June 1989 The Miracle Queen 1
10 June 1989 Ten Good Reasons Jason Donavan 2
9 February 1991 Doubt Jesus Jones 1
16 February 1991 Innuendo Queen 2
2 March 1991 Circle Of One Oleta Adams 1
2 November 1991 Stars Simply Red 1
9 November 1991 Greatest Hits II Queen 1
16 November 1991 Shepherd Moons Enya 1
30 November 1991 Dangerous Michael Jackson 1
7 December 1991 Greatest Hits II Queen 4
4 January 1992 Stars Simply Red 5
11 November 1995 Different Class Pulp 1
18 November 1995 Made In Heaven Queen 1
25 November 1995 Robson & Jerome Robson & Jerome 6+