Fan Polls

This page features the results of various polls held over the years, the majority taken from Fan Club magazines unless stated. All of the polls feature exclusively Queen content, and no solo material.

Favourite Songs - Top 10's
Favourite Songs - Top 122 (1981)
Favourite Songs - Complete List (1996)
Favourite Solo Songs
Least Favourite Songs
Tracks That Should Have Been Singles
Favourite Albums


Favourite Songs - Top 10's


The following poll was held at the 1987 Convention and the results were printed in the Summer 1988 magazine:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Love Of My Life
  3. A Kind Of Magic
  4. Somebody To Love
  5. One Vision
  6. It's A Hard Life
  7. Hammer To Fall
  8. The March Of The Black Queen
  9. Killer Queen
  10. I Want To Break Free

The results of the next poll were published in the Autumn 1989 magazine, after a postal vote was held:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. The March Of The Black Queen
  3. Somebody To Love
  4. Hammer To Fall
  5. One Vision
  6. Killer Queen
  7. A Kind Of Magic
  8. Spread Your Wings
  9. Love Of My Life
  10. Save Me

Favourite Songs - Top 122


This was a postal vote published in the Christmas 1981 Fan Club magazine. The list differs to the many others produced, as it includes separate votes for live tracks, which at the time were limited to the 'Live Killers' album.

'In The Lap Of The Gods' is listed only once, at no. 51, and presumably this is the 'Revisited' version. 'We Will Rock You' (Live Killers) is also listed once, at no. 31, although it is unclear whether this is the Fast or Slow version. Seven 'Flash Gordon' tracks do not appear - these are 'Arboria', 'In The Death Cell', 'Marriage Of Dale & Ming', 'Ming's Theme', 'Flash To The Rescue', and 'Flash's Theme Reprise' (although 'Flash's Theme' is in the list at no. 55). The only other track not to appear is 'Teo Torriatte', but this must be due to a misprint.

The results are arranged by the number of points received, and then alphabetically.
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (7696)
  2. Somebody To Love (4179)
  3. Killer Queen (2478)
  4. The March Of The Black Queen (2395)
  5. We Are The Champions (2184)
  6. Liar (1917)
  7. The Prophet's Song (1831)
  8. Brighton Rock (Live Killers) (1546)
  9. Brighton Rock (1473)
  10. Another One Bites The Dust (1416)
  11. Don't Stop Me Now (1398)
  12. Save Me (1352)
  13. Love Of My Life (1317)
  14. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1302)
  15. It's Late (1288)
  16. '39 (1206)
  17. Keep Yourself Alive (1202)
  18. Spread Your Wings (1161)
  19. Tie Your Mother Down (1155)
  20. White Queen (1081)
  21. Death On Two Legs (1045)
  22. Now I'm Here (1029)
  23. The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke (911)
  24. You're My Best Friend (874)
  25. Rock It (871)
  26. Sail Away Sweet Sister (853)
  27. I'm In Love With My Car (846)
  28. Now I'm Here (Live Killers) (843)
  29. Seven Seas Of Rhye (842)
  30. Father To Son (834)
  31. We Will Rock You (Live Killers) (815)
  32. Dragon Attack (784)
  33. We Will Rock You (756)
  34. Ogre Battle (715)
  35. Fat Bottomed Girls (659)
  36. Drowse (611)
  37. Play The Game (587)
  38. Great King Rat (579)
  39. My Fairy King (512)
  40. Mustapha (511)
  41. Jealousy (505)
  42. Love Of My Life (Live Killers) (466)
  43. Tenement Funster (465)
  44. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (459)
  45. Sheer Heart Attack (459)
  46. Bicycle Race (424)
  47. Flick Of The Wrist (419)
  48. The Hero (411)
  49. Doing Alright (406)
  50. You Take My Breath Away (405)
  51. In The Lap Of The Gods....Revisited (390)
  52. Need Your Loving Tonight (384)
  53. Spread Your Wings (Live Killers) (367)
  54. White Man (358)
  55. Flash's Theme (349)
  56. Leaving Home Ain't Easy (316)
  57. You And I (308)
  58. Misfire (297)
  59. Don't Stop Me Now (Live Killers) (286)
  60. Get Down, Make Love (285)
  61. Seaside Rendezvous (267)
  62. Who Needs You (237)
  63. My Melancholy Blues (231)
  64. Nevermore (229)
  65. The Millionaire Waltz (227)
  66. Long Away (224)
  67. If You Can't Beat Them (219)
  68. We Are The Champions (Live Killers) (218)
  69. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll (213)
  70. The Loser In The End (212)
  71. She Makes Me (201)
  72. All Dead, All Dead (198)
  73. In Only Seven Days (193)
  74. Let Me Entertain You (184)
  75. Don't Try Suicide (182)
  76. Stone Cold Crazy (182)
  77. Dead On Time (181)
  78. Football Fight (173)
  79. Fun It (167)
  80. Lily Of The Valley (163)
  81. '39 (Live Killers) (160)
  82. Dreamer's Ball (160)
  83. Funny How Love Is (153)
  84. Tie Your Mother Down (Live Killers) (147)
  85. Jesus (142)
  86. Coming Soon (141)
  87. Fight From The Inside (141)
  88. Some Day One Day (139)
  89. Battle Theme (135)
  90. Keep Yourself Alive (including Drum Solo) (Live Killers) (127)
  91. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (127)
  92. More Of That Jazz (126)
  93. Let Me Entertain You (Live Killers) (104)
  94. Son And Daughter (99)
  95. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (97)
  96. Good Company (89)
  97. The Night Comes Down (89)
  98. Get Down Make Love (Live Killers) (88)
  99. A Human Body (76)
  100. Sheer Heart Attack (Live Killers) (76)
  101. Sweet Lady (72)
  102. Killer Queen (Live Killers) (62)
  103. Vultan's Theme (62)
  104. The Kiss (56)
  105. Dreamer's Ball (Live Killers) (54)
  106. I'm In Love With My Car (Live Killers) (54)
  107. Dear Friends (47)
  108. See What A Fool I've Been (47)
  109. Bicycle Race (Live Killers) (43)
  110. Procession (36)
  111. In The Space Capsule (29)
  112. Death On Two Legs (Live Killers) (27)
  113. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (27)
  114. The Wedding March (11)
  115. Crash Dive On Mingo City (8)
  116. Execution Of Flash (8)
  117. Escape From The Swamp (7)
  118. God Save The Queen (Live Killers) (7)
  119. Seven Seas Of Rhye... ('Queen' version) (6)
  120. You're My Best Friend (Live Killers) (6)
  121. God Save The Queen (2)
  122. The Ring (1)

Favourite Songs - Complete List


This was a postal vote which started in February 1993, based on fan's top 5 songs, and the results were published in the Spring and Autumn 1996 magazines. The list excludes remixed or live tracks, and all tracks were released before 1994. The original list omitted sixteen of the 'Flash Gordon' tracks, so I have added them for completeness. The results were, with the number of votes given in brackets:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (1434)
  2. The Show Must Go On (715)
  3. Love Of My Life (492)
  4. Somebody To Love (492)
  5. Who Wants To Live Forever (411)
  6. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (345)
  7. Innuendo (281)
  8. Radio Ga Ga (274)
  9. We Are The Champions (229)
  10. A Kind Of Magic (222)
  11. I Want To Break Free (190)
  12. The March Of The Black Queen (189)
  13. Hammer To Fall (178)
  14. One Vision (178)
  15. Teo Torriatte (167)
  16. I Want It All (163)
  17. Killer Queen (157)
  18. Tie Your Mother Down (152)
  19. We Will Rock You (148)
  20. White Queen (145)
  21. Breakthru' (142)
  22. Don't Stop Me Now (133)
  23. Spread Your Wings (133)
  24. The Prophet's Song (127)
  25. Save Me (122)
  26. Headlong (114)
  27. You Take My Breath Away (107)
  28. Another One Bites The Dust (101)
  29. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (99)
  30. Friends Will Be Friends (99)
  31. It's Late (99)
  32. '39 (95)
  33. It's A Hard Life (93)
  34. Keep Yourself Alive (91)
  35. Princes Of The Universe (86)
  36. Is This The World We Created? (81)
  37. Stone Cold Crazy (79)
  38. My Fairy King (73)
  39. The Miracle (?)
  40. Brighton Rock (67)
  41. I'm Going Slightly Mad (67)
  42. Now I'm Here (64)
  43. The Fairy Fellers Masterstroke (61)
  44. Liar (57)
  45. Lily Of The Valley (54)
  46. One Year Of Love (54)
  47. Bicycle Race (52)
  48. Las Palabras De Amor (51)
  49. My Melancholy Blues (51)
  50. Scandal (48)
  51. Great King Rat (48)
  52. Death On Two Legs (46)
  53. Seven Seas Of Rhye (46)
  54. Don't Try So Hard (44)
  55. Ride The Wild Wind (43)
  56. Under Pressure (42)
  57. In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited) (41)
  58. I'm In Love With My Car (40)
  59. You're My Best Friend (39)
  60. Nevermore (37)
  61. The Invisible Man (36)
  62. Was It All Worth It (36)
  63. Fat Bottomed Girls (35)
  64. Mustapha (35)
  65. Tenement Funster (34)
  66. The Millionaire Waltz (34)
  67. You And I (34)
  68. Ogre Battle (33)
  69. Drowse (29)
  70. Sail Away Sweet Sister (29)
  71. Delilah (28)
  72. Father To Son (28)
  73. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (28)
  74. Jealousy (26)
  75. Bijou (25)
  76. White Man (24)
  77. Dreamers Ball (23)
  78. Sheer Heart Attack (23)
  79. Cool Cat (22)
  80. Rock It (22)
  81. Long Away (20)
  82. Doing Alright (19)
  83. All God's People (18)
  84. Body Language (17)
  85. Seaside Rendezvous (17)
  86. The Hitman (17)
  87. Dragon Attack (15)
  88. Soul Brother (15)
  89. Flick Of The Wrist (14)
  90. Khashoggi's Ship (14)
  91. Sweet Lady (13)
  92. Tear It Up (13)
  93. Flash (12)
  94. Gimme The Prize (11)
  95. Life Is Real (11)
  96. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (11)
  97. I Can't Live With You (10)
  98. Keep Passing The Open Windows (10)
  99. Mad The Swine (10)
  100. Back Chat (9)
  101. Get Down Make Love (9)
  102. Play The Game (9)
  103. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (9)
  104. A Human Body (8)
  105. The Loser In The End (8)
  106. She Makes Me (8)
  107. Son And Daughter (8)
  108. Thank God It's Christmas (8)
  109. Some Day One Day (7)
  110. Stealin' (7)
  111. Dancer (6)
  112. Dead On Time (6)
  113. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (6)
  114. Leaving Home Ain't Easy (6)
  115. Man On The Prowl (6)
  116. See What A Fool I've Been (6)
  117. Fight From The Inside (5)
  118. Hang On In There (5)
  119. Jesus (5)
  120. Machines (5)
  121. Rain Must Fall (5)
  122. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (4)
  123. Dear Friends (4)
  124. Funny How Love Is (4)
  125. My Life Has Been Saved (4)
  126. Don't Lose Your Head (3)
  127. In Only Seven Days (3)
  128. Misfire (3)
  129. The Hero (3)
  130. Who Needs You (3)
  131. Action This Day (2)
  132. All Dead All Dead (2)
  133. Calling All Girls (2)
  134. Coming Soon (2)
  135. Hijack My Heart (2)
  136. Impromptu (2)
  137. Let Me Entertain You (2)
  138. Procession (2)
  139. I Go Crazy (1)
  140. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll (1)
  141. Need Your Loving Tonight (1)
  142. Put Out The Fire (1)
  143. Arboria (0)
  144. Battle Theme (0)
  145. Chinese Torture (0)
  146. Crash Dive On Mingo City (0)
  147. Don't Try Suicide (0)
  148. Escape From The Swamp (0)
  149. Execution Of Flash (0)
  150. Flash To The Rescue (0)
  151. Football Fight (0)
  152. Fun It (0)
  153. God Save The Queen (0)
  154. Good Company (0)
  155. If You Can't Beat Them (0)
  156. In The Death Cell (0)
  157. In The Lap Of The Gods (0)
  158. In The Space Capsule (0)
  159. Lost Opportunity (0)
  160. Marriage Of Dale And Ming (0)
  161. Ming's Theme (0)
  162. More Of That Jazz (0)
  163. My Baby Does Me (0)
  164. Party (0)
  165. Queen Talks (0)
  166. Staying Power (0)
  167. The Kiss (0)
  168. The Night Comes Down (0)
  169. The Ring (0)
  170. The Wedding March (0)
  171. Vultan's Theme (0)

Favourite Solo Songs


This poll was held at the 2009 convention, and the results were printed in the Summer 2009 fan club magazine.
  1. Strange Frontier (Roger Taylor)
  2. Living On My Own (Freddie Mercury)
  3. Man On Fire (Roger Taylor)
  4. I Was Born To Love You (Freddie Mercury)
  5. Power To Love (The Cross)
  6. Starfleet (Brian May)
  7. In My Defence (Freddie Mercury)
  8. Driven By You (Brian May)
  9. Resurrection (Brian May)
  10. The Great Pretender (Freddie Mercury)
  11. Barcelona (Freddie Mercury)
  12. Foreign Sand (Roger Taylor)
  13. Love Kills (Freddie Mercury)
  14. Shove It (The Cross)
  15. No Turning Back (The Immortals)
  16. All The Way From Memphis (Brian May)
  17. Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian May)
  18. Mr Bad Guy (Freddie Mercury)
  19. Surrender (Roger Taylor)
  20. Heaven For Everyone (The Cross)

Least Favourite Songs


The following poll was held by the Fan Club and the results were printed in the Autumn 1989 magazine. Only four songs didn't receive a single vote, namely 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'Killer Queen', 'In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited' and 'Teo Torriatte'. The results were:
  1. Body Language
  2. Cool Cat
  3. Sheer Heart Attack
  4. Get Down Make Love
  5. Sweet Lady
  6. Don't Lose Your Head
  7. Coming Soon
  8. Mustapha
  9. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
  10. Back Chat
  11. White Man
  12. Calling All Girls
  13. Machines

Tracks That Should Have Been Singles


The following poll was a postal vote, and the results were published in Autumn 1991. According to the fan club magazine, 'Ride The Wild Wind' was also a very popular choice, although the poll began just before the track was released, so was not included in the results. Presumably this was a UK only poll, as three of the singles were released in both the USA and Japan. The results were:
  1. Was It All Worth It?
  2. Princes Of The Universe
  3. Sail Away Sweet Sister
  4. It's Late
  5. Let Me Entertain You
  6. Rock It
  7. You And I
  8. The Hero
  9. Need Your Loving Tonight
  10. Ogre Battle

Favourite Albums


This poll was a postal vote with the results published in the Christmas 1981 magazine. The total number of votes for each album appear in brackets:
  1. A Night At The Opera (3626)
  2. Queen II (2662)
  3. The Game (2331)
  4. Live Killers (2283)
  5. Sheer Heart Attack (2152)
  6. A Day At The Races (2011)
  7. Jazz (1471)
  8. News Of The World (1408)
  9. Queen (1385)
  10. Flash Gordon (311)

This poll was a postal vote with the results published in the Autumn 1989 magazine:

  1. A Night At The Opera
  2. Queen II
  3. The Works
  4. Sheer Heart Attack
  5. A Day At The Races

And finally, this list was generated by considering the average number of points per song in the Favourite Songs list above, with the average score given in brackets:

  1. A Night At The Opera (192)
  2. Innuendo (122)
  3. A Kind Of Magic (119)
  4. A Day At The Races (109)
  5. The Works (78)
  6. News Of The World (65)
  7. Queen II (47)
  8. Sheer Heart Attack (41)
  9. The Game (37)
  10. The Miracle (35)
  11. Queen (31)
  12. Jazz (25)
  13. Hot Space (15)
  14. Flash Gordon (1)