QUEEN'S GREATEST HITS
by QUEEN


Queen’s Greatest Hits was first released on October 26, 1981. Containing 17 previously released singles from the British rock band (made up of Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor). The collection spans from 1974’s Seven Seas Of Rhye to 1980’s Flash as well as featuring their Official Singles Chart Number 1 Bohemian Rhapsody and non-single We Will Rock You.

Queen’s Greatest Hits entered the Official Albums Chart at Number 2, rising to Number 1 the following week and staying there for four weeks. A perennial album that has since clocked up over 1000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart (the second album to do so after ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits), Queen’s compilation is also the best-selling album of all time in the UK.

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Chart facts

  • Peak position1
  • LabelPARLOPHONE
  • Catalogue numberEMYV30
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 4No1
  2. 56Top 10
  3. 193Top 20
  4. 427Top 40
  5. 837Top 75
  6. 1107Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

48 weeks - 07/11/1981 to 02/10/1982

4 weeks - 16/10/1982 to 06/11/1982

21 weeks - 04/12/1982 to 23/04/1983

9 weeks - 07/05/1983 to 02/07/1983

224 weeks - 16/07/1983 to 24/10/1987

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4 weeks - 06/03/1999 to 27/03/1999

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8 weeks - 11/11/2000 to 30/12/2000

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5 weeks - 28/10/2006 to 25/11/2006

6 weeks - 27/01/2007 to 03/03/2007

2 weeks - 10/11/2007 to 17/11/2007

3 weeks - 03/05/2008 to 17/05/2008

1 week - 07/06/2008

16 weeks - 13/09/2008 to 27/12/2008

2 weeks - 17/01/2009 to 24/01/2009

4 weeks - 11/06/2011 to 02/07/2011

2 weeks - 03/12/2011 to 10/12/2011

1 week - 25/08/2012

1 week - 06/10/2012

15 weeks - 10/11/2012 to 16/02/2013

4 weeks - 01/06/2013 to 22/06/2013

10 weeks - 13/07/2013 to 14/09/2013

2 weeks - 30/11/2013 to 07/12/2013

7 weeks - 28/12/2013 to 08/02/2014

3 weeks - 22/02/2014 to 08/03/2014

1 week - 23/08/2014

1 week - 22/11/2014

21 weeks - 27/12/2014 to 16/05/2015

1 week - 30/05/2015

72 weeks - 04/07/2015 to 10/11/2016

114 weeks - 01/12/2016 to 31/01/2019

5 weeks - 28/02/2019 to 28/03/2019

1 week - 27/06/2019

1 week - 03/10/2019

178 weeks - 05/12/2019 to 27/04/2023

61 weeks - 04/05/2023 to 27/06/2024

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Chart facts

  • Peak position1
  • LabelVIRGIN
  • Catalogue number2761039
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 1No1
  2. 24Top 10
  3. 124Top 20
  4. 265Top 40
  5. 382Top 75
  6. 454Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

1 week - 18/11/2014

10 weeks - 30/12/2014 to 03/03/2015

2 weeks - 24/03/2015 to 31/03/2015

1 week - 14/04/2015

2 weeks - 05/05/2015 to 12/05/2015

45 weeks - 07/07/2015 to 05/06/2016

16 weeks - 19/06/2016 to 02/10/2016