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Greatest Hits III (Queen album)

Greatest Hits III
Greatest hits album by Queen
Released 8 November 1999
Recorded 1980–1997
Genre Rock
Length 73:41
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood (North America)
Queen chronology
The Crown Jewels
Greatest Hits III
The Platinum Collection
Singles from Greatest Hits III
  1. "Another One Bites The Dust (Small Soldiers Remix)"
    Released: November 1998
  2. "Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"
    Released: December 1999
  3. "Princes of the Universe"
    Released: 2000 (Netherlands only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Chester Chronicle (Positive) [2]
Classic Rock (Positive) [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [4]

Greatest Hits III is a compilation album by British rock band Queen. It is a compilation of latter-day songs, the band members' solo hits and the band's collaborations with other artists (hence the album's credit to "Queen+"). It was released on 8 November 1999. The first two tracks on the album were new previously unreleased versions of classic Queen songs.


  • Track listing 1
  • Charts 2
  • Certifications 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
1. "The Show Must Go On (Live, Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, January 1997)"   Queen 4:26
2. "Under Pressure (Rah Mix)"   Queen, David Bowie
  • Performed by Queen + David Bowie
  • Originally from Hot Space
3. "Barcelona (Single Version)"   Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran 4:25
4. "Too Much Love Will Kill You"   Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers 4:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
5. "Somebody to Love (Live, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness, Wembley, April 1992)"   Mercury 5:07
6. "You Don't Fool Me"   Queen
  • From Made in Heaven
7. "Heaven for Everyone (Single Version)"   Roger Taylor
  • From Made in Heaven
8. "Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"   May
  • From Hot Space
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
9. "Driven by You"   May 4:09
10. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Album Mix)"   Mercury
  • Performed by Freddie Mercury
  • This version erroneously included, as the 1993 No More Brothers Radio Mix is listed on the compilation's sleeve notes
  • From The Freddie Mercury Album
  • Originally from Mr. Bad Guy
11. "Let Me Live"   Queen
  • From Made in Heaven
12. "The Great Pretender"   Buck Ram
  • Performed by Freddie Mercury
  • non-album single
13. "Princes of the Universe"   Mercury 3:31
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Note(s) Length
14. "Another One Bites the Dust (Wyclef Jean Remix)"   John Deacon 4:20
15. "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)"   May 4:11
16. "These Are the Days of Our Lives"   Queen
  • From Innuendo
17. "Thank God It's Christmas"   May, Taylor
  • 1984 non-album single release


Chart (1999) Peak
Austrian Top 75 Albums[5] 2
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[6] 7
Finnish Top 50 Albums[7] 35
French Compilations[8] 9
German Albums Chart[9] 5
Hungarian Top 40 Albums[10] 7
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[11] 8
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[12] 24
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[13] 5
Swedish Top 60 Albums[14] 19
Swiss Top 100 Albums[15] 4
UK Albums Chart[16] 5
Chart (2000) Peak
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[17] 7
Italian Top 20 Albums[18] 7
Chart (2008) Peak
Spanish Top 100 Albums[19] 89


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Platinum 60,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Gold 25,000x
Germany (BVMI)[22] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[23] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[24] Platinum 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[25] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Europe (IFPI)[28] Platinum 1,000,000*

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


  1. ^ Queen - Greatest Hits III Allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2011
  2. ^ Greatest Hits III Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  3. ^ Greatest Hits III Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2011
  4. ^ "Queen: Album Guide".  
  5. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP). Austrian Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  7. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé" (PHP). InfoDisc (in French).  Find "QUEEN" under the drop-down menu to see statistics.
  9. ^ "Greatest Hits III"Album – Queen+, (ASP).  
  10. ^ "Archivum: Top 40 Album".  
  11. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  12. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  13. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  14. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  15. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  16. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 20th November 1999".  
  17. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP).  
  18. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP). Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  19. ^ (Album)"Greatest Hits III"Queen+ – (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish).  
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits III" (in German).   Enter Queen in the field Interpret. Enter Greatest Hits III in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')" (in German).  
  23. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Queen – Queen+ Greatest Hits III".  
  24. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits Vol III" (in Norwegian).  
  25. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish).  
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'Greatest Hits III')". Hung Medien. 
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Greatest Hits 3".   Enter Greatest Hits 3 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  28. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999".  

External links

  • Queen official website: Discography: Greatest Hits III: includes lyrics of "Under Pressure (Rah Mix)", "Barcelona", "Las Palabras De Amor", "Driven By You", "Living On My Own", "The Great Pretender", "Thank God It’s Christmas."
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