Greatest Hits [1981] Album

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About Greatest Hits [1981]

Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by the British rock band Queen, released worldwide on 26 October 1981. The album consisted of Queen's biggest hits since their first chart appearance in 1974 with "Seven Seas of Rhye", up to their 1980 hit "Flash" (though in some countries "Under Pressure", the band's 1981 chart-topper with David Bowie, was included). There was no universal track listing or cover art for the album, and each territory's tracks were dependent on what singles had been released there and which were successful. In 1991, the US version of the album Classic Queen was released following the band's increase in popularity in the nation. In the years after its release, Greatest Hits became a commercial success worldwide with sales of over 25 million copies worldwide. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, spending four weeks at the top and sold consistently well throughout the 1980s, becoming the fourth-biggest selling album of the decade. In the United States, the album sold moderately well on initial release in 1981. The single "Under Pressure", Queen's collaboration with David Bowie, which was released the same week as Greatest Hits, also topped the UK Singles Chart again. 


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