Queen have been frustrated by Trump’s use of their music during his campaign to secure the US top spot.A statement from the band has been releaseed below.
“Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use “We are the Champions” by Queen. On behalf of the band, we are frustrated by the repeated unauthorized use of the song after a previous request to desist, which has obviously been ignored by Mr. Trump and his campaign. Queen does not want its music associated with any mainstream or political debate in any country. Nor does Queen want “We are the Champions” to be used as an endorsement of Mr. Trump and the political views of the Republican Party. We trust, hope and expect that Mr. Trump and his campaign will respect these wishes moving forward.”
The Official Charts Company, the organization that tracks music sales in Great Britain, has updated their list of the biggest selling albums of all-time in the U.K.The organization is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary of publishing the first album chart on July 22, 1956 by listing the sixty biggest from over that time. At the top of the list is Queen’s Greatest Hits which has, to date, sold over six million copies and has been in the Top 100 for 729 weeks.In second is ABBA Gold with 5.2 million followed by the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at 5.1 million. Adele’s 21 and Oasis’ What’s the Story Morning Glory fill out the top five. Adele’s 25, released late last year, is already at number 27.Robbie Williams has the most albums in the top 60 with four (two solo and two with Take That). Take That, as a group, have three (two with Williams and one without) as do Coldplay. Amazingly, artists like the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Queen only have two each, although both of Queen’s and Jackson’s are in the top ten.