So, I’m driving through Akron with the family, I’m wondering why poltergeists always ease new home owners into the haunting instead of just starting with the bleeding walls on day one, when “Fat
Bottomed Girls” comes over the Bluetooth.
“The iPhone plays this one a lot,” I tell my wife. She agrees, but no one minds, because it’s my third favorite Queen song, and it’s my daughter’s first, depending on the day. Sometimes it’s “Sail
Away Sweet Sister” or “Bohemian Rhapsody.” She’s cool that way. But it got me to thinking…after a year of having nothing but the Queen catalog on my iPhone (I have too many apps installed to also
fill it up with non-essential music) and playing it solely on shuffle, what Queen music did it prefer? The classics? The later stuff that was huge overseas but not so big in the U.S.? The greatest
hits or the deep cuts?
After getting home from the Akron Arts Expo where my wife bought me this because she loves me…
…(she’s cool that way), I synced up the iPhone with iTunes and ordered the tracks by total number of plays. The results were rather surprising, and I must say a bit closed-minded.
I should first point out that the available tracks include all the studio albums from…