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Queen is the greatest rock band of the 20th century

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,050 times Debate No: 24213
Debate Rounds (3)
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vv0223

Pro

Queen is the best rock band of the 20th century because they are awesome. I mean who could forget the greatest beat ever: boom boom clap! Boom boom clap! Boom boom clap! Also, no band could come close to the greatest song ever invented: Bohemian Rhapsody. I don't think that I need to say anything more then that because that is all I need to persuade you.
newspapers_are_cool

Con

Queen irritate me incredibly and I switch off when I ever hear one of their 'songs.' Therefore, naturally I am happy to accept this debate and attempt to try and get some sense into vv0223.

Let the challenge begin! :)
Debate Round No. 1
vv0223

Pro

Well, Queen was one of the best bands of their time; (I am speaking by opinion) Their Greatest Hits album has reached up to 5 million sales, and I believe that is a lot, no? I would like to hear what you consider music (no offense intended)
newspapers_are_cool

Con

None taken. :) Although now I will state why Queen are not good.

The fact that lots of people like them is not proof that they are good. Lots of people liked the Nazis in Germany during the 1930's. Does that make them good? My point is that what is good is not decided by how many people like it.

Three things.

1. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

This is possibly one of the best songs of all time. The Rolling Stones are quality where Queen are silly. Queen are not even a serious band. The 'best song' you claim is, 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' you claim? Above, is proof that that is nonsense.

2. Bob Dylan - I Don't Believe You

Live Dylan in 1966 is just like nothing else. This song is from Vol. 4 and you can buy it. I suggest you do that. Now.

3. Velvet Underground - Heroin

Actually changing the tempo and mood of a song is something that Queen are seemingly incapable of doing. It is the same
all
the
way
through.

Take that.
Debate Round No. 2
vv0223

Pro

Well you do give some pretty compelling reasons why people don't like Queen. I'm new at this, so I might lose this debate. But I will give it my best shot! :)
Your statement that Queen songs stay the same throughout the whole song is completely false. My friend, I would like you to go on Youtube and type in Bohemian Rhapsody and listen to all of song. You would be surprised how interesting it is. It consists of a intro, ballad, guitar solo, opera, hard rock, and outro. In my book that is a very rapid song but it is still great today. But I do agree with you slightly about that; Most Queen songs do rather stay the same for most or the entire song.
I'm sorry but that is all I got. Now I guess it is up to the voters! :)
newspapers_are_cool

Con

I would like to say that your lack of aggressiveness is a really lovely thing to see on a site which seems to have everyone at each other's throats. I am sorry if I have been going at you to hard, as this is your first debate and best of luck to you!

I agree with you that Bohemian Rhapsody is different but you kind of give me my response by saying that most of the songs follow my theory. I hope that you enjoy some of the alternatives that I have suggested while continuing to like Queen.

Regardless of this debate, we must unite against this sort of thing.

Vote Con :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vv0223 5 years ago
vv0223
Well this was my very first debate so cut me some slack sheesh!!!!!!!!
Posted by bp_1138 5 years ago
bp_1138
This could have been one very easily....
Posted by vv0223 5 years ago
vv0223
True, but they are LOL!!!!!!!!!!:)
Posted by reaperdeath 5 years ago
reaperdeath
Bleh. I don't like these debates. They're based purely on opinions.
You might as well have a debate on whether skittle are the best candy.
Posted by vv0223 5 years ago
vv0223
If you like Queen vote Pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Even if I lose this debate, I will still think that Queen is the greatest band ever!
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Vote Placed by ScottyDouglas 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con really just blew this one away. Pro did not put up a good fight for his resolution.
Vote Placed by daytonanerd 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I love Queen, and I share the same opinion, but Pro blew it. We need a more experienced user debating this topic. Because, in the right hands, it could get interesting.
Vote Placed by iholland95 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I like Queen but I wouldn't consider it the best. You might have that opinion, but I don't see it that way.
Vote Placed by cherrytree 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Vids for sources... and it's pretty subjective, so Con it is.
Vote Placed by TheOrator 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro essentially concedes by changing her argument to "quees was one of the greatest rock bands", which means pro is no longer arguing for the resolution and Con wins.
Vote Placed by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro doesn't fulfill her BOP. She even retracts from her initial statements and resolutional implications in round two by stating that "Queen was one of the best bands of their time." So, one of the best of the 70's/80's =/= best of that period, and certainly not the best of the 20th century. She relied on opinion, so her arguments were weak. Con didn't present anything worth noting.