THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
576-Sex Pistols-God Save The Queen.
1977-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 2.30.When is a Number 1 single not a Number 1 single?
The records lyrics,as well as it’s sleeve were controversial back in 1977,leading to the BBC refusing to play the song.The songs real meaning is an attack on the treatment of working class people in England in the 1970’s by the UK Government.
The single peaked at Number 2 being kept off the top by Rod Stewart,(The First Cut Is The Deepest,) but it is a widely held belief that those in charge were rigging the chart on the week of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee.
The Sex Pistols were signed to A&M records when they recorded this.The record label dropped the band just as this was released,pulling all the singles.The ones which slipped through became valuable collectors items.
In 2011 Record Collector magazine compiled it’s list of the top 50 most collectable records and this song is top of the list with a probable worth of a least £10000.
‘God save the Queen,we mean it man we love our Queen.’
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