Inthe song was re-released to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubileewhereupon the single charted in the top The song was set to a propulsive beat and a monster three-chord guitar riff written by Glen Matlock, who was soon to be replaced on bass by the doomed Sid Vicious. It wasn't a contrived effort to go out and shock everyone.
Most of the 25, copies of God Save The Queen were destroyed the few remaining copies are among the most valuable records in the world today.
Download as PDF Printable version. Problems 9. Various sources state that it was indeed the highest-selling single of the week,   despite a ban by the BBC and some major retailers. Punk rock . Listen while you read! Really delete this comment?
T he band were magnets for trouble, which thrilled record companies looking to cash in on this new youth trend. Retrieved UK Official Charts Company . The Independent. Views Read Edit View history. Hidden categories: CS1 German-language sources de Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Use dmy dates from December Use British English from December Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with unsourced statements from December Singlechart usages for New Zealand Singlechart usages for Norway Singlechart usages for Sweden Articles with unsourced statements from April This article is about the Sex Pistols song.
Either way, God Save The Queen was released on 27 May as the nation prepared its bunting and its street parties. The cover art gives further reference to the Sex Pistols by using the same cut-out words to form the title as the Sex Pistols' single cover. Norway VG-lista .
Retrieved 4 November Retrieved 3 November I am pleased that the Sex Pistols recordings are being put out there for a new generation, however, I wish for no part in the circus that is being built up around it.