Watch “Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video)” on YouTube

18 Jul


“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 studio album A Night at the Opera. It is a six-minute suite,[6] consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda.[7] The song is a more accessible take on the 1970s progressive rock genre.[1] It was the most expensive single ever made at the time of its release.[8]

When it was released as a single, “Bohemian Rhapsody” became a commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976.[9] It reached number one again in 1991 for another five weeks when the same version was re-released,[10] eventually becoming the UK’s third best-selling single of all time.[11] It topped the charts in several other markets as well, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands, later becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. In the United States the song originally peaked at number nine in 1976. It returned to the chart at number two in 1992 following its appearance in the film Wayne’s World, which revived its American popularity.

Although critical reaction was initially mixed, “Bohemian Rhapsody” remains one of Queen’s most popular songs and is frequently placed on modern lists of the greatest songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which many scholars consider ground-breaking.[12] In 2004, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[13] In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find “The Nation’s Favourite Number One” over 60 years of music.[14]


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5 responses to “Watch “Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video)” on YouTube

  1. chris jensen

    December 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    i have seen you stopped by to have a read, i took the moment to listen to Queen, those some of the best times of my life, heart felt memories…

    Thank you

    cheers chris

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  2. dysfunctionalwomansdigest

    December 13, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Queen! What a brilliant and charismatic group of talented musicians! Queen will forever remain one of the world’s greatest bands due to their mastery, their originality, and Freddie…they were amazing and they represented the chaos of the 70s with its aftermath of the 60s sexual liberation and redefinition of gender roles and expectations. It was an exciting time and a very creative era for rock ‘n’ roll! Thank you for the walk down Memory Lane!

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    July 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

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  4. America On Coffee

    July 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    We share this love! :-)

    Liked by 1 person


    July 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm




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