Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song consists of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made.
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. It reached number one again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury's death, eventually becoming the UK's third best-selling single of all time. 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. In 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
In 2004 the song was number 163 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
1/30/2015 07:35:02 am
This song has always been a favorite of mine
10/30/2015 10:02:41 pm
I can't imagine 162 better songs..not possible! Wake up Rolling Stone!
11/1/2015 07:26:07 am
Rolling Stone never been fair to Queen, having Freddie only as the 18th (I think) best singer of all time and Brian as the 27th best guitar player...in every other ranking Brian is under the top 15..^^
11/27/2015 06:06:51 pm
you are right
10/31/2015 02:28:14 am
11/30/2015 04:40:41 pm
JUST ONE OF QUEEN'S GREATEST HITS FOR SURE ! THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER FREDDIE !
12/30/2015 07:01:17 pm
163...I can not think of one song better never mind 162..
12/30/2015 07:23:09 pm
No.163? .. what a complete and utter joke!! Funny how it takes top spot everywhere else. No wonder RS magazine is in decline!!
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