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Encyclopedia > Bohemian Rhapsody
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Bohemian Rhapsody" cover
Single by Queen
from the album A Night at the Opera
B-side I'm in Love With My Car
Released October 31, 1975
Format 1975: Vinyl record (7")
1991: CD, Vinyl record (7")
1992: CD
Recorded 1975:
Rockfield Studio 1
Roundhouse
SARM (East)
Scorpion
Wessex
Genre Rock opera
Length 5:55
Label EMI (1975)
Elektra (1975)
Parlophone (1991)
Hollywood (1992)
Writer Freddie Mercury
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
Queen
Certification For references see: Queen discography
Queen singles chronology
"Now I'm Here"
(1975)
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
(1975)
"You're My Best Friend"
(1976)

"The Show Must Go On"
(1991)

"Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives"
(1991)

"Heaven for Everyone"
(1995)

"Bohemian Rhapsody"  is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song is in the style of a stream-of-consciousness nightmare, and has a very unusual musical structure for a piece of popular music (it has no chorus, instead consisting of various seemingly disjunct sections including operatic segments and an a cappella and heavy metal part). Despite this, it was released as a single and became a huge commercial success. In addition, the song is widely hailed as Queen's magnum opus, and it marked a decisive point in the band's career and setting them on the way to become one of the world's most popular music groups. The single was accompanied by what is generally cited as a groundbreaking music video (then termed a "promotional video") which helped establish the visual language of the modern music video. A truncated version of the song was included in all of Queen's subsequent live concert performances (it is quite impossible to reproduce live in its entirety, being a complex studio creation) and still enjoys great popularity around the world. It is ranked #163 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Bohemian_Rhapsody. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... A Night at the Opera is a 1975 album by English rock band Queen. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Im in Love with my Car is a hard rock song by English rock band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at The Opera. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... CD redirects here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... 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Youre My Best Friend is a song penned by John Deacon and performed by Queen. ... Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd song of the same name. ... These Are the Days of Our Lives is a song by the British rock band Queen. ... Heaven for Everyone is a song written by Roger Taylor. ... Image File history File links QueenBohemianRhapsodySolo. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... A Night at the Opera is a 1975 album by English rock band Queen. ... 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Contents

History

The song was recorded over three weeks by the band and producer Roy Thomas Baker. Recording began at Rockfield Studio 1 near Monmouth on August 24, 1975, after a 3-week rehearsal period in Herefordshire.[1] During the making of the track, a further four studios – Roundhouse, SARM (East), Scorpion, and Wessex – were used.[1] According to some band members, Mercury had worked out the entire song in his head and directed the band through the song.[2] Rockfield Studios, near Monmouth in South Wales and just outside the village of Rockfield, are where many of British rock music’s most successful recordings have been made. ... Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy) is a town in south Wales, county town of the historic county of Monmouthshire. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brian May, Mercury and Roger Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 200 separate overdubs.[2] Since the studios of the time only offered 24-track analogue tape, it was necessary for May, Mercury and Taylor to overdub themselves many times, and "bounce" these down to successive sub mixes. In the end, eighth-generation tapes were being used.[1] The tapes had passed over the recording heads so many times the normally opaque tapes could be seen through, as the oxide layer was beginning to wear off.[3] The various sections of tape containing the desired sub mixes would have to be cut with razor blades and reassembled together in the correct sequence using adhesive tape, a process known as splicing. For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Overdubbing is a technique used by recording studios to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously taped musical recording. ... An analog or analogue signal is any time continuous signal where some time varying feature of the signal is a representation of some other time varying quantity. ... Compact audio cassette Magnetic tape is a non-volatile storage medium consisting of a magnetic coating on a thin plastic strip. ... A recording head is the physical interface between a recording apparatus and a moving recording medium. ... An oxide is a chemical compound containing at least one oxygen atom and other elements. ... Two rolls of adhesive tape. ... Splice has several meanings: In outdoor recreation (such as sailing or camping) rope splicing involves joining two pieces of rope or wire by weaving the strands of each into the other. ...


A backing track of the grand piano (Mercury), bass guitar (John Deacon) and drums (Taylor) was recorded first. The band used many instruments to produce the song, including a Fender Precision Electric Bass, May's Red Special electric guitar, Ludwig Drums, timpani and a Paiste Gong. Mercury used a Bechstein "Concert" Grand Piano, the same he'd later play in both the promotional video and the UK Tour. When it was finished it was the most expensive single ever made and remains one of the most elaborate recordings in music history.[1] A grand piano from Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart. ... For the motorcyclist, see John Deacon (motorcyclist). ... The Fender Precision Bass, known as P-bass for short, is the first model of the electric bass designed by Clarence Leonidas Fender and brought to market in 1951. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... Ludwig-Musser is a drum and percussion instrument manufacturer owned by Conn-Selmer, Inc. ... A timpanist in the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. ... A Paiste 2002 Sound Edge hi-hat. ... C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG (FWB:BEP) (Bechstein) is a German manufacturer of pianos, especially grand pianos. ...


When Mercury wanted to release the single in 1975, it had been suggested to him that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was far too long and would thus never be a hit. But Mercury gave a copy of the single to friend and London DJ Kenny Everett, informing him (with a wink and a nod) that it was for him personally, and that he must never play it on air. Mercury's plan (a form of reverse psychology) worked – Everett did just the opposite, teasing his listeners by playing bits and pieces of the song throughout his show. Ultimately, Everett would go on to play the song as many as fourteen times in a single day. From then on, every major radio station played the song in full. The track proved popular and was released with "I'm in Love with My Car" as the B-side.[1] Kenny Everett (born Maurice Cole in Crosby, Merseyside, 25 December 1944, died 4 April 1995), was a popular English radio DJ and television entertainer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


Lyrics and structure

From the time "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released to the public, there has been speculation regarding the meaning behind the song's lyrics. One common[citation needed] misconception is that the song is a first-person account of someone with AIDS, even though it was written more than a decade before Freddie Mercury contracted HIV, and seven years before HIV was even recognized as a virus. Some believe the lyrics are about a suicidal murderer hunted by demons,[4] or depict the events just preceding an execution, pointing to Albert Camus's novel The Stranger as a probable source of inspiration. Some even believe the lyrics were only written to fit with the music, and have no meaning at all. As evidence, Kenny Everett quoted Mercury as claiming the lyrics were simply "random rhyming nonsense."[4] For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... This article is about biological infectious particles. ... For other uses, see Camus. ... The Stranger, or The Outsider, (from the French L’Étranger, 1942) is a novel by Albert Camus. ...


Mercury was famously evasive when asked about the song's meaning. Unlike the other members of Queen, who often talked about the inspiration behind the songs they had written, Mercury disliked analysing his own material, and preferred listeners to construct their own personal interpretations.[citation needed] What is known is that the song had an especially personal connection for Mercury, which was confirmed by the band's other members. Following the single's release, Mercury was quoted as saying:

It's one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them...'Bohemian Rhapsody' didn't just come out of thin air. I did a bit of research although it was tongue-in-cheek and mock opera. Why not?[5]

However when the band released a Greatest Hits cassette in Iran a leaflet in farsi was included with translation and explanations of the lyrics. There Queen states that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is about a young man who has accidentally killed someone and, like Faust, sold his soul to the devil. On the night before his execution he calls for God in Arabic, "Bismillah", and with the help of angels regains his soul from Shaitan[6]. Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... Farsi may refer to: The name of the the Persian language among native speakers Farsi Island, an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf The Jafari Shia Tajiks of Central Asia Salman al-Farsi, one of the prophet Muhammads companions Al-Farisi (1260-1320), Persian mathematician and physicist Jalaleddin Farsi... For other uses, see Faust (disambiguation). ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Phrases containing Allah Allah is Arabic for God and is the only god (monotheism) in the religion of Islam. ... At its simplest, Shayṭān is the Arabic word for “Satan”. In Islam, Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان) is an entity analogous to Satan in Christianity. ...


The song is composed of six distinct sections: introduction, ballad, guitar solo, opera, rock and an outro. This format, replete with abrupt changes in style, tone, and tempo, was unusual to rock music at the time. An embryonic version of this style was done by Queen themselves in "My Fairy King". That song, along with "Liar" and "March of the Black Queen", was also written by Mercury, and all three are noted for their musical similarities to "Bohemian Rhapsody."[citation needed] The guitar is used in many genres to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment to a voice or other instrument, or to fill in the harmony in a ensemble. ... For other uses, see Outro (album). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Liar ( ) is the fifth track (first on side two) and, in some territories, second single of English rock band Queens first album, Queen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Introduction (0:00-0:48)

The song begins with a close four-part harmony a cappella introduction in B-flat, which consists entirely of multi track recordings of Mercury (even though the video has all four members lip-syncing this part). The lyrics question whether life is "real" or "just fantasy" before concluding that there can be "no escape from reality." After 15 seconds, the grand piano enters, and Mercury's solo voice alternates with the other vocal parts. The narrator introduces himself as "just a poor boy" but declares that he "need[s] no sympathy" because nothing matters: chromatic side-slipping on "easy come, easy go" highlight the dream-like atmosphere. The end of this section is marked by the bass entrance and the familiar cross-handed piano vamp in B-flat. The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... In music, chromatic indicates the inclusion of notes not in the prevailing scale and is also used for those notes themselves (Shir-Cliff et al 1965, p. ...


Ballad (0:48-2:36)

The grand piano continues the 2-bar vamp in B-flat. Deacon's bass guitar enters playing the first note, and the vocals change from harmony to an impassioned solo performance by Mercury. The narrator explains to his mother that he has "just killed a man," with "a gun against his head" and with that act thrown his life away. The chromatic bass line brings about a modulation to E-flat. Here Taylor's drums enter (1:19), and the narrator makes the second of several invocations to his "mama" in the new key, reusing the original theme. The narrator explains his regret over "mak[ing] you cry" and urging mama to "carry on as if nothing really matters." A truncated phrase connects to a repeat of the vamp in B-flat. As the ballad proceeds into its second verse, the narrator shows how tired and beat down he is by his actions (as May enters on guitar and mimics the upper range of the piano 1:50). May sends "shivers down my spine" by scratching the strings on the other side of the bridge. The narrator bids the world goodbye announcing he has got to go and prepares to "face the truth" admitting "I don't want to die / I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all." Another chromatic bass descent brings a modulation to the key of A, and the "Opera" section. A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ...


Guitar solo (2:36-3:02)

As Mercury sings the rising line "I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all," the band builds in intensity, leading up to a guitar solo by May that serves as the bridge from ballad to opera. May's solo continues to build intensity, but, once the bass line completes its descent establishing the new key, the entire band cuts out abruptly at 3:02 except for quiet A Major quaver chords on the piano: the "opera" has begun. In live performances, the stage would go dark and all the members of the band would walk offstage and allow the entire opera section to play from the recording, as it was impossible for them to perform it live, due to the extensive overdubbing.


Opera (3:02-4:07)

Every time Freddie came up with another 'Galileo', I would add another piece of tape to the reel... That section alone took about three weeks to record, which in 1975 was the average time spent on a whole album. – Roy Thomas Baker[1]

A rapid series of rhythmic and harmonic changes (E-flat major to F minor to A major, among others) introduces a pseudo-operatic midsection, which contains the bulk of the elaborate vocal multi-tracking, depicting the narrator's "descent into hell". While the underlying pulse of the song is maintained, the dynamics vary greatly from bar to bar, from only Mercury's voice accompanied by a piano, to a multi-voice choir supported by drums, bass, piano and a timpani. E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... Also see: F major, or F-sharp minor. ...


The choir effect was created by having May, Mercury, and Taylor sing their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs. According to Roger Taylor, the voices of May, Mercury and himself combined created a wide vocal range: "Brian could get down quite low, Freddie had an incredibly powerful voice through the middle, and I was good at the high stuff." This was useful as the band wanted to create "a wall of sound, that start down and go all the way up". [2]


The band used the bell effect for lyrics "Magnifico" and "Let me go". Also, on "Let him go", Taylor singing the top section carries his note on further after the rest of the "choir" have stopped singing. Lyrical references in this passage include Scaramouche, the fandango, Galileo, Figaro and "Bismillah," as rival factions fight over the narrator's soul. The introduction is recalled with the chromatic inflection on "I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me." The section concludes with a full choral treatment of the lyric "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me!", on a block B-flat major chord. The Bell Effect, also known colloquially as bells, is a technique used in musical arrangement where single notes of a chord are played in sequence by different instruments which sustain their individual notes to allow the chord to be heard. ... Scaramuccia is a commedia dellarte character who wears a black velvet mask and black trousers, shirt and hat. ... Fandangos is a style of flamenco music and dance, probably derived from the jota[]. Philologists link it to the ancient Roman erotic dance known as the cordax (called iconici motus by the poet Horace and the playwright Plautus). ... Galileo can refer to: Galileo Galilei, astronomer, philosopher, and physicist (1564 - 1642) the Galileo spacecraft, a NASA space probe that visited Jupiter and its moons the Galileo positioning system Life of Galileo, a play by Bertolt Brecht Galileo (1975) - screen adaptation of the play Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht... Figaro may refer to any of the following: Figaro, the central character in the comedies, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Guilty Mother by Pierre de Beaumarchais. ... Basmala or Bismillah Basmala calligraphy Basmala (Arabic بسملة) is an Arabic language noun which is used as the collective name of the whole of the recurring Islamic phrase  . This phrase constitutes the first verse of the first sura (or chapter) of the Quran, and is used in a number of... “Belzebub” redirects here. ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... B-flat major is a major scale based on B-flat, consisting of the pitches B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, G, A, and B-flat. ...


Roger Taylor famously tops the last note with a Bb6, or B-flat in the sixth octave, a note in the soprano range. Taylor used falsetto to reach the note, a common practice for countertenors. Falsetto is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto, mezzo or soprano range, often through use of falsetto, or sometimes natural head voice. ...


Heavy metal (4:07-4:55)

The operatic section leads into an aggressive heavy metal musical interlude with a guitar riff that was written by Mercury. During group sing alongs (including a famous scene in the film Wayne's World), it is traditional to "headbang" during this passage. At 4:14, a double-tracked Mercury sings angry lyrics addressed to an unspecified "you," accusing him/her of betrayal and abuse and insisting "can't do this to me, baby" - which could be interpreted as a flashback to certain events that led to the earlier ballad section ("just killed a man"). Three ascending guitar runs follow, which May described as something he had to "battle with" when performing the song live. Mercury then plays a similar run on the piano. Heavy metal redirects here. ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ... Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ... Headbanging is a type of dance which involves violently shaking your head in time with music, most commonly heavy metal music. ... Double tracking is a well-worn technique in sound recording in which a performer sings or plays along with their own prerecorded part, for dramatic effect or to produce a stronger sound than with a single voice or instrument. ...


Outro (4:55-5:55)

After Mercury plays ascending octaves of notes from the B flat mixolydian scale, the song then returns to the tempo and form of the introduction. A guitar accompanies the chorus "ooh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah". A double-tracked twin guitar melody is played through an amplifier designed by John Deacon, affectionately nicknamed the "Deacy Amp". Mercury's line "Nothing really matters..." appears again. The final line, "Any way the wind blows," is followed by the quiet sound of a gong that finally expels the tension built up throughout the song. This article is about music. ... The Mixolydian mode is a musical mode or diatonic scale. ... The Deacy Amp is an amplifier created by and named after Queen bassist John Deacon and used by guitarist Brian May. ... A gong is one of a wide variety of metal percussion instruments. ...


Promotional video

The promotional video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" is often cited as being one of the first music videos and has been voted the UK's "Best video of all time" in a survey commissioned by O2 in the United Kingdom.[7] Though some artists, including Queen themselves (for example, Killer Queen and Liar already had music videos), had made video clips to accompany their songs, it wasn't until after the success of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" video that it became regular practice for record companies to produce promo videos for their artists' single releases. These videos could then be shown on television shows such as the BBC's Top of The Pops, without the need for the artist to appear in person. A promo video also allowed the artist to have their music broadcast and accompanied by their own choice of visuals, rather than dancers such as Pan's People performing a routine to the song. The video has been widely hailed as the first true pop promo, launching the MTV age.[2] O2 or O-2 may be: Oceanic Airlines (Guinea) IATA airline designator Oxygen O2 plc, a telecommunications company. ... Killer Queen ( ) is a song by the British rock band Queen. ... Liar ( ) is the fifth track (first on side two) and, in some territories, second single of English rock band Queens first album, Queen. ... Video clips are short clips in video format and predominantly found on the internet where the massive influx of new video clips during 2006 was dubbed as a new phenomenon having a profound impact on both the internet and other forms of media. ... The record industry is the part of the music industry that earns profit by selling sound recordings of music. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Pans People were a 1970s British TV dance troupe who are best associated with the BBC TV music chart show Top of the Pops. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


The video for the single was directed by Bruce Gowers, using ideas from the band members. It was created to allow the band to be on tour and appear "live" on the BBC's Top of the Pops. The piano used by Freddie Mercury in the video was also used by Paul McCartney to record "Hey Jude".[8] Shot in just over four hours on the band's rehearsal stage, it cost £4500 to produce,[1] using an outside broadcast truck owned by one of the band's managers. All the special effects were done during the recording. The effect of the face zooming away was accomplished by simply pointing the camera at a monitor, thus giving visual feedback, a visual glare, analogous to audio feedback. The "Honey Comb" effect was achieved by using a specially shaped lens. In the original version of the video an apparent editing glitch led to the piano part being briefly double-tracked out of sync with itself, but this was corrected in later releases. Bruce Gowers is an English music video director. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... For the album of the same name, see Hey Jude (album). ... Special effects (also called SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to realize scenes that cannot be achieved by live action or normal means. ... Optical feedback Credit: Profero Graphics Two Screenshots of optical feedback Credit: Profero Graphics Optical feedback is the optical equivalent of acoustic feedback. ... Audio feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist, Søren Larsen, who first discovered its principles) is a special kind of feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example... Look up lens in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Popularity

In 1977, only two years after its release, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was named 'The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years' by BPI.[2] See also: 1970s in music. ...


"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the only single to have been UK Christmas Number 1 twice (in a single recording), first in 1975/1976, and then in 1991/1992 (as a double-A single with "These Are the Days of Our Lives") following the death of Mercury. The song stayed at number one on the British charts for nine weeks — the longest stay since 1975 — and for another five weeks during 1991-1992. Its 14 weeks at the UK #1 spot make it the fourth-longest-serving #1 on the UK singles chart. It is also the only UK single ever to sell a million copies on two separate occasions and is placed third in the official list of the best-selling singles in the United Kingdom[citation needed].


The song's prominent place in the pop/rock canon seems secure, as it consistently ranks highly in media reader polls of "the best singles of all-time"[citation needed]. In 2002, it came first in the Guinness Hit Singles poll of the greatest UK singles of all-time, as well as 10th in a BBC World Service poll to find the world's favorite song. Queens We are the champions came top. In 2000 it came second to "Imagine" by John Lennon in a Channel 4 television poll of The 100 Best Number 1s. It has been in the top 5 of the Dutch annual "Top 100 Aller Tijden" ("All-Time Top 100 Singles") since 1977, reaching #1 eight times.[9]; in the annual "Top 2000" (maintained since 1999) it has, until 2005, been #1 every year. In 2005, it went down one place to #2, only to reclaim #1 in 2006 again. For popularity comparison: the 2005 edition of the top 2000 was listened to by more than 60% of the total Dutch populace. See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ... We Are The Champions is a power ballad written by Freddie Mercury, recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Imagine is a utopian-themed song performed by John Lennon, which appears on his 1971 album, Imagine. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the British television station. ... The Top 2000 is a radio program on the Dutch radio station Radio 2, and has been broadcast since 1999. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including...


The song enjoyed renewed popularity in 1992 as part of the soundtrack to the film Wayne's World. In connection with this, a new video was released, inter cutting excerpts from the film with footage from the original Queen video, along with some live footage of the band. See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ...


On the Made in Heaven video documentary "Champions of the World", Mike Myers talked about his horror at finding out that the record company had mixed clips from Wayne's World with Queen's original video, and his fear that this would upset the band. Myers himself said, "they've just whizzed on a Picasso." As a result, he asked the record company to tell Queen that the video was not his idea, and that he apologized to them. He then said that, later, Queen sent a reply simply saying, "Thank you for using our song,", which shocked Myers, who said it should be more like him telling Queen, "Thank you for even letting me touch the hem of your garments!" This article is about the actor. ... Waynes World was one of the most popular recurring sketches to come from the NBC television series Saturday Night Live. ...


The final scene of the video was notable, where a pose of the band from the video from the original "Bohemian Rhapsody" clip "morphs" into an identically-posed 1985 photo, first featured in the "One Vision" video. This re-release (with "The Show Must Go On" as a double-A side) hit #2 in the US in 1992, sixteen years after the original 1976 US release peaked at #9. 3 Frames from a morph from George W. Bush to Arnold Schwarzenegger showing the mid-point between the two extremes Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image into another through a seamless transition. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


In 2004 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall...


As of 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the second most played song on British radio, in clubs and on jukeboxes collectively, after Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale".[10] Procol Harum is an English rock band, formed in the 1960s, who built a heavy foundation for what would become progressive rock. ... A Whiter Shade of Pale is a song by the British band Procol Harum. ...


On the September 30, 2007 Radio 1 Chart Show, for Radio 1's 40th birthday, it was revealed that Bohemian Rhapsody was the most played song since Radio 1's launch. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Live performances

The a cappella opening was far too complex to perform live, so in lieu of it, Freddie Mercury would try various ways of introducing the song. When the song "Mustapha" became a live favourite, Mercury would often sub in that song's a cappella opening, which was much easier to reproduce live as it was only one voice. During the Hot Space tour, and occasionally at other times, Mercury would do a piano improvisation (generally the introduction to "Death on Two Legs") that would end with the first notes of the song. More often than not, though, the preceding song would end, and Mercury would simply sit down at the piano, maybe say a quick word to the audience, and start playing the ballad section. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hot Space is an album by English rock band Queen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Death On Two Legs (Dedicated to. ...


Initially following the song's release, the operatic, middle section of the song proved to be a problem for the band. Because of the extensive multi-tracking, it could not realistically be performed on stage. The band did not have enough of a break between the "Sheer Heart Attack" and "A Night at the Opera" tours to find a way to make it work live, so they simply split the song up into three sections that were played throughout the night. The opening and closing ballads were played as part of a medley, with "Killer Queen" and "March of the Black Queen" taking the place of the operatic and hard rock sections, respectively. Those two sections, in virtually all of the gigs, were played as an introductory piece leading into "Ogre Battle". This approach worked well for the band, as it allowed them to play the entire operatic section from tape (though Mercury often sang the first line) before taking the stage. For the Queen song of the same name, see News of the World (album). ... Killer Queen is a song by the English rock band Queen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Starting with the "A Day at the Races" tour in 1976, the band adopted what would become their lasting way of playing the song live. The opening ballad would be played on stage, and after Brian May's guitar solo, the lights would go down, the band would leave the stage, and the operatic section would be played from tape. A blast of pyrotechnics after Roger Taylor's famous high note on the final "for me" would announce the band's return to the stage for the hard rock section and closing ballad. Queen would continue to play the song in this form all the way through the Magic Tour of 1986. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pyrotechnics is a field of study often thought synonymous with the manufacture of fireworks, but more accurately it has a wider scope that includes items for military and industrial uses. ...


On the 2005/2006 Queen + Paul Rodgers tours, a live performance recording of Mercury (from the famous Wembley show of 1986) would play on video screens doing the vocals and piano for the first segment, while the other musicians played along and Paul Rodgers sat out. The middle operatic section was left to the studio tape, with a video tribute to Freddie Mercury being played on a screen behind the stage. The band went backstage, and the arena would be completely dark. When the hard rock section kicked in, the lights came back up to the full band on stage, including Rodgers, who took over lead vocals. The taped Mercury and Rodgers made the closing into a duet, with Rodgers allowing the audience to sing the final "Nothing really matters to me" while the taped Mercury took a bow for the crowd. Rodgers would then repeat the line, and the final line was delivered with one last shot of Freddie Mercury smiling at the audience before the arena went black. The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Notable cover versions

  • The spoof rock band Bad News (created for the UK Channel 4 TV series The Comic Strip Presents...) released a version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a single in 1987 and was featured on their 1987 debut album Bad News. It reached #44 in the UK Singles Chart. The recording was produced by Brian May. The song parodied the song in that its performance was intentionally of a low standard. The group released the song as a music video single also.
  • On April 20, 1992, Elton John and Axl Rose performed the song with the surviving members of Queen for The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic released a polka cover in 1993 on his album Alapalooza, renamed "Bohemian Polka."
  • Celtic band De Dannan included a cover of the song called "Hibernian Rhapsody" on their album of the same name in 1996. The arrangement, without vocals, uses traditional Irish musical instruments.
  • Duo The Braids recorded an R&B version for the soundtrack of the 1996 film High School High. It was produced by Third Eye Blind's lead singer Stephan Jenkins and was also released as a single.
  • Popera group G4 released it as a single in 2005 which reached #9 in the UK music charts.
  • The Flaming Lips recorded a cover for the 2005 album Killer Queen (2005). The cover was also performed live.
  • The song has been performed twice for British charities: firstly in 1993 by celebrities from all major TV networks for Comic Relief (in a parody of the original video) and again in 2005 by a selection of BBC News presenters for Children in Need.
  • The Mexican band Molotov made a parody cover named "Rap, Soda y Bohemia". It was sung in Spanglish and appeared in the albums Molomix and Tributo a Queen(a compilation made for various Latin rock bands).
  • The song was parodied by famed Animutationist-cum-musician Andrew Kepple along with some friends to create the flash music video "Zero Wing Rhapsody", in which Kepple and his group sang the song to the opening story of the European Megadrive release of the game "Zero Wing".
  • Canadian comedian Rick Miller has performed a version in which he impersonates "twenty five of the most annoying voices in the music industry".
  • The comedic website College Humor does a frat-themed parody "Brohemian Rhapsody". The song follows a 'frat boy' at a party. The fraternity lifestyle becomes a rock opera, with beer pong, long lines to the bathroom and much vomiting.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g An Invitation To The Opera. Sound On Sound (October 1995). Retrieved on 2006-08-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody. The British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2006-08-16.
  3. ^ Queen: A Night at the Opera. The Surround Mix. Sound On Sound (June 2002). Retrieved on 2006-08-16.
  4. ^ a b Black, Johnny (2002), "The Greatest Songs Ever! Bohemian Rhapsody", Blender, <http://blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?id=256>
  5. ^ Quoted in Andy Davis. "Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody". Record Collector, June 1993, Issue 166. Retrieved from Queen Museum, October 27, 2006.
  6. ^ Queen album brings rock to Iran.
  7. ^ It's A Rhap! Queen Vid Voted Best Of All Time (Sky News)
  8. ^ Queen - The Royal Legend - A Night at the Opera. Retrieved on 2006-09-06.
  9. ^ Top 100 Aller Tijden
  10. ^ ClassicBands.com. The 100 Most Played Songs. Retrieved on 2006-08-17.

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External links

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