“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a 1975 song by British’s most known band “Queen” and written by the late Freddie Mercury. The almost six minutes long song has surpassed Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The single and their music video has reached over 1.6 billion streams worldwide.
Making this the Queen’s anthem song the most streamed song of the 20th Century.
Source: 20th Century Fox
On Monday, Universal Music Group (UMG), which represent Queen concluded the song’s total streams using all globally available streaming services, such as Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube.
Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of UMG, said:
Bohemian Rhapsody’ is one of the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands in history. We are so proud to represent Queen and are thrilled to see the song still inspiring new fans around the world more than four decades after its release.
My congratulations to Queen and [longtime manager] Jim Beach on an incredible achievement that is a testament to the enduring brilliance of Queen.
Brian May, guitarist and founding member of the rock band, shared the happiness that this news got him:
So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams. Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max.
The news comes after the release of the movie named “Bohemian Rhapsody” where Rami Malek plays frontman Mercury.
According to Reuters, the movie has grossed $600 (£476) million which makes it the highest box office of any musical biopic ever made. Actor Rami Malek is expected to receive an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” has been UK’s Christmas song number one twice, making it the only song to ever do that. The song was also number one in the UK charts for nine weeks straight. The famous song has been covered by many talented artists, such as Robbie Williams, Kanye West, and Pink.
Have you seen “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie yet? Are you a fan of Queen and do you still listen to their music?