Queen's Bohemian Milestone

Queen's video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" has surpassed one-billion views on YouTube. It's the first pre-1990s video to achieve this milestone.

In celebration, they've released a newly remastered high-definition version of the video on their YouTube channel. And the lyrics can be accessed in multiple languages -- English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Polish, German, Indonesian Bahasa, Korean, Czech, Russian and Turkish.

You could have a chance to star in a Queen video.Brian May and Roger Taylor say, "We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to YouAreTheChampions.com to find out more and we’ll see you on the road somewhere.”

If you're a musician and singer, then you can contribute to "Bohemian Rhapsody." If you are a dancer, then you will be able to give your own interpretations for "Don't Stop Me Now" -- with an instructional video created by Polly Bennett (Rami Malek’s movement coach from the Bohemian Rhapsody movie). And, visual artists will get the chance to design any word or phrase from the lyrics of "A Kind of Magic."

Hot Takes:

  • The video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" was based on their Queen 2 album cover and was filmed in three hours at the band's rehearsal space.
  • Featured on their A Night at the Opera album, it was first released as a single on October 31st, 1975
  • The video first aired in the U.K. on Top of the Pops in November 1975.
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" was Queen's first Top 10 hit in the U.S. In the U.K. it went to number-one for nine consecutive weeks, a record at the time, before returning to the top of the charts again in 1991.
  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" was named the most Googled song of 2018.
  • It reached the Top 40 in the U.S. in 2019, making its third visit. It's one of just a few songs to reach the Top 40 in three different decades.

 
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