According to statistics from Universal Music Group, rock legend Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a classic song of the 20th century.
Born in 1975, the Bohemian Rhapsody in A Night At The Opera album has become an important milestone in the career of legendary British rock band Queen. After more than 40, this song is always on the list of the best songs of all time. On December 11, Universal Music Group announced Bohemian Rhapsody is the most heard song of the 20th century.
What makes this song so special is its structure. Unlike the usual rock songs, Bohemian Rhapsody is a combination of many different types of music: Acapella, Opera, Ballad and Rock. No one artist can successfully combine genres that seem to have no similarities like Queen did. Not just a turning point for the time, the rhythms of Bohemian Rhapsody are still a breakthrough even for today’s music scene.
Talking about this song, rock legend Freddie Mercury, who is also the author of the classic song, said that this is essentially a combination of 3 different songs. That’s why the song becomes more special than ever.
In fact, combining different melodies and ideas to create a complete song has been around for a long time. Before Queen, legends like Beach Boys and The Beatles also tried this way. However, it can be said, Queen is the group that reached the pinnacle of harmonizing genius ideas and creating classic Bohemian Rhapsody songs.
Not only special in structure, this song also imprints in the hearts of the audience with perfect harmony. With the classic Opera part, many people mistook the song sung by a choir. However, the entire song is a vocal mix of all three members of the group: Freddie Mercury, lead guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Renowned for his rare high-pitched male vocalist, Roger Taylor was the highest note in the song, while Brian May was the group’s bass male vocals.
To get this song, Queen spent a lot of effort. A studio for Bohemian Rhapsody is not enough, the band used 6 different recording studios to record 24 sound streams before putting it together into a complete song. Until now, this is still an amazing thing.
The other special thing about this song is its MV. With impressive visual images, Queen has really become a band ahead of its time in making music videos. Many people believe that the song becomes much more lively thanks to this MV.
Right after its debut, Bohemian Rhapsody received a lot of positive reactions from the audience, along with the admiration of the professionals. To this day, Bohemian Rhapsody has not diminished its appeal, becoming a monument to Rock music in particular and music in general.
In 2018, after participating in a biographical project about herself called Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen band continued to announce the launch of the largest tour in 2019 in North America in conjunction with singer Adam Lambert. The tour called Rhapsody Tour will start on July 10 and end on August 23, 2019.