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Bohemian Rhapsody

#9 hit single by Queen in 1976

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  • Nov 24, 2009
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Sensational tune! Gotta give this one a listen again!
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review by . November 24, 2009
I remember when this song first came out and New York's rock station WPLJ picked up on it.  I didn't notice it at all until the loud baritone voice belting out "Oh Mama Mia Mama Mia" followed by the chorus of higher voices singing "mama mia let me go."  I was intrigued and waited patiently for this song to play again to find out what it was.      It turned out to be the first of two anthems (We are the Champions is the other) of one of the greatest …
review by . March 09, 2010
I must set the stage.  I am in Grade school. Grade 7 to be exact.  My parents have taken me to Holland for a vacation and while they travel the countryside, I am left with mu cousins who are several years older and several years younger.  I do not really have anyone who is my age and although everyone is pleasant, I really do not fit in well.  My Older cousin who is about 18 is part of a local band that plays 'Smoke on the Water" pretty much exclusively.      …
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"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. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is in the style of a stream-of-consciousness nightmare that has unusual song structure, more akin to a classical rhapsody than popular music. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of three main parts: including an operatic segment, an a cappella passage, and a heavy rock solo.

When it was released as a single, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became an unlikely commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks. It reached number one again in 1991, after Freddie Mercury's death, achieving total sales of 2,176,000 and becoming the UK's third best selling single of all time—beaten only by Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 1997".

The single was accompanied by a promotional video; considered groundbreaking, it helped establish the visual language of the modern music video. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, especially in America, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is often considered to be Queen's magnum opus and one of the greatest songs of all time.

Is this the real life-
Is this just fantasy-
Caught in a landslide-
No escape from reality-
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see-
Im just a poor boy,i need no sympathy-
Because Im easy come,easy go,
A little ...
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Label: Elektra Records
Release Date: January 3, 1976

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