Bohemian Rhapsody is peerless. I should state that I am not a Queen fan but this song has a preternatural effect on me. And see doing it on a Karaoke night. Oh my god. It’s electrifying
Not one single note is out of place in its 6 minutes or so.
It’s not just a song. It’s a five act opera with hugely moving moments, total rock and roll and lyrics that both bamboozle and inspire you.
It is complete and utter magic and the voters on Desert Island Discs obviously agree with me because of the top eight compositions chosen for Britain’s Desert Island six were classical and the only two “pop” records to make the top eight were Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd and this (the higher of the two).
So that’s it.
Now enjoy it. The first ever “Pop Video”.
Did you know why it was made?
Apparently because the song was too difficult to perform live on Top of The Pops owing to the extreme number of overlays and dubs that are in it.