This very day in music, this Throwback Thursday, thirty-eight years ago, Queen reached number one on the UK charts with their hit Bohemian Rhapsody. For duration of about six minutes, many consider Bohemian Rhapsody to be one of the greatest songs to ever grace the radio and our eardrums; they might be true. It’s a song split into three parts, nonsensical lyrics, and hard-hitting guitar strums, all with powerful vocals from Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Queen is considered by many to be one of the greatest bands ever. Lead singer Freddie Mercury, voted 18 on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time, is responsible for writing some Queen’s biggest hits including: Bicycle Race, We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen released fifteen albums, one posthumously after the death of Mercury in 1991. When Mercury passed due to complications from HIV/AIDS, the song Bohemian Rhapsody managed to sneak back in the UK Charts once again, reaching number one.