☀️ Song of the Day: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Today’s song of the day is a British progressive rock song, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen.

Fun Facts:

  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” was recorded in the latter half of 1975 and released as a single on October 31st of that same year.
  • The single’s B-side track was “I’m in Love with My Car.” Both songs were later included on the band’s fourth studio album, A Night at the Opera.
  • The song is just under six minutes long and is categorized as a suite or a musical piece composed of an ordered set of varying pieces. Uniquely, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has five distinct sections and no refraining chorus.
  • The sections include an intro, a ballad piece, an operatic component, a hard rock piece, and a reflective coda.
  • Upon release, the song topped the UK’s music chart for nine full weeks and went on to sell more than one million copies within three months. It is currently the UK’s third best-selling single of all time.
  • The song was formally inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 and is considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the song at number seventeen on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Originally published at https://song.of-the-day.com.

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J.N. Estey

J.N. Estey

She/her. MSW. Published writer and poet. Columbia ’21. ☀️ = Professional work, 🌙 = Personal work.