Queen's operatic masterpiece beat The Beatles and Michael Jackson in a poll by the Official Charts Company.
Posted on Jul 16, 2012 03:03 pm
Queen's legendary "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been voted the UK's favorite number 1 single of all time.
It was confirmed as a national favorite by a poll conducted by the Official Charts Company to celebrate 60 years of the British Singles Chart, which presented the winners via a 60-song countdown on Sunday evening.
Other rockers in the top 10 include Oasis with "Don't Look Back In Anger" and The Beatles with "Hey Jude". John Lennon won his own spot with "Imagine".
"Bohemian Rhapsody" featured on Queen's fourth album, and sat atop the chart for nine weeks upon its release in 1975. It went on to top the UK charts again in 1976, 1991 and 1992.
It was the most expensive recording in history, with more than 180 layers of audio being mixed through a single 24 track tape machine. Engineers were constantly bouncing the audio down to two tracks so they could continue on the other 22 tracks, with the audio going through eight generations of analog tape over three weeks.
Here's the full top 10:01. Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
02. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean"
03. Adele "Someone Like You"
04. Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger"
05. The Beatles "Hey Jude"
06. John Lennon "Imagine"
07. Britney Spears " Baby One More Time"
08. Abba "Dancing Queen"
09. Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"
10. Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
Hear the original song here:
Let's take the opportunity to enjoy this drunk guy singing the entirety of "Bohemian Rhapsody" from the back of a cop car: