Queen & # 39; s & # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; s & # 39; has defeated records to become the most streamed song of the 20th century
- The 1975 single has officially become the most streamed song of the twentieth century
- The tune surpassed Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Sweet Child O & # 39; Mine
- The film that Freddie Mercury follows would have played a major role
- Bohemian Rhapsody exceeded 1.6 billion streams via major streaming services, including Spotify and YouTube
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Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the most streamed song of the twentieth century, according to Universal Music Group.
The iconic 1975 single from British rock legends Queen has the Smells Like Teen Spirit and Guns N & # 39; Roses & # 39; Sweet Child O & # 39; Mine officially surpassed.
The video for the album's A Night At the Opera album exceeded 1.6 billion streams worldwide for all major streaming services, including Spotify and YouTube.
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The band was shown in 1970, five years before the release of Bohemian Rhapsody. From left, John Deacon, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor. The iconic 1975 single from British rock legends, Queen, has officially become the most played song of the twentieth century
Bohemian Rhapsody, the film with the same name is one of the top films of 2018 and undoubtedly played a role in reaching the top spot.
The film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, follows the frontman as the band leads their Live Aid performance at the Wembley Stadium in 1985.
The film has made almost $ 600 million (£ 473 million) in the global cash register since its release in November and has been nominated for two Golden Globes.
Return to the billboard Hot 100, the number reached No. 45 and for the week of November 22 it was the eleventh most streamed song worldwide on Spotify.
Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge called & # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; One of the greatest songs of one of the greatest bands in history. & # 39;
"We are so proud to represent Queen and are delighted that the song continues to inspire more than forty years after release still new fans around the world," he said.
The band was on the 1990 Brit Awards. From left, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May. Frontman Freddie Mercury died a year later from bronchial pneumonia due to AIDS
The rock song was Queen's first Top 10 hit in the United States and was the top of the charts in the United Kingdom for nine consecutive weeks, a record at the time.
Bohemian Rhapsody was also called the most streamed classic rock song of all time.
Queen-guitarist and founder Brian May – who also has a PHD in astrophysics – was delighted with the news in a statement: "So the river of rock music has changed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the limit! & # 39;
Freddie Mercury died in November 1991 at the age of 45 in his home in Kensington. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia caused by AIDS
Dr. May recently revealed to Classic Rock that he had mixed feelings about the new film about the band.
• Joy and horror and grief and all those big emotions. I've seen it hundreds of times now, in fragments and eventually coming together, and I still know, I have to say. & # 39;
He continued: & # 39; It is very emotional. It's all about Freddie.
Yes, we are there, but the story is about Freddie and that was always the goal.
The frontman performed with Queen in Hyde Park in 1976 and right, on Rock with 45 in 1974. The rock song was Queen's first Top 10 hit in the United States and was nine weeks in the top of the charts, a record at the time.
Freddie Mercury died in November 1991 at the age of 45 in his home in Kensington. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia caused by AIDS.
Dr. May paid tribute to how Rami Malek breathed life into the much-missed icon.
Not only Freddie's superpowers and ebullience, but also the sensitive side, the vulnerability of Freddie, of which there was a lot. He came from a very small beginning, "he added.
Queen-guitarist and founder Brian May was thrilled about the news in a statement: "So the river of rock music has turned into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the limit! & # 39; (file photo)
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: THE FACTS
The track was released for the first time as a single on October 31, 1975
Bohemian Rhapsody was Queen's first Top 10 hit in the US. In the United Kingdom it went to # 1 for 9 consecutive weeks, a record at that time.
It is the only song in history that once surpassed the British charts with Christmas.
The video for is generally recognized as the first promotional music video ever broadcasted, and was based on album cover from the group "Queen II", for which Mick Rock took the picture. It was directed by Bruce Gowers and was shot in 3 hours for an amount of £ 3,500 at the time of the band's rehearsal room.
It has been treated by many artists over the years, including Pink, Kanye West, Robbie Williams, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballe, The Muppets and Elton John & Axl Rose (for the Freddie Mercury tribute concert in April 1992).