Bohemian Rhapsody Video Surpasses A Whopping 1 BILLION Views

Queen’s iconic music video for beloved track ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has just reached 1 billion views on YouTube, an impressive win for a video released almost 40 years ago.

Photo Credit: Bohemian Rhapsody

The video for their 1975 single is commonly recognized as the promotional video that kick-started their groundbreaking career, and today it proved it’s still a hot commodity on the charts.

Surpassing 1 billion views on YouTube today, it breaks the record for the first video released before the 1990s to reach this milestone. Some may accredit it’s increased popularity to the 2018 film about Queen released under the same name as their hit single. Considering it grossed $900 million dollars at the box office and scored the title of the highest grossing biopic in history, it’s no doubt Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury stunned audiences.

Yet, there’s no denying Bohemian Rhapsody is a song that defies all modes of lyrical storytelling, so it’s only fair to accredit it’s popularity to the unwavering brilliance of the song on it’s own.

Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor responded to the news by offering fans the chance to feature in three new Queen music videos to celebrate hitting 1 billion views on YouTube. The campaign, ‘You Are The Champions’, will be producing three user generated videos with the bands most popular tracks featuring musicians, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and visual artists all from Queen’s fanbase.

A brand new remastered HD version of the video is available today on Queen’s YouTube video, along with lyrics now accessible in English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, German, Indonesian Bahasa, Korean, Czech, Russian and Turkish.

So get to clicking folks because Bismillah we will never let you go Bohemian Rhapsody!!

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