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Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Queen 1976 Bohemian Rhapsody 45

Is this the real life - Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide - No escape from reality
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy

1976
9
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976
  • Hot 100 chart debut: Jan 3, 1976; 24 weeks on the chart
  • from the album A Night at the Opera (1975)
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #166 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • 160 tracks of vocal overdubs were layered for the operatic passage of the song
  • written by Freddie Mercury
  • Brian May commented on Freddie Mercury's composition: "There was no demo. It was all in Freddie's head and on lots of little pieces of paper, which he used to make notes on. And I mean literally notes. He would put A?, C?, D? in little blocks."
  • produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Queen
  • recorded at Rockfield Studio 1, Roundhouse, SARM (East), Scorpion, Wessex
  • length- 5:55
  • the song recharted in 1992, peaking at No. 2, after appearing in the film Wayne's World starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey
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