Here are some fun facts about the music video of the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody – Legendary rock band Queen released a song that has become an iconic track in the history of music and here are the things you should know about its music video.
The band was composed of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. Later on, they were joined by John Deacon. In the late 60s, Freddie started to write the said epic rock song. He was a student at Ealing Art College when he started scribbling his ideas on a piece of paper.
Based on the article in U Discover Music, Queen’s record company back then was reluctant to release the song. At that time, this kind of music was new and quite ambitious. The band was told at first that their song would not have a chance to get played on the radio.
However, Queen got help from Capital Radio DJ Kenny Everett who was a friend of Freddie Mercury. The disc jockey played Bohemian Rhapsody 14 times in one weekend. This started the buzz that made the song No. 1.
For the music video, the band hired director Bruce Gowers. They wanted to recreate their iconic pose from the cover of their Queen II album. They paid £3,500 for just three hours at Elstree Studios where they made the video.
The official music video premiered on November 20, 1975, on Top Of The Pops. Queen watched the premiere at their Taunton hotel room. In the UK, the song was No. 1 for nine consecutive weeks and this was the band’s first US Top 10 hit.
The iconic song still holds the record of the only song to have topped the UK charts twice at Christmas. As of writing, the music video of Bohemian Rhapsody (remastered) on YouTube now has 1.6 billion views. It was officially proclaimed the world’s most-streamed song of the 20th Century.