Thirty years ago this week it was at No. 1. It was a historic moment for Queen and a milestone in popular music. It stayed at No. 1 for 9 weeks, and even thirty years on, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody continues to be a song that has impacted on every generation since.
It was voted the favourite single of all time by the readers of the Guinness Records book of British Hit Singles, and Radio 2 listeners recently picked it as their favourite song of the 70's. It is the only song in pop history to have been a number 1 single twice for the same artist, selling a million copies both times.
To mark the 30th anniversary, this utterly unique version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is finally available to the thousands of fans who have demanded to hear it again. This live performance of the song – taken from the band's stunning Hyde Park concert in July – is being made available for download on the official Queenonline site and on iTunes from December 19. Also available for the first time is the video of that performance at Hyde Park, when a crowd of more that 60,000 witnessed Queen's triumphant return to Hyde Park after a gap of more than 29 years. Many consider the concert to be the highlight of the band's return tour. (Video available only @ link and iTunes).
If it's the original track and video you're after, this is also available to download, and there's a special bonus: the audio only of the fabulous London cast of the musical We Will Rock You performing their very special version performed as the grand finale of the show every night. Interestingly, the show version became the first ever live performance of the entire song – something even the mighty Queen never accomplished.
Click here link for the Queen Online Download Store.
Click here link for iTunes Music Store is you don't already have it.