Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 29, 1975 spending 14 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Freddie Mercury wrote the lyrics, and there has been a lot of speculation as to their meaning. Many of the words appear in the Qu'ran. "Bismillah" is one of these and it literally means "In the name of Allah." The word "Scaramouch" means "A stock character that appears as a boastful coward." "Beelzebub" is one of the many names given to The Devil. In 2002, this came in #1 in a poll by Guinness World Records as Britain's favorite single of all time. John Lennon's "Imagine" was #2, followed by The Beatles' "Hey Jude." The song is one of Freddie Mercury's great mysteries - according to everyone in the band, only he knew truly how it would come together, and according to some sources, its genesis could have come many years earlier. Chris Smith, the keyboard player in Mercury's first band Smile, claimed that Freddie would play several piano compositions at rehearsals, including one called "The Cowboy Song," which started with the line, "mama, just killed a man."

Bohemian Rhapsody FAQs

Who sang Bohemian Rhapsody?

Bohemian Rhapsody was performed by Queen

What year did Bohemian Rhapsody get to the UK number 1 spot?

Bohemian Rhapsody first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 29, 1975

How long was Bohemian Rhapsody at number 1 in the UK?

Bohemian Rhapsody spent 14 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.