Queen - Platinum Collection
On October 13, 1975, the British rock band, Queen, released "Bohemian Rhapsody" from their fourth studio album, A Night at the Opera, with the help of EMI.Elektra records.
Written by Freddie Mercury, the track became a huge success upon it's release by selling over one million copies by 1976.
As a best seller, it's production cost was over the top, but upon it's release, "Bohemian Rhapsody" scored top position in the UK Singles Chart andstayed there for the next nine weeks.
In 1976, the track became number nine in the United States and later climbed to number two in 1992 after being featured in the Wayne’s World movie.
Although it received mixed critical reception, the song became a best-seller accompanied by a promotional video that revived the tracks glory to new heights.
In 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" found its way into the Grammy Hall of Fame while Rolling Stone awarded Mercury’s vocal performance as the greatest in rock history by readers.
Throughout their tours, Queen featured other artists for live performances including Paul Rodgers during the Live at Wembley ’86, 2005/6 tour, and Rock the Cosmos Tour.
The band plus Adam Lambert performed the track live on Queen&Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben. Many scholars have come up with various theories and interpretation of the music.
However, the lyrics reveal a murder confession that went to trial but the final judgment has two outcomes.
With over 447 million views on YouTube, the track has received several awards including the MTV Video Music Award for the Best Video from a film and Brit Award for British Single.
On November 24, 1991, the band lost it's lead singer Freddie Mercury to Aids. Before meeting his death, Freddie acknowledged his status to the public.
The openly gay artist Adam Lambert and the band continue to keep Freddie’s legacy alive with great music and awesome entertainment.
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody - Lyrics
Release Date - October 31st, 1975
Album - A Night at the Opera
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,
Because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me.
Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I've gone and thrown it all away.
Mama, ooh, didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.
Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time.
Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh, I don't want to die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.
I see a little silhouette of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me.
(Galileo.) Galileo. (Galileo.) Galileo, Galileo figaro
Magnifico. I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He's just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstruosity.
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go.
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go.
(Let me go.) Will not let you go. (Let me go.) Ah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh mama mia, mama mia.) Mama mia, let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye.
So you think you can love me and leave me to die.
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.
Nothing really matters, Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.
Any way the wind blows.
1, Bohemian Rhapsody
2, Another One Bites The Dust
3, Killer Queen
4, Fat Bottomed Girls
5, Bicycle Race
6, You're My Best Friend
7, Don't Stop Me Now
8, Save Me (Remastered)
9, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
10, Somebody To Love
11, Now I'm Here
12, Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
13, Play The Game
15, Seven Seas Of Rhye
16, We Will Rock You
17, We Are The Champions
1, A Kind Of Magic
2, Under Pressure
3, Radio Ga Ga
4, I Want It All
5, I Want To Break Free
6, Innuendo (Digital Remaster)
7, It's A Hard Life
9, Who Wants To Live Forever
11, The Miracle
12, I'm Going Slightly Mad
13, The Invisible Man
14, Hammer To Fall
15, Friends Will Be Friends
16, The Show Must Go On
17, One Vision
1, The Show Must Go On
2, Under Pressure (Rah Mix)
3, Barcelona (Duet)
by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé
4, Too Much Love Will Kill You
5, Somebody To Love
6, You Don't Fool Me
7, Heaven For Everyone
8, Las Palabras De Amor
9, Driven By You
10, Living On My Own (Remix)
11, Let Me Live
12, The Great Pretender
13, Princes Of The Universe
14, Another One Bites The Dust
15, No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
16, These Are The Days Of Our Lives
17, Thank God It's Christmas