“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which Rolling Stone stated as “practically inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on the air.”
Freddie Mercury wrote “Bohemian Rhapsody” at his home in London. During recording, band members Brian May, Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor reportedly sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day. The entire piece took three weeks to record, and in some sections featured 180 separate overdubs using analogue tape. May recalled placing a tape in front of the light and being able to see through it, as the tape had been used so many times.
In December 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” officially became the most-streamed song from the 20th century, and the most-streamed classic rock song of all time.