"Bohemian Rhapsody", the emblematic single from British rock legends QUEEN, has become the most popular 20th-century song, as well as the most popular classical rock song of all time.
On Monday (December 10th), Universal Music Group (UMG) has reported that the song has collected more than 1.6 billion global streams – a figure that counts all recorded streams of global streaming services on demand, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, as well as streams of official songs or video streams YouTube,
Taking the first place, the song went forward NIRVANA& # 39; s "Smells of youth spirit", ARMS AND ROSES" "My Sweet Child" and "November Rain", and A-HA& # 39; s "Take me",
"Bohemian Rhapsody"its popularity has been boosted by the recent success of QUEEN movie "Bohemian Rhapsody", which has become the highest quality musical biopsy in history five weeks after its release. The film has already garnered more than $ 596.1 million in the box office.
QUEEN guitarist Brian May said in a statement: "So the river of rock music has turned into streams! Very happy that our music continues to run at max!"
Lucian Grinding, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Universal Music Group, said: ""Bohemian Rhapsody" is one of the greatest songs of one of the greatest groups in history. We are so proud to present QUEEN and are excited that the song still inspires new fans around the world more than four decades after its release. Congratulations QUEEN and [longtime manager] Jim Beach for an unbelievable achievement that is a testimony to the lasting glamor of QUEEN. "
"Bohemian Rhapsody" was first released as a single on October 31, 1975. Despite its unconventional structure and excessive length for one, QUEENThe first hit of the Top 10 in the United States In the UK he ranks number one for nine consecutive weeks – a record at that time. The song reviews the recordings 16 years later when it appeared in the comedy of 1992 "Wayne's World", Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carney,
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