Bohemian Rhapsody is the oldest song to cross one billion views on YouTube

By Bandook - July 23, 2019

Look upto the sky because Queen’s iconic song Bohemian Rhapsody has crossed a billion views on YouTube, which makes it the first pre-90s music video to cross one billion views on YouTube. To celebrate this occasion Brian May and Roger Taylor have teamed up with Universal Music and YouTube to create a digitally remastered version of the original clip and have released it on YouTube! It is indeed a great day for all the Queen worshippers!

YouTube said in a blog post that the “Bohemian Rhapsody” video is “generally recognized as the first-ever promotional music video,” and it set the standard for the genre.

It took Queen frontman Freddie Mercury seven years to write this 1975 masterpiece and since then this song has managed to carve its own emotion. Queen were always keen to let listeners interpret their music in a personal way to them, rather than impose their own meaning on songs.

Founding Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor said, “We are honored that Bohemian Rhapsody has just hit 1 billion views on YouTube. We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you, whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. 

You can go back to listening to this masterpiece here:


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