Not Surprised… At ALL
Do you remember back in the good old days when you actually had to go to a record store to purchase music? I sure do, and that’s how you know a band is successful, when they can get millions of people to go into a store and actually purchase an album.
Not that that’s not still the case today, but nowadays it’s all about streams (how many times a song is played on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, or whatever music streaming platform you prefer).
With all of that said, it still feels good to know that Universal Music Group has just named this timeless rock anthem by Queen ‘the most streamed song of the 20th century’. And what song is that? Well, it’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” of course.
Known the world over to be one of the most beloved and iconic songs ever, “Bohemian Rhapsody” could easily rival any opera, past or present. It simply comes as no surprise that it’s the most listened to song, even today…
Written and recorded in 1975 by Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is widely considered to still be Queen’s most iconic hit. The song truly has it all. Operatic melodies/harmonies, shredding guitar parts, emotional verses, and one of the catchiest breakdowns in history, among many other things.
Fun Fact: Many audio engineers and sound experts have all stated that the perfect way to test your speakers or headphones is to simply play the song once as it has a complete set of high and low frequencies throughout.
Even to this day, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is studied and revered by fans and critics alike. To put it simply, it’s a testament to the genius of Freddie Mercury.
I’ll be completely honest, given the landscape of music today, I’m rather surprised that “Bohemian Rhapsody” of all songs is named the most streamed of the 20th century. Then again, if you’re like me, you couldn’t be happier! Do you agree?