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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1975

About The Song

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a groundbreaking and iconic song by the British rock band Queen, released in 1975. It defies traditional song structures, blending various musical genres and showcasing Freddie Mercury’s extraordinary vocal range. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Complex Structure: “Bohemian Rhapsody” is known for its intricate structure, featuring a ballad section, an operatic segment, a hard rock part, and a reflective coda. This innovative approach was unconventional for its time and contributed to the song’s uniqueness.
  2. Freddie Mercury’s Vision: The song was primarily written by Freddie Mercury, the band’s lead vocalist and pianist. He had a clear vision for the piece and meticulously arranged the various sections to create a cohesive and dramatic musical journey.
  3. Record-breaking Single: Upon its release, “Bohemian Rhapsody” became a massive commercial success. It topped the charts in multiple countries and went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Its success contributed significantly to Queen’s global recognition.
  4. Groundbreaking Music Video: The accompanying music video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is considered groundbreaking in the history of music videos. Directed by Bruce Gowers, it features innovative camera techniques and special effects, setting a new standard for visual storytelling in the music industry.
  5. Timeless Legacy: Decades after its release, “Bohemian Rhapsody” continues to be celebrated as one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. Its influence extends beyond the realm of rock music, and it has been covered, parodied, and referenced in various forms of media, solidifying its place in pop culture.



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, everybody, I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows)
I don’t wanna die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo, (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro, magnifico
But I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ
No, we will not let you go (let him go)
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ
We will not let you go (let him go)
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ
We will not let you go (let me go)
Will not let you go (let me go)
Never, never, never, never let me go
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Oh, mamma mia, mamma mia
Mamma mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me

So you think you can stone 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

Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah

Nothing really matters, anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters to me