They said that it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche. But Queen's song Bohemian Rhapsody This Monday has become the most popular song of the twentieth century. Impulsed by the new movie with the same name and directed by Bryan Singer, the video and single of 1975 has exceeded the 1,600 million reproductions Around the world, Universal Music Group has announced in a statement.
With these figures, the song has surpassed the themes Smells Like Teen Spirit, of Nirvana, and Sweet Child O'Mine, by Guns N 'Roses, and now it's also the most popular classic rock song of all time, Universal has added. The movie Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as the late Queen leader Freddie Mercury, has taken the music of the British rock band to a new generation. Five weeks after its release, it has also become the highest grossing musical biopic, with a global collection of 600 million dollars. Malek has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance and is expected to get an Oscar nomination in January.
Universal has confirmed that it has been promoting the single through various platforms in recent weeks. Among them, he has used digital media such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, as well as reproductions of official videos on YouTube to determine that Bohemian Rhapsody It has been the most listened to song since the 20th century.