THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1975-Number 1 single. When reissued in 1991 it again reached Number 1.
Best Bit-At 3.03.Can you imagine being born gay into a family and religion that consider it a sin, with the punishment being that you will go to hell.That is what at least in part this song is about.
Freddie Mercury (see also best songs 918-615-208-126 and 47) was born Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September,1946 in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar, he died 24 November,1991.Both his parents were deeply involved in Zoroastrianism, which is an ancient Persian religion believed to have originated about 4000 years ago.
According to Lesley-Ann Jones author of the biography ‘Mercury,’ she thinks the song is about Freddie Mercury coming out as gay. After his death she spoke with Mercury’s partner Jim Hutton who told her that the song was in fact Mercury’s confession that he was gay. Mercury’s good friend Tim Rice backs this up and also offered some lyrical analysis. He said, ‘the line, ‘Mama I just killed a man’-‘he’s killed the old Freddie he was trying to be,’ and the line, ‘Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead,’-‘He’s dead, the straight person he was originally, he’s destroyed the man he was trying to be, and now this is him, trying to live with the new Freddie.’
Many of the songs lyrics appear in the Quran, ‘Bismillah’ is one of these and it literally means, In the name of Allah, the word ‘Scaramouch’ relates to a cowardly boastful character from traditional Italian comedy, and ‘Beelzebub’ is one of many names given to the Devil.
On a lighter note Bohemian Rhapsody has spent a total of fourteen weeks at Number 1 in the UK, nine weeks in 1975, and a further five in 1991, in both years it was the Christmas Number 1, it is also the third best selling single ever in the UK behind the charity songs ‘Candle in the Wind’ and ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas.’
‘I don’t want to die, I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.’
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This is the highest placed Queen song on this countdown.YOUTUBE.COMBOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Queen – LEGENDADO – PORTUGUÊS – INGLÊS