"Bohemian Rhapsody", the iconic single of British rock legend QUEEN, has become the most streamed song of the 20th century, as well as the most streamlined classic rock song all the time.
Monday (10 December) Universal Music Group (UMG) announced that the song has received over 1.6 billion global streams – a figure that takes into account all recorded streams of global on-demand streaming services such as Spotify. Apple Music and Deezer, as well as streams from official song or video streams on Youtube.
By taking the top spot, the song pulled in front NIRVANA& # 39; s "Smell like teenage spirit". GUNS & ROSES& # 39; "My dear child" and "November rain", and A-HA& # 39; s "Take on me".
"Bohemian Rhapsody"s popularity has been strengthened by the recent success of QUEEN movie "Bohemian Rhapsody", which became the highest gross music biopic in history five weeks after the release. The film has already reached more than 596.1 million. USD at the global ticket office.
QUEEN guitarist Brian May said in a statement: "So Rock Music River has turned into streams! Very pleased that our music is still flowing to the maximum!"
Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, said: "& # 39; Bohemian Rhapsody & # 39; is one of the biggest songs in history. We are so proud to represent QUEEN and excited to see the song that still inspires new fans all over the world more than four decades after the release. Congratulations with QUEEN and [longtime manager] Jim Beach on an incredible performance, there is a testament to the continuing shine of QUEEN. "
"Bohemian Rhapsody" was first released as a single on October 31, 1975. Despite its unconventional structure and exorbitant length for a single, it became QUEENThe first Top 10 hit in the United States in U.K. went to number one in nine consecutive weeks, a record at that time. The song revised the charts 16 years later when it appeared in the 1992 comedy "Wayne's World", with the lead role Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
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