BBC Radio 2 this day finds that Bohemian Rhapsody is Your Final Queen Tune following a listener vote to thought the nation’s favourite Queen track.

Don’t Pause Me Now is in second save, Any individual to Cherish in third save, We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You in fourth, and Radio Ga Ga rounded off the prime five. The fat High 40 countdown hosted by Steve Wright is straight away available on BBC Sounds from Friday 31 March and highlights of the High 40 shall be broadcast on Radio 2 on Monday 10 April at 4pm.

From Monday 20 February, listeners had been asked to vote for as a lot as just a few their favourite songs from Queen’s High 75 UK chart singles, collectively with collaborations with the band following Freddie Mercury’s death. Vote casting closed on Wednesday 8 March, with the outcomes compiled for this special point to, Your Final Queen Tune.

Bohemian Rhapsody turned into once launched because the lead single from Queen’s fourth album, A Evening at the Opera, in 1975 and grew to change into the band’s first number 1. Written by Freddie Mercury and referred to by him as a ‘mock opera’, the observe – in total regarded as Queen’s signature track – is with out doubt one of many few modern rock songs of the 1970s to terminate frequent business success. It topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks, plus a extra five weeks following Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991, and remains the UK’s third most effective-promoting single of all time. In 2004, it turned into once inducted into the Grammy Hall of Reputation and, following the liberate of the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, it grew to change into essentially the most streamed track of the 20th century.

Sir Brian Would possibly well maybe says: “Hello all you sparkling Radio 2 listeners. Thanks for balloting for this track. I train we’re very thrilled no longer completely since you voted for that individual observe, but since you voted in any respect and it design that we’re peaceable in your hearts and your minds and we’re very grateful, and I’m hoping that we’ll be available doing our explain for you earlier than too prolonged. Bohemian Rhapsody, unnecessary to stammer, is the excellent testomony to the powers of our pricey Freddie and I know he will be contented to listen to this data. What’s going to be better. Thanks.”

Steve Wright says: “That is the staunch lifestyles, no longer merely fantasy! The Radio 2 listeners include spoken and it’s sure that nothing can stop them now from loving Queen’s iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody. I’m thrilled to crown this timeless hit the winner, proving that it peaceable rocks the airwaves a long time after its liberate.”

The High 40, as voted by Radio 2 listeners

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)

2. Manufacture no longer Pause Me Now (1979)

3. Any individual To Cherish (1976)

4. We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You (1977)

5. Radio Ga Ga (1984)

6. Who Needs To Live Forever (1986)

7. Killer Queen (1974)

8. Beneath Strain (1981)

9. Cherish Of My Life (1979)

10. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (1991)

11. I Settle on to Atomize Free (1984)

12. The Existing Should always Shuffle On (1991)

13. Seven Seas Of Rhye (1974)

14. Hammer To Tumble (1984)

15. You are My Handiest Buddy (1976)

16. A Variety Of Magic (1986)

17. Tubby Bottomed Girls (1978)

18. One other One Bites The Dirt (1980)

19. Crazy Shrimp Thing Known as Cherish (1979)

20. Factual Broken-down Customary Lover Boy (1977)

21. One Imaginative and prescient (1985)

22. Innuendo (1991)

23. Now I’m Right here (1975)

24. Tie Your Mom Down (1977)

25. Spread Your Wings (1978)

26. Any individual To Cherish – 5 Live EP (1992)

27. I Settle on It All (1989)

28. Breakthru (1989)

29. We Will Rock You (2000)

30. Flash (1980)

31. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen & The Muppets, 2009)

32. Set aside Me (1980)

33. Bicycle Dart (1978)

34. Too Vital Cherish Will Extinguish You (1996)

35. It be A Challenging Life (1984)

36. I’m Going A little of Enraged (1991)

37. Company Will Be Company (1986)

38. No-One But You (Finest the Factual Die Young) (1998)

39. Las Palabras De Amor (1982)

40. Headlong (1991)

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