'Bohemian Rhapsody' music video hits 1 BILLION YouTube views

News 24/07/2019

The timeless 1975 hit song from Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', has been viewed over one billion times on YouTube.

Their iconic music video is the only one to be created before the '90s to have reached this milestone. Before the release of the biopic film of the same name, the video only had 666 million views since it was published in 2008 on YouTube.

Queen wrote on their website that the clip is generally recognised as their very first promotional music video that has set a precedent for the genre for the decades to come. "Today it continues to inspire and entertain millions of fans around the world, more than forty years after it was first created."

The band has also released a remastered version of the official music video. Watch it below.

Queen has also launched a fan campaign, 'You Are the Champions' to celebrate the achievement. Fans can submit videos to the band to be included in music videos for three of Queen's most celebrated songs - 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Don't Stop Me Now', and 'A Kind of Magic'.

Musicians, singers and instrumentalists are welcome to have their take on 'Bohemian Rhapsody' while dancers can send in their dance videos for 'Don't Stop Me Now'. As for 'A Kind of Magic', visual artists can submit their designs of the song's lyrics to form a lyric video.

Submissions can be entered here.

Brian May and Roger Taylor expressed that they were very honoured to hit this milestone. "We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you," they said in a joint statement.

"Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we'll see you on the road somewhere."