Queen’s iconic track Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the UK’s favourite number one single of all time.
The 1975 song topped the public poll ahead of Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Abba and pop singers Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Kylie Minogue.
The vote was held by the Official Singles Chart to mark 60 years since its launch. Organisers say: “Taken from Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera, Bohemian Rhapsody reached the top of the Official Singles Chart on November 2 of that year, giving the band their first ever number one single.
“It became the first record since Paul Anka’s million-selling Diana to spend nine weeks at the summit, and its sales, too, passed the million mark.
“Bohemian Rhapsody would return to number one again in 1991 following the death of Freddie Mercury. It sold nearly a million copies again, making it the only single to become a Christmas number one of two separate occasions.
“Bohemian Rhapsody is also responsible for the modern music video. It took just four hours to film and another five to edit, at a total cost of £4,500. The music industry has never been the same since.”
UK’s favourite Number One singles
1. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
3. Adele: Someone LIke You
4. Oasis: Don’t Look Back in Anger
5. The Beatles: Hey Jude
6. John Lennon: Imagine
7. Britney Spears: Baby One More Time
8. Abba: Dancing Queen
9. Whitney Houston: I WIll Always Love You
10. Kylie Minogue: Can’t Get You Out of My Head