Queen's legacy which got cemented with the vocal superlative number, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been named the world's most-streamed song from the 20th century. This announcement came four decades after the number from the album A Night in the Opera was first written by Freddie Mercury. The single which also inspired the Mercury-biopic movie starred by Rami Malek-starrer that contributed to the spread of the rock band to every part of the world now stands as the most-streamed classic rock song of all time. This statement in 'music-history' was released by the surviving British Rock band members of Queen on their official page.
According to reports, the single Bohemian Rhapsody from 1975 A Night at the Opera has surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.
"So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!," Brian May, Queen's guitarist, and a founding member said.
Considered one of the greatest songs ever recorded, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 and Freddie Mercury's vocal performance was named by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine as the best in rock history.
Malek in an interview with PTI ahead of the film's release in India, said he had never worked so hard on anything because he wanted to honour Mercury and Queen's musical legacy.
"I am honoured to be the person to contribute to Freddie's story and be a tiny part of Queen's legacy. The ability to bring it to a new generation is special and I am very fortunate to be a part of it.
"I have never worked this hard as on this to honour a human being. I probably asked for too many takes because I did not want to lie awake at night thinking 'I did not do everything that I could while I was on the set'. I pushed myself to the absolute limit," Malek had said.