Saturday, October 10, 2015

The best Dutch #1 hits: 11. Bohemian rhapsody (Queen)

As posted here, the Dutch top40 chart celebrated its 50th birthday in January this year. When I posted about that event, I included my top50 songs that made the top40 chart in the past. I was intrigued how few of my favourite songs actually made the #1 position, so the rest of the year I will be posting at a rate of one a week (on Saturday, the day the top40 was broadcast) my countdown of fifty favourite #1 hits. At #11, we find Queen with Bohemian rhapsody (#1 in 1976). What more needs to be said about this song, arguably the best-known rock song in the world? I was 18 when this song was released, and later generations probably cannot imagine just how daringly different this song was for those times. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).