Bohemian Rhapsody: the song that everyone knows all the words to. It’s impossible to play Queen’s 1975 operatic rock classic in the car without everyone bursting into song.
It’s also known among musicians as one of the most complex and challenging pieces in Pop music. In other words, the song is essentially “impossible to cover”. Not only is Freddie Mercury’s soaring vocal insanely high-pitched and long-winded, but the other vocals are almost equally complex, and must be performed perfectly to give the song its true power. Not to mention, any audience will know every word and where it should go in the song!
Well, now ONE DARING BAND has taken on the daunting challenge of creating a passable cover of Queen’s masterpiece, and you can watch it below on their YouTube channel. Panic! At The Disco busted out this gem in front of a highly appreciative audience at Monday night’s American Music Awards, and then shared it to their YouTube channel for all to see.
Wow. Just… Wow.