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Bohemian Rhapsody

In have a hymn, and this is nothing more and nothing less than the song "Bohemian Rhapsody".

It was composed by Freddie Mercury for his acclaimed 1975 album "A Night at the Opera." "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the originality in itself and represents a clear example of the genius of its creator.

Formally presents an unusual structure, ie, the song implies greater similarity to a rhapsody classical to popular music. Mercury gave no chorus to its composition, but the structure into six very different from each other: first, an a cappella introduction, followed by a ballad, then a guitar solo, which would lead to an amazing segment operatic inserted almost to complete a section of rock, and as great climax, a coda that takes up the tempo and tone of the ballad introduction, thus completing the circle of music.

Note that the guitar solo in this song has been regarded as the twentieth best of all time. When "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released as a single business was a complete success, made history on the British charts staying on top for nine weeks. But it was not there, after the death of its creator in 1991, again reaching number one in the British territory. A total of 2,176,000 was a record-setting sales, the third biggest selling single of all time


In "Bohemian Rhapsody," Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May use and combine various vocal registers, singing tones, sharp and severe, respectively. In terms of instruments: May be responsible for playing the guitar, Taylor drums, timpani and gong, and John Deacon on bass. Most of "Bohemian Rhapsody" was composed by Mercury at his home in Holland Road, Kensington, North London. Interestingly enough, mention that the song's producer, Roy Thomas Baker, told the media the way they played Mercury introductory ballad for him: "He played the piano in the beginning. Then he stopped and said, 'And this is where the operations section begins! " Luego nos fuimos a cenar". Then we went to dinner. " As explained above, the song consists of six sections: introduction, ballad, guitar solo, opera, rock and coda, an original and disconcerting reporting format abrupt changes of style, tone and tempo: in short, an unusual structure in rock music ever before. As for the theme, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is defined as the story of a man who killed someone and, like Faust, sold his soul to the devil. The night before his execution, the murderer prays to God in Arabic, "Bismillah", and with the help of angels able to recover his soul, until then held by Satan. Despite this clarification, the critics have always speculated about the meaning of the lyrics. There are those who contend that describes a suicide murderer tormented by demons, or covering only the moments before an execution. The latter theory reminds us of the novel by Albert Camus' The Stranger, "in which an impulsive young man confesses his crime and receives a preview to receive the death penalty, an argument that could serve as an inspiration to Mercury. Other critics attribute the letter to a nonsense, a literary composition devoid of concrete meaning, with the only requirement that combine well with the music, such as Kenny Everett said that letter was "a random collection of nonsense rhymes." They consider diverse interpretations around this song, but the most controversial mark it as a reflection of the author's homosexuality: Mercury, in order to leave the relationship with his girlfriend Mary Austin, and prepared for a male partner. The musicologists Sheila Whiteley and Judith Peirano were ideologues of this theory.

Video Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, and on this page you can follow the letter of the Queen song:

Lyrics to the song Bohemian Rhapsody:

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I'm just a poor boy,
I need no sympathy,
Because I'm easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows
doesn't really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I've gone and thrown it all away.
Mama, ooh,
Didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on,
carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine,
body's aching all the time.
Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh,
I don't want to die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango.
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me.
(Galileo.) Galileo.
(Galileo.) Galileo,
Galileo figaro Magnifico.
I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He's just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go.
No, we will not let you go. (Let him go!)
We will not let you go. (Let him go!)
We will not let you go. (Let me go.)
Will not let you go. (Let me go.)
Will not let you go. (Let me go.)
Ah. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh mama mia, mama mia.) Mama mia,
let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me,
for me, for me.

So you think you can stone me
and spit in my eye.
So you think you can love me and leave me to die.
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.
Any way the wind blows.